Things to do with kids in Sunderland & Durham

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BOTANIC GARDEN WINTER WONDERLAND

2nd-31st January 2020

Time: 10am-4pm

Venue: Durham University Botanic Garden,

Address: Hollingside Lane, DH1 3TN

Pick up a leaflet from the Visitor Centre and see what you can discover in the garden. This is a self-led activity, and subject to availability of spotter sheets. Admission charges apply. Tel 0191 3345521.

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SUPER SKETCHING WEEKEND

25th-26th January 2020

Time: 1-3pm

Venue: Durham University Palace Green Library

Address: DH1 3RN

This weekend help us make a GIANT drawing with as many people as possible! Add to our super sketch on a massive page, what will our collaborative artwork look like?

Indoor Activities

AWESOME ARCHAEOLOGY

1st February 2020

Time: 1-3pm

Venue: Oriental Museum

Address: Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

Lots of the objects at the Oriental Museum were found by archaeologists. Explore the stories behind some special objects & make an archaeology game.

Indoor Activities

MINI MINING BANNERS

1st-2nd February 2020

Time: 1-3pm

Venue: Durham University Palace Green Library

Address: DH1 3RN

Durham is world-famous for the mining banners made here, dedicated to the miners that Norman Cornish put into his sketches, make your own mini miners banner.

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CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

2nd February 2020

Time: 12-4pm

Venue: Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Address: SR1 1PP

A spectacular Chinese New Year celebration with music, food stalls, dragon & lion dances, children’s crafts & much more! Tel 0191 5618605 or e-mail museumlearning@sunderland.gov.uk.

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