Looking for something to keep the children entertained over the weekend? We've found a few great activities - take a look below.

From crafts to outdoor fun, there's always something happening across our county. Here's the best of the family events in Durham this weekend, September 9-15 2019.

#1: Young Archaeologists' Club, Auckland Project

On Saturday September 14, 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 bookings@aucklandproject.org or by phoning the Auckland Project on 01388 743 797.

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#2: Beamish Model Railway operating day, Beamish Museum

On Saturday September 14, the Beamish Model Railway - the cog railway - will be running. The volunteers at the railway operate the trains from 1pm until 4pm starting at the Regional Resource Centre. A charge applies. Call 0191 370 4000 for more information.

#3: Reasons to Dig Workshops, Bishop Auckland History and Heritage Festival

Part of the Bishop Auckland History and Heritage Festival, the Reasons to Dig Workshops take place at No. 42 in the Market Place. Explore archaeology and hear stories of the past and the Bishops of Durham.

It's a free event at 10am, 11.30am and 2pm on Saturday September 14, but booking is required. Call 01388 743 797.

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#4: Bowes Agricultural Show

On Saturday September 14 is the Bowes Show, showcasing products like the Horticultural and Industrial marquee, dog shows, Punch and Judy, a Craft and Wool marquee, cattle, sheep and features from the agriculture and forestry industry.

Bowes Agricultural Show tickets cost £5 adults, £2 children, and children under five go free. Call 01833 628 342 for more information.

#5: From Caterpillar to Butterfly, Palace Green Library

Learn about the life cycle of a caterpillar as it turns into a butterfly. You can even take one of these creative creatures home with you. Butterfly wings are usually symmetrical and colourful. Can you make one out of pegs?

From Caterpillar to Butterfly at Palace Green Library is on Saturday and Sunday September 14-15, 1-3pm. Phone 0191 334 2932 for more information.

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