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Skating @ Life Science Centre

10 November 2018 - 24 February 2019

Grab your mates and head down to Life where the ice rink is open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. There's no need to book if you're visiting with fewer than 10 people, just turn up and pay on the day.

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Sunderland Ice Skating @ Sunderland

29 November 2018 - 06 January 2019

The ice rink will be open for public skating from 12pm – 9pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 9pm on weekends up until Friday 21 December, when it will then be open 10am –9pm every day until Sunday 6 January. The exceptions to this are Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve when the rink will close at 6pm, with skaters advised to pre-book sessions on these dates to avoid disappointment, and Christmas Day and New Year’s Day when it will close completely.

Tickets cost £3 for children under 4, £7 for children aged 5-12, £7.50 for 13 – 17 year olds and £8.50 for 18s+, with family tickets available for £25.

Sunderland residents are urged to get their skates on as a festive attraction returns later this month (November).

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Elf trail @ Wharton Park

01 December 2018 - 06 January 2019

Pick up a trail sheet from the Café between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

£1 per trail sheet

Father Christmas has been in touch to say that some of his Elves have got lost and they were last seen playing at Wharton Park! Can you help Father Christmas find his Elves and get them back to the North Pole before Christmas Day? Complete the park trail and get a Christmas Treat.

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Wynyard on Ice @ Wynyard Hall

01 December 2018 - 13 January 2019

Admission £8 in advance / £9 on the door

Ice skating is returning to Wynyard Hall!!

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Pit Yard Skating @ Woodhorn Museum

01 December 2018 - 24 December 2018

Weekends and School Holidays from Saturday 1st – Monday 24th December

£5 adult, £4 per child, booking recommended

Skate through history on our popular WonderIce Rink. Enjoy some fun and festive family time in our atmospheric Pit Yard setting this winter.

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Frozen on Ice @ Wynyard Hall

03 December 2018 - 03 January 2019

Monday 3rd December and Thursday 3rd January only. Session times vary please see below:

£9.50 per Ticket

Come along and share the Ice with our real life Elsa and Olaf for a festive fairy tale ice skating session.

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12 December 2018 - 19 December 2018

Wednesday 12th and 19th December only

£15.50 per person

A 45-minute long ice skating session followed by a hot lunch and hot drink in The Gardens Cafe.

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13 December 2018 - 20 December 2018

Thursday 13th and 20th December only, 6pm-7pm

£17.00 Per Adult

A 45 minute ice skating session followed by a hot roast bun and a glass of mulled wine.

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Northern Dales Farmer’s Market @ Wynyard Hall

22 December 2018

Head to our fabulous Walled Gardens and visit the award-winning food and drink producers from Northern Dales Farmers’ Market.

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Special Service: Durham Churches Together New Year's Eve Service @ Durham Cathedral

31 December 2018


Join with the churches of Durham and gather for a service of reflection on the past, of thanksgiving for the blessings of God in the present and of hope for the year to come.


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