The TakeOff Festival Family Day is on Saturday 26 October in Durham City Centre. Watch as the streets of Durham come alive with world-class theatre, street theatre, creative play installations and much more!
With a great mix of paid for events and free shows and activities there is something for all the family to enjoy.
Festival Family Day Flyer
Click here to download our TakeOff Festival Family Day flyer
Shows & Activities
Tickets £10 adults / £7 child / Family ticket £24
Adult ticket will reduce to £7 when purchased with a child ticket
Click here to book online or give our Box Office a call on 01325 405 405
age 4-7 years
Jabberbabble is a show about four birds and one nest. Nobody understands their jibber jabber lingo.
A delightful show for the whole family that is entirely sung, as it should be with birds.
The Mark Hillery Arts Centre, Collingwood College 10.00 / 12.00
Fly is a poetic journey into a circus universe with strange characters, big emotions and captivating puppet imagery.
Joachim Room, College of St Hild & St Bede, Durham 16.00
A troubled family’s world turns upside down when a tiger invades. It’s chaotic, it’s dangerous but brilliantly funny as the tiger reignites the family’s love for one another. With captivating dancers, enjoy the thrill of sitting right up close to the action and the chance to explore the set at the end.
Gala, Durham 11.30 / 16.00
Is this a Dagger?
Is this a Dagger? The story of Macbeth
Andy Cannon, one of Scotland’s finest storytellers, takes audiences on a thousand-year journey from fact to fiction and back again, in his telling of Shakespeare’s classic tale.
Gala, Durham 10.30 / 14.00
The Land of Nursery Rhymes
age 7+ and their grown ups
Join us for a fun-packed crafting session where you will have the opportunity to build a nursery rhyme landscape.
£7 per family (min one adult max 4 people)
Town Hall, Duham 10.00 / 13.30 (2 hour slots)
Family Day Trail
Pick up your activity sheet from the Festival Hub at Gala Durham on the day and follow our Nursery Rhyme trail through the streets of Durham.
age 3-7 years
Family storytelling taking place at 14.00
Clayport Library, Durham. No need to book, just turn up. Limited capacity.
Creative Play - Imagination Playground
ages 2-8 years
Come along an imagine, invent, collaborate and play. What will you build, a castle, a tunnel or a den - the possibilities are endless
Drop-in between 10.00-15.00
Lantern Room, Durham Town Hall
Arts & Crafts
Arts and Crafts for all the family
drop-in between 10.00-16.00
age 5+ (under 5's welcome but would need assistance from a grown-up)
A collection of short dance works in Augmented Reality (AR) for all ages. A collection of 10 minute AR experience on tablets for 5 audience members
Millennium Place (outside Gala) Durham (subject to weather conditions, please keep checking website)
Drop-in between 10.00-12.00 / 13.00 - 15.00
In My World exhibition
Gallery Space, Gala
Take a journey through young peoples eyes as they tell you their stories with images and words, sharing their sense of place and identity in South West Durham.