Looking for ideas for Fathers Day days out in Durham? There are several events taking place across the county - we've listed them below.
From craft activities making something special for dad, through to nice events the whole family can enjoy, there's usually something going on in our county for Fathers Day. Take a look below at the events and days out for Fathers Day in Durham and see what dad would like.
You can also check out food ideas in our Durham Fathers Day meal offers and ideas story.
Durham Fathers Day days out idea #1: Beamish Reliability Run
If you love cars and history, this is the Durham Fathers Day event for you. The 48th annual Beamish Reliability Run features beautiful vintage cars from 1956 and earlier, and there'll be a couple of chances to see them up close.
The Beamish Reliability Run is a 150-mile run through Durham and North Yorkshire beginning and ending at Beamish. Beamish Museum will open at 8.30am so spectators can watch the cars leave, and they should be returning from 3.30pm onwards, with the museum staying open until 6pm (exhibits will only be open from 10am to 5pm as usual).
You'll also be able to see the cars at the Bowes Museum, where they'll stop in the grounds between 10am and noon.
There's even more car action at Beamish Museum thanks to the Beamish Morris Car Rally, where there'll be 20 of these beautiful motor vehicles, provided by the Morris Car Club. The Beamish Morris Car Rally takes place on both Saturday and Sunday June 15-16.
Durham Fathers Day days out idea #2: Dad's Den Building, Hardwick Park and Lanchester Garden Centre
Hardwick Park near Sedgefield is giving dads and children a Fathers Day event where you can build something together. For £5 per ticket, you can use natural materials to design and build your own den, then make a campfire to toast marshmallows and enjoy some hot chocolate. The Hardwick Park Fathers Day den building is suitable for children aged five and over. Call 03000 262 899 for more details.
Lanchester Garden Centre is running something similar too: join dad to learn bushcraft skills such as shelter and den building, nature trailing, and campfire cooking, all rounded off with pizza. The Lanchester Garden Centre bushcraft day runs from 3-5.30pm costs £25 for one adult and one child, and £10 for each additional child. Head to the booking page to get tickets.
Durham Fathers Day days out idea #3: Hall Hill Farm
If you head to Hall Hill Farm for Fathers Day, Sunday June 16 2019, dads get in for free if accompanied by a paying child aged two-15 years.
Hall Hill Farm has lots of animals to hold and feed, and games and tractor rides.
Durham Fathers Day days out idea #4: Vintage Rally, Ferryhill
Durham County Vintage Collectors Society presents its annual Ferryhill Vintage Rally on Saturday and Sunday June 15 and 16. Taking place at Mainsforth Recreation Complex at Ferryhill Station from 11am to 4.30pm, the Ferryhill Vintage Rally will have vintage vehicles such as cars and tractors, trade stands, crafts, tombola and a food van. It costs £3 for adults and £1 for children. For more information contact Allan Harley on 07 957 092 453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Durham Fathers Day days out idea #5: Legends of Industry Gala, Tanfield Railway
This is the biggest event in Tanfield Railway's calendar. The Legends of Industry gala will feature visiting locomotives, home fleet operational locomotives, an intensive timetable and a variety of trains and displays. Read more in our weekend family events in Durham story.
Durham Fathers Day days out idea #6: Archaeology at Auckland Castle
Drop in to Auckland Castle grounds anytime between 11am and 3pm on any day between Saturday June 15 and Sunday June 30 to see some of the archaeological finds from work at Auckland Castle. The whole family can help to wash recent finds and take part in archaeological activities.