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Heritage Coast Festival: Reach for the Beach

Durham Coast
Seaham
Co Durham
SR7 7DR

Tel: 03000 268 131

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Heritage Coast Festival: Reach for the Beach

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Opening Times

2017 (27 May 2017 - 4 June 2017)

Map & Directions

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Saturday, 3rd June 2017 - Saturday, 3rd June 2017

Reach for the Beach - P's in a Pod - the same and different P's in a Pod - the same and different - A new sculptural installation will be coming to Noses Point for the summer.  Join in our day of celebration and work with professional artists to make your own sculptures showing how we can make things that are the same into soemthing very different!
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Saturday, 27th May 2017 - Saturday, 27th May 2017

Reach for the Beach - Hawthorn Beach Art Day with Barn ArtsCome and help create a giant sea monster at Hawthorn Hive with artists Nicola Balfour and Jane Gower. Please wear warm clothes and sturdy footwear and bring a packed lunch with you!
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Saturday, 27th May 2017 - Saturday, 27th May 2017

Reach for the Beach - Celebrating our Coast!Come along to Dalton Park and meet experts from the Heritage Coast Partnership who will be able to tell you all about the amazing sea creatures and scenery along our coastline.
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Sunday, 28th May 2017 - Sunday, 28th May 2017

Reach for the Beach - Photography walkJoin  local artist and photographer, Jac Howard form East Durham Artists Network for some expert tips on all the things you need to know to take fantastic photographs and get the most from your camera or mobile phone! This walk is aimed at beginner photographers - but all levels are very welcome.
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Sunday, 28th May 2017 - Sunday, 28th May 2017

Reach for the Beach - Seaham Rock Pool Rummage at Red Acre BeachJoin marine experts Steve and Mark for a rummage around Seaham’s rockpools exploring rockpool life as the tide goes out and see what lies along your shoreline! Wellies essential! If you can please bring a a bucket and net along with you.
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Monday, 29th May 2017 - Monday, 29th May 2017

Reach for the Beach - Breeze Seaham Bike RideJoin the Breeze ladies for a Seham Sroing circuit.  A 12 mile circular bike ride exploring mainly quiet roads via South Hetton, Murton and SEaton before heading back to the seaside.  Free tea/coffee and cake and a goody bag for all riders. For further information and booking call 03000 268131
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Monday, 29th May 2017 - Monday, 29th May 2017

Reach for the Beach - Easington Colliery Sea Glass SafariJoin artist Stuart Langley on a seaglass safari at Easington Colliery beach followed by an art workshop to create your own illuminated seaglass keepsake. Please bring a packed lunch along.
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Thursday, 1st June 2017 - Thursday, 1st June 2017

Reach for the Beach - Easington Kite Making and Flying! Pauline aka ‘The Kite Lady’ will be showing us how to make our own kites and then we will be flying them outside on the nature reserve. Refreshments will be available.
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Wednesday, 31st May 2017 - Wednesday, 31st May 2017

Reach for the Beach - Paddle Board Taster SessionsPaddle Board Taster Sessions.  SUP or Stand-up paddle boarding is becoming very popular!  Come and join this fun taster session to see if it's for you. .  Limited places - booking only by telephone 0191 5818998 or email colin.burn2@durham.gov.uk.  Please meet 15 minutes before session starts at...
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Wednesday, 31st May 2017 - Wednesday, 31st May 2017

Reach for the Beach - Horden to Easington Circular Guided Walk and visit to Horden Heritage Centre and vintage tea rooms - Local History MonthHorden to Easington Circular Guided Walk and visit to Horden Heritage Centre and vintage tea rooms Paul Steele is back leading another circular walk on our coastline!  You can see how the area has changed in recent years after the demise of the coal industry.  Find out about the fascinating geology...
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Saturday, 3rd June 2017 - Saturday, 3rd June 2017

Reach for the Beach - Hawthorn Conservation Taster TaskHawthorn Conservation Taster Task - The National Trust's Mark and Wayne are back with their quest to help keep the coast looking spectacular for us all to enjoy!.  They will be carrying out some habitat maangement work on the coast based around the Durham Argus butterfuly, one of the country's...
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Tuesday, 30th May 2017 - Tuesday, 30th May 2017

Reach for the Beach - Seaham & Ryhope Circular Guided Walk - Local History MonthWhy not get some sea air and join Paul Steele (aka the Bald Hiker!) who will be following the England Coast Path north from Seaham with his dog Bea!  The total walk is approx. 5 miles long finishing with refreshments on your return to Tonia's cafe!
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Sunday, 28th May 2017 - Sunday, 28th May 2017

Reach for the Beach - Billy Elliot Walk - Local History MonthNot to be missed! As well as seeing the streets where Billy danced and lived you can learn about the local history of this former pit village too with Brian from Easington Colliery Heritage Group.
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Thursday, 1st June 2017 - Thursday, 1st June 2017

Reach for the Beach - Toddle round the Dene for International Childrens DayToddle round the Dene for International Childrens Day - Lets celebrate International Childrens Day!  All toddlers welcome (bring your families!) and stoll into the Natioanl Nature Reserve. (older siblings are welcome too!)
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Friday, 2nd June 2017 - Friday, 2nd June 2017

Reach for the Beach - Pond Dipping at Easington Colliery Local Nature ReserveFind out what lurks in Easington’s pond with our expert amphibian spotter David ! This former mining area is now a peaceful home to insects, flowers and wildlife.
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Tuesday, 30th May 2017 - Tuesday, 30th May 2017

Reach for the Beach - Rockpool ramble at BlackhallRockpool expert David Etheridge will be running a rockpool ramble at Blackhall Rocks, find out what creatures are on your shoreline. Bring a net and bucket if you can!
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Friday, 2nd June 2017 - Friday, 2nd June 2017

Reach for the Beach - Kayaks, Canoes and Boards!Kayaks, Canoes and Boards! Never tried paddles sports before?  Why not come and have a go at dirrent kayaks, canoes and paddles boards.  Each session is 1 hour long. Limited places - booking only by telephone 0191 5818998 or email colin.burn2@durham.gov.uk
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Tuesday, 30th May 2017 - Tuesday, 30th May 2017

Reach for the Beach - Half term family fun at the MarinaThat's the way to do it!  The award winning Llewellyn4fun will bring their famous Punch and Judy shows to the Marina, starting a 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.  Learn circus skills with Marko; come and see Wanda, the vintage caravan and try your hand at her collection of vintage toys and games, there are also...
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Thursday, 1st June 2017 - Thursday, 1st June 2017

Reach for the Beach - Picnic and fun on the beach at CrimdonJoin the Wellbeing for Life Team for a picnic and beach fun and games at Crimdon! (Please note the beach picnic is free of charge, but supplies are limited)
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Wednesday, 31st May 2017 - Wednesday, 31st May 2017

Reach for the Beach - NT Walk through Hawthorn Dene and bird ringing demonstrationNT Walk through Hawthorn Dene and bird ringing demonstration Join Mark and Wayne, the national Turst Durham Coast Team for a ramble to beautiful Hawrhonr Dene and learn a bit of history of this special place and how it is managed today.  Particapants will be able to watch a bird ringing...
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Wednesday, 31st May 2017 - Wednesday, 31st May 2017

Reach for the Beach - Blackhall Fun! at Blackhall Welfare Park Bringing the beach to you! Join Michelle and her team for some beach themed games, crafts, boats and some shell art and beach themed stories and lots more in the Welfare Park at Blackhall. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Tuesday, 30th May 2017 - Tuesday, 30th May 2017

Reach for the Beach - Kayaks, Canoes and Boards!Kayaks, Canoes and Boards! Never tried paddle sports before?  Why not come and have a go at differenct kayaks, canoes and paddle baords.  Each session is 1 hour long.  Limited places - booking only by telephone 0191 5818998 or email colin.burn2@durham.gov.uk
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Friday, 2nd June 2017 - Friday, 2nd June 2017

Reach for the Beach - Horden Beach Play!Horden Beach Play! All families are welcome to come along and join in the fun with plenty of games on the beach at Horden! Telephone books only - please ring Esther on 01207 524 803 to book your place! Meeting point will be given on booking
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Monday, 29th May 2017 - Monday, 29th May 2017

Reach for the Beach - Mini Beast Hunt at Castle Eden Deneen Mini Beast Hunt at Castle Eden Dene.  Join the famous Steve Metcalfe for a walk into the Dene to discover what's hiding underneath the rocks and leaves in the dene and to discover some of it's smallest residents!  Bring your own minbeast collecting equipment if you have them.  Sturdy footwear...
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Sunday, 4th June 2017 - Sunday, 4th June 2017

Reach for the Beach - Sea Shanty SundayDid you know The Lookout Cafe at Seaham Marina has Sea Shanty Sunday on the first Sunday of every month?  Beautiful views, cakes and treats available to accompany those sea shanty tunes!
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Sunday, 4th June 2017 - Sunday, 4th June 2017

Reach for the Beach - Beach Blitzes - World Environment DayBeach Blitzes - World Environment Day - As it's World Environment Day on 5 June, what better way to draw our festival to a close with two beach blitzes!  Lets see how many bags of rubbish we can get off the beaches at Crimdon and North Gare!  Litter pickers and bags provided - please bring gloves...
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Sunday, 4th June 2017 - Sunday, 4th June 2017

Reach for the Beach - Monsters in the DeneMonsters in the Dene - Calling all brave young explorers to Hawthorn Dene Nature Reserve to join our woodland storyteller and create your own monster in the trees.  Children must be accompanied by an adult,  Free of charge.Bookings only please book your place at www.durhamwt.co.uk
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Sunday, 28th May 2017 - Sunday, 28th May 2017

Reach for the Beach - Coastal Footpath Walk - Local History MonthEver fancied walking the coastline? Well here’s your chance! Join Niall and Coralie on this 9 mile walk from Dawdon to Crimdon; learn about the history of the coast and how it has emerged from it’s industrial past to the coast we see today.
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Saturday, 27th May 2017 - Saturday, 27th May 2017

Reach for the Beach - Drawing on the Beach Come along and join Sophie Nixon on an art walk on our beautiful coastline – don’t forget your sketch pad, pencil and colours! (Please note under 16’s must be with an adult). Walk duration is 2 miles.
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Thursday, 1st June 2017 - Thursday, 1st June 2017

Reach for the Beach - Horden Fun in the Park!Horden Fun in the Park! Bringing the beach to you!  Join Michelle and her team for some beach themed games, crafts, boats and some shell art and beach themed stories and lots more in Cotsford Park, Horden.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Thursday, 1st June 2017 - Thursday, 1st June 2017

Reach for the Beach - Dog Trust Chipping Event and dog walk at CrimdonCome and meet the Dog's Trust at Crimdon and get your dog chipped for free!  What's more they are also offering free health checks and toenail clipping for your furry firends!  There will also be a short guided beach dog walk, learn how you can help look after Crimdon and our beautiful coastline.
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Sunday, 4th June 2017 - Sunday, 4th June 2017

Reach for the Beach - Talking about Little terns!The Little Tern nests on the beach at Crimdon every year and are one of Britain's rarest seabirds.  Come along and meet Trevor Stephenson who has looked after our beautiful feathered visitors at Crimodon for many years.  You will start the morning with a short talk on the fascinating story of the...
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Thursday, 1st June 2017 - Thursday, 1st June 2017

Reach for the Beach - Fairy Flax to Andy Capp WalkPaul Steel and his furry friend are back!  This time he will be leading a ciruclar walk from Crimdon to Hartlepool Headland - join him and explore this fascinating stretch of coast, following the England Cost Path past a series of superb sand dunes before reaching the heritage rich Headland at...
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Friday, 2nd June 2017 - Friday, 2nd June 2017

Reach for the Beach - Seaham Marina stroll and stories with NormanSeaham Marina stroll and stories with Norman - nobody knows the Marina as well as Norman!  Join him on this fascinating journey through time looking at the geology of Red Acre Point, the ecology of the area and the history that made the Marina the place we see today.
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Tuesday, 30th May 2017 - Tuesday, 30th May 2017

Reach for the Beach - Horden Fun in the Park!Horden Fun in the Park! Bringing the beach to you!  Join Michelle and her team for some beach themed games, crafts, boats and some shell art and beach themed stories and lots more in Cotsford Park, Horden.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Wednesday, 31st May 2017 - Wednesday, 31st May 2017

Reach for the Beach - Horden Beach Play!Horden Beach Play! All families are welcome to come along and join in the fun with plenty of games on the beach at Horden! Telephone books only - please ring Esther on 01207 524 803 to book your place! Meeting point will be given on booking
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