There are still plenty of family activities despite the early May Bank Holiday being behind us. Here are the Durham events this weekend from Friday to Sunday May 10-12.

Whether you want to be outdoors enjoying the Spring, or inside learning about our city's history, venues across town have usually got some child-friendly events and activities.

Take a look below for family events in Durham this weekend and see what takes your fancy.

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#1: Make a Mummy, Durham Oriental Museum

Durham Oriental Museum has got an Egyptian mummy to see, and this is a chance to make your own. Head to the museum between 1-3pm on Saturday May 11 to make your own mini mummy.

Make a Mummy 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 queries contact Durham Oriental Museum on or 0191 334 5694.

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#2: Young Archaeologist Club, The Auckland Project

On Saturday May 11, head to No 42 Market Place in Bishop Auckland to take part in the Young Archaeologists' Club. Children aged from seven to 11 can explore archaeology with the Auckland Project's learning officers.

Sessions cost £2 each. Booking is essential, on or by phoning the Auckland Project on 01388 743 797.

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#3: Traditional Sweets and Treats Experience, Beamish Museum

On Friday May 10 from 12.30-4pm, you can take part in a workshop where you can learn how to make traditional sweets, including cinder toffee, coconut delights, Scottish tablet, rum truffles and sweetmeats, under the watchful expert eye of the Beamish Period Food Team.

It costs £65 per person and includes all equipment, ingredients, tea and coffee and a slice of cake. You'll also get a copy of recipes. Book by contacting Beamish Museum on 0191 370 4026.

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#4: Protect our Environment, Palace Green Library

Go along to Palace Green Library and make a poster to show people they need to look after the environment. Whether it's recycling more, or walking instead of taking the car, you can choose the issue on which to focus.

Protect our Environment at Palace Green Library takes place on Saturday and Sunday May 11-12, and is a drop in activity between 1pm and 3pm. It's included in the admission price and is suitable for children aged five to 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Email Palace Green Library on for more information.

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#5: Children's Fun Run, Raby Castle

Organised by Teesdale Athletics Club, there's a series of fun runs at Raby Castle on Sunday May 12, including races for younger children.

The first Raby Castle fun run starts at 10am and is for children aged eight and under, followed by a 3K race for children aged 11 and under at 10.15am. The next race is a 5k for runners aged 11 and over, and a 10k for over 16s.

The 10km course consists of two laps, largely on tarmac, with a short section through woodland and finishing alongside Raby Castle. You can find the links for entering on the Teesdale Athletics Club Raby Castle race page.