Looking for events in Durham this weekend? We've picked out a few of the best events from across County Durham for Friday to Sunday February 15-17.
Whether you're looking for a family friendly Durham event or an evening out with theatre or music, there's always plenty to do.
This weekend in particular has plenty to do in Durham because it is the start of the February half term. For family events throughout the week, have a look at our Durham February half term events story.
Guided walk, Durham Woodlands Old and New
Enjoy a walk through some of the beautiful County Durham countryside without having to worry about directions, with this guided walk on Sunday February 17. Join David Butler for this Durham Woodland Revival walk, which will take in some of the local history.
Head south from Durham city down the A167 to Sunderland Bridge, near the Honest Lawyer pub. It costs £4 to join in and the walk starts at 10am. The walk is 10 miles and should take about five hours. Meet at Sunderland Bridge - DH6 5JL. Grid reference is NZ265377. OS map is Lr93, or Explorer map 305. Bring lunch!
Mini Magic Flute, Barnard Castle
On Saturday, the Whitham in Barnard Castle is hosting the Mini Magic Flute. Three opera singers and an accordionist will retell the Magic Flute, and children can get involved in a craft workshop beforehand then see their art used during the show. Suitable for children four upwards.
The workshop is 11.30am-12pm with the performance at 12.15-1.45pm. Tickets cost £8 adults and £5 children. Phone 01833 631107 for information.
Durham Record Fair, Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre
Love music? Then the Durham Record Fair is for you. Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre in Durham city is hosting the Durham Record Fair on Sunday February 17, 10am-4pm, with CDs, vinyl and memorabilia from the north's biggest music dealers. It costs £2 to go in.
Tanfield Railway - North Sunderland Sunday
Join the North Sunderland Sunday family event at Tanfield Railway on Sunday February 17. It will recreate a typical journey on the North Sunderland Railway, which was a four mile light railway in Northumberland running from Chathill to Seahouses. Tanfield Railway tickets cost £27.50 for a family ticket (two adults, two children), £10.50 for adults, £6.50 for children's tickets (under fives go free) and senior citizens £8.50. This allows unlimited travel for a day.
Durham Full Moon Market
The Durham Full Moon Market takes place on Friday February 15, between 4-9pm in Durham Marketplace. It is a monthly event with streetfood chefs from across the North East, and is free to go in.