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Wharton Park events

Find out about all the upcoming events in Wharton Park.


Throughout national lockdown, Wharton Park is open.

Please follow government guidance and only use our parks to exercise by yourself; with the people you live with; with your support bubble; in a childcare bubble where providing childcare or, when on your own, with one person from another household.

Toilets are open 10.00am to 4.00pm and are cleaned regularly. The café and visitor centre are closed.

Please stay local to your home and only exercise once a day.

The Big Draw competition

  • What: we're taking part in The Big Draw and asking all budding young artists out there to design us a flag with a climate change theme - winning flags will be chosen and displayed in our parks next year
  • When: enter before Thursday 31 December.
  • Where: in the park
  • Contact: contact us at the Countryside Service for details of how to apply.

Christmas Song Time
Wednesday 9, Wednesday 16 and Wednesday 23 December at 10.00am

Get those singing voices ready to join in with some festive favourites.

Which songs will come out of the stocking today?

The Pantomime Park Trail
Saturday 12 December to Sunday 3 January

......He's behind you!

Explore our interactive activity trail celebrating all your favourite Pantomimes this Christmas.

£1 per trail sheet.

Available from the café during weekends and Durham School Holidays 11.00am to 3.00pm daily. Between Monday 14 and Thursday 18 December trail sheets can be requested by emailing

We remind visitors to follow government guidance and social distancing measures whilst enjoying our park grounds and activities.

From Father Christmas
Thursday 24 December at 4.30pm

Story Time with Father Christmas.

Father Christmas would like to share a festive bedtime story with you this Christmas Eve.

Join him for 'The Night Before Christmas' then a very important message for all the boys and girls!

Quality Badge awarded by Council for Learning Outside the Classroom logo

In partnership with

  • Quality Badge awarded by Council for Learning Outside the Classroom
Contact us
Wharton Park
03000 262 655

Countryside Service
03000 264 589
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