What's Happening in Darlington & Surrounding Issue #6

What's Happening in Darlington & Surrounding Issue #6

06 Jul 2017 Posted by: Guest blogger


Hi everyone, we are spoilt for choice over the next 2 weeks with 18 events to attend with some great activities for you and your family.

These will keep you busy until your summer holiday begins.

Keep in touch with the local Facebook page too for more information and pictures.

parks and recreation


Love Parks Week
Saturday 15th - Friday 21st July
Hardwick Park, Sedgefield, TS21 2DN

Hardwick Park is celebrating love parks week with a FREE orienteering map or scavenger hunt. Pick yours up from the cafe at opening times. No booking required. Self-lead activity.


Elmer Tails & Trail
Saturday 15th July 10 & 1 pm sessions
Hardwick Park, Sedgefield, TS21 2DN

Family fun session specially designed for 2 - 5-year-olds. Craft, storytelling and trail. £4 per child book your place 03000 262 899.


Ranger Fun
Sunday 23rd July 1 – 3
Hardwick Park, Sedgefield, TS21 2DN

Join the rangers for a fun environmental activity every Sunday during the holidays. Den building, Pond dipping, Mini Den Building & Bug Hunts.


Dogs Trust Darlington Fun Day 2017
Darlington South Park, Victoria Embankment, DL1 5JS

Join the Dog Trust for their annual fun day in South Park Darlington. Dog Display Team, Games for Dogs and children, Tombola & Raffle stalls and refreshments.



Meet The Gruffalo
Sunday 23rd July 10 - 4

Head of Steam Darlington Railway Museum, North Road Station, DL3 6ST

Lots to do at this event for all the family with normal entrance fee applying.

at the theatre

Be Our Guest
Wednesday 12th July 7pm
Hummersknott Academy, Edinburgh Drive, DL3 8AR 

Celebrate diversity and unity in and around Darlington in a vibrant and colourful multicultural show that is very moving for all ages.

Adults £4, Children £2 - call 01325 314622 for tickets


The Boy Who Grew Wings
Saturday 22nd July 6 - 9
Hamsterley Forest, Durham, DL13

Durham Dales Festival of performing arts aerial acrobatics theatre in the woods!

An immersive experience in ancient woodland combining physical performance with the glorious cello playing of Ailsa Hughes and the fabulous storytelling of Louise Mellor.


The story is told via creatures which are part bird and part human. Tickets available via Eventbrite.

fairs and events

Summer Fair
Saturday 15th July 11 - 2
Borough Road Nursery DL1

Open to everyone with a bouncy castle, face painting, tombola, raffle, refreshments and more!


Community Fun Day
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July 10 - 5
Ingleby Barwick (Tesco Field) Myton Road TS17 0WA

Lots to do again at this year's annual 2-day event for all the family.


PCP Community Summer Fair
Saturday 15th July 10 - 2.30
Pioneering Care Centre, Carers Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 4SF

As part of the Aycliffe Festival, there will be lots to do for everyone including badge making, biscuit decorating, face painting, gardening and more.


The Emergency Services 2017
Saturday 15th July 10 – 3
Richmond School, DL10 7BQ

Bigger and better than previous years with so much to see and do for all the family.


Firthmoor Live 2017
Saturday 22nd July 12 – 6
Firthmoor Community Centre, 56 Burnside Road, DL1 4SU

FREE live music event for all the family with a large outside stage and lots more to see and do including a fun fair.


Billingham Town Council Summer Fun Day
Saturday 22nd July 12 – 4
John Whitehead Park Community HUB & Cafe TS23 2DD

Circus fun, Punch & Judy, Magic & mascots included in this event for all the family to enjoy.


Clervaux Trust Summer Fair
Sunday 23rd July 10 – 4
Clow Beck Echo Centre, Jolby Lane, Croft on Tees DL2 2TF

Join Clervaux farm for a great day out. Local food producer stalls, craft displays, garden walks, animal feeding and food being served from their wood fired pizza oven and BBQ.


activities and offers

Friday 14th July 7.30
Middleton St George Community Centre Lower Hall Darlington DL2 1JG

MSG’s monthly Ladies night welcomes anyone that would like to join them for an evening of pottery painting. Bring your own drinks and snacks. All equipment provided £12 per person. Contact Melissa 07805 092 092.


Pre-loved Bike and Scooter Sale 
Saturday 22nd July 11 – 3
Egglescliffe Community Centre, Durham Lane, Egglescliffe, Stockton, TS16 0EH

My sister's place is hosting a fun-filled family fun day with children's entertainment and pre-loved bike and scooter sale prices starting from £5.

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