What's on inStanley

Welcome to Stanley

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Stanley - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Stanley to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Stanley

26
JUL
North East Koi Club - Koi, Bonsai and Craft Show
Kirkley Hall

The aim of this event is to help people understand why Koi Carp are so valuable and why they are known as living jewels. Many of the koi on display will have made an incredible journey to attend the event and are…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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26
JUL
The Big Butterfly Count
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Come along and help the keepers carry out a butterfly survey here at the gardens.Starting at various times throughout the day follow one of our guides while you allhelp spot and record the butterflies we have here at Kirkley.…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01670 841235
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26
JUL
Eels
The Sage Gateshead

American group EELS are famed for their indie‐rock sound which has been very popular on movie soundtracks. Films such as American Beauty Shreks 1‐3 Scream 2 Road Trip Hot Fuzz and Hell Boy 2 all…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
JUL
A Little Nonsense
The Cluny 2

A bare‐knuckle look at the sharp edge of funny A Little Nonsense is an original black comedy that explores the clown inside every man and the mirth that is hidden in melancholy.Bitterly frustrated by a clown's freedom to play and inability to…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01912 304474
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28
JUL
Summer Zoo School
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

A whole week of events to bring out your inner zoo keeper Every day there will be different activities for you to join in with including helping the keepers with their daily checks feeding the lemurs training the cockatoos and walking the…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01670 841235
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02
AUG
Chester Le Street Fake Festival
Riverside Park

Fake Festivals will be hitting Chester Le Street Riverside for the second year running on Saturday 2nd August ‐ presenting world class tribute acts to the Kasabian Queen and Oasis. Well also have the very best of the North Easts talent on…

Location: 5.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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02
AUG
Conquer That Spider Fear
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Guy Tansley brings over twenty five years of personal experience with spiders to this event and aims to dispel the many myths surrounding these misunderstood creatures. See tarantulas and other arachnids from around the world and learn about all aspects of their…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01670 841235
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02
AUG
Machine Head
Northumbria University Students Union

Machine Head at Northumbria University Students Union live on Saturday 02 August 2014 in Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland. A popular live music event taking place on the Saturday 02 August 2014 that will see tickets sell out quickly. Buy tickets…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
AUG
Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Kirkley Hall

Follow the White Rabiit down the rabbits hole to join in the fun at our Mad Hatters Tea Party. Full of magical surprises garden games and a delicious afternoon feast. Mad Hats or bunny ears are a MUST. £8 adults £6.50 children…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01670 841235
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06
AUG
Animal Enrichment Day
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Enrichment is essential for the happiness and development of the animals here at Kirkley Hall Zoo so we are dedicating a full day to it. Bring along some of your everyday household rubbish such as plastic bottles and toilet roll holders and…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01670 841235
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09
AUG
Madagascar Weekend
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Come along and learn about all the Madagascan species we have here at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens. Find out about our lemurs and help us conserve the native flora and fauna of Madagascar through activities trails and quizzes.…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01670 841235
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14
AUG
World Parrot Trust Day
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Nearly one‐third of all parrot species are threatened in the wild and millions of pet parrots share our lives and homes so we are dedicating a day to learning all about our feathered friends and what we can do to help protect…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01670 841235
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17
AUG
Aquaducked Family Day Out
River Wear

Family day out raising money for CLIC Sargent MacMillan and Marie Curie Cancer Care…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01780 470718
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17
AUG
Peter Pan
Kirkley Hall

All aboard the Jolly Roger and fasten your belts for a fast and furious journey back to your childhood. Now's your chance to become a member of the gang of Lost Boys Indians or Fairies and let your imagination rip in the…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01670 841235
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21
AUG
Kirkley Kritters
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Get up‐close and personal with amazing megabugs that creep and crawl. See giant tarantulas frogs geckos spiders and beetles; try and spot stick insects camouflaged amongst the leaves or a praying mantis on the twigs. Count the rings on the tree trunk…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01670 841235
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23
AUG
Crafty Pirates
Bede's World

3 Days of Pirates Crafts Classes Swashbuckling Live Music Foods and more something for all ages dogs welcome too indoors and outdoor pitches available. email timeandtideeventsgmail.com for detailsWyld Fire will be Swashing Buckles with some of the most scurvy mange ridden creatures…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07922 301035
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27
AUG
St Vincent
The Sage Gateshead

St Vincent at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Wednesday 27 August 2014. Whats the best thing about going to watch St Vincent live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
AUG
Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace
St. James' Park Stadium

Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace at St. James Park Stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 30 August 2014. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Sports

31
AUG
Kirkley Hall Activity Day
Kirkley Hall

Kirkley Hall will be opening its doors for a day jam packed with activities and fun. There will whole host of activites to take part in including our 120 metre zip wire high ropes course archery clay pigeon shooting fair ground rides…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01670 841235
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31
AUG
National Zoo Awareness Day
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Zoo Awareness Day was first started in the early 1990s by CAPS in order to raise awareness of the animal rights and conservation issues surrounding zoos. We will be supporting this event by organising talks and quizzes to help educate visitors about…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01670 841235
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02
SEP
Pet Shop Boys
The Sage Gateshead

British post‐modern synth pop that's sold 50 million records world wide earning the award from the Guinness Book of World Records no less of being the most accomplished English duo in the history of U.K.…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
SEP
Ant and Decs Takeaway On Tour
Metro Radio Arena

Twelve times National TV Award winning hosts Ant and Dec return to the screens with the eagerly awaited brand new series of Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.The only show on TV that says Don't…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

05
SEP
Ant Dec
Metro Radio Arena

Twelve times National TV Award winning hosts Ant and Dec return to the screens with the eagerly awaited brand new series of Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.The only show on TV that says Don't…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

05
SEP
Ant Dec#';s Takeway On Tour
Metro Radio Arena

This fantastic family event will see Ant Dec039;s Takeway On Tour live in Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland at the Metro Radio Arena on Friday 05 September 2014. Compare ticket prices for the Ant Dec039;s Takeway On Tour event below.…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

05
SEP
Ant Decs Takeway On Tour
Metro Radio Arena

This fantastic family event will see Ant Decs Takeway On Tour live in Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland at the Metro Radio Arena on Friday 05 September 2014. Compare ticket prices for the Ant Decs Takeway On Tour event below.…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

06
SEP
Animal Training Weekend
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Come and see how we train our animals here at Kirkley Hall Zoo you can look forward to seeing our Cockatoos and Asian Palm Civit undergoing target training.…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01670 841235
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06
SEP
Lisa Stansfield
The Sage Gateshead

Known internationally for her first UK number one hit single All Around The World released in 1989 Lisa Stansfield is one of Britain's most treasured singers. A BRIT Award winning artist in 1991 and…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
SEP
Traditional Afternoon Tea with live pianist
Kirkley Hall

Traditional Afternoon Tea with live pianist Mark Deeks You can enjoy a selection of homemade cakes freshly cut sandwichesand scones served with your choice of tea or coffee in our 17th century hall. £11pp booking essential call 01670 841235 or email enquirieskirkleyhall.co.uk.…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01670 841235
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09
SEP
The Saturdays
Newcastle City Hall

Britains favourite girl group The Saturdays have announced a massive 17 date UK tour for February 2011. Una Healy Frankie Sandford Rochelle Wiseman Mollie King and Vanessa White are experts on the live circuit having…

Location: 8.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

09
SEP
Top Hat
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Fred & Gingers greatest Hollywood dance musicallive on stage for the very first time Travers meets the irresistible Dale Tremont the girl of his dreams played by Summer Strallen triple Olivier Award nominee…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

Tourist Attractions


Beamish, The North of England Open Air Museum

Britain&8217;s Best Museum Period Living & Traditional Homes &8216;2005 Best of British Awards&8217; and &8216;Living Museum of the Year 2004&8217; Good Britain Guide, Beamish is one of the region&8217;s leading tourist attractions. It vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800s and early…

Durham Cathedral

Founded in 1093, this magnificent Norman cathedral is the shrone of St Cuthbert and one of the great architectural experiences in Europe. Together with the adjacent castle, it is a World Heritage site.Cathedral Opening Times & PricesMonday ‐ Saturday 9.30am ‐ 6.15pm, Sun 12.30pm ‐ 5pm, extended…

Tanfield Railway

World's oldest exisiting railway, originally opened in 1725. 3 mile steam passenger railway between Sunniside, Causey Arch and East Tanfield. Loco and carriage collection and Britiain's oldest engine shed built in 1854.Open: Daily 10am ‐ 5pmTrain Times: Summer Sunday, Bank Holiday Monday and Wednesday…

Bowes Railway

Bowes Railway was originally a colliery railway built to carry coal mainly from pits in north west Durham to the Tyne at Jarrow. The earliest section was designed by George Stephenson and opened on 17 January 1826, making it one of the world's first modern railways.It was 15…

Durham Castle

Dating from 1072, one of England's largest surviving Norman castles and grandest Romanesque palaces. Seat of the Price Bishops until 1832 and now part of a World Heritage Site. Housing University College, Durham Universitys Foundation College, it is a conference, banqueting and holiday centre in vacations.Open:…

Killhope, North of England Lead Mining Museum

Winner of The Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award 2003, Killhope explores the life of North Pennine lead mining families. Park Level Mine underground experience, Northern England's largest working water wheel and hands‐on activities. Visitor Centre with shop, cafe and World's largest Spar Box exhibition. Woodland…

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