With the help and support of various partners and sponsors OASES runs an annual programme of Family Events.  Please see below forthcoming events:-


The Harehope Quarry Project - Events Programme 2017

Booking is essential for all events.    T: 01388 528015 E: [email protected]

Natural Explorers - Saturday 17 June, 1.00pm – 3.30pm

Come and enjoy some fun and games inspired by the natural environment. Share the things you enjoyed around a campfire. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult. Children £5

‘The Most Boat’ parent & child weekend - Saturday 15 July & Sunday 16 July, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Make the ‘most boat’ you can from a single sheet of plywood using basic d.i.y. skills. The one-sheet skiff can carry a small adult or young person and can be paddled, rowed, even sailed or driven by a small electric motor with a bit of imagination. Over two days you will mark up and cut the component parts, fix together the sides and transom and attach the bottom to create a perfect small boat for still waters. Test-launch on Sunday and then take home (on a roof rack) to paint with ordinary domestic paint. Suitable for children over 8. There are only 4 places on this course so booking is essential at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure it runs. Please ring or email for further details and to pay a deposit. £180 per boat

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.

Family Activities for Summer 2017



FREE summer activities in the Mid Durham Area

Throughout the summer holidays OASES will be delivering a range of environmental play sessions in your area 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!

Watch this space for further details...



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

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