Durham Castle Summer Family Fun Day

Durham Castle




Free Entry! Booking essential.


Bring your family to Durham Castle and celebrate summer with Castle Community Action (CCA) and Durham Castle Museum. With a bouncy castle, family fun tours, balloon modelling, circus-themed crafts and more, this is a fab treat for children and parents alike. This event is completely free, with circus-themed fancy dress encouraged!


Tickets are limited and need to be booked in advance. Please select a suitable time slot when you book online. Please note if you arrive after your time slot, your places may be made available to someone else. Tickets are required for both adults and children (including infants). Please make sure all adults and children in your group are booked on the time slot.


Family Fun Castle Tours will be available for sign up on arrival, and places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. The West Courtyard Café will be open where you will be able to purchase refreshments and snacks. Please note it is cash only. 


The historic nature and layout of the Castle means that the majority of the building is inaccessible to wheelchair users and pushchairs. The tour route involves some steps and staircases, some of which are uneven. Please note that due to the nature of the building this tour may not be suitable for children under 5.


Upon arrival, please come straight to Castle to collect your ticket. There is no parking on the site. The nearest car park is the Prince Bishops Shopping Centre Car Park, postcode DH1 3UJ. Our website provides more details about how to find us


For enquiries, please phone Palace Green Library on 0191 334 2932 or email


This event is supported by Arts Council England and Museum Development North East.


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