Wharton Park

Framwellgate Peth
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: 03000 262 655

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    Recent Reviews:

    • susanw197320
      Durham, England, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Cafe too busy
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 30th January 2019
      The cafe was really busy when we were there with my Great Nephew and Great niece in the summer but plenty for the kids to do ages 5 & 6 Read full review
    • Kevin F
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Ideal summer visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 12th February 2019
      Well cared for, and ideal for children, Wharton Park is a lovely place for picnics in summer. There is a clean and tidy cafe and beautiful views of the city. Read full review
    • Jen W
      Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      bit of a climb
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 24th March 2019
      this is a lovely park,well kept and with lots to do for a wide range of children.parking is easy.However it is atop a steep hill and the acess to some of the areas is steep VERY steep.Theres a... Read full review



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    Opening Times

    Season (21 May 2018 - 31 Dec 2019)

    * Open daily, with events held throughout the year.

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    Saturday, 10th August 2019 - Saturday, 10th August 2019

    Wharton Park: Chapterhouse Theatre Company Presents - The Secret GardenThis enchanting story, loved by children and adults alike, is presented in some of the UK and Ireland’s most beautiful outdoor venues. Relive this tale of secrecy and curiosity in what will be one of the highlights of the summer. 18:30 start
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    Saturday, 20th July 2019 - Saturday, 20th July 2019

    BigBrassPartyLargeBrass Festival: Big BRASS PartyCome along to our free Big BRASS Party in the park with all the street bands. Bring a picnic and be prepared to bust some moves!
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    Saturday, 25th May 2019 - Sunday, 2nd June 2019

    Wharton Park families playing outsideWharton Park - Robot Rampage Park TrailRobots are causing havoc at Wharton Park! They have escaped and are hiding around the park find them all and get a sticker. 10:00 - 16:00
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    Wednesday, 29th May 2019 - Wednesday, 29th May 2019

    Wharton Park - Robot Building Workshop Wharton Park - Robot Building WorkshopJoin our artist in Wharton's Education Room for a 2 hour workshop to re-funk our junk! Creating your very own recycled robot to take home. You will learn about the importance of recycling and caring for the environment we live in whilst making your robot.
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    Friday, 31st May 2019 - Friday, 31st May 2019

     Spring Corner: The Tiny Seed by Eric CarleWharton Park - Spring Corner: The Tiny Seed by Eric CarleJoin us for Wharton Park's Spring Corner and enjoy a session all about growing. Hear the story of 'The Tiny Seed' by Eric Carle. Take part in a planting trail, plant your own seed and enjoy a spring craft. Fri 10:00 - 11:30, 13:00 - 14:30
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    Tuesday, 28th May 2019 - Tuesday, 28th May 2019

    wharton parkWharton Park: Block Parties Lego workshopBlock Parties return to Wharton Park with  a Lego workshop this year taking place outdoors in our amphitheatre.
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    Saturday, 8th June 2019 - Saturday, 8th June 2019

    wharton parkWharton Park: The Women's GalaThis family fun day will include activities such as crafts and football, with facepainting, street food and a licensed bar. There will also be speeches and live music from Channy and Melody 5.
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    Wednesday, 19th June 2019 - Friday, 21st June 2019

    wharton parkWharton Park: The Last Days of TroyJoin Durham Student Theatre (DST) as they take to the stage in the amphitheatre. Ten years of jealousy, yearning and lust, of tangled bedsheets and piling corpses. Ten years for the hand of one woman. Ten years, one thousand ships, and one horse...
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    Sunday, 7th July 2019 - Sunday, 7th July 2019

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    Sunday, 28th July 2019 - Sunday, 28th July 2019

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    Sunday, 25th August 2019 - Sunday, 25th August 2019

    wharton parkWharton Park: Summer Brass SeriesWe are hosting a a series of free Sunday afternoon Brass in the park concerts, by some of the County's finest brass bands, performed in the amphitheatre. What better way to enjoy a summer Sunday afternoon?
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    Wednesday, 31st July 2019 - Wednesday, 31st July 2019

    wharton parkWharton Park: Secret garden workshopThe Secret Garden theatre production is coming to the park later this summer. This themed workshop will take you on a journey of discovery to explore, puzzle, reveal the mysteries in the park, and discover our secret garden.
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