We've found a variety of family events in Durham to keep the children happy over this weekend. Take a look below.

As always, there's quite a mixture of activities from crafts to events for older children. Here are the top family events in Durham this weekend, October 4-6 2019.

Durham family events #1: Power from the Past, Beamish Museum

Power from the Past will see increased operation of Beamish's steam and road transport in addition to some interesting visiting vehicles. It's on Saturday and Sunday October 5-6 and is free if you've got the Beamish yearly pass.

Also this weekend at Beamish is a proggy mat workshop. It's on Saturday October 5 10am to 4pm and is a chance to make your own proggy mat and take it home, and you'll also be given your own mat making kit. The proggy mat workshop costs £85 - call 01207 233 733 for more details.

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Durham family events #2: Shildon Model Railway Club Exhibition, Locomotion

Locomotion Museum in Shildon is hosting the Shildon Model Railway Club Exhibition, which will have model railway displays, demonstrations and trade stands. It's on Saturday and Sunday October 5-6 from 10am to 5pm.

Durham family events #3: Durham Lumiere 2019 art workshops

The Bottle Festoon workshops are a chance to get your artwork displayed at the Durham Lumiere festival. Taking place in locations across County Durham, the workshops involve creating art out of old plastic. Read more about when they're happening in our Lumiere workshops story.

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Durham family events #4: Ugly Bug Ball, Bowlees Visitor Centre

Bowlees Visitor Centre in Teesdale is holding the Ugly Bug Ball, which is the farewell celebration for the Bowlees cold-blooded and spineless invertebrate project. It's on Saturday October 5 from 6.30-9pm - call 01833 622145 for more information.

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