Events in Darlington

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The events for children and young people page provides additional event information for babies, children and young people; including events happening in the school holidays.

Note: Please be aware that free events do not charge for admission, but you may have to pay for food, activities and entertainment when you are there.

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Darlington by the sea
Description:
This popular event returns to Darlington with its traditional mix of sand and entertainment!
Date(s):
24/07/2014 to 07/08/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Town Centre
Cost:
Free
Category:
Babies, young children and parents, Community Events

4motion coaching - scooter, skateboard, BMX
Description:
Places are limited - please book as soon as possible.
Date(s):
28/07/2014 to 03/08/2014
Time:
10:00 to 11:45
Cost:
£25
Contact Details:  
01325 460550
Category:
Babies, young children and parents, C:YoungPeople, Fitness and Sports

Babies, young children and parents, Fitness and Sports
Intensive swimming lessons
Description:
Encouraging children aged 3-11 to develop a wide range of skills to become competent swimmers. Slots available: 9-9:30am, 9:30-10am, 10-10:30am, 10:30-11am, 11am-12pm.
Date(s):
28/07/2014 to 08/08/2014
Time:
09:00 to 12:00
Venue: 
Cost:
£40
Contact Details:  
Call 01325 388406 to book.
Category:
Babies, young children and parents, Fitness and Sports


Arts, culture and heritage
'Sixty' - 60 years of Patons and Baldwins.
Description:
The Patons and Baldwins archive which is held at the Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library is an amazing archive of photographs, building plans, minutes of meetings and related materials which tells the story of the company in Darlington and beyond. From photographs of staff to war rationing labels the collection is well used by the people of Darlington and is always available to view in Crown Street Library. We are especially pleased to loan some of this vast collection back to the Beehvie at Lingfield Point for this special exhibition and hope people will enjoy seeing the archive material back in its original home.
Date(s):
30/07/2014 to 08/08/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Cost:
Free
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage


Arts, culture and heritage
The First World War in the Tees Valley
Description:
A touring exhibition commemorating the First World War and its impact on the Tees Valley.. Please visit website for opening times.
Date(s):
01/08/2014 to 31/08/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Cost:
Normal admission charges apply
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage


Arts, culture and heritage
Trains to Trenches - North Eastern Railways in World War One
Description:
An exhibition commemorating the First World War and its impact on Darlington and the railway industry. Please visit website for opening times.
Date(s):
01/08/2014 to 02/11/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Cost:
Normal admission charges apply
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage


Flash Mob: Where dance worlds collide
Description:
The feel-good show starring Flawless and Strictly Come Dancing professionals Kevin Clifton and Karen Hauer along with stars from Got To Dance and So You Think You Can Dance! Latin meets locking', Celtic meets contemporary & jazz joins jump jive! Following huge critical acclaim the superb and spectacular Flash Mob comes to Darlington Civic Theatre for just two nights. Flash Mob is one of the most dynamic and innovative dance shows you will ever see! Packed with energy the show focusses on fusing different dance genres to celebrate the joy of movement and dance as an overall art form. The show culminates in a spectacular finale where the audience stand to join the cast in a giant Flash Mob!
Date(s):
01/08/2014 to 02/08/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Cost:
£23/£25
Other Information:
Starts at 7:30pm
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club - lunchtime gigs
Description:
Why not rediscover jazz, (or discover it for the first time), at one of our lunchtime sessions, which are held at St. Augustine’s Parish Centre. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments but please purchase your drinks from the bar.
Date(s):
02/08/2014
Time:
12:30 to 15:00
Venue: 
St Augustine's Parish Centre
Cost:
£10 at the door
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage

Arts, culture and heritage
World War one commemorative event
Description:
This event takes place at St John's Church on Neasham Road from 2 to 4 August. There will be an exhibition which will be open to the public and an act of worship on the 4 August. The exhibition will include poems, posters, songs and crafts as will as two memorial boards - a roll of honour which lists all pupils who attended St John's school and a list of pupils who sacrificed their life in the war.
Date(s):
02/08/2014 to 04/08/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
St John's Church
Cost:
Free
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage


Babies, young children and parents
Saturday Story Club
Description:
Story and craft sessions for 4-7 year olds. Limited places on the day, filled on a first-come-first-service basis using your child's library card
Date(s):
02/08/2014
Time:
10:30 to 11:30
Cost:
Free
Contact Details:  
Please call Suzy on 01325 349610 for more details
Category:
Babies, young children and parents