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Summer Activity Programme | 2018

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Darlington

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Children & Family Events and Activities

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Join the Library for free and borrow books to earn an intergalactic reward!

Space Cadets aged 2 - 16, we need you!

Visit the Library and borrow books three times over the Summer Holidays (13 July - 07 September) to earn yourself an out of this world experience at either Create and Paint or Gamers Lounge.

Age restrictions apply

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Summer Events 2019

Tickets are available to book through Eventbrite from 08:00 on Wednesday 17 July

All tickets are non-refundable.

Unless otherwise stated, accompanying under 1's are free, but must be booked.

Junior LEGO® Club | Held every Saturday

Junior Lego Club

10.00am - 12.00pm

FREE Drop in session | Darlington Library & Cockerton Library 

 

 

Junior LEGO® Club for Children who are Home Educated | Held the first Thursday of every month

2.00 - 4.00pm

FREE Drop in session | Darlington Library

Booking is not required. However, places are limited and will be given on a first come first served basis each week. Sessions are free with your child's Library card. Library membership is for all and can be made on the day

LEGO and the LEGO logo is a trademark of the LEGO group, which does not sponsor, authorise or endorse this web site or Library activity.

Mon 29 JUL - Tue 20 AUG 9:30 | Bear's Adventures 0 - 1 years

Join us throughout the summer for these weekly interactive story, rhyme and sensory play sessions as we follow Bear on his adventures whilst collecting stickers for your book along the way.

  • Monday 29th July : A Trip to the Park Crown Street
  • Monday 5th August : Lets go Shopping Crown Street
  • Monday 12th August : Fun at the Seaside Crown Street
  • Monday 19th August : Time for Bed, Sleephead Crown Street
  • Tuesday 30th July : A Trip to the Park Cockerton
  • Tuesday 6th August : Lets go Shopping Cockerton
  • Tuesday 13th August : Fun at the Seaside Cockerton
  • Tuesday 20th August : Time for Bed, Sleephead Cockerton

£3.50 per child | Booking required for every baby and child attending (available from 17 JUL)

Mon 29 JUL - Mon 19 AUG 10:45 | Bear's Adventures 0 - 3 years

Join us throughout the summer for these weekly interactive story, rhyme and sensory play sessions as we follow Bear on his adventures whilst collecting stickers for your book along the way.

  • Monday 29th July : A Trip to the Park Crown Street
  • Monday 5th August : Lets go Shopping Crown Street
  • Monday 12th August : Fun at the Seaside Crown Street
  • Monday 19th August : Time for Bed, Sleephead Crown Street
  • Tuesday 30th July : A Trip to the Park Cockerton
  • Tuesday 6th August : Lets go Shopping Cockerton
  • Tuesday 13th August : Fun at the Seaside Cockerton
  • Tuesday 20th August : Time for Bed, Sleephead Cockerton

£3.50 per child | Booking required for every baby and child attending (available from 17 JUL)

Thu 01 AUG 10:30 | Celebrating 20 Years of The Gruffalo

Join us for an interactive walk exploring the deep, dark woods with storytelling and rhymes. Recommended for 0 - 3 year olds.

South Park Clock Tower

£FREE | Booking required for every baby and child attending (available from 17 JUL)

Thu 01 & Thu 15 AUG 14:00 | Stop Animation Workshops 10 years +

Learn how to plan and film your very own stop animation films using a variety of tools from modelling clay and LEGO® through to using popular toy figures. Our animation workshops will allow you to explore your creative side and make your imagination come alive.

£3.50 per ticket | Booking required (available from 17 JUL)

Wed 14 AUG 10:30 | The Greatest Show

Join Darlington Academy of Performing Arts and learn to sing and dance to songs from the smash hit movie, ‘The Greatest Showman’. If you fancy yourself as the next P.T Barnum or just love the movie, come along and give it a try. Recommended for 4 - 8 year olds.

  • 10:30 : Crown Street
  • 13:30 : Cockerton

 

£3.50 per child | Booking required (available from 17 JUL)

Fri 16 AUG 10:30 | Celebrating 20 Years of We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Join us for an interactive walk through the swishy swashy grass and the squelchy mud with storytelling and rhymes. Recommended for 0 - 3 year olds.

South Park Clock Tower

£FREE | Booking required for every baby and child attending (available from 17 JUL)

Mon 19 AUG 14:15 | Fairytales Arts & Crafts

Join Learning and Skills for crafts based on your favourite fairytale characters. Recommended for 3 - 7 year Olds.

£FREE | Booking required (available from 17 JUL)

Wed 21 AUG | Toy Story

Join our toys for a fun filled day with games and prizes. We will train you on how to be a toy but get ready to hide... you never know when Andy might be coming!! Recommended for 3 - 7 Year Olds

  • 10:30 : Crown Street
  • 13:30 : Cockerton

 

£5.00 | Booking required (available from 17 JUL)

Thu 22 AUG 10:00, 11:15| Create and Paint

Choose a pottery animal or item and get creative with the help of the Create and Paint team. Recommended for children aged 3+

£5.00 | Booking required (available from 17 JUL)

Fri 23 AUG | Harry Potter Day

Wizarding fancy dress is welcome as you meet the birds from the Harry Potter films and learn to draw the characters with book illustrator Liz Million. Recommended for 7 - 11 year olds.

  • 09:30 - 11:00 : Crown Street
  • 10:30 - 12:00 : Crown Street
  • 12:30 - 14:00 : Crown Street
  • 13:30 - 15:00 : Crown Street

 

£5.00 | Booking required (available from 17 JUL)

Sat 24 AUG | Planetarium Experience

Blast off into outer space in our Planetarium

 

For Space Cadets aged 3-5 (9.15am - 9.45am)(10.00am - 10.30am)

Watch the Sun set and see the Stars appear and discover patterns in the sky inside our Planetarium Dome

(a limit of one accompanying adult will be allowed to enter the dome with the child.)

For Space Cadets aged 6-10 (11.00am - 12.00pm)(1.00pm - 2.00pm)

Take one giant step in to our Planetarium Dome to discover the solar system and learn about the adventures of astronauts.

For Space Cadets aged 9 - 14 (2.00pm - 3.00pm)

Take one giant leap into our Planetarium Dome and look to the stars and discover more about the science of space.

 

£5.00 per ticket | Booking required for all children attending (available from 17 JUL)

Tue 27 AUG 10:00 | Mr Men and Little Miss Crafts

Join Learning and Skills for crafts based on the popular Mr Men and Little Miss books by Roger Hargreaves. Recommended for 3 - 7 year Olds. (10.00 - 11.30am) Cockerton Library

£FREE | Booking required (available from 17 JUL)

Tue 28 AUG 13:30 | Starting School

Story, Rhyme and Activity Session specifically for children about to join Reception Class. (Includes Free Gift!) (1.30pm - 2.30pm) Cockerton Library

£3.50 per child | Booking required (Any accompanying children are priced at £1 per Child) (available from 17 JUL)