Venue Hire

The eco-classroom is also available for hire for meetings, team development days and for community or private events.

  • 50 per half day
  • 90 per full day
  • 13 per hour

Please note: All venue hire costs are subject to VAT.

Green Birthday Parties

The quarry can also be hired as a venue for green birthday parties.

The party would include a green activity such as pond dipping, minibeast hunt, solar-power games or orienteering, the opportunity for free play in our play area and the option of a related craft activity.

Food can be provided if required or groups can bring their own.

  • Venue and a green activity 58.75
  • Venue, green activity and a craft 70.50

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.

Next Events

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