The summer holidays are right around the corner and we have a line up of events and activities that are perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Get creative with some fun summer crafts or enjoy the sunshine and warmer weather by visiting local events!
DIY Pavement Chalk Paint
DIY pavement chalk paint is a fun, easy and inexpensive outdoor summer activity! For this craft, all you need is 120 grams of corn flour, 160 millilitres of water and food colouring. Start by mixing together the corn flour and water until the corn flour has dissolved. Then, divide it into a muffin tin and add different food colouring to each mixture to create an array of colours. Finally, grab a paint brush, let your creativity flow and start painting outside!
Sun catcher Craft
Another fun and inexpensive craft perfect for the summer time is a DIY sun catcher. For this craft, all you need is tissue paper, black card paper, contact paper and any extra decoration you may want to add. First, cut your tissue paper into squares. Then draw the shape of your sun catcher onto the black card paper, this could be anything from a butterfly to a football. Once you have your shape, cut out the middle of the shape leaving a frame of the shape. Cut a piece of contact paper larger than your shape and place your shape frame on top. Start placing the tissue paper squares on and when you are done take another sheet of contact paper to place on top to seal the shape. Finally, trim around the shape and add anymore decorations you might want to add.
Local Events This Summer
Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave at Lambton Estate, Chester-le-Street
From the 22nd until the 25th of July, Little Lindi is hosting Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave. There will be live DJ’s playing old school classics, giant balloons and a craft station.
Seaham Food Festival at Terrace Green, Seaham
On Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August, Seaham Food Festival will be returning! Explore a range of food stalls and enjoy live music and entertainment. Seaham Food Festival will also feature an open-air cookery theatre with live demonstrations from celebrity chefs.
Kynren – An epic tale of England at Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland
From Saturday 6th August, Bishop Auckland is hosting a multi-award-winning live action outdoor theatre for the next five Saturdays. Travel through time and watch legends come to life before your eyes in a thrilling tale.