Spring marches ever onwards, and with the warming weather (hopefully, although I've probably jinxed it now) come plenty of family events in Durham to enjoy.
#1: International Women's Day, Beamish Museum
Pack your straw boater and head to Beamish Museum's International Women's Day event. With a protest march and placards, you can also get involved the Suffragette Movement songs and listen to a Suffragette campaigning for the right to vote.
The Suffragette rally takes place in Beamish Museum's 1900s town from Friday March 8 to Sunday March 10, with a march at 11am and 2pm on each of the days. Meanwhile down in the Pit Village, you can hear an Edwardian lady campaigning for women's right to vote.
On Saturday March 9 you can also get involved with singing women's campaign songs at 1pm and 2pm.
As ever with daytime Beamish Museum events, you can use your annual pass. If you haven't been to Beamish Museum before, 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: British Science Week, Locomotion
British Science Week takes place from Friday March 8 to Sunday March 17 and there are a couple of British Science Week Durham events that you head along to fill your family's weekend.
One event is at Locomotion, the railway museum in Shildon. Every day from 10am to 4pm there will be a programme of schools and family learning activities focused around science, technology, engineering and maths. It's suitable for all ages.
#3: British Science Week, Beamish Museum
There are also Beamish Museum British Science Week events. The programme of events starts on Sunday March 10, when families can take part in an event looking at gears and how they work. Children can help to build a new machine that needs a gear system to make it work. It takes place in the Pit Village band hall.
#4: Hooray for Horus, Durham Oriental Museum
This weekend Durham Oriental Museum has a focus on Egyptology. Children can make an Egyptian amulet, and learn about the Ancient Egyptian gods Horus, Anubis and Hathor.
Hooray for Horus takes place on Saturday March 9 from 1-3pm. Durham Oriental Museum tickets cost £1.50 adults, 75p children and over 60s, £3.50 family (two adults three children).
#5: Bertie's Mini Golf, Prince Bishops Shopping Centre
Looking for something in Durham city that will entertain the children without costing the earth? Bertie's Play Village inside M&Co in Prince Bishop's Shopping Centre has got mini golf every day that M&Co is open, and it's free. Collect your ball, scorecard and putter at Bertie's Play Village and away you go. Play your way around nine holes.
Bertie's Mini Golf is open every day from 10am to 4.30pm except Sunday, when it is open 11am to 3.45pm. On site there is also Bertie's Snack Cabin which serves hot and cold drinks, and snacks. There's also toilets and free wifi, so you can settle in for a while.