Houghall Spring Show & Open Day 2018 - Sun 20th May, 10am - 4pm

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Houghall Spring Show & Open Day returns for 2018!

Girl with a Houghall sheepFollowing the massive success of 2017's event, East Durham College is delighted to announce that the Houghall Spring Show, in Durham, is returning in 2018!

The event will be held at the Durham-based campus on Sunday 20th May 2018 between 10am and 4pm.


Girl with bird of prey ay HoughallEntry is only £2 per person (parking and under 1s are free) and there are loads of fascinating demonstrations and lots of free activities throughout the day, including:

  • Look round our brand new small animal care centre and see our snakes, lizards, tortoises and small mammals
  • Equine displays
  • Dog agility demos
  • Floristry demonstrations
  • Hanging basket making demonstrations
  • Sheep shearing demos
  • Cattle weighing demos
  • See our farm yard animals: cows & calves, pigs & piglets and our sheep
  • Durham Falconry birds of prey
  • Have a go on our free zip line with our tree surgery team
  • Have a free go at archery
  • Punch & Judy shows

Also available at an extra charge:

  • Plant sale
  • Craft stalls
  • Numerous fairground rides (details TBC)
  • Face painting and air brush tattoos
  • Diggerland game
  • Refreshments & Ice Cream

LocationKid on Diggerland ride

East Durham College's Houghall Campus, Durham. Please click on the How to find us page to see a map and directions.

The Houghall Campus is situated on the A177, just south of Durham, near Shincliffe. Visitors are welcome to bring their dogs.

Course Information

The day also gives visitors a great opportunity to find out more about Houghall and the wide range of full and part time courses on offer, including Agriculture, Animal Care, Arboriculture & Forestry, Countryside Management, Dog Grooming, Equine Horse Care Studies, Floristry, Horticulture and Veterinary Nursing.

Any Questions?

For more information on the open day, please contact the Houghall Campus on:

0191 375 4700 or enquiries@eastdurham.ac.uk

*Event activities subject to change. 

Personal Safety Notice:

Please wash your hands after being in animal areas and before consuming food and drink.

Please don’t touch any livestock.

Please keep your dog on a lead at all times and don’t take dogs in any animal areas.

Please don’t enter the sheep related areas if you are pregnant.

Please don’t climb on, or let your children climb on, any machinery.

Due to the nature of the site, some areas of this event may not be suitable for wheelchair users or people with limited mobility.