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  1. Add Crazy Creatures: The Botanic Garden to your Itinerary

    Crazy Creatures: The Botanic Garden

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    Summer Event

    Durham City

    Get interactive with our Crazy Creatures who are visiting for the day.  Encounters with rabbits, frogs, snakes, spiders, mice and other animals to enjoy. 10:00 - 16:00

    Dates

    From:
    6 Aug 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  2. Add 50th Anniversary of the Botanic Garden to your Itinerary

    50th Anniversary of the Botanic Garden

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    Nature

    Durham City

    To celebrate the anniversary of Durham's Botanic Garden, you have a rare opportunity to enjoy the summer sunshine in the evening.  There will be a Japanese tea ceremony and a few other suprises.  Entry fee applies. 18:00 - 21:00

    Dates

    From:
    15 July 2020Open 18:00 - 21:00
  3. Add Dark Skies Star Gazing at Harehope Quarry to your Itinerary

    Dark Skies Star Gazing at Harehope Quarry

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    Dark Skies

    Frosterley,

    Discover the beauty of the dark skies of the North Pennines AONB with a star gazing session at Harehope Quarry. We'll start with an introductory indoor session using an wonderful software programme that allows you to view all the wonders of the…

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2020Open 18:00 - 19:30
    From:
    5 Dec 2020Open 19:30 - 21:00
  4. North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2020

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    Festival

    To celebrate the dark night skies and stargazing opportunities in the North Pennines. 

    Dates

    From:
    23 Oct 2020to31 Oct 2020
  5. Add Signs of Summer: Botanic Garden to your Itinerary

    Signs of Summer: Botanic Garden

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    Nature

    Durham City

    Pick up a spotter sheet from the Visitor Centre and see what you can discover in the garden.  This is a self-led activity and subject to availability of the spotter sheets. 10:00 - 17:00

    Dates

    From:
    1 July 2020to31 July 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  6. Durham Orchid Show: Botanic Gardens

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    Participatory Event

    Durham City

    The Durham Orchid Show at Josephine Butler College gives guests the opportunity to witness displays from Orchid Societies, as well as the chance to buy orchids from a variety of specialist growers.

    The Durham Orchid Show will be held at Josephine…

    Dates

    From:
    6 Sept 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  7. Den building

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    Outdoor Adventure Activities

    Hamsterley DL13 3NL

    Join in the fun; use the natural materials you find around you in the forest to build yourself a den but be prepared to have it tested out for how rain proof it is while you are in it! All our leaders are DBS checked.

    Booking essential: Tel 01388…

    Dates

    From:
    8 Aug 2020Open 13:30 - 15:00
  8. Marvellous Mini Beasts at The Botanic Garden

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    Summer Event

    Durham City

    Pick up a spotter sheet from the Visitor Centre and see what Marvellous Mini Beasts you can discover in the Garden. This is a self-led activity, and subject to availability of spotter sheets.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Aug 2020to31 Aug 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  9. Teddy Bears' Picnic at The Botanic Garden

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    Summer Event

    Durham City

    Join us for a day of bear-related fun. Bring your own teddy, enjoy bear-related craft activities and storytelling.

    We recommend visitors park at the Park and Ride and use the kiosk entrance. Normal admission charges apply but there are no…

    Dates

    From:
    27 July 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
    From:
    17 Aug 2020Open 10:00 - 16:00
  10. Foraging for wild food in Autumn

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    Food Events

    Frosterley,

    There's a whole load of wild food all around us; it's just a matter of knowing what is edible, what is poisonous and what to do with it. We'll give you an introduction to the wild food you can forage for in the autumn including roots, fruits, nuts…

    Dates

    From:
    11 Oct 2020Open 13:30 - 15:30
  11. Marko's Circus Workshop at The Botanic Gardens

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    Nature

    Durham City

    Learn circus tricks, including how to juggle and spin plates, at this fun workshop.

    Dates

    From:
    23 July 2020Open 10:30 - 16:00
  12. Terrific Trees at The Botanic Gardens

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    Nature

    Durham City

    Pick up a spotter sheet from the Visitor Centre and see what Terrific Trees you can discover in the Garden. This is a self-led activity, and subject to availability of spotter sheets.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Sept 2020to30 Sept 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
  13. A Night Safari in Hamsterley Forest

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    Summer Event

    Hamsterley DL13 3NL

    Hunt for the elusive night life of the forest including bats, owls and creepy crawlies of all descriptions. Join professional naturalist, Bruce Ferguson, on a night time expedition in search of some of the nocturnal inhabitants of the forest. In…

    Dates

    From:
    29 Aug 2020Open 21:00 - 22:30
  14. Tales from Around The World: Botanic Gardens

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    Summer Event

    Durham City

    Join storyteller, Elizabeth Baker, for a story-walk around the gardens. As we walk, Elizabeth will tell stories and legends from some of the countries the wonderful plants in our gardens are from. After the walk we'll head back to the greenhouse to…

    Dates

    From:
    13 Aug 2020Open 11:00 - 15:00