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Activities for young people

Are your children always looking for something to do? This page will help you find information on a whole host of activities for children and young people in the County Durham area.

One Point family centres and hubs youth workers plan and deliver a wide range of out of school activities and youth work programmes around County Durham. Activities are delivered in youth centres, community buildings, school sites and through mobile and street based work. The programmes help young people learn through social experiences and opportunities. 


The county's About Area Action Partnerships run a whole host of continuous programmes. 

Children and Young People's Network

The Children and Young People's Network is available to disabled children and young people up to 25 years old.

Durham Music Service

Durham Music Service offers information on live music performances around the county - and can help budding musicians take up an instrument themselves.

Families Information Service

The Families Information Service is a free and impartial service that supports families with children and young people on all aspects of family life. The website has a Families Information Service: Local Offer section which makes it easier to find everything you need to know for 0-25 year olds with special educational needs or disabilities.


OASES provide a wide variety of support for schools and young people including after-school sessions and holiday activities from sites across the county. For more information visit OASES.

Sport and exercise

If your kids are sporty, check out what's on offer at your local Leisure centres.

County Durham Sport also provides information on how to get involved with sports.

Our Parks 

There's always lots happening at our parks. Our parks and green spaces.

This is Durham

This is Durham is the official tourism website for County Durham and advertises a whole host of activities around the county.

What's On North East

At What's On North East you can find everything from arts and craft events to your live music events.


If you're worried about how to get to activities or events, our Buses and trains page will be able to help you find a way to get there.