Community Events

All events must be pre-booked unless otherwise stated.

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Wild in the Woods
17th May 2014
10.00am – 12.30pm. Come and enjoy our woodland classroom and spend the morning discovering, playing, creating, and celebrating around a fire. Families £10.00
Children's Art Day
05th Jul 2014
10.30am – 2.30pm. Come and celebrate this national day at Harehope Quarry. Children can try out a range of visual arts and take their creations home. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult. Children £5, families £10
Bushcraft Camp Sleepover
12th Jul 2014
Saturday 1.00pm - Sunday 10.00am, 12/13 July. Learn how to survive in the outdoors. Make a tarp shelter to sleep in, light a fire, collect wild food, cook supper and make woodland crafts. Cost includes ingredients for evening meal. Adults £25, children £15, families £60
The Tempest
13th Sep 2014
Sat/Sun, 13/14 & 20/21 September, 4.30-7.00pm. Drama in the Dale, Weardale’s Community Play Association, will be performing The Tempest. As part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Open Stages Project, the group will transform Harehope Quarry into Prospero’s island for a promenade-style performance. (Supported by Jack Drum Arts)
Autumn Volunteer Day
04th Oct 2014
10.00am – 3.30pm. Join our regular volunteering event. Tasks will include the continued work on the eco-classroom and nature reserve management. Refreshments and a light lunch provided.
Pumpkin Fling
01st Nov 2014
2.00pm – 3.30pm. Following the success of the pumpkin race along the river, this year we will be having a pumpkin fling. So get designing your homemade catapults and trabuchets. £2 per pumpkin entered. Refreshments available

For further information and to make an event booking please contact:

Harehope Quarry Project Ltd,
Harehope Quarry,
Frosterley,
Bishop Auckland,
Co. Durham,
DL13 2SG

Tel: 01388 528633 or 01388 528599

Email Us for Event Enquiries & Bookings

Latest News

Inspiration for the Outdoor Classroom
30th Jan 2013
Throughout Spring and Summer 2013, outdoor education providers in Weardale (Co. Durham) are delivering a range of 8 half day workshops, hosted by the Harehope Quarry Project, specifically tailored towards teachers wanting to extend their use of the outdoor classroom.
Harehope Quarry branches out!
30th Jan 2013
Harehope Quarry has branched out with two new teaching and learning sites. These sites will be used for bushcraft, green woodworking, wild food and environmental art events as well as providing a Forest School location in Weardale.
Filming at Harehope Quarry
16th Apr 2012
Filming took place at Harehope Quarry last September for the ITV drama series 'Vera'. This new series will air on ITV 1 on Sunday 22 April at 8.30pm. Harehope Quarry will feature in the second episode on 29 April.