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 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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17 July 2022
10:00 to 16:00
01325405543
Head of Steam
Included in admission and yearly passes
Darlington Borough Council
Come and meet Paddington at Head of Steam, Paddington will be making appearances throughout the day. There will also be a mini train ride, face painting, arts & crafts and childrens entertainer
Normal admission applies and included in yearly passes
Museum cafe will be open serving a selection of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, toasties, crisps, snacks, cakes & biscuits.
26 July 2022
10:00 to 16:00
01325405543
Head of Steam
Included in admission and yearly passes
Darlington Borough Council
Join Vanessa from The Creation Station Darlington for some fun, Dragon themed creativity!

These are bookable arts and crafts sessions where your children will create maize dragons, dragon eggs and a fire breathing dragon!

This session is suitable for children aged 4 years onwards.

We look forward to seeing you for some Dragon fun!

Slots to book this activity are available from 15 July 2022

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creation-station-dragon-crafts-tickets-333529354277

Included in admission and yearly passes
28 July 2022
10:00 to 16:00
01325405543
Head of Steam
Included in admission and yearly passes
Darlington Borough Council

Two hapless PE teachers have decided to recreate the Games ... with some cones, hula hoops ... and a tiny megaphone.
They've suited up in their PE kits, they're sporting their sweatbands ... and they aren't accepting any notes from your mum to excuse you from this class (not even the ones you've written in her handwriting!). They're going to lead assault courses wherever they go and get Britain fit! Great fun for kids and adults, a comedic act that'll get you moving!

Drop in session - Included in admission and yearly passes

 

03 August 2022
10:00 to 16:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Head of Steam
Included in admission and yearly passes
Darlington Borough Council
Come along and meet the staff and birds from Walworth Birds of Prey, staff will be on hand to chat to as well as 2 x flying displays throughout the day at 11am and 1.45pm

Drop in session - Included in admission and yearly passes
04 August 2022
10:00 to 16:00
01325405543
Head of Steam
Included in admission and yearly passes
Darlington Borough Council

Jesse Ward Bubbleoloogist will mesmerise children and adults with their magical bubbles.

Come along and join in the bubble popping extravaganza with the outdoor bubble display or immerse yourself in an hours indoor bubble show where you may even get to stand inside a bubble! How big do you think the bubbles will be?

Included in admission and yearly passes


 

 

 

05 August 2022
13:00 to 16:00
01325405543
Head of Steam
Included in admission and yearly passes
Darlington Borough Council

Recycled Material Fish & Creatures - Summer Crafts

We’ll recycle and reuse plastic bottles and loo roll tubes to make crazy fish, sharks and other seaside creatures.

Drop in session and Included in admission and yearly passes

05 August 2022
10:00 to 12:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Head of Steam
Included in admission & annual passes
Darlington Borough Council

We’re outdoors as much as possible for Scamps through the summer holidays.

Join us on Friday mornings between 10-12 for activities aimed at under fives and their grown ups. Older siblings are welcome in the holidays. Activities included in normal admission and family annual passes. 

 

10 August 2022
10:00 to 16:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Head of Steam
Included in admission and yearly passes
Darlington Borough Council
Come along and meet the staff and birds from Walworth Birds of Prey, staff will be on hand to chat to as well as 2 x flying displays throughout the day at 11am and 1.45pm

Drop in session - Included in admission and yearly passes
12 August 2022
13:00 to 16:00
01325405543
Head of Steam
Included in admission and yearly passes
Darlington Borough Council

Clay Crafts & Sun Pictures

Using natural objects and special photographic paper we’ll create sun pictures or cyanotypes, and also make seaside themed models from air drying clay.

Drop in session and included in admission and yearly passes.

12 August 2022
10:00 to 12:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Head of Steam
Included in admission & annual passes
Darlington Borough Council

We’re outdoors as much as possible for Scamps through the summer holidays.

Join us on Friday mornings between 10-12 for activities aimed at under fives and their grown ups. Older siblings are welcome in the holidays. Activities included in normal admission and family annual passes. 

 

17 August 2022
10:00 to 16:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Head of Steam
Included in admission and yearly passes
Darlington Borough Council
Come along and meet the staff and birds from Walworth Birds of Prey, staff will be on hand to chat to as well as 2 x flying displays throughout the day at 11am and 1.45pm

Drop in session - Included in admission and yearly passes
18 August 2022
10:00 to 16:00
01325405543
Head of Steam
Included in admission and yearly passes
Darlington Borough Council

Cool Chemistry are a fun (and messy) workshop that investigates all things chemical! 

Learn how to separate ink colours using chromatography, what happens when we create a chemical reaction in a canister and discover how explosive elephants toothpaste is.

Included in admission and yearly passes

Session must be booked in advance via Eventbrite, slots available to book from Friday 12 August 2022

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/love-science-cool-chemistry-workshop-tickets-300564445347

19 August 2022
13:00 to 16:00
01325405543
Head of Steam
Included in admission and yearly passes
Darlington Borough Council

Paper Plate Octopus & Jellyfish

Make your own dangly legged octopus or jelly fish out of a paper plate and fabric or paper

Drop in session and included in admission and yearly passes

19 August 2022
10:00 to 12:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Head of Steam
Included in admission & annual passes
Darlington Borough Council

We’re outdoors as much as possible for Scamps through the summer holidays.

Join us on Friday mornings between 10-12 for activities aimed at under fives and their grown ups. Older siblings are welcome in the holidays. Activities included in normal admission and family annual passes. 

 

24 August 2022
10:00 to 16:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Head of Steam
Included in admission and yearly passes
Darlington Borough Council
Come along and meet the staff and birds from Walworth Birds of Prey, staff will be on hand to chat to as well as 2 x flying displays throughout the day at 11am and 1.45pm

Drop in session - Included in admission and yearly passes
25 August 2022
10:00 to 15:00
01325405543
Head of Steam
Included in admission and yearly passes
Darlington Borough Council

Messy Play sessions for all ages

Session to be booked in advance via Eventbrite, slots are available to book from Friday 19 August 2022

Included in admission and yearly passes

26 August 2022
13:00 to 16:00
01325405543
Head of Steam
Included in admission and yearly passes
Darlington Borough Council

Starfish & Seahorses 

Make colourful seahorses and starfish from our collage and recycled material

Drop in session, included in admission and yearly passes

26 August 2022
10:00 to 12:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Head of Steam
Included in admission & annual passes
Darlington Borough Council

We’re outdoors as much as possible for Scamps through the summer holidays.

Join us on Friday mornings between 10-12 for activities aimed at under fives and their grown ups. Older siblings are welcome in the holidays. Activities included in normal admission and family annual passes. 

 

29 August 2022
10:00 to 16:00
01325 405060
Head of Steam
Included in admission and yearly passes
Darlington Borough Council

Ahoy there shipmates! Why not sail on down to Head of Steam this August Bank Holiday and join us for tons of fun awash the high seas including swashbuckling magic shows, Treasure Hunts, Punch and Judy, Balloon Modelling, Face Painting and much more there really is something for pirates of all ages!

Event 10am-4pm

10am - Face Painting / Balloon Modelling Open / Treasure Hunt / Arts and Crafts Open
11am - Magic Show 
12noon - Punch and Judy Show 
12.30pm - Pirate Party Games
1pm - Magic Show 
2pm - Punch and Judy 
2.30pm - Pirate Party Games
3.00pm - Magic Show 
3.30pm - Punch and Judy 
4.00pm - Event Close 
Skin Character walkabout at regular intervals

included in admission and yearly passes

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