Throughout the year OASES work with partner organisations and sponsors to run special events to educate, inspire and engage different audiences with the great outdoors and global sustainability education.

Family Activities for Summer 2017

FREE summer activities in the Mid Durham Area

Turn up on the day.

Throughout the first five weeks of the summer holidays OASES will be delivering a range of environmental play sessions across Mid-Durham and Leisure Works and Durham County Culture and Sport will be delivering a range of multi-sport sessions.  

From den building, natural crafts, bug hunting and environmental games to team games, timed challenges and dodgeball, choose your sessions and come along for lots of FUN!

Download a leaflet with locations and session times for the Environmental Play Sessions, the Multi-Sports Sessions.

Woodland Wellies at Hamsterley Forest

Sessions must be booked in advance.

Every Saturday morning 9.30am – 11.00am during term-time.

Join the OASES team at Hamsterley Forest for lots of forest fun and games.  Run in association with 'Little Learners' the sessions are designed to engage children from 2 years onwards.  Each week we will encourage the children to explore the forest and their senses through a new theme (normally based around a children's book).  Come dressed and prepared for the outdoors.

Download a Woodland Wellies leaflet for more information.

The Harehope Quarry Project - Events Programme 2017

Sessions must be booked in advance.    Tel: 01388 528015 E: [email protected]

Autumn volunteer day - Saturday 14 October, 10.00am – 3.30pm

Join our regular volunteering event. This session will concentrate on improving and changing parts of the permissive access to Harehope Quarry. Refreshments and a light lunch provided.

Pumpkin Pentathlon - Saturday 28 October, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Following on from our successful Pumpkin Roll we will be doing a Pumpkin Pentathlon so get your pumpkins growing! Further details to follow.  £2 per entered. Refreshments available.


Outdoor and Sustainability Education Service
The EWE Centre,
Esh Winning Primary School
The Wynds, Esh Winning,
Durham, DH7 9BE

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