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Arts & Crafts

North Country Quilts: In Celebration of New Acquisitions

17th May-9th January 2022

Time: 10:00

Address: Barnard Castle, Scar Top, Barnard Castle, Durham,

Website: https://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/Exhibitions/2021/North-Country-Quilts-In-Celebration-of-New-Acquisitions

See the very finest examples of North Country Quilts in this exhibition, which celebrates the 200 year old tradition by showing both historical and contemporary quilts alongside the tools and templates...

Summer family fun

YO1 Beach Club

24th June-5th September 2021

Time: 10:00

Venue: 0.75

Address: Tower Gardens, Tower Street, York, YO1 9RZ

Website: www.yo1beachclub.co.uk

Whether foreign holidays happen this summer or not, the residents of York at least won’t have to venture far afield to enjoy some sand, deckchairs and all things beachy when an exciting new attraction...

Outdoor Events

Nature Trail

5th July-6th September 2021

Time: 00:00

Address: Barnard Castle, County Durham

Website: thebowesmuseum.org.uk

Find out about the trees, wildlife, flowers and fauna around the grounds of The Bowes Museum in this informative and entertaining nature trail. You can even create your own artworks en route by downloading...

Outdoor Events

Woodland Fairy Trail

5th July-6th September 2021

Time: 00:00

Address: Barnard Castle, County Durham

Website: thebowesmuseum.org.uk

Every fairy needs a set of wing! Take yours and fly away to the shady glade. Next to the Lodge by the gates you will see…. Some steps take you to Sparkle and Shine hiding under a tree. See how many...

Theatre & Cinema

Theatre Hullabaloo in th South Park

12th-25th July 2021

Address: Darlington South Park

Website: https://www.theatrehullabaloo.org.uk/

Theatre Hullabaloo have programmed a new event at South Park in Darlington aimed at young children and families. There is an exciting programme of things for you to come along to including performances...

Summer family fun

Great Ryedale Maze

14th July-5th September 2021

Time: 09:30

Venue: 0.7291666666666666

Address: At Sherburn, between Scarborough and Malton,  North Yorkshire YO17 8QL

Website: https://www.greatryedalemaze.com/

The Great Ryedale Maze returns to the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, offering a wonderful day out for all ages in beautiful countryside! We have a field full of fun with nine acres of maize plants and never-ending...

Outdoor Events

A summer staycation

17th July-31st August 2021

Time: 10:30

Venue: 0.6666666666666666

Address: Ormesby Hall, Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough, TS3 0SR

Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ormesby-hall

Families can head on an expedition in the garden searching for the places the Pennyman family once visited on their staycations.

Sports

Get Set Go

17th July-31st August 2021

Time: 10:30

Venue: 0.6666666666666666

Address: Ormesby Hall, Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough, TS3 0SR

Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ormesby-hall

Get active with a variety of sporting activities, including tennis, badminton, cricket and more, with archery on select days.

Summer Fun

Free Children's Summer Activities

19th July-27th August 2021

Time: 10:00

Venue: 0.625

Address: Various venues across Darlington

Website: www.darlington.gov.uk/movemorejourney

Free summer fun activities at outdoor venues throughout the summer hols for children aged 8-12 years. Two sessions daily; 10:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 15:00. See website for details

summer fun

Clara Family Fun Day

24th July 2021

Time: 11:00

Venue: 0.625

Address: Barnard Castle, County Durham

Website: thebowesmuseum.org.uk

Come and explore our Adventures of Clara exhibition and join in with her adventures around the Museum. Lots of fun family crafts and trails for you to enjoy during this magical day.

Let's Fly

25th-25th July 2021

Time: 10:30

Venue: 0.5833333333333334

Address: South Park, Darlington, DL1 5TD

Website: https://www.theatrehullabaloo.org.uk/shows/lets-fly/

Craft some colourful bird of paradise inspired wings, design and create a feathery headdress fit for a carnival and make colourful miniature bird kites as a flying companion. The session will be set to...

Outdoor Theatre

Mr Stink

28th-29th July 2021

Time: 15:00

Venue: 0.7083333333333334

Address: Middlesbrough Town Hall Courtyard

Website: Mr Stink – Middlesbrough Theatre

Join us for some outdoor family theatre at Middlesbrough Town Hall Courtyard in a heartwarming family tale based on the David Walliams bestseller

Indoor Activities

Yoga Explorers: Australian Outback Adventure

29th-29th July 2021

Address: Dorman Museum

Website: Museum Explorers – Well Bee Kids

Fun-filled and chilled yoga classes for kids with Yoga Mike. Learn Yoga poses through stories, songs and games. Suitable for ages 5-7 and 8-11

Outdoor Events

Orange Pip July

31st-31st July 2021

Time: 12:00

Venue: 0.7916666666666666

Address: Centre Square and Baker & Bedford Street

Website: facebook.com/OrangePipMarket

Orange Pip is back! Food, drink, music, entertainment and activities for all the family to enjoy

Outdoor Events

Darlington 10km Run

1st-1st August 2021

Time: 08:00

Venue: 0.625

Address: Darlington Town Centre

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Darlington10k/

Save the date! The SG Petch Darlington 10K will take place on Sunday 1 August 2021 - subject to government COVID guidelines. Entry will open in the coming months. Follow the Facebook page for all updates...

Camp QE-lympics Week

2nd-6th August 2021

Time: 09:00

Venue: 0.6666666666666666

Address: Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate, Thorpe Underwood, York, YO26 9SS

Website: qe.org/summercamps

Camp QE offers fun and exciting multi-activity themed day camps throughout the school holidays. Every day at Camp QE is different and combines a great selection of outdoor sports, outdoor games, indoor...

Children's Holiday Club: Wonder Zone

3rd-27th August 2021

Time: 10:30

Venue: 0.5416666666666666

Address: At Oxford Road Baptist Church, Caledonian Road, Hartlepool

Join us for a Week of Wonders with fun, craft, science experiments and games. For children aged 5-11 years old. Free with lunch provided. Book your place at oxfordroadbaptistchurch@gmail.com

Indoor Activities

Yoga Explorers: Walk Like an Egyptian

5th-5th August 2021

Address: Dorman Museum

Website: Museum Explorers – Well Bee Kids

Fun-filled and chilled yoga classes for kids with Yoga Mike. Learn Yoga poses through stories, songs and games. Suitable for ages 5-7 and 8-11

Outdoor Events

Darlington Pride Weekender

7th-9th August 2021

Time: 10:00

Venue: 0.6666666666666666

Address: Darlington

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Darloprideweekender/

Darlington PRIDE Weekender is returning for it's annual celebration for 2021. A celebration for everyone to enjoy of Darlington’s LGBT+ community will be held at a special event in August. Darlington...

Outdoor Events

The Two Fridas

7th-7th August 2021

Address: Stewart Park

Website: Micro Melas 2021 - Middlesbrough Mela

A fantastic dance show from Balbir Singh Dance Company that celebrates the life and art of two iconic women, Frida Kahlo and Amrita Sher-Gil. Times TBC

Outdoor Events

Yoga and Storytelling

7th-7th August 2021

Address: Stewart Park

Website: Micro Melas 2021 - Middlesbrough Mela

Perfect for mini yogis, join storyteller Umar Butt as he takes you on the enchanted journey of Sara, complete with yoga poses inspired by the tale. Times TBC

Outdoor Events

Family Mela

8th-8th August 2021

Time: 11:00

Venue: 0.7083333333333334

Address: Albert Park

Website: Homepage - Middlesbrough Mela

Join us for the first of our Micro Mela events ideal for all the family. Enjoy workshops, shows, performances, live music from the bandstand, all your favourite Mela characters and more. Please note this...

Camp QE - Time Travel Week

9th-13th August 2021

Time: 09:00

Venue: 0.6666666666666666

Address: Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate, Thorpe Underwood, York, YO26 9SS

Website: qe.org/summercamps

Camp QE offers fun and exciting multi-activity themed day camps throughout the school holidays. Every day at Camp QE is different and combines a great selection of outdoor sports, outdoor games, indoor...

King's Theatre Musical-in-a-Week Workshops Shrek The Musical

9th-13th August 2021

Time: 09:00

Venue: 0.6666666666666666

Address: Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate, Thorpe Underwood, York, YO26 9SS

Website: qe.org/summercamps

For children aged 5-11 years. Working with industry professionals, students can take on the challenge of learning and performing some well-known musicals in just one week. The workshops will take place...

Indoor Activities

Yoga Explorers: Polar Bear on Safari

12th-12th August 2021

Address: Dorman Museum

Website: Museum Explorers – Well Bee Kids

Fun-filled and chilled yoga classes for kids with Yoga Mike. Learn Yoga poses through stories, songs and games. Suitable for ages 5-7 and 8-11

Outdoor Events

Classic Car Show

15th-15th August 2021

Time: 10:30

Venue: 0.6666666666666666

Address: Ormesby Hall, Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough, TS3 0SR

Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ormesby-hall

See cars through the decades, from classic, vintage and modern. Along with Cleveland Blood Bikes, HM Redcar Coastguard and other vital organisations. Food stalls also available.

Outdoor music event

Courtyard Classical Café August

15th-15th August 2021

Time: 13:45

Venue: 0.6666666666666666

Address: Middlesbrough Town Hall Courtyard

Website: Courtyard Classical Café: August | Middlesbrough Town Hall

Sing out with Opera Nova and learn to bang out the rhythm in all the right places before enjoying an informal classical music concert with cake and refreshments. All ages welcome, join in and make music...

Camp QE - International Week

16th-20th August 2021

Time: 09:00

Venue: 0.6666666666666666

Address: Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate, Thorpe Underwood, York, YO26 9SS

Website: qe.org/summercamps

Camp QE offers fun and exciting multi-activity themed day camps throughout the school holidays. Every day at Camp QE is different and combines a great selection of outdoor sports, outdoor games, indoor...

Outdoor Theatre

Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf

17th-17th August 2021

Address: Newham Grange Farm, Middlesbrough

Website: Little Red And The Big Bad Wolf – Middlesbrough Theatre

An exciting family performance featuring live music, colourful characters and puppets. Various show times available and suitable for age 2+, join us at Newham Grange Farm for an afternoon to remember this...

Outdoor Theatre

Romeo and Juliet

19th-19th August 2021

Time: 18:30

Venue: 0.8541666666666666

Address: Middlesbrough Town Hall Courtyard

Website: Romeo and Juliet – Middlesbrough Theatre

Shakespeare as it's meant to be: interactive, fun and highly accessible! Suitable for age 10+, head to Middlesbrough Town Hall Courtyard for a powerful story brought to life in a dazzling visual spectacle!

Indoor Activities

Yoga Explorers: All Around the World

19th-19th August 2021

Address: Dorman Museum

Website: Museum Explorers – Well Bee Kids

Fun-filled and chilled yoga classes for kids with Yoga Mike. Learn Yoga poses through stories, songs and games. Suitable for ages 5-7 and 8-11

Camp QE - Jungle Week

23rd-27th August 2021

Time: 09:00

Venue: 0.6666666666666666

Address: Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate, Thorpe Underwood, York, YO26 9SS

Website: qe.org/summercamps

Camp QE offers fun and exciting multi-activity themed day camps throughout the school holidays. Every day at Camp QE is different and combines a great selection of outdoor sports, outdoor games, indoor...

summer fun

Summer School

23rd August 2021

Time: 09:30

Venue: 0.6666666666666666

Address: Barnard Castle, County Durham

Website: thebowesmuseum.org.uk

The theatre has come to town, learn some theatrical skills and follow in the footsteps of Josephine Bowes before putting on a show and applying stage make-up.

Outdoor Theatre

The Jungle Book

24th-24th August 2021

Address: Newham Grange Farm, Middlesbrough

Website: The Jungle Book – Middlesbrough Theatre

Immersion Theatre bring their wildest show yet to Newham Grange Farm this summer. Filled with original music, audience interaction and even a chance to meet the characters after the show, don’t miss...

Indoor Activities

Yoga Explorers: Mystery Theme - You Decide!

26th-26th August 2021

Address: Dorman Museum

Website: Museum Explorers – Well Bee Kids

Fun-filled and chilled yoga classes for kids with Yoga Mike. Learn Yoga poses through stories, songs and games. Suitable for ages 5-7 and 8-11

Outdoor Events

Darlington Food & Drink Festival

27th-30th August 2021

Time: 10:00

Venue: 0.6666666666666666

Address: Darlington

Website: www.darlingtonmarket.co.uk

Returning for 2021 the award-winning food and drink festival will be hosting stallholders and streetfood exhibitors from across the nation. Come and sample the delights of food producers and visit Darlington's...

Outdoor Events

Orange Pip September

4th-4th September 2021

Time: 12:00

Venue: 0.7916666666666666

Address: Centre Square and Baker & Bedford Street

Website: facebook.com/OrangePipMarket

Bid a fond farewell to summer at the September Pip. Enjoy food, music, entertainment, activities and more at the market that has everyone talking!

Outdoor Events

Sports Mela

Address: Albert Park

Website: Micro Melas 2021 - Middlesbrough Mela

Try out Mela Yoga, grab a tennis racket or put your skates on - the Sports Mela is back. Times TBC, keep an eye on the Mela website and social media for all the info you need

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