Events Coming Up for Children

Bowlees Explorers
Outdoor fun for under 5s and their families. Each session will feature hands-on nature-themed activities to get you exploring. Bowlees Explorers activities are suitable for children up to the age of 5. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. The cost is £1 per child
All sessions 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Bowlees Visitor Centre, Newbiggin in Teesdale.
3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 August.

Wild Wednesdays
Wild Wednesday activities are suitable for children up to the age of 12. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. The cost is £3 per child
All sessions 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at Bowlees Visitor Centre, Newbiggin in Teesdale.

2 August: Mining the past
Hands-on activity discovering how the mines of the North Pennines were built and how they were used.

9 August: Under the surface
Interactive activities exploring what’s under your feet in the North Pennines. We will be investigating rocks and soils through science and art.

16 August: Campfire cooking
A foraging walk around Bowlees, collecting herbs and fruits of the season and cooking them on the campfire.

23 August: Rivers, above and below
A river hunt to delve underneath the rocks to see what weird and wonderful creatures make their homes in our river habitats.

30 August: Seeds of summer
Discover traditional hay meadows, collect seeds and learn about the restoration of the magnificent hay meadows of Teesdale.

Children’s Archaeology Taster Days
These events are an opportunity for children to spend a taster day on an archaeological dig alongside community archaeology group, Altogether Archaeology. Suitable for children age 7 to16. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Archaeology Taster Days are free of charge.
All sessions 10:00 am – 4:00pm.

15 and 16 July, Plover Hall, Gilmonby near Bowes, County Durham

22, 23 and 24 August, Gueswick Hills near Cotherstone, County Durham

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