Get ready for a summer full of spectacular shows and immersive attractions to suit families of all ages, as you travel back through time at 11Arches Park by day or Kynren by night:


11Arches Park

A ticket to 11Arches Park brings family-friendly entertainment including; immersive walk-through The Maze of Fame, the Kids’ Viking Lair, the Dancing Waters show, alongside family favourites including the Animal Croft and the Viking Village. Finally, take your seat at 4pm for the afternoon’s crowning glory, the latest original show ‘Fina and the Golden Cape’ on the panoramic outdoor stage. Organisers promise “battle-cries, the thunder of horses’ hooves, the heat of the Vikings’ forge, a relaxing soundtrack of music and water, plus a cast of animal characters and cultural icons from all over the UK”.


11Arches Park will be open every Saturday from 7-28 August from 12-6pm and from 11.30-5.30pm on the 4 and 11 September 2021, before opening fully in 2022. Ticket check opens half an hours before. To book tickets and find out more, visit



In the evening, Kynren - An Epic Tale of England, ranked one of Trip Advisor’s ‘Top Five Shows to See in the UK’, brings history to life with a blockbuster open-air performance. Great for teens and older families.

Two thousand years of history, myth and legend rush by in 90 minutes as we join young Arthur on his epic quest. Rebellions, wars, magic, majesty, celebration and heartache are vividly brought to ground-shaking life in a dazzling outdoor-theatre spectacular.

From Boudicca’s battles with the Romans to two world wars, via Vikings, Tudors and the fate of Charles I, Kynren’s a spellbinding, family-friendly experience delivering thrills, shocks, tears, laughs, goosebumps and gasps on a truly cinematic scale.




Kynren shows are every Saturday 6pm -10 pm 7– 28 August and 5.30-10.30pm on the 4 & 11 Sept 2021. To book tickets and find out more, visit

Separately ticketed events, 11Arches and Kynren take place in Bishop Auckland just 25 minutes from Durham and Darlington and a town steeped in history spanning the Romans, generations of powerful Prince Bishops of Durham, a horse-racing tradition and the Industrial Revolution.

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