Events for children and young people

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Please be aware that there may be limited spaces for each activity and courses often fill up quickly. We recommend calling as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment. Sessions at the library are given on a first come, first served basis using your child's library card.

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Groundwork indoor play session
Description:
For children aged 5 to 11. Includes a drink and healthy snack.
Date(s):
04/11/2013 to 22/12/2014
Time:
16:00 to 17:30
Venue: 
Branksome Community Centre
Cost:
£1
Category:
Babies, young children and parents

Bookface
Description:
Young people - come along to Crown Street Library and take a comedy photo of yourself with a bookface. We'll display them on our new teen message board! Please check website for library opening times.
Date(s):
01/02/2014 to 31/12/2014
Time:
All day
Cost:
Free
Category:
C:YoungPeople, Arts, culture and heritage

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

Babies, young children and parents
Darlington libraries summer reading challenge
Description:
For ages 4-11 years. To complete the challenge, children need to borrow books from the library on three separate occasions during the school holidays. They will be given prizes and rewards along the way and all those who complete the challenge will go into a draw to win one of our star prizes!
Date(s):
28/07/2014 to 31/08/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Darlington-wide
Cost:
Free
Category:
Babies, young children and parents


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


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


Captain's Tea Time
Description:
Join our shipmates in Under the Sea for our tea time special. Admission for 2 hours plus a themed pirate box meal.
Date(s):
02/08/2014
Time:
16:00 to 18:00
Venue: 
Cost:
£6.50
Category:
Babies, young children and parents

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:
09:30 to 10:30
Cost:
Free
Contact Details:  
Please call Suzy on 01325 349610 for more details
Category:
Babies, young children and parents


Junior Wrestling
Description:
Ages 5 to 15. First class free.
Date(s):
02/08/2014
Time:
14:00 to 16:00
Venue: 
The Lab, Faverdale Industrial Estate
Cost:
£2
Contact Details:  
Wil on 07852330687 or Chris on 07847183986
Category:
Babies, young children and parents, C:YoungPeople, Fitness and Sports