Things to Do in Durham

Visitors Encouraged To Help Protect The County’s Coastline

Visitors to County Durham’s coastline are being encouraged to help protect the local environment as restrictions continue to ease. Durham County Council is asking everyone to follow the new Countryside Code, which has recently been updated to allow people to enjoy the heath and wellbeing benefits of nature whilst giving it the respect it deserves. […]
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Durham’s Largest Beer Garden Returns To Hardwick Hall Hotel

 GROUPS CAN make the most of outdoor drinks, street food and a stunning view when County Durham’s largest beer garden opens on Monday (12 April). The grounds of Hardwick Hall Hotel, at Sedgefield, will once again transform into a huge outdoor drinking and dining area next week, after the success of the beer garden last […]
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Free Food Festival In County Durham Expected To Take Place Between 7-8 August

A free food festival is set to return to a County Durham seaside town this year with measures in place to keep people safe. Subject to coronavirus restrictions, Seaham Food Festival will take place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August. This will be followed by Bishop Auckland Food Festival in October, with dates to […]
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International Women’s Day Celebration To Take Place Online In 2021

A number of organisations are coming together this year to celebrate International Women’s Day with a series of online events designed to inspire and enthuse young women about their career prospects and future ambitions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, International Women’s Day celebrations will have to take place online this year. A range of organisations […]
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Fun Activities For County Durham Children This Half Term

Primary school children across County Durham can take part in some fun, creative activities this half term. Durham County Record Office is offering free online workshops giving children the chance to find out more about Durham County Council’s Record Office and uncover some of its treasured collections. ‘Seaside, Diaries and Snakes: Investigating how people lived […]
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Fun Arts Program For The Elderly To Continue Enriching Lives in 2021

A successful community arts programme that offers fun and friendship to older people is being expanded this year and has received national recognition for its efforts. Artful Age provides opportunities for older people in East Durham to make friends and grow their appreciation of the arts, from singing and dancing, to creating their own art […]
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UK Public Invited To Create BRILLIANT Artwork For Lumiere

Today, Monday 11 January, Artichoke, the producers of extraordinary large-scale events, has launched BRILLIANT, a £50,000 nationwide commissioning scheme for new works for the UK’s leading light art event. Six awards will be made, with the works to be shown alongside those of internationally-renowned artists at Lumiere, which is commissioned by Durham County Council and […]
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100 Cherry Trees Planted In Commemoration Of Japan And The UK’s 150 Years Of Friendship

One hundred cherry trees have been planted at a County Durham park, marking 150 years of friendship between Japan and the UK. As part of the Sakura Cherry Tree Project, Durham County Council has worked with sponsors NSK to ensure County Durham was included in the scheme to plant more than 5,000 trees throughout the […]
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Durham Constituents Urged To Join WW2 Veteran Bernard In Getting The Covid-19 Vaccine

Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, congratulated his constituent, Mr. Bernard Knatt, 93, of Iveston in County Durham, who received the Covid-19 vaccine in December and was looking forward to getting his second injection on January 5th.   Richard and his team had worked with Bernard earlier in the year to successfully help him get information about […]
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Shildon Althetics Club Refurbished Thanks To Council’s Funding

A revamped athletics stadium can now offer sports clubs and the community access to even more high-quality facilities after receiving a funding boost. Earlier this year, Shildon Athletics Club underwent a £250,000 refurbishment to secure the venue’s future and provide enhanced facilities for the benefit of residents and the clubs that train there. Funded by […]
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