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Wharton Park events


Find out about all the upcoming events in Wharton Park.

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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.

December - Winter at Wharton 

Elf trail

1 December - Sunday 6 January 

Father Christmas has been in touch to say that some of his Elves have gotten themselves lost and they were last seen playing at Wharton Park! Can you help Father Christmas find his Elves and get them back to the North Pole before Christmas Day! Complete the park trail and get a Christmas Treat. Pick up a trail sheet from the Café between 10.00am and 4.00pm. 

Throughout December the café is open weekends only 10-4pm and daily during Durham school holidays between Saturday 22 and Sunday 6 January.

£1 per trail sheet 

Elf school

Please note, this event is now fully booked.

Father Christmas is sending his favourite elf to Wharton Park this December! Join Jingle who will teach the children how to be a first class elf through a series of exciting games and activities. Jingle's challenges will include an introduction to disguise and surprise, elf and safety training, how to prepare the perfect glitter free snack for reindeers, gift presentation and speed sorting skills. Once each child completes Jingle's intensive training school they will graduate with an Honours in Elfery, receiving a certificate and award for their hard work.

  • Saturday 22 December - 10.00am - 11.30am and 1.00pm - 2.30pm

Cost: £8.50 per child (children must be accompanied by an adult). Booking required, limited spaces, early booking is advised. To book call 03000 262 655.

Christmas Corner - festive stories

Please note, this event is now fully booked.

Children will join our team to get all cosy in our education room with a festive story. Sessions will include story time followed by a festive trail and Christmas craft activity the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. 

DateTimeStoryCraft activity
Sunday 23 December1.00pm - 2.30pmThe Night Before ChristmasChildren will make their own environmentally friendly reindeer food to put out on Christmas Eve

Cost: £4 per child (children must be accompanied by an adult). Booking is required, to book call 03000 262 655 

Educational sessions for schools

We run educational sessions in the park throughout the year. For more information and details of how to book, check out our  Icon for pdf Wharton Park Workshops 2018 (PDF, 1.6mb) flyer.

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Wharton Park
03000 262 655
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