Mead Open Farm
THERE’S so much fun at Mead Open Farm this Summer Holiday! Be prepared to get bouncy on the NEW gigantic Jumping Pillows - with one pillow just for under-fives and one for older children, everyone can join in the fun!
Across so many acres, Mead Open Farm also has plenty more summer fun to discover! Towering 20 feet high, little daredevils will love the Sky Trail and Sky Tykes High Ropes Course, and Topsy Turvy Towers, an amazing outdoor adventure playground full of climbing, sliding and swinging fun! Plus, enjoy plenty of daily animal activities, explore the A-Maizing Maze (back in August), hop on board for a Tractor & Trailer ride or win a medal at Mead Open Farm’s very own “Lamb National”*. Elsewhere, race go-karts, challenge your friends at crazy golf, scale Giant’s Rock Climbing Wall, play in Shaggy’s Cove, dig and build in Digger Village, and run wild in Shaggy’s huge PlayWorld! 100% fun, whatever
the weather… guaranteed!
Special events are held throughout the year including
NEW! Olympic Maize Maze
Is it left or is it right? Opening in August*, can you find your way through Mead Open Farm’s A-Maize-ing Maize? Plus, complete the Olympic Trail around the Maize to earn your very own Gold Medal! With over 4 acres of corn fun it’s a fantastic activity for all ages and, all included in admission! *Weather Permitting.
22 to 31 October
Bigger and better than ever before Freaky FunFest comes to Mead Open Farm. In six different “haunts” choose little boos for toddlers (Fear Factor Low) or bigger thrills for older children (Fear Factors Medium or High). There is a tricky treat for everyone! Plus, enjoy Pumpkin Carving (small extra charge), follow the Halloween Trail and watch the spooky Puppet Shows. More information will be available soon!
Please note, Freaky FunFest is Mead open Farm’s daytime family event. For adults and teenagers, we also have an evening scream park, the Howl. Please click here to visit The Howl website.
26 November to 24 December
The Elves and Santa once again return to Mead Open Farm! All under cover and heated, there’s over 7,000 square feet of festive and magical fun for the whole family to discover! And of course, a trip to Christmas Kingdom wouldn’t be complete without meeting Santa in his Grotto! Tell him all your Christmas wishes and (if you’ve been good this year) he’ll let you choose a toy from his Toy Shop! With so many to choose from, what will you pick? More information and online tickets will be available soon.
*Daily until October
Pets at Home
Head down to your local Pets at Home store during the summer holidays for a fantastic My Pet Pals activity workshop! Our My Pet Pals workshops help to teach children how rewarding pets can be and how to care for them responsibly. There's a truly hands-on approach to pet care, as well as loads of goodies..and the best bit is, it's all FREE! Book now
Delve into Durham
Delve into Durham's amazing history with a break in 2018 and see the past come to life at award winning attractions and events. Don't miss the Bodies of Evidence exhibition at Palace Green Library or visit the majestic Durham Cathedral. Take a tour of Medieval Raby Castle, or visit the magnificent Bowes Museum. You could even take a tram ride!