Summer’s Sorted at Ushaw

It’s time to relax, summer is sorted here at Ushaw as we have a host of affordable wonder-filled events to make your summer the best it can be.

Train Toy Takeover | Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays during Summer Holidays, 11am – 4pm (Drop-in)

Our Francis Thompson Room will be home to Train Toy Takeovers throughout Summer. We’ll have with heaps of track and trains for your young engineers to construct and play to their hearts content.

No pre-booking required, included with our Annual Pass or Day Pass

Take a Stitch to Ushaw | Every Friday from 29th July – 2nd September, 2pm – 3:30pm

Pick up your threads and take a stitch to Ushaw this summer. Join members of a local independent stitching group, currently displaying their work at Ushaw. Learn all the basics of hand stitching. Create your own fabric cupcakes or doughnuts, have a go at crazy patchwork, or stitch your own masterpiece to display on a card or keyring. All materials and tuition provided and this activity is included with our Day or Annual Pass. Suitable for children 7 years and older.

Booking required, you can do so here

Animals About Town | Tuesday 9th, 16th & 23rd August, 11am – 3pm

On Tuesday, 9th, 16th and 23rd August meet, interact and learn about a selection of friendly farm animals as Animals About Town makes a return to Ushaw.

Booking required, you can do so here

Meet The Birds | Saturday 23rd July, Monday 15th & Tuesday 30th August, 11am – 2pm (Drop-in)

Gosling Raptors bring their marvelous owls along, get a close up look at real owls.

No pre-booking required, included with our Annual Pass or Day Pass (Suggested £2 donation) 

Explore and Draw at Ushaw | Every Saturday from 23rd July – 27th August, 9:30am – 10:30am

Saturdays are for creativity inspired by a beautiful setting. Artist Betty Brown will lead you to inspirational parts of Ushaw and guide you to progress your drawing skills whether you are just starting out or experienced.

Booking required, you can do so here

Confidence Building Workshop with Activate Theatre | Thursday 25th & Friday 26th August, 10:30am – 1pm & 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Lift your head up high! Activate Theatre are our resident theatre company and have planned fun activities to boost young people’s confidence.

Booking required, you can do so here

Comedy Club 4 Kids – Live at Ushaw | Saturday 3rd September, 1pm – 2pm
Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups, sketch acts and cabaret stars from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children (aged 6+) and their families… but without the rude bits! 

Booking required, you can do so here

Below we highlight what activities you can do daily whilst visiting us during the Summer Holidays. There’s something always on! Open 11am-4pm daily.

– Outdoor Games and Activities – Our games carts have been bolstered with Football goals, Hula Hooping, Badminton, Space Hoppers and more
– Interactive Digital Trail – Can you find the hidden treasure in our Gardens? App launching SOON! Keep an eye on our social media feeds for updates @ushawdurham
– Pirates Treasure Hunt / Room On The Broom  – We’ll have two outdoor Trails which you can explore in our Gardens, can you complete them?

No pre-booking required for daily activities, included with our heaps of value Ushaw Annual Pass.

Not an Ushaw Annual Pass Holder? Get yours below!


See the full Summer at Ushaw timetable here


22 Jul 2022 - 04 Sep 2022


Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens
Woodland Road, County Durham, County Durham, DH7 7DW, United Kingdom


Various prices

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