Summer Activities 2019

Here we will bring you a round up of all the activities taking place across Durham this Summer


Family Holiday Association

Are now accepting applications for breaks and days out in the Summer holidays.  For more information and to register as a referrer log onto:

Aycliffe Family Centre -Summer holiday activities 

See attached timetable for Summer activities at Newton Aycliffe family centre for families. Places are limited and are for target families you may be working with. If you have any families who would benefit from a family pass to be able to attend all session please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or ring the family centre on 03000 263 666.   Please note no transport will be provided.

Friday 9th August 11.00-1.00 there will be an additional needs movie event including Sensory.  To nominated a family contact Laura or ring family centre

DADLG Summer activities 

See attached the Summer community short breaks programme.

Derwentside College summer courses

There are a number of free courses over June at Derwentside college in Consett,  I have attached the information with contact details.

Summer Holidays

The VCS Alliance are now starting to pull together a table of what is available in the community for the summer holidays. I would very much appreciate if you could send any information you have on activities and events that are to be held during this time. If you have things in the planning stage would you please also let me know and forward any updates as you go. The VCS will be sending out an events/activities information sheet covering all county wide activities to all partner agencies and Children and Young Peolpes Staff so this is a great opportunity to get the word out of what’s available.

All your help with this would be greatly appreciated, Thank you J

Lesley Clough

VCS Alliance Worker North

One Point Service

Brandon Family Centre,

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Telephone- 03000267661


Jack Drum Arts Summer School

For ages 8+ Tuesday 30th July until Friday 2nd August  10.30am til 4.30pm each day Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7NR

Join a team of professional actors and musicians to create a play in a week inspired by the wonderful world of sustainable food! We’ll be getting our hands dirty with the folk from Incredible Edible Bishop Auckland to explore the local history of growing and learn all about the big changes in the way we eat.
We will use the natural surroundings of Auckland Castle as our stage and create stories and songs to perform for family, friends and the public at the end of the week. There may even be a pigeon race or two….

Cost is £25 for 4 days.  Please note this is payable in advance due to high demand.

We have a small number of FREE places for low-income families in receipt of benefits (evidence will be required). Please contact us via email or telephone to discuss.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL - Tel 01388 765002 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kynren's 50th performance!

The countdown to Kynren's first 2019 summer show is on!

2019 Year of the Viking will see more special effects, incredible horsemanship and fireworks than ever before!  PLUS be part of our history and experience Kynren's 50th performance on Saturday 29th June. 

Forward this email over to a friend and share this unmissable experience.

To see all the summer show dates please click here