Looking for some family events? Then you've come to the right place, as we've found some great Durham events this weekend to enjoy with your children.
As always, there's plenty going on in Durham across a range of venues. Whether you're after craft activities, children's theatre productions or outdoor events, there's usually something for everyone.
Take a look below for events in Durham for children to enjoy this weekend, Friday to Sunday April 26-28.
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#1: Great North Festival of Transport: Horses at Work, Beamish Museum
On Saturday and Sunday April 27-28 you can get up close to all sorts of working horses as part of Beamish Museum Great North Festival of Transport. From horse-drawn omnibuses and working pit pony demonstrations to horse-powered fieldwork and road deliveries, there will be more than 40 horses in action, from Shetland ponies to Clydesdales and Shires.
You can use your unlimited pass or Friends of Beamish membership; otherwise an adult year-long ticket is £19.50, senior and student £14.50, family ticket one adult two children £36.50, family ticket two adults two children £51, and family ticket two adults and one child £44.50.
#2: Adventure Films - Family Viewing, Durham Adventure Festival
As part of the Durham Adventure Festival this weekend, there's a family film session, where you can take the children along to see stories of great adventure in far off places.
The series of short films includes Dreamride 3, which is a Dr Seuss inspired mountain bike narrative; Flashes of the Altai, where three childhood friends set out for the far western corner of Mongolia to combine mountain biking and pack-rafting; A Christmas Carrot, which features a day out on the mountain of Blencathra, Cumbria with fell runner Ricky Lightfoot; and Ace and the Desert Dog, where adventure photographer Ace Kvale and his dog Genghis Khan set out for a 60-day backpacking trip in Utah's canyon country.
The Durham Adventure Festival family viewing adventure films takes place in the main auditorium of the Gala Theatre on Saturday and Sunday April 27-28 at 12.30-2pm (Saturday) and 1.30-2.30pm (Sunday). Tickets cost £4.50 and can be booked on the Durham Adventure Festival website.
#3: Glorious Glass, Durham Oriental Museum
There's always a good weekend event going on at the Durham Oriental Museum, and this week is Glorious Glass, where you can see a 1,000 year old glass bottle on display and paint your own glass jar to take home.
This activity on Saturday April 27 is drop in between 1pm and 3pm and is included in the museum admission price. It's suitable for children aged five to 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Durham Oriental Museum costs £1.50 adults, 75p children and over 60s, £3.50 family (two adults three children).
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#4: Fun Dog Show, Killhope Lead Mining Museum
Take your dog along to Killhope Museum, the North of England Lead Mining Museum in Weardale (postcode DL13 1AR) for a fun dog show. Dogs will be judged in a variety of classes, from best treat catcher to most like its owner.
A special entrance price of £5 includes a mine trip for those taking part (dogs are not allowed down the mine or in the cafe). The dog show entry fee is £1 per class per dog, payable at the time of registration.
It takes place on Sunday April 28 and lasts all day. Call Killhope on 01388 537 505 for more information.
#5: Children's tour, Raby Castle
Raby Castle is holding the last of its special interactive children's tours of Raby Castle on Friday and Saturday April 26-27. Find out what it was like to be knighted and how the Castle was defended from enemy attack.
Tours begin at 10.30am in the Coach Yard and are included with a Castle, Park and Gardens ticket, which cost adult £12, concessions £11, five-15 years £6, under fives free, and a family ticket (two adults and three children) £35. The Raby Castle children's tour lasts about one and a half hours and is suitable for children aged four to eight. All children must be supervised.
You can buy tickets online on the Raby Castle booking page.
#6: Full Moon Street Food Market, Bishop Auckland
From 4-9pm on Friday April 26, the Bishop Auckland Full Moon Street Market is back, taking place in Bishop Auckland Marketplace.
Combining street food and live music, each event has a slightly different line up of street food stalls, meaning plenty of choice, and opportunities to try something new. It's suitable for all ages.