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Feeling festive?

Feeling festive and looking for things to do in Durham to get you in the Christmas spirit? Natural Sciences student Sophie has come up with a few suggestions:


Oriental Museum

Oriental Museum- Christmas Around the World

Situated near Van Mildert College, the Oriental museum is a great day out. Admission to the museum is free for Durham University students and on Saturday 17th December, Durham University Oriental Museum is putting on a Christmas Around the World event from 1pm- 3pm, which is included in the admission fee (or lack of). Durham University was a Bronze winner for Sustainable Tourism in the North East Tourism Awards – so it’s not one to miss!

Durham Cathedral

There’s so much going on at Durham Cathedral for the Christmas period. Craft sessions include Christmas Tags and Wrap on the 8th December (£15) – perfect for those who want to add flair to their gifts. On 15th December the Cathedral is holding an Alternative Wreath making session, for £15 you can make and take home your own contemporary wreath and enjoy festive refreshments.

Beamish Museum

Want to experience Christmas outside the “Durham Bubble” this festive season with a Victorian twist? Beamish Museum has just been awarded the Gold for Large Visitor Attraction, so what better way to spend the Festive season! From November 18th– 26th February, you’ll be able to go ice skating at the museum! Adults skate for £5 with children skating from £4. What’s more, there will be various sideshows and hot chocolate. You’ll also be able to explore Beamish Bazaar, which will be filled with a fantastic range of festive gifts and food.

Wharton Park- Christmas at the Park

After its recent revamp, Wharton Park is holding Christmas at the Park from Saturday 17th December- Sunday 18th December. Conveniently located near the viaduct, the park is holding a weekend of festive trails and crafts. What’s more is the event is free and if nothing else it’s great for a picnic spot or change of scenery.

Sophie Johnson

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