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2 raring2go.co.uk 3 Raring2go! Raring2go! Hello! Welcome to the spring magazine! Spring is finally here & the NE comes into its own with all our fabulous coast, hills, parks and attractions waiting for us. With it also comes Easter, half term & the Jubilee weekend to look forwards to and so many events and activities to enjoy in person once again indoors and out. We’ve been researching some the best for this issue and we’ll be adding more to our website What’s On Diary and sharing on our socials as well. I do hope you enjoy this issue as much as I have putting it together for you! Happy Easter & enjoy the spring with your family! Alison In This Issue: Raring2grow! Gardening with kids page 4 Try a new class page 7 What’s on at the theatre page 10 Eggciting Easter events page 14 The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee page 18 Plus days out, puzzles & competitions Find lots more local events & ideas on the Raring2go! website Summer edition out in June! Alison Nelson Editor & Owner Get in Touch: T: 07787 584878 E: teesdurham@raring2go.co.uk Gymnastics Classes Preschool and Recreational for children of all ages and abilities Classes run every day after school and at weekends If your child would like to start gymnastics with us please email us on admin@darlingtongymnastics.co.uk Faverdale, Faverdale Industrial Estate, Darlington DL3 0PP 01325 241339 www.darlingtongymnastics.co.uk PLACES AVAILABLE

4 raring2go.co.uk 5 Raring2go! LEARN Raring2go! LEARN https://www.facebook.com/groups/raring2grow Raring2grow! HOME GARDENING IDEAS FOR FAMILIES ‘Gardening is the purest of human pleasures’ Francis Bacon www.raring2go.co.uk For more great tips click here to visit our Raring2grow! Facebook page Raring2Growing your own The last couple of years have seen many of us have a go at ‘growing your own’. There have been some really good results too, not only in terms of the delicious end product but also for the mental health benefits gardening gives us all. So if you haven’t tried it yet, here are a few ideas to help you set up your very own ‘Raring2grow garden’… Where to plant out? Where you choose to ‘plant out’ is up to you, it can be as small as a pot, window box, grow bag or a plot in the garden, size doesn’t matter as long as it's a sunny spot. When is the best time to start planting? March, April and May are the best months in which to sew your seeds. Always read the back of the seed packet for planting information as it can differ. What are the easiest plants to grow? Hardy vegetables are a good choice. Tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, spring onions, runner beans, broad beans, peas & salad greens. Also, strawberries, courgettes and beetroot are all popular, there’s so much choice. What other plants to consider? For Spring, snowdrops, tulips, crocus, hyacinths and daffodils are just a few beautiful plants that will offer colour and variation to your garden with very little effort. How to involve the kids? Getting children involved in growing their own vegetables gives them a real sense of responsibility and helps them appreciate the value of eating home grown produce and eating healthy, so involve them from the off, planting seeds in their left over yoghurt pots is a great message about recycling. I’m sure we all have happy memories about seeing the cress seeds growing in junior school! Here's wishing you every success with your Spring planting! For more hints, tips and shared experiences visit our facebook page Raring2grow! Clever Clogs - Belmont Ofsted rated outstanding. Located just minutes from the junction of the A1 and A690. Purpose-built and spacious with large gardens/play areas. A wide range of activities using The Curiosity Approach™. Extra-curricular activities include Football and French. Home-cooked food served daily following ‘Eat Better, Start Better’ NHS guidelines. Before and after school care, including pick up and drop off (term time). Holiday fun club. Covid-19 secure environment. Tel: 0191 384 3610 Email: info@cclogs.com Clever Clogs - Bowburn Ofsted rated outstanding. Located just minutes from junction 61 of the A1. Purpose-built and spacious with large gardens/play areas. A wide range of activities using The Curiosity Approach™. Extra-curricular activities include Football and French. Home-cooked food served daily following ‘Eat Better, Start Better’ NHS guidelines. Before and after school care, including pick up and drop off (term time). Holiday fun club. Covid-19 secure environment. Tel: 0191 377 9192 Email: info@cclogs.com Little Ladybirds - Stockton Ofsted rated outstanding. Located off the A66 at Preston Farm Industrial Estate, just off the road to Yarm. Purpose-built and spacious with large gardens/play areas. A wide range of activities using The Curiosity Approach™. Extra-curricular activities include Football, French and Signing Tots. Home-cooked food served daily following ‘Eat Better, Start Better’ NHS guidelines. Covid-19 secure environment. Tel: 01642 614020 Email: enquiries@littleladybirds.co.uk © Clever Clogs Nursery Group “My boy absolutely loves going to Clever Clogs Belmont which shows how fantastic they are. He has come on amazingly since starting, learning and interacting every day.” “The staff in the rooms at Clever Clogs Bowburn have an amazing connection with all children; they make effort to learn their quirky natures and cater for them perfectly.” “I chose Little Ladybirds because they were open and welcoming on my very first visit and they put children and their outcomes at the heart of everything they do.” Outstanding care for your children The Clever Clogs Nursery Group operates three Ofsted rated outstanding day nurseries – two in Durham and one in Stockton.

6 raring2go.co.uk 7 Raring2go! PUZZLES Raring2go! LEARN The ultimate in private swimming lessons created by double commonwealth champion Chris Cook. Swim Buddies caters for swimming at all levels following the Swim England National Plan, sprinkled with a little bit of Buddies magic. Small class sizes and in-pool teaching help us to develop confidence and techniques for great progress. JUNIOR SWIMMING ACADEMY www.swimbuddies.co.uk info@swimbuddies.co.uk 01642 918749 / 07948 548038 for the latest information LEARN TO SWIM IN STYLE CROSSWORD: 1=CROWN 2=ROOTS 3=TRUNK 4=BARK 5=BRANCH 6=LEAVES TREES Can you find all the types of tree below in the wordsearch? • POPLAR • BIRCH • PALM • SPRUCE • ELM • PINE • FIR • OAK • CEDAR • WILLOW WORDSEARCH 1 2 4 5 3 6 PARTS OF A TREE CROSSWORD ROOTS TRUNK CROWN BRANCH BARK LEAVES Use the words below to complete the crossword PINE ELM BIRCH FIR POPLAR CEDAR SPRUCE OAK WILLOW PALM B R W • Very experienced at working with teenagers to educate and help them with skin care. • Confidential help and advice for boys and girls in a relaxed private setting. • Using the Clear Start range of products, designed just for teens and young people. Clear Start Teen Treatments from only £30 Gifts from £5 Gift vouchers can be purchased online Spring clean your skin 01740 654 225 info@broommilldayspa.co.uk Email or call for more information or book online at www.broommilldayspa.co.uk Broom Mill Skin Bar, High Hill House Farm, Dean Bank, Ferryhill, Co Durham DL17 8RL Specialists in skin care for the whole family

8 raring2go.co.uk 9 Raring2go! PLACES TO GO Raring2go! WHAT’S ON Sunday 17 and Monday 18 April Annual Easter Chick Hunt Easter Chicks are hiding in the Garden. Pick up your spotter sheet and see how many you can find in this fun family event. Self-led activity. Tel: 0191 334 2887 Durham Botanic Garden, 10am to 4pm Throughout the year Durham Castle Tours Take a tour around one Durham's most significant historic buildings where knowledgeable and friendly tour guides will take you through the gatehouse and into heart of the historic building Durham Castle : Event details - Durham University Join in the many events across Durham University Visitor Attractions. Visit our website for a full listing. This season’s highlight is the exhibition of Monogatari: The art of storytelling in Japanese woodblock prints which will be on display at the Oriental Museum until 15 May 2022. This exhibition, created in partnership with the National Museum of Japanese History, explores how images of famous tales of samurai, travellers and heroes during the 18th and 19th centuries in Japan inspired art created during the real life conflicts at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century. Free entry. Thursday 21 April Natural Tales and Legends The gardens are beginning to come to life after the winter. Join storyteller, Elizabeth Baker, to hear some stories and legends about the natural world - we might even hear a few Durham legends - then enjoy some nature inspired craft.. Tel: 0191 334 2887 Durham Botanic Garden, 11am to 3pm Sunday 15 May Buddha’s Birthday Celebrate the most important day in the Buddhist calendar and join us for crafts, meditation, talks on Buddhism and traditional Buddha Bathing. Suitable for all the family. Booking essential through EventBrite, link will be added to website. Oriental Museum, 12noon to 4pm Indoor rock climbing for beginner to pro! Children’s and adult’s facilities. Rock Stars Children’s Lessons age 3-16 years Parent & Toddler • Children’s Parties Online booking now available Easter Holidays Climbing Camps & Taster Lessons Easter Party Sunday 10 April 3pm - 5pm Ask about our half term camps too! Check Facebook for latest dates & events. Lessons for all ages! FREE Trial Lesson - with code R2G Durham Climbing Centre St John’s Road, Meadowfield Ind Est Durham, DH7 8TZ 0191 3789555 www.durhamclimbingcentre.co.uk Celebrating 15 years in business! Theatre Hullabaloo & Action Transport Theatre present Sat 9 - Sat 16 April 2022 Box Office: 01325 405 405 • theatrehullabaloo.org.uk The Hul labaloo Borough Road Darl ington DL1 1SG A deliciously dark and funny fairytale where danger skulks but safety is closer than you think... For everyone aged 6 years and above Tickets £7 / group ticket £24 Yaga BaBa Do you have a family event to shout about? We can help you! Print, online & social media marketing Highly targeted and it works Give it a go and see for yourself! Call Alison on 07787 584 878 Email teesdurham@raring2go.co.uk #gotoguide www.raring2go.co.uk

Raring2go! PLACES TO GO 10 raring2go.co.uk 11 Raring2go! WHAT’S ON www.forumtheatrebillingham.co.uk BOX OFFICE 01642 552663 Or visit us online at 12 April Milkshake! Live - Milkshake! Monkeys Musical This brand new show has plenty of laughter, audience interaction & great fun to get everyone up on their feet! 27-28 April Peppa Pig Live - Best Day Ever! Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with her family, it's going to be her best day ever! Get ready for a road trip full of adventures, songs, games & laughter. 4 June Exciting Science WARNING….WARNING…..EXTREME FUN ALERT! An educational show that will amaze & astound all ages from 4 years & upwards, so stand clear and prepare for action, as this show is full of Wiz, bang, pop …. And splurt! 12-13 July Dinosaur World Live A roarsome interactive show for all the family. Discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus! A special meet and greet after the show offers all our brave explorers the chance to make a new dinosaur friend. 3 December 2022 - 2 January 2023 Beauty & the Beast Book early for our Christmas pantomime Beauty & the Beast. Don't wait until the last petal has fallen to get your tickets, book today for a tale as old as time! What's On at the Theatre? FORUM THEATRE, BILLINGHAM 27 March A Fright in the Museum Starring CBBC’S Danny & Mick, this show is packed full of hilarious comedy, mayhem, slapstick lots of fun for all the family. 12 April Milkshake Live! This brand new show has plenty of laughter & audience interaction. 27-28 April Peppa Pig Live Get ready for a road trip full of adventures, packed with songs, games & laughter. 4 June Exciting Science WARNING….WARNING….. EXTREME FUN ALERT! An educational show that will amaze & astound all ages from 4 upwards. 12-13 July Dinosaur World Live A roarsome interactive show for all the family. Discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. A special meet and greet after the show offers all our brave explorers the chance to make a new dinosaur friend. 21-22 September In the Night Garden Live 3 Dec 22 - 2 Jan 23 Beauty & the Beast A tale as old as time! Book your favourite seats early for this year’s panto! Win tickets to see Beauty & the Beast! Enter on the Raring2go! Website. Closing date 1 Dec ARC STOCKTON ARTS CENTRE 26 March SLIME Enter the undergrowth to SQUISH, SQUELCH and PLAY your way through this hilarious, surreal show for 2-5 years and their families, told with a handful of words and lots of SLIME. 9 April ‘Not So’ Ugly Sisters A brand new musical re-telling of Cinderella from the perspective of the ‘Not So’ Ugly Sisters, reimagined for the stage in this magical adventure for the whole family! Wrongsemble are a Yorkshire based theatre company famed for creating fantastic family theatre for all ages, packed full of original music, magic and adventure. The Not So Ugly Sisters promises to be a theatrical treat not to be missed for ages 4-104! Win tickets to see ‘Not So’ Ugly Sisters at ARC Enter on the Raring2go! Website. Closing date 31 March Sat 14 May Oldilocks and the 3 Bears A wonderfully funny and warmhearted celebration of the classic story starring a naughty old lady who looks very familiar… and 3 funny bears who love their breakfast. Garlic Theatre hold their young audience spellbound with lovingly crafted puppets, music and some steaming bowls of porridge. For ages 3 to 7 years. 23 Apr Club Groovy – Funky Fest 3-4 June Blast Off! Intergalactic story & cosmic craft sessions inspired by Kitchen Zoo’s show The Tin Foil Astronaut. Perfect for little space explorers aged 3-7 and their grown ups. Astronaut and space clothing encouraged. It’ll be out of this world! THE HULLABALOO, DARLINGTON 9-16 April Baba Yaga A deliciously dark and funny fairytale where danger skulks but safety is closer than you think... Stand by for magical shenanigans and belly-laughs aplenty which celebrates the brilliance and bravery of children (if you can stop shaking in your socks that is!). For everyone aged 6+ The Hullabaloo is an award-winning family arts venue in Darlington full of theatre made for children, storytelling, free creative play, a family friendly café and much, much more! Win tickets to see Baba Yaga! Enter on the Raring2go! Website. Closing date 3 April MIDDLESBROUGH 20-24 April Dorman Roost at the Dorman Museum A theatrical adventure for the whole family. Collect a series of clues and then embark on a journey through the museum’s curious galleries and winding corridors. Age 5+ Every half hour from 10am – 5pm. Prebook online. 18 June Fireman Sam Saves the Circus at Middlesbrough Town Hall 7 April Pinocchio at Middlesbrough Theatre An original retelling of the classic children’s story, Pinocchio is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre. Win tickets to see Pinocchio! Enter on the Raring2go! Website. Closing date 31 March DARLINGTON HIPPODROME 30 June 3 July Gangsta Granny 22-24 July Zog & the Flying Doctors 2 August The Tiger Who Came to Tea GALA THEATRE DURHAM 8 April Pinocchio 13 April The Not So Ugly Sisters 17-19 June Zog 7 the Flying Doctors 10-11 Aug Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors

12 raring2go.co.uk 13 Raring2go! PLACES TO GO Raring2go! WHAT’S ON Be the first to hear more about The Plotters’ Forest Playground Raby Castle, Staindrop, Co.Durham, DL2 3AH www.raby.co.uk/raby-castle/play The Plotters’ Forest is a brand new bespoke children’s play area to the north of Raby Castle nestled in our magical Christmas tree plantation. From stargazing deck to a refreshment kiosk to towers and tunnels, high-level walkways and three storey forts in the forest, this incredible space offers an imaginative playground for all to enjoy. A Durham County Council Event Supported by: Supported by: A Durham County Council Event Supported by: bishopaucklandfoodfestival.co.uk JOIN US 23-24 APRIL 2022 bishfoodfest BAFF Advert 62 x 89mm.indd 1 06/03/2022 19:19 ...and help build a better world for wetlands Discover amazing wildlife Find out more wwt.org.uk/Washington Sat 9 April – Sun 5 June at Washington Wetland Centre

Easter days out! Raby Castle This Easter at Raby we can’t wait to launch our brand-new adventure play area, The Plotters’ Forest immersed in our magical Christmas tree plantation. Families can also explore a Spring activity trail across our beautiful parklands, watching out for herds of red and fallow deer. If you’re feeling creative why not try your hand at designing your very own Easter egg for our art competition? Winning designs will be put on display throughout the woodlands at High Force Waterfall, just a scenic drive away over the Dales Durham Botanic Garden Annual Easter Chick Hunt 17-18 April Easter Chicks are hiding in the Garden. Pick up your spotter sheet and see how many you can find in this fun family event. Lightwater Valley Theme Park 9-24 April A whole host of ‘New for 22’ experiences to enjoy this season, including Dodgems, Twist & Turn, Hall of Mirrors, Amusement Arcade with state of the art VR and our interactive woodland trail, Discovery Woods, plus heaps of daily Easter entertainment including: Dragon Egg Hunt Join Ebor the dragon on a quest around the park to find the missing magical dragon eggs. Find all the hidden eggs to reveal the mythical word and be in with a chance to win an egg-cellent prize! Dragon Sing-a-Long Show Head over to the Show Barn to join in our daily Dragon Sing-a-long Stage Show! Plus daily Easter Rave Disco and character meet & greets with Ebor the dragon and his dinosaur pals Jester and Jasmine! WWT Washington 9 April - 5 June LEGO® Brick Wetland Safari Go on a Lego Brick Wetland Safari this spring showcasing GIANT models, some of which are twelvetimes life-size, sitting alongside some of their real-life cousins The awesome Lego brick sculptures include an outstanding owl, kingsize kingfisher and enormous otter and will form a fun trail, perfect for families and children to take part in. The trail is included as part of the normal admission price (free for members). LEGO® Brick Workshops Take part in an awesome LEGO® workshop during your day out at Washington Wetland Centre, as part of our LEGO® Brick Wetland Safari! Daily sessions - 9 -24 April 24 April, 28 May- 5 June £7.50 per person, age 4+. Booking essential. Easter Duck Trail at WWT Washington 15 - 18 April A gang of BIG YELLOW ducks is flocking to Washington this Easter - can you ‘quack the case’ and find them hiding around our wetlands?! Pick up a trail card and make a note of their names - can you find them all? The trail runs throughout the day and cost is included in admission. Preston Park Museum 9 -24 April Easter Trail Hop along to Preston Park Museum this half term for lots of Easter fun, including a trail, crafts and storytelling. Find the ten giant eggs hidden around the museum and garden. Pick up your trail sheet when you arrive at the Museum Welcome Desk. Farmyard Flyer Meet alpacas, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks and hens at the museum this Easter. Farmyard Flyer is a small pop-up farm and will be visiting our orchard in the museum from 15-18 April. Eggshibition 22-24 April See over 1,500 decorated eggs made by local schools and community groups, in a unique eggthemed collection of community art. This year’s theme celebrates our beautiful Tees Valley. Head of Steam, Darlington Railway Museum Easter Fun Day Sunday 17 April Activities will include: Face Painting, Mini Train Ride, Magic Shows, Trail around the Museum and gardens, Arts & Crafts. £2 adults, £1 children, under 5’s free and included in yearly passes. Animals about Town Mobile Farm 13 April Come along and meet the team from Animals about Town who will be bringing a mobile farm to the Museum Field. Drop-in session included in admission. Easter Crafts 12, 14, 19, 22 April Drop-in to make pom pom chicks, bunny origami, paper weaving and chicks make from plastic eggs. Adventure Valley, Durham Easter Egg-Stravaganza 9 – 24 April Visit the spectacular undercover Easter Garden, follow the ‘Eggcellent’ Bunny Adventure to earn a chocolate treat and meet the Easter Rabbit! Plus, meet our Adorable Baby Animals and enjoy Daily Shows in our Showtime Theatre. Find lots more events & ideas on the Raring2go! website Raring2go! PLACES TO GO 14 raring2go.co.uk 15 Raring2go! WHATS ON

Raring2go! PLACES TO GO 16 raring2go.co.uk 17 Raring2go! WHATS ON Visit prestonparkmuseum.co.uk for times and dates Hop along this half term for lots of Easter fun! • Easter trail • Pop-up farm (Good Friday - Easter Monday) • Crafts • Storytelling • Eggshibition PP Raring2go Easter Ad 128x89 .indd 1 03/03/2022 15:43 SIGN UP TODAY! Park Bark inthe 2022 Sunday 24th April, from 10am South Park, Darlington Register at: darlingtonhospice.org.uk/bark-in-the-park Easter at Whitehouse Farm Easter Eggstravaganza 9-24 April Treats and tricks with Magic Steve our resident magician every day Meet the Easter Bunny Visit our Easter Garden Lots of baby spring animals to cuddle and feed including lambs, goats and calves to bottle feed Eggcellent Easter Egg Hunt 15, 16, 17 and 18 April Join our Easter Egg Hunt in the Easter Garden Win a family ticket* to enjoy a day out at Whitehouse Farm! Enter on the Raring2go! website Closing date 19/5/22 *A family ticket is 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children. Buckets Of Fun For Everyone! Whitehouse Farm Centre, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 6AW T 01670 789998 E info@whitehousefarmcentre.co.uk Follow us! Easter EGGSTRAVAGANZA 9th – 24th april Online Booking Essential Bottle Feed Lambs! Hop Into Magic Shows! Meet Lots of Baby Animals! Meet the Easter bunny & take part in the Easter Egg Hunt (15th – 18th April)

Raring2go! PLACES TO GO 18 raring2go.co.uk 19 Raring2go! WHAT’S ON Could you host a Jubilee Tea Party? Gather your friends and family together and raise funds to support your local hospice! Butterwick Jubilee Tea Party! Register by emailing fundraising@butterwick.org.uk and we will send you a Jubilee Tea Party Pack full of recipes and ideas. Celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee There has been little to celebrate these past two years, but Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 is definitely cause for celebration. Here are some ideas to help you mark this incredible milestone. Please visit www.raring2go.co.uk for more. Street parties The UK has a long history of organised street parties to celebrate national events. Why not organise one for your neighbours for the Platinum Jubilee? You’re welcome to host parties right across the bank holiday weekend, or as part of The Big Jubilee Lunch (below). The Big Jubilee Lunch To coincide with the Platinum Jubilee, The Big Jubilee Lunch will be taking place on Sunday 5 June. Since 2009, The Big Lunch has encouraged local communities to celebrate their connections and get to know each other a little bit better. Beacon lighting The UK has a long tradition of celebrating Royal Jubilees, Weddings and Coronations through beacon lighting. You could light beacons or you could get involved in beacon lighting within your local communities on the evening of 2 June. The Queen’s Green Canopy You can continue to plant trees until the end of the Jubilee year in 2022 as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy. Platinum Jubilee emblem Download the official Platinum Jubilee emblem. It is free of charge, and can be used for all activities associated with the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, including community and national events, publications, social media, retail and also for merchandising. Funding Are you seeking funding to support an event or activity you are planning to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee? A range of options are available. Platinum Jubilee related names and titles. Thinking about what to call your Platinum Jubilee event ? Or are you considering renaming a building to mark the occasion? Check the guidance on this. Social media Join the Platinum Jubilee conversation by sharing your events, activities, tributes and creativity using the hashtags: #PlatinumJubileeand #HM70 and tagging @DCMS on Twitter or @dcmsgovukon Instagram and Facebook. The Queen’s Private Estates Celebrations will also take place on The Queen’s private estates, Sandringham and Balmoral, for local residents and visitors to enjoy. Events free for members of the public to take part in over the Bank Holiday weekend will include ‘Platinum Party at the Palace’ on the big screen in the Royal Parkland at Sandringham - a live screening of the BBC Concert celebrating the most significant and joyous moments from The Queen’s reign of seven decades. The lighting of the Sandringham beacon will also take place in the Royal Parkland, and will be accompanied by live music from the Norwich Pipe Band and the Hunstanton Band. at Ormesby Hall nationaltrust.org.uk/ormesby-hall ©National Trust 2022. Registered charity no. 205846 Photography ©National Trust Images/James Dobson Spring adventures Spring at NT Ormesby Hall Easter Adventure Nature Trail 9 - 24 April, 10.30 - 4 Family-friendly trail with fun activities for you to do along the way. Complete the trail and earn your chocolate egg. Costs £2 per trail plus normal admission. Wildlife Explorer Weekend Sat 30 April and Sun 1 May, 10.30-4. Meet the animals and creatures from Kirkleatham Owl Centre, along with other nature experts. Normal admission applies. May Half Term: Royal Connections Follow the garden trail to discover more about the royal connections at Ormesby Hall and solve the mystery inside the house. Then make a flag and crown to take home in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Normal admission applies.

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22 raring2go.co.uk 23 Raring2go! COMPETITIONS Raring2go! COMING UP THIS SUMMER A family ticket to see Baba Yaga at The Hullabaloo in Darlington Enter these competitions and lots more on the Raring2go!website Lots of prizes to be won! A family ticket for a fun day out at Lightwater Valley Theme Park near Ripon A family ticket to see ‘Not So’ Ugly Sisters at ARC, Stockton Arts Centre A family ticket for a quacking good day out at WWT Washington Two Tickets for GoClimb at Billingham Forum A family ticket to see Pinocchio at Middlesbrough Theatre A family ticket to see Beauty & the Beast, this years magical panto at the Forum Theatre, Billingham 22nd-25th July 2022 Lambton Estate, County Durham see website for acts, activities and to book A music & arts family festival littlelindi.co.uk A Family Camping Experience FOLLOW US Don't forget to follow us on social media for local events news & updates Raring2goDurhamTeesValley Darlington @R2GTeesDurham raring2go.teesdurham #gotoguide www.raring2go.co.uk Find the latest regional events in our online What's On Guide on the Raring2go! website. Plus competitions, offers & inspiring days out ideas! Lots more events online! Kindly sponsored by St Cuthbert’s Hospice Durham is a registered charity (no 519767) and a company limited by guarantee (no 2208426) 5K of Coloured Fun! Sunday 3rd July 2022 Lambton Park Register now at www.stcuthbertshospice.com

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