Events for children and young people

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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Kimberley Caravans Family Fun Day

Kimberley Caravans Family Fun Day

29 April 2018
10:00 to 15:00
Darlington
free
Darlington Borough Council

We would like to invite all local families along to our Darlington branch to enjoy a fun filled day of children's entertainment. This free to enter event is open to everyone and there will be something for all ages, even a cafe on site for when the little ones get hungry. You don't need to be a caravanner to come along, so put it in your diary and even bring along a friend. We are celebrating the opening of our newly resurfaced displayed area and kids zone and there will be more surprises later in the year. Family fun day with a host of activities to suit a range of ages from Toddlers to Teens including a soft play area, slides, bouncy castles, penalty shoot outs, snowboard simulator, climbing wall, crazy golf, funfair stalls, face painting and much more...

Dinosaur World Live

04 May 2018
16:00:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Darlington Hippodrome
Ticket required
Darlington Borough Council

A brand new dino-mite adventure.

Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child's favourite flesheating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus!

A special meet and greet after the show offers all our brave explorers the chance to make a new dinosaur friend.

Book now before tickets become extinct!

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Food & Craft Market

05 May 2018
10:00 to 14:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Middleton St George Community Centre
Free
MSG Food Market

A fantastic market that brings you great locally produced and homemade products. Come along and support your local small businesses, don't forget we have the cafe open so you are able to get refreshments and a bite to eat.

Dinosaur World Live

05 May 2018
11:00 to 16:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Darlington Hippodrome
Ticket required
Darlington Borough Council

A brand new dino-mite adventure 

Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child's favourite flesheating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus!

A special meet and greet after the show offers all our brave explorers the chance to make a new dinosaur friend.

Book now before tickets become extinct!

Book Tickets

Dinosaur World Live

06 May 2018
11:00 to 14:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Darlington Hippodrome
Ticket required
Darlington Borough Council

A brand new dino-mite adventure 

Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across unchartered territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child's favourite flesheating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus!

A special meet and greet after the show offers all our brave explorers the chance to make a new dinosaur friend.

Book now before tickets become extinct!

Book Tickets

Life Drawing Session: The Family Edition

Life Drawing Session: The Family Edition

20 May 2018
14:00 to 16:00
Friends Meeting House, Skinnergate
£4 for adults, £2 for under 18s
Darlington Borough Council

In aid of Darlington Arts Festival, we present our first 'family friendly' life drawing session with two clothed models. In the spirit of our usually sessions, this will be relaxed, untutored and of course accompanied by a top notch playlist! We will also be throwing in a few surprises to keep it fun and interactive for the little 'uns. All ages welcome and we definitely encourage lots of talking and of course singing along if you wish! Entry: £4 for adults £2 for under 18s Bring own art materials // No booking required // Refreshments Available.

Fairground

Fairground

28 May 2018 to 03 June 2018
10:00 to 17:00
07834 487026
There is no email specified
Market Square
Various
Smith's Amusements
There is no website specified

To be confirmed.

Science or Magic?? - Brafferton Village Hall with Abbie

29 May 2018
09:30 to 11:30
There is no phone number specified
Brafferton Village Hall
Ticket : £14.00
Love science

Have a tricky time this half term.......

Create disappearing paintings

Experiment with floating water towers

Make cool optical illusions

and loads more exciting science tricks

Suitable for 7-11 year olds

Please let us know if your child has any food allergies or medical conditions you think we should be aware of prior to the event on info@lovescience.co.uk

Book Tickets

Food & Craft Market

02 June 2018
10:00 to 14:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Middleton St George Community Centre
Free
MSG Food Market

A fantastic market that brings you great locally produced and homemade products. Come along and support your local small businesses, don't forget we have the cafe open so you are able to get refreshments and a bite to eat.

Darlington Community Carnival

Darlington Community Carnival

30 June 2018
10:00 to 17:00
Market Square
FREE
Dave French
There is no website specified

Darlington Community Carnival is back for 2018 with a range of family entertainment and live music throughout the day. The theme 'Heroes & Heroines' is a topic focussing on people who are admired for their courage and outstanding achievements.

Join us in and around Darlington Market Place from 9:45am, for the best in local dance, music and carnival. Then follow the parade through town to Stanhope Park, where you can spend the day being entertained for FREE, with an even wider range of food and bar options, not to mention a great number of stalls supporting great local charities, in addition to family games and rides.

For stalls, please contact: Diane Evans (01325) 263761

For further information, please contact: Dave French 07764 998451