There’s a variety of events in Durham this weekend including public fireworks displays - and fantastic daytime and evening activities.

Organised fireworks displays

Seaham Beach. Friday 3 November
The amazing Fireworks display returns on the seafront with the best views rumoured from George Elmy Lifeboat Way.

St Cuthbert's Hospice Firework Spectacular, Framwellgate School. Saturday 4 November.
Come along for a fantastic firework display, children's fairground rides, hot food and lots of fun!

Stanley Fireworks, Saturday 4 November
A full evening of entertainment for everyone including a spectacular Sci-Fi themed fireworks display.

Hardwick Hall Hotel  Firework Extravaganza, Sunday 5 November
Firework Extravaganza at Hardwick Hall Hotel. Food Stalls & Children’s Rides.

Chester-le-Street Riverside Fireworks, Sunday 5 November
A fun filled evening of spellbinding entertainment, featuring a spectacular Witches and Wizards themed display.

The Bowes Museum

Arts, culture and heritage

Be a Chorister for the Day at Durham Cathedral
On Saturday 4 November, starting at 2:30pm in The Chorister School. No previous experience necessary, just a love of singing and enthusiasm.

The Cobweb Orchestra at Durham Cathedral
Semiseria Choir and members from Durham County Youth Orchestra present Mozart's Requiem in D Minor on Saturday 4 November

Durham University Oriental Museum – Saturday 4 November
Explore some of the oldest objects in the Oriental Museum collection from the Indus Valley and make an Indus wheeled cart.

Poppies; Women, War, Peace at the Bowes Museum. Saturday
Join photographer Lee Karen Stow to discover more about the inspiration behind her international touring exhibition Poppies: Women, War, Peace.

Festival of the Spoken Nerd, The Gala Theatre, Saturday 4 November
The Nerds are back with a brand new tour, You Can’t Polish A Nerd.


For families

Family Den Building, Hardwick Park. Saturday 4 November
Enjoy some quality family time in the woods, create a den,learn how to light a fire and enjoy some hot chocolate whilst toasting marshmallows. Suitable for age 6 and over.

Gruffalo Spotting at Hamsterley Forest. Saturday 4 November
The wait is over… Hamsterley Forest welcomes you to become a Gruffalo Spotter!

Locomotion: Exhibition - Royal Train. All weekend
The royal train is a major exhibit at Locomotion, which shows the splendour and quality of the coaches used by members of the royal family.

Northern Crafts


Northern Crafts – The Witham, Barnard Castle
20 stalls of jewellery, prints, jams, toys and a range of locally crafted handmade gifts and goods.




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