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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20 May 2022
10:30 to 11:30
01325 405060
Head of Steam
Non members £2 per adult, children 5 and under are free, included in Family annual passes
Darlington Borough Council

Booking is required for this fun messy play session with our friends from Little Learners. Booking opens the week before at our Station Scamps session or call or email the museum to book. Places are limited to ensure everyone gets a turn and we have social distancing.

Please note this session is from 10.30-11.30am.

22 May 2022
10:00 to 16:00
01325 405060
Head of Steam
£2 adults, £1 children, under 5's free and included in admission and yearly passes
Darlington Borough Council

A variety of rare and unusual vintage vehicles from across the North East and Yorkshire regions gather again for this popular event, activities include mini train ride, arts and crafts and childrens entertainer. The Cafe will be open serving a selection of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, paninis, crisps, cake and biscuits.


£2 entrance fee for adults, £1 for children, under 5's are free and included in yearly passes

Exhibitors - to book your vintage vehicle in, please complete and submit the google form (link below)

https://forms.gle/q7JJNserzXQwdH4L9

 

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

Join Vanessa from The Creation Station Darlington for some fun, family friendly Jubilee themed creativity!

This is a drop in arts and crafts session where your children will create flags and bunting with you, ready for the Jubilee celebrations.

This session is suitable for children aged 2 years onwards.

Included in admission and yearly passes

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

Planning a Jubilee Celebration? - come along to the Museum to create your own tissue paper flowers to add that little something extra to your street party

This session is drop in between 10am - 4pm

 Included in admission and yearly passes

 

02 June 2022
10:00 to 16:00
01325405543
Head of Steam
Included in admission and yearly passes
Darlington Borough Council
Come along and decorate your own crown to be a King or Queen for the day at your Jubilee Celebrations
Drop in session
Included in admission and yearly passes
03 June 2022
13:00 to 16:00
01325405543
Head of Steam
Included in admission and yearly passes
Darlington Borough Council
Come along and decorate your own crown to be a King or Queen for the day at your Jubilee Celebrations
Drop in session
Included in admission and yearly passes
03 June 2022
10:00 to 12:00
01325 405060
Head of Steam
Non members £2 per adult, children 5 and under are free, included in Family annual passes
Darlington Borough Council

Come and join our friendly session for children aged 5 and under and their grown ups. We have railway themed play that includes messy and role play, as well as the chance to explore the museum. Meet new friends and have fun!

Queens Platinum  Jubilee Street Party
05 June 2022
11:00 to 18:00
There is no phone number specified
Bishopton Village Hall
Free
Bishopton Parish Council

Food and Refreshments will be provided free of charge People attending the event who have a Gluten or Nut problem must be responsible for their own food. There will be Competitions and Games as part of the celebrations and may include Painting Competition, Scarecrow Competition, Best Crown Competition and Various Games at the Village Green Cenotaph area followed by Various Races and Games at the Playground. Prizes and Medals to be awarded for each Competition or Game. The celebration will commence at 11.00am and will move to the playground around 2.30pm.

This event is not run by Darlington Borough Council.


10 June 2022
10:00 to 12:00
01325 405060
Head of Steam
Non members £2 per adult, children 5 and under are free, included in Family annual passes
Darlington Borough Council

Come and join our friendly session for children aged 5 and under and their grown ups. We have railway themed play that includes messy and role play, as well as the chance to explore the museum. Meet new friends and have fun!

17 June 2022
10:30 to 11:30
01325 405060
Head of Steam
Non members £2 per adult, children 5 and under are free, included in Family annual passes
Darlington Borough Council

Booking is required for this fun messy play session with our friends from Little Learners. Booking opens the week before at our Station Scamps session or call or email the museum to book. Places are limited to ensure everyone gets a turn and we have social distancing.

Please note this session is from 10.30-11.30am.

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!

Link to book slots will be live from 15 July 2022

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
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

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