We've found the best activities for all the family over the weekend to keep everyone entertained, whatever activities you enjoy.

Whether you love the great outdoors, a music event or theatre production, or even a good old children's craft activity, you'll find plenty of children's events in Durham. Here's what's on this weekend, July 5-7 2019.

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#1: Cricket fever, Hamsterley Forest

Active Forests at Hamsterley Forest is hosting a cricket fever event on Saturday and Sunday July 6 and 7. To coincide with the cricket world cup there'll be informal cricket matches, family activities and cream teas. Call 01388 488312 for more information.

#2: Beamish Museum activities

There's a variety of family activities at Beamish Museum if you're visiting this weekend. There's a quoits weekend, where competitors from the Quoits Association will compete in a northern rules quoits competition. This traditional miners' activity takes place on Saturday and Sunday in the Pit Village. Next, there's Crank It Up, with activities centred around science, technology, engineering and maths, and there'll be the final creations from Beamish's Young Engineers Challenge. Again, it's on both days.

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#3: Armed Forces Day, Bearpark

Bearpark Community Centre in Institute Terrace, Bearpark (postcode DH7 7AG) is hosting the Bearpark Armed Forces Day on Saturday July 6 from 12-4pm. The funday will have a field kitchen, a flag raising, climbing wall, games, cadets, face painting, sideshows, military memorabilia and refreshments. For more information email bearparkpc@live.com or call 07977076517.

#4: Durham Bubble Rush 2019

St Cuthbert's Hospice is holding the Durham Bubble Rush 2019 on Saturday June 6 from 9.30am to 3pm. The Durham Bubble Rush 2019 is a fun run that starts in a sea of foam. You then have to make your way to four coloured bubble stations while foam cannons fire.

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The Durham Bubble Rush 2019 takes place on St Leonard's Playing Field which you can access via County Hall (postcode DH1 5UL). Tickets cost £20 adults, £12.50 children and under threes free (they won't receive a t-shirt or medal, which is included with the other ticket types). Online registration has closed, but they are accepting on-the-day registrations. For more information call 0191 386 1170.

You can all see a gallery of pictures and learn more on the official page.

#5: Sparkling Flying Salmon, Palace Green Library

As part of the Wild exhibition at Palace Green Library, you can go along on Saturday or Sunday July 6-7 between 1-3pm to make a Flying Salmon that will sparkle in the sky as it leaps up the river.

Sparkling Flying Salmon at Palace Green Library is suitable for children aged five to 11. Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information.

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