Wharton Park

Framwellgate Peth
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: 03000 262 655

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    • Middledene
      Castle Combe, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Take a picnic
      3 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 15th August 2019
      At Wharton park with kids. Park is fine and lots for young ones to do. However the cafe is absolute rubbish. Ordered a panini half an hour ago and still not come. Service is appalling, being a picnic Read full review
    • Paul M
      Seaham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Wonderful park in the heart of Durham
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 25th August 2019
      Must have driven past this park 100 times and never bothered with it. Went in with a young relation on bank holiday Monday and was pleasantly surprised by how good it is. Good parking which you have... Read full review
    • SunnyMick
      Durham, United Kingdom
      Excellent park!
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 12th September 2019
      Excellent park with great views of the Cathedral & City. Also has a very good basketball court which doubles as a five-a-side court. Two separate play parks for kids, an outdoor gym, cafe, community... Read full review



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    Season (21 May 2018 - 31 Dec 2019)

    * Open daily, with events held throughout the year.

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    Friday, 13th September 2019 - Sunday, 22nd September 2019

    HODHeritage Open Days 2019: Wharton Park Self-Led Site TourJoin us this Heritage Open Days to pick up a printed guide to use on your self-led visit around the park. Wharton Park first opened in 1857 and has a very rich history. Pick up this printed guide to learn the many stories of its past!
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    Saturday, 26th October 2019 - Sunday, 3rd November 2019

    Wharton Park: The Dead Good TrailInspired by the Day of the Dead, collect your sheet and search for the items hidden around the park. What can you learn about Mexican traditions relating to this special festival? Seek the items and find out.  Drop into the cafe to collect a trail sheet between 10.00 and 16:00 correct change…
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    Monday, 28th October 2019 - Monday, 28th October 2019

    wharton park halloween eventsWharton Park: Skeleton SchoolAre you ready for a bone rattling adventure this half term? Then why not sign up to Skeleton School? This session is packed full of games, challenges and creative activities all themed around skeletons, bones and Day of the Dead. A great Halloween treat. 10:00 - 11:30 & 13:00 - 14:30.
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    Tuesday, 29th October 2019 - Tuesday, 29th October 2019

    wharton park halloween eventsWharton Park: Creepy CraftsDrop into the education room to create creepy crafts.  All materials provided. £3 per child.
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