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Keep Busy in Darlington this Half term

Screen Shot 2015-10-16 at 12.54.53There’s no need to be bored in Darlington this half term with lots to do for all the family. The week of the 26 to 31 October will be packed with family fun.

Kids will be spoilt for choice with events at the Head of Steam Railway Museum, Dolphin Centre, Civic Theatre, market square, libraries and local parks.

There’ll be a fairground and street entertainment in the market square all week and plenty of one- off events.

Families can dress up in their spookiest outfits for the Little Boo event at the Head of Steam Railway Museum on Sunday 25 October. The spooky costumes can come out again for the Denes Halloween Spectacular on Friday 30 October from 11am till 3pm in the Tennis Dene, followed by the West Park Spooky Walk, meeting at 6pm at West Park play area.

There will be Halloween themed events throughout the week at Children’s centres, including a spooky spectacular at Mount Pleasant Children’s Centre on Thursday 29 October.

For creative types there will be Halloween themed craft sessions in Cockerton library on 28 October, Crown Street Library, The Dolphin Centre and the Victorian Market on Saturday 31 October and at the Head of Steam on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 October. The week before half term youngsters can get into the Halloween mood at special themed activity sessions at Under the Sea in the Dolphin Centre.

It will be party time at the Dolphin Centre on Friday 30 October from 4pm-6pm. Kids can dress up for the Monster Mash disco, play ghoulish party games, receive a Halloween goodie bag and enjoy a Pirate Treasure Box meal at the special party. Tickets £6.50 from Under the Sea.

Councillor Nick Wallis, Darlington Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure and Environment said “Keeping youngsters entertained and busy during the school holidays can be difficult. I am pleased to see Darlington is carrying on the tradition of offering a range of activities especially for families in the school breaks.  I am confident that there is something for everyone this October half term.”

For more information on what’s going on around the borough visit www.darlington.gov.uk/events

Parking in Darlington town centre is just 50p per hour in Archer Street, Chesnut Street, East Street car park (above Wilkinsons) and Garden Street car parks. In addition, car users can pay for two hours or more in any council-run off street car park and get an extra hour for free. Visit www.darlington.gov.uk/parking.

Travelling to Darlington town centre by bus is easy and convenient with the new Arriva Frequenta service. Visit: www.dothelocalmotion.co.uk.

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