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Park events

Find out about all the upcoming events in Wharton Park.

What's on

If an event takes place in the outdoor amphitheatre don't forget to bring a waterproof coat if it rains. You can also bring along a blanket for the grassed seating. 


Halloween arts and crafts

Tuesday 24 October and Thursday 26 October, 11.00am - 3.00pm

Come along to the education room and join us to make some spooky arts and crafts. £3 per child (adults free).

Fright night

Saturday 28 October, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Fright Night returns to Wharton Park with an all new Lets Circus spooky show . The Halloween themed show will take place in the amphitheatre with acrobatics, juggling, giant balloon comedy to die for and much more. Ticket holders can also visit the fire garden at the Way Sculpture and watch a fire juggling performance.  

Why not get in the spirit and wear fancy dress?

Due to limited lighting at the park visitors are asked to bring a torch. Outdoor clothing should be worn.

Tickets £3 per person or family ticket for five £10

Tickets can be purchased by booking online at Gala Durham: Fright Night or by contacting the Gala box office on 03000 266 600. Parkk gates will open to ticket holders at 5.00pm, the show starts in the amphitheatre at 6.30pm. 

Wharton Park car park will only be open to blue badge holders on fright night, alternative parking is available at County Hall during the event. 

Story Explorers: Zog

Thursday 9 November and Sunday 12 November, 10.00am - 11.30am and 1.00pm - 2.30pm

Storytelling, crafts and play-based activities for 2-5 year olds. £4 per child (adults free). Advanced booking required. Pay in cash at the park on the day.

Educational sessions for schools

See our Icon for pdf Workshops for schools at Wharton Park (PDF, 854.1kb)  for information about workshops available for school groups.

For further information about the above activities contact us.

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