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17 March 2018 - 01 January 2019

Tickets for Monster Mash cost £3.50 child/ £2.50 adult / £10.50 family of 4/ under 12 months £1 to be paid at the shop on the day/ £25 group ticket (10x tickets).
Tickets for Alan in Wonderland cost £4 each and £2.50 for Meet Ashley Dyer and booking is essential for all events.

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Stardust @ The Hullabaloo

17 September 2018 - 12 January 2019

10am – 2pm (times vary around show times)

Stardust is an interactive environment which welcomes very young children and their grown-ups into a gentle, shapeshifting intergalactic landscape, full of intriguing music, sounds and smells. This is a free event, no need to book.

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Toddler Tales and Trails @ Hardwick Park, Sedgefield

14 November 2018 - 08 December 2018

See exact times and dates below:

Sessions cost £4 per child and must be booked and paid for in advance.

Family fun sessions for younger children (2 to 5 years) involving craft activities, storytelling and fun park trails.

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Festive Dining @ Wynyard Hall

26 November 2018 - 06 January 2019

See prices below

With a terrific ambiance, traditional decorations, a delicious seasonal menu and the warmest of welcomes, there is no better place to enjoy your annual Christmas dinner than at Wynyard Hall.

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Festive Wreath-Making Afternoon Sessions @ Wynyard Hall

26 November 2018 - 02 December 2018

2pm -4pm

£35 Per person (includes materials

Nothing says “Christmas is here” like hanging a homemade wreath!

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Bistro: Sunderland Empire A View from the Gods A Murder Mystery dining event @ Sunderland Empire

26 November 2018

Explore the Empire Theatre as never before, tour the building, meet the players and enjoy a wonderful dining experience while you solve this century-old mystery and help us figure out who killed Elsie Roby.

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Elf workshop @ Wharton Park

01 December 2018 - 22 December 2018

See exact times and dates below:

£8.50 per child (children must be accompanied by an adult). Booking required as limited spaces.

Father Christmas is sending his favourite Elf Jingle to Wharton Park this December!

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Snowman Trail @ Hardwick Park, Sedgefield

01 December 2018 - 06 January 2019

£1 per trail sheet.

Help! Father Christmas is hosting a special party for all the snowmen of the world, but some have got lost on the way… Can you help us find them?

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Christmas Craft Fair @ Arts Centre Washington

01 December 2018

10am - 3:30pm

Join us for our Christmas Craft Fair as the arts centre is filled with a variety of stalls selling products created by local artists and crafts people.  

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Visit Santa @ Wynyard Hall

01 December 2018 - 24 December 2018

£12.50 per child

A magical grotto at The Gardens! This year Santa is bringing his “naughty or nice” list, so will know what your little ones have been up to over the last year. All children receive a lovely Christmas gift to take home.

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Santa’s Enchanted Wonderland Grotto @ The Bowes Museum

01 December 2018 - 21 December 2018

Santa is coming to the Museum again this December, so come and join us for a magical family experience.

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03 December 2018 - 24 December 2018

ONE of the North East’s best loved castles has Christmas all wrapped up with a programme of festive family events.

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Reindeer Dash @ Sunderland

09 December 2018



Can you help Santa by becoming a reindeer for the day?

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Christmas Market @ The Bowes Museum

14 December 2018 - 16 December 2018

The Bowes Museum and grounds are once again set to come alive with the sights, sounds and aromas of the annual Christmas Market.

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15 December 2018 - 23 December 2018

SANTA and his elves will be joined by some of the world’s greatest superheroes for festive fun at Lumley Castle Hotel this winter.

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Father Christmas in the Park @ Hardwick Park, Sedgefield

15 December 2018 - 23 December 2018

15, 16, 22, 23 December only. Various time slots available.

£10.50 per child.

As part of the festive season Father Christmas will be spending time in our specially decorated yurt, visit him within your chosen time-period and receive a gift.

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Festive Sing Song & It's A Wonderful Life

21 December 2018 - 24 December 2018

Various times

Various prices

Your Christmas screenings of It's A Wonderful Life just got a whole lot more magical.

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The Snowman Tour @ Durham Cathedral

28 December 2018

7:00 PM

Tickets cost £21.60 - £11.88, available online here and via telephone: 0344 8000 410.

Join us as we host The Snowman Tour for one day only.


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