While the weather hasn't always been the best it can be, there are always events in Durham whether you want to be inside or outside. While it's the summer holidays we've extended our usual weekend roundup to include the whole week, so take a look below for Durham family events this week August 5-11 2019.
#1: Blackhill and Consett Park - Wild About the Park
Blackhill and Consett Park on Laburnum Avenue, Blackhill near Consett, is holding a Wild About the Park family holiday programme. Try a range of outdoor and indoor activities which mix learning and fun. The sessions are designed for families with younger children.
Blackhill and Consett Park Wild About the Park is on Mondays August 5 and August 12, 10am to 12pm and 1-3pm.
It's free but you'll need to book in advance - call 03000 262 480.
#2: Leganimals, Bowes Museum
This event at the Bowes Museum combines Lego and animals - what's not to love?
Create an animal, a robotic mouse or a swan with the Bowes Museum Lego team. It's on Monday to Friday August 5-9, 11am to 4pm.
Then on Tuesday August 6 it's Animal Robots, when you can make mechanical animals with robotic Lego, from 11am to 12.30pm.
It's free for annual pass holders or usual admission charges apply.
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#3: Children's Adventure Week, Bishop Auckland
Weardale Adventure Centre in Ireshopeburn (postcode DL13 1HB) is holding weekly residential summer camp programmes for children aged eight to 17. It includes rock climbing, gorge walking, canoeing and caving.
Prices start at £249 - call 01388 537 387 for more information.
#4: Summer camp, Hardwick Park
Hardwick Park's adventurers and explorers summer camp includes building dens, hunting for mini beasts, creating works of woodland art, overcoming challenges and making new friendships. It's suitable for ages six to 11 years.
The Hardwick Park summer camp is on Monday to Friday August 5-9, 10am to 3pm, and costs £12.50. Call 03000 262899 for more information.
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#5: Killhope - Kids Go Free Days
Killhope Lead Mining Museum at Cowshill, Bishop Auckland, gives free entry to children on Mondays during school holidays (admission fees apply for all others).
Call 01388 537505 for more information.
#6: Forest School, Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
There's a different activity each day at the Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve Forest School. It's suitable for children aged six to 11 and runs from 9am to 3pm.
The Rainton forest school costs £20 per child per day or £90 per child for the week. They run from Monday to Friday August 5-9. Call 0191 584 3112 for more information.
#7: Circus Skills, Ushaw
Ushaw is holding a Circus Skills and Performance Workshop where you can learn to juggle, spin plates, balance a feather on your nose or even ride a unicycle.
The circus skills workshop at Ushaw is on Tuesday August 6, either from 11am to 1pm or 2-4pm. It costs £3 for one workshop or £5 for both.
#8: Assemble with The Avengers, Lanchester Garden Centre
Lanchester Garden Centre Avengers Assemble afternoon includes Avenger training, games, dancing and a superhero picnic tea. It costs £25 and prebooking is necessary on 07591 203776.