Looking for family events this weekend? Then you've come to the right place - here's what's going on from Friday July 26 to Sunday July 28 2019.
The fun of the Durham Brass Festival and the Big Meeting are behind us, but the Durham school holidays have only just begun. See what fun you can find with our picks below of what's on in County Durham.
#1: Terrific Tiles, Durham Oriental Museum
Spot the ornamental tiles on display in the galleries then paint your own ceramic tile to take home. It's a drop-in session, on Friday July 26 from 1-3pm.
Terrific Tiles is included in the Durham Oriental Museum admission price (£1.50 adults, 75p children and over 60s, £3.50 family of two adults and three children) and is generally suitable for children aged five to 11. For information contact Durham Oriental Museum on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0191 334 5694.
#2: Fortnite t-shirt designing, Meadowfield
Create a t-shirt inspired by the video game Fortnite. There will be a range of Fortnite templates to use, and the price includes a two hour workshop, all inks, tools, materials and a t-shirt.
Fortnite t-shirt designing is at Colourful Chameleons on Meadowfield Industrial Estate. The workshop is recommended for children aged 10 and above.
Tickets cost £18 from the booking page. For more information call 0191 378 0011.
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#3: IncludFEST 2019, Hardwick Park
IncludFEST is a free, fully inclusive and accessible arts festival for children, young people and families to enjoy a range of arts activities including live music, live outdoor street theatre, participatory workshops, story telling and arts and crafts.
IncludFEST is free and takes place on Saturday July 27 from 1-5pm. For more information phone 0300 124 0448 or visit www.includfest.co.uk.
#4: Ranger Fun, Hardwick Park
Hardwick Park is holding free Ranger Fun events every Sunday afternoon. Starting on Sunday July 28, until September 1, you can take part in den building, pond dipping and bug hunting. No booking is required. Call 0300 026 2899 for more information.
#5: Durham City Run Festival
On Saturday July 27 the Durham City Run Festival has a couple of family-friendly activities. At 10am-12.30pm down at the Racecourse, marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe is holding the first ever Families on Track event, which is a unique event where families can participate together to complete the distance, having fun on the way, and ensuring everyone can join in no matter their age or ability.
You can learn more about how it works plus book tickets (£40 per team) on the booking page.
At 10am-12pm also at the Racecourse is Made to Play, which is a chance to get the children active.
#6: Summer Arts, Bishop Auckland
No.42 Market Place in Bishop Auckland is offering self-guided trails around the deer park and Bishop Trevor Gallery. Then head to No.42 and join artistic duo Creative Pop to make your own piece of art, inspired by what you've seen.
Trails can be collected from No.42, Auckland Tower or Bishop Trevor Gallery, and are suitable for all ages. The Bishop Auckland art trails run every day from July 26 to August 31, from 11am to 3pm. Call 01388 743 750 for more information.
#7: Discovery Club, Bowlees Visitor Centre
Bowlees Visitor Centre in Teesdale is holding a discovery club, looking at funky flowers and buzzing bees. Suitable for children aged four to 11, the monthly club takes place on the last Saturday of the month. Annual membership is £5 or £1 per session. Booking advised. This week's is on Saturday July 27 - call 01833 622145 for more information.
#8: Cirque du Hilarious, Seaham Leisure Centre
Pantomime legends and CBBC stars Danny Adams, Mick Potts and Clive Webb are launching their biggest ever comedy tour of the North East. They're at Seaham Leisure Centre on Saturday July 27 - call 0191 581 6366 for more information.