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The leaders of the seven local councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner encourage people to work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible.

Wharton Park events


Find out about all the upcoming events in Wharton Park.

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Throughout national lockdownWharton Park play area is open. You must still follow government guidance. Toilets are open 10.00am to 4.00pm and are cleaned regularly.

The café is open Friday and Saturday from 10.30am - 1.30pm, and Sunday 11.00am - 3.00pm (limited takeaway menu only, please wear a face covering when visiting the café).

Our visitor centre is closed.

The Big Draw 

The Big Draw competition

Enter before Thursday 31 December.

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. Email countryside@durham.gov.uk for details of how to apply.

Half term activities

Skeleton Key Trail

Saturday 24 October - Sunday 1 November

What kind of key do you need at Halloween? A skeleton key of course. Our skeleton at Wharton Park has lost his keys, can you help him find them? Use the map to help you find the spooky keys, record what you see and solve the puzzle.

Book online

Trail sheets can then be collected from our café between 11am and 3pm during half term from Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November. 

Creepy Craft Pack

Pre-bookable craft packs with a range of Halloween projects to make at home. Wharton Park loves Halloween, but as we are sadly unable to bring you our popular creepy craft drop-in art and craft session this year, we are offering families the opportunity to collect your own creepy craft pack from the park to take home and enjoy.

Pre booking is required with limited stock available. Pack contents may vary.

Price: £3 per pack

Book online

Following your online purchase, you can collect your craft pack from Wharton Park Cafe during half term from Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October between 11am and 3pm. Please take proof of purchase with you to show the café staff on duty. This can be shown on your phone or a printed receipt.

Please note that the basics required for each craft project will be included in the pack. In order to complete these projects at home you may require items such as sticky tape, glue, scissors, paint, coloured pens, pencils or crayons as these will not be supplied in the pack.

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03000 262 655
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