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  1. Add Hardwick Park - The Gruffalo Trail  to your Itinerary

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    Children/Family events

    There's no such thing as the Gruffalo or is there? Follow the clues and answer the questions in your booklet to discover the animal homes from the story. You may even encounter our 8ft Gruffalo hiding in the woods.

    Venue

    Hardwick Park, Sedgefield

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017to31 Dec 2017
  2. Add Gruffalo Spotting at Hamsterley Forest  to your Itinerary

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    Family Fun

    Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland

    The wait is over… we’re very excited to invite you to the forest to become a Gruffalo Spotter! Follow clues and search for signs along our new interactive trail — using The Gruffalo Spotter app www.forestry.gov.uk/gruffalo #GruffaloSpotters

    Venue

    Hamsterley Forest, Hamsterley Forest

    Dates

    From:
    24 Feb 2017to31 Dec 2017
  3. Add 125 Years of The Bowes Museum to your Itinerary

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    Type:

    Heritage

    Barnard Castle

    This year is the 125th Anniversary of The Bowes Museum opening and we are gearing up to celebrate. Come and join in a variety of fun drop in activities for all the family! Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

    Venue

    The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

    Dates

    From:
    27 Feb 2017to31 Dec 2017
  4. Add Palace Green Library - Between Worlds: Folklore and Fairy Tales from Northern Britain to your Itinerary

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    Exhibition

    Durham City

    Close your eyes and picture a fairy. You might see a pretty little thing with wings, eager to make all your wishes come true. This is the version of fairies that we know today, but there also exists a much older, very different idea of a fairy, that...

    Dates

    From:
    14 Oct 2017to25 Feb 2018Open 09:00 - 17:00
  5. Add Adventure Valley - Pumpkin Festival to your Itinerary

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    Halloween

    Durham

    NEW for 2017! FREE pumpkin for every child aged 2 and over! Pick your own FREE pumpkin from our pumpkin patch and get creative carving it! Keep an eye out for full details and discounted tickets coming soon!

    Venue

    Adventure Valley, Brasside

    Dates

    From:
    21 Oct 2017to29 Oct 2017
  6. Add Down at the Farm - Spookfest to your Itinerary

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    Halloween

    Houghton Le Spring

    Halloween fun Sppokfest at Down at the Farm.

    Venue

    Down at the Farm, Houghton-le-Spring

    Dates

    From:
    21 Oct 2017to31 Oct 2017Open 11:00 - 15:00
  7. Add Hall Hill Farm - Halloween Half Term to your Itinerary

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    Halloween

    Lanchester

    Are you brave enough to come to Hall Hill Farm between 21-29 October for a ghoulishly-good time? There are lots of extra activities- make your own scarecrow, carve a pumpkin lantern, have your face painted and see the puppet show.

    Venue

    Hall Hill Farm, Lanchester

    Dates

    From:
    21 Oct 2017to29 Oct 2017
  8. Add Dalton Park - Pumpkin Hunt Around The Centre to your Itinerary

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    Halloween

    Murton, Seaham

    No need to hunt around for fantastic things to do this October half term. Just dust off your broomstick and head to Dalton Park where you’ll find a whole line up of half term activity for the whole family to enjoy.

    Dates

    From:
    23 Oct 2017to27 Oct 2017Various Opening Times
  9. Add Halloween Evenings at Beamish Museum to your Itinerary

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    Participatory Event

    Beamish

    Beware of monsters, ghouls and wicked witches as Beamish becomes the Un-living Museum of the North. Wear your creepiest costume and join us, if you dare, for lots of tricks – and treats! 29th

    Dates

    From:
    23 Oct 2017to31 Oct 2017
  10. Add Halloween at Wharton Park to your Itinerary

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    Type:

    Halloween

    Durham City

    Drop-in Halloween arts and crafts session. 

    Venue

    Wharton Park, Durham City

    Dates

    From:
    23 Oct 2017to26 Oct 2017
  11. Add The Bowes Museum - Spooky Folk Tales Family Fun Day! to your Itinerary

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    Family Fun

    Barnard Castle

    Popular storyteller Adam Bushnell is back, telling his spooky tales which are being published in his new book Durham Folk Tales. In addition, families are able to take part in a fun packed day of craft activities linked to the stories! Children must...

    Venue

    The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

    Dates

    From:
    24 Oct 2017Open 11:00 - 16:00
  12. Add Hardwick Park - Potions, Charms and Spells to your Itinerary

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    Children/Family events

    A family trail for aspiring wizards. Grab your trail sheet from the gift shop and start your wizarding adventure around the park. Suitable for all ages. 50p per trail.

    Venue

    Hardwick Park, Sedgefield

    Dates

    From:
    24 Oct 2017to29 Oct 2017
  13. Add Hardwick Park - Wizard School to your Itinerary

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    Type:

    Children/Family events

    Join Hardwick's very own Professor of Witchcraft and Wizardry and make the perfect elder wand, join a potions class and embark on some spooky activities and games in our yurt. Suitable for ages 6 and over.

    Venue

    Hardwick Park, Sedgefield

    Dates

    From:
    24 Oct 2017to25 Oct 2017
  14. Add The Bowes Museum - Halloween Crafts to your Itinerary

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    Type:

    Halloween

    Barnard Castle

    Be brave and take part in fun Halloween themed craft activities. Booking required on 01833 690606. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for the event.

    Venue

    The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

    Dates

    From:
    25 Oct 2017to26 Oct 2017Various Opening Times
  15. Add Durham University Oriental Museum: Celebrate Science: The Clever Compass to your Itinerary

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    Family Fun

    South Road, Durham

    Celebrate Science: The Clever Compass.  See our amazing Chinese compass and make your own to take home.

    Dates

    From:
    25 Oct 2017Open 13:00 - 15:00
  16. Add North Pennines Stargazing Festival: Stargazing and Astrophotography for Beginners to your Itinerary

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    Dark Skies

    Alston

    Join experienced astronomer and astrophotographer Martin Kitching from Northern Experience Wildlife Tours for an in-depth introduction to stargazing and capturing the night sky. We’ll also do some stargazing too – weather permitting.

    Dates

    From:
    25 Oct 2017Open 19:00 - 22:00
  17. Add North Pennines Stargazing Festival: Pop-up Planetarium @ Alston to your Itinerary

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    Dark Skies

    Alston

    Join us in Alston Town Hall for an immersive journey through the universe in our spectacular planetarium dome. The show is suitable for all ages, lasts for approximately 45 minutes, and takes place every hour, on the hour (11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and...

    Dates

    From:
    25 Oct 2017Open 10:45 - 15:45
  18. Add Durham Cathedral: County Durham Folk Tales to your Itinerary

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    Children/Family events

    Durham City

    Join author and storyteller Adam Bushnell to hear stories from the rugged coastlines, limestone cliffs, remote moorland, pastoral dales and settled coalfields of County Durham. From the Bishop Auckland boar to the Dun Cow of Durham City, Adam will...

    Venue

    Durham Cathedral, Durham City

    Durham Cathedral Tours, Durham City

    Dates

    From:
    26 Oct 2017
  19. Add The Bowes Museum - Planting Tulips to your Itinerary

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    Type:

    Family Fun

    Barnard Castle

    Be inspired by the Turkish Tulips exhibition and plant a tulip in the Museum grounds before creating a watercolour painting to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

    Venue

    The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2017Open 10:30 - 16:00
  20. Add North Pennines Stargazing Festival: Real Astronomy to your Itinerary

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    Type:

    Dark Skies

    Forest In Teesdale

    Experienced astronomer Richard Darn will introduce you to the delights of stargazing, unlocking some of the secrets of astronomy, including the best way to watch a meteor shower and predict the elusive Northern Lights. We’ll also do some stargazing...

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2017Open 19:00 - 22:00