There are plenty of family events even as we come towards the end of the Durham half term holiday. Here's what's on in Durham for the next few days so you can make the most of the remaining school holiday days.

As usual, ExplorAR has found a good range of events in venues across the city, so see which of the following family events in Durham this weekend takes your fancy.

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#1: Uniformed Services Fun Day, Durham city

Taking place in the centre of Durham, the annual Durham Uniformed Services Fun Day returns this Friday, May 31 2019. There's plenty to do, including rides on the Fire Brigade aerial platform. Read all the details in our Durham Uniformed Services Day story.

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#2: Durham Doggy Social, Whisky River

Get together with other dog lovers at Whisky River's regular Durham Doggy Social. From 12-5pm on Sunday June 2, walk along the Durham riverside with your four legged friend, then have a hot drink and slice of cake in the company of other dog owners.

Whisky River bar and cafe is on the riverside in Prince Bishops Shopping Centre near Elvet Bridge. Collect a Durham city walking map and give a donation for their nominated charity, Stray Aid. Remember to take leads and poo bags. Call 0191 384 9511 for more information.

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#3: Wilderness Survival Challenge, Hamsterley Forest

Your light airplane has crash-landed in dense forest hundreds of miles from civilisation. Cold and wet, there are also grizzly bears in the forest. How will you survive?

Suitable for children aged eight to 13, the Wilderness Survival Challenge at Wild North Discovery in Hamsterley takes place on Sunday June 2 between 1.30-4.30pm. It costs £15 and prebooking is essential on 01388 529154 or

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#4: Summer in the City Festival, Durham city centre

The Durham Summer in the City Festival begins this weekend. A celebration of Durham's art, theatre and music, the Durham Summer in the City Festival begins with art exhibition #VisibleWomen on Saturday June 1 until the end of the month. #VisibleWomen celebrates women artists from Durham's Collection. It's at Palace Green Library from 9am to 6pm and it's free entry. At the Gala Theatre is another exhibition, Steffan Sixt: Heimat, which celebrates Durham's twinning with the German town of Tubingen. A third art exhibition is Things from Home: An exhibition of work by Katrin Moye, at the Durham Oriental Museum, exploring things that international students missed from home. You'll have to purchase entry into the museum.

The final Durham Summer in the City Festival event this weekend is a family workshop inspired by Durham's Bailey Gallery. It takes place at Palace Green Library between 1-3pm on Saturday and Sunday, and is free.

You can also read the full Summer in the City theatre listings story.

#5: Shildon Model Railway Club Exhibition, Locomotion

The free Durham railway museum in Shildon, Locomotion, is hosting the Shildon Model Railway Club on Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, between 10am and 5pm. There'll be model railway displays, demonstrations and trade stands. Phone Locomotion on 01904 685780 for more information.

#6: Celebrating Eid, Durham Oriental Museum

Celebrating Eid at Durham Oriental Museum takes place on Saturday June 1 between 1-3pm, where you can make a glittery moon and star decoration. Entry to the museum costs £1.50 adults, 75p children and over 60s, £3.50 family of two adults and three children. For information contact Durham Oriental Museum on or 0191 334 5694.

#7: Spring Corner - The Tiny Seed, Wharton Park

Listen to the story of 'The Tiny Seed' by Eric Carle then plant your own seed and enjoy a spring craft. It takes place on Friday May 31 between 10-11.30am and 1-2.30pm at Wharton Park near Durham railway station, and costs £4. Prebook on 03000 262 655.

#8: Genie Slime, Lanchester Garden Centre

Lanchester Garden Centre is hosting three events on Friday May 31. In Genie Slime, make your own blue glitter genie slime and turn it into a genie lamp charm that you can take home in your own genie egg capsule. It's suitable for ages four and older and takes place at 10-10.45am and 11-11.45am. It costs £10 per child, which includes a voucher for free entry to Potter's World.

The second event is Jafar's Crystal Balls, between 1-2pm and 2.30-3.30pm. Paint and glitter your own globe. It's suitable for ages five and over, and costs £15, which includes a voucher for free entry to Potter's World.

The final Lanchester Garden Centre event is Jasmine Hairbands. Wrap your hairband with ribbon and add a jewel to it. It's suitable for ages four and over and costs £10 per child, which includes a voucher for free entry to Potter's World.

For more information about any of the Lanchester Garden Centre half term events, you can call them on 01207 521669.

#9: Harambee Pasadia Festival, Barnard Castle

The Harambee Pasadia Festival is a four-day family camping extravaganza in celebration of the diverse cultures, foods, music, artists, and fusions of the African diaspora. It's the first Afro Fusion Arts Festival in the North East of England. Featuring 200 artists, there are events happening from Thursday, May 30 to Sunday, June 2.

The Harambee Pasadia Festival events are taking place at the Hub in Barnard Castle. Full weekend Harambee Pasadia Festival tickets cost £70 adults, £18 children, £210 families and £45 teenagers. Under fives go in for free. There are also day tickets. You can buy tickets on the Harambee Pasadia Festival website.