Houghall Spring Show & Open Day 2020 - CANCELLED
Sunday, 17 May 2020
It's with great sadness that we have to announce that this year's Spring Show will not be going ahead as planned.
As you're well aware, the situation in our country with Coronavirus is a concerning one, and we as a college will be closing from the 20th March 2020 for the foreseeable future.
We have a responsibility to protect you all from harm too, and a large scale event such as this one in the current climate would not be a beneficial decision for anyone.
We hope you understand why we've had to do this, and rest assured (we hope!) to be back with a bang for a brand new show in 2021.
In the meantime, please take care, look after each other and keep your chin up.
East Durham College
Following the massive success of 2019's event, East Durham College is delighted to announce that the Houghall Spring Show, in Durham, is returning in 2020!
The event will be held at the Durham-based campus on Sunday 17th May 2020 between 10am and 4pm.
A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY
Entry is £3/Adult & £2/Child (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 small animal care centre and see our snakes, lizards, tortoises and small mammals
- Equine displays
- Sheep shearing 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
- Punch & Judy shows
- Face painting and balloon modelling
- Free Children's craft activities
- The Dunholm Vikings will be visiting us, showing off viking weapons and armour and offering exciting activities including butter churning, netmaking and demonstrating combat too!
Also available at an extra charge:
- Charity and trade stands to browse
- Numerous fairground rides (details TBC)
- Diggerland game
- Refreshments & Ice Cream
East Durham College's Houghall Campus, Durham. Please click on the How to find us page to see a map and directions.
Where to Find Us - Houghall Campus
Our Houghall campus, which specialises in land-based learning, is found just outside Durham city centre. You can find us at the following address:
East Durham College - Houghall Campus
The Houghall Campus is situated on the A177, just south of Durham, near Shincliffe. Visitors are welcome to bring their dogs.
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.
For more information on the open day, please contact the Houghall Campus on:
0191 375 4700 or email@example.com
*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.