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Souter Lighthouse & The Leas

Part of the National Trust and constructed in 1871, this was the first electric lighthouse in the world and it had the most advanced and modern technology of its day. Children love exploring the engine rooms, light tower and keeper's cottage as well as exhibitions on lighthouses and lighthouse life.

Outside there is a children's playground, a new wildlife garden to explore and lots of space to run around, fly a kite or have a picnic. There are regular family friendly activities ranging from geo-caching, rockpool rambling, coastal walks, bug hunts and bird spotting. Events are regularly added to the events calendar on our website.

Dogs welcome.

The National Trust has also teamed up with Sustrans to explore the coastline on regular healthy bike rides throughout 2014. Riders must be 18 or over but tag-a-longs and babyseats are welcome - Tuesdays 10 - 11:30am.

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Delve into Durham

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!

Pets at Home

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