There are so many exciting events for your visit to Durham this Summer, especially if Plawsworth Hall is your homebased. With the usual spots to visit, such as stately homes, churches, great walking routes and historical points of interest such as Hadrian’s Wall, there is ample to see. But what about events? There are so many this summer so we’ve created a list of our recommendations below. Each Durham event will ensure your stay is action packed, food-filled, and generally fun for the entire family.
Seaham Food Festival
The Seaham Food Festival will be an exciting weekend of food and family fun on the 6th and 7th of August. The festival will also boast a line-up of guest chefs demonstrations, family entertainment and live music, with excellent traders showcasing their culinary creations, including fantastic street food traders and artisan food producers. Visit the website to plan your foodie weekend.
Kynren – An Epic Tale of England Live Show
Join young King Arthur on a spellbinding journey through time and watch legends come to life from Romans to Victorians. This outdoor theatrical spectacular is truly epic, featuring lavish pomp and pageantry, thrilling choreography, amazing stunts, special effects and pyrotechnics to bring 2,000 years of history to life. These are just some of the 29 dramatic scenes as Kynren takes audiences on a thrilling, action-packed, emotional journey through time. The show is ongoing over the season so pop onto the booking portal to secure a space.
County Durham’s biggest and oldest open-air British Agricultural Show offers a fun-filled weekend glimpse into agricultural life. Split into Agricultural Day and County Fair Day, each features something different that will entertain the entire family from Donkey Rides, Birds of Prey Display, Diggerland, Alpacas, Dog Agility, and an Artisan Food Market, Ferret Show, Vintage Vehicles and much more. Get the family along for a great weekend out.
This is a smaller local show, but another that will interest and entertain. Exhibitions include horse and pony competitions, a children’s tent, inflatable zones and a climbing wall, with many activities free for youngsters, providing fantastic value for families holidaying on a budget.
Monk Summer School
Each week of the summer holidays, your young ones can get hands-on experience of the life of medieval monks who once lived at Durham Cathedral. Educational yet exciting classes include trying their hand at Ink-making and Illumination, Making Flatbreads, Making Barley Water, and Making Salves and Balms, amongst others that will be sure to entertain and intrigue kids 7+.
Dinosaur Discovery Trail at High Force
Young explorers will love the dinosaur discovery trail at High Force, where they will get the chance to search through woodlands and pass the magnificent waterfall on their quest to collect clues. Rocks in the area have been traced back as far as 300 million years, so it is the perfect setting for a dinosaur hunt for budding paleontologists and offers a great day out for all the family.