Hullabaloo in the Park

Hullabaloo in the Park is returning to Darlington this July! A summer staple for families since 2021, we’re going to fill South Park with even more fantastic things to see, make and do in 2024!

Theatre Hullabaloo are experts in creating fun-filled experiences and we’re passionate about giving every child the chance to enjoy the magic of creativity. So, we have some very exciting news…….

This year’s festival programme is completely FREE to attend! That’s right, totally FREE! Families will be able to enjoy 40 industry-leading artists and 31+ brilliant events and activities, without paying a penny!

Join us from the 26-28th July (10.30am-4.30pm) for an outdoor extravaganza of performances, music, dance, storytelling, play spaces, pop-up entertainment, messy play, crafts, workshops, activities and amazing food in a magical land of creativity and fun! Hullabaloo in the Park is specially designed for children aged 0-10 and their grown-ups, and there is something for every family to love.

Most of the festival will be drop in. Just find the things your family want to do in the ‘What’s On’ section on this page and turn up! Everyone is welcome. There are a handful of pre-bookable workshops, also free, and a range of tasty delights from visiting food vendors at reasonable prices.

Daily timetables are now ready to download:

Friday timetable

Saturday timetable

Sunday timetable

Wherever you turn you’ll find magical things to see, make and do for free!

We can’t wait to see you there!

There is limited car parking around South Park so we have organised a dedicated festival car park just around the corner at Darlington Rugby Club, Grange Rd, Darlington DL1 5NR. You can purchase your £5 all day parking space below.

Scroll down to discover our festival map, what to expect from the festival, accessibility, food options, getting to the festival and parking information plus FAQs.Sign up to the newsletter here to be the first to know festival updates.

Download the full map with the key here.

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Theatre Hullabaloo’s CEO Ben Dickenson sums up what you can expect from Hullabaloo in the Park 2024: "After last year's hugely popular festival, we can't wait to put more smiles on faces this summer. We are proud of our reputation for creating fantastic events and experiences for children under 10 and their families. Hullabaloo in the Park 2024 is possibly our best yet....and this year the festival is completely free to attend.

Access Guide

We can't wait to welcome you to Hullabaloo in the Park. Please see our access guide below.


We’ve created a handy list of questions and answers to ensure you have the best possible time at Hullabaloo in the Park! Download our FAQs below.


We have a fantastic range of food vendors to suit everybody’s taste buds! Come along and enjoy the region’s best ice cream, waffles, burgers, pizza, tex mex, pies and crepes. Plus a selection of vegan and gluten free options.

Getting to the festival

By Car

Daily Schedules

Daily timetables are now ready to download:


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