Easter events in Durham usually focus on the school holidays - two weeks to entertain the children, with lots of visitor venues and attractions putting on family-friendly activities.
But what if you don't have children? Or you have children but manage to get some time to yourself (surely not) and do some of the events you want to do for a change? If so, you're likely to be interested in activities taking place just during the four days of the Easter bank holiday.
We've pulled together some Easter events in Durham just for Friday to Sunday April 19-22 that might be more adult-focused than full of children.
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Durham Easter bank holiday events #1: Durham Full Moon Market
On Friday April 19, the monthly Durham Full Moon Market returns to the Durham Marketplace. From 4-9pm, there'll be a selection of live music to keep you entertained as well as a selection of food stalls from some of the best suppliers from the North East. You can enjoy the music for free; food stalls at previous Full Moon Markets have included The Asian Project, The Greek Kitchen, The Green Guerrilla, Fat Hippo Fleet, Perissa, Kimchi Planet, Earth and Fire Pizza, The French Pop Up, The Belgian Waffle Tuk, Smokie Dokies, and Coffee Supreme.
Durham Easter bank holiday events #2: Hamsterley Forest stargazing
An event that's not suitable for young children. Head out at night on Saturday April 20 to enjoy a night of gazing at the stars in one of County Durham's many dark sky areas. The night will start with an introductory indoor session to show a software-based representation of everything to see in the night sky in real time, and then the group will head outside to use binoculars and a telescope to take a look at the real thing.
Tickets for the Hamsterley Forest stargazing cost £5 and booking is essential. Call 01388 529154 for more information.
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Durham Easter bank holiday events #2: An Evening of Eric and Ern, Durham Gala Theatre
Children probably won't get this, which makes this Gala Theatre show ideal for your Durham Easter bank holiday itinerary.
Jonty Stephens and Ian Ashpitel perform as Morecambe and Wise, with some of their most famous comedy sketches, best-loved routines, songs and sketches. And of course, a musical guest.
An Evening of Eric and Ern comes to Durham Gala Theatre on Friday and Saturday April 19-20, at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £20.50 and can be booked on the Gala site.
Durham Easter bank holiday events #3: Hilarity Bites comedy show, Darlington
Old English Gentleman in Darlington is hosting the latest Hilarity Bites comedy show on the night of Thursday April 18 at 7.30pm - perfect for when you've finished work ready for the four-day Easter bank holiday. This time, the comedy show is Tony Jameson: Idealist. In his show, Tony - described as one of the North East's most natural storytellers - takes a look at lots of everyday subjects, including Brexit, harassment, body shaming, the impending apocalypse, social mobility, and ITV.
Tickets* cost £5 plus 50p booking fee, available on the official booking page.
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Durham Easter bank holiday events #4: Crafts in Durham, Durham Marketplace
This Durham craft event will have a variety of crafted items for sale from stalls in Durham Marketplace. It takes place on Sunday April 21.
Durham Easter bank holiday events #5: Easter afternoon teas, Crook Hall
Enjoy one of Crook Hall's famous leisurely afternoon teas. There'll be carrot cake and more seasonal Easter treats too. Tickets cost £24.50 per person and there's a discount for annual pass members.
It takes place on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, April 21-22, from 12-3.30pm. Pre-booking is essential, and you can phone Crook Hall on 0191 384 8028.