Houghall Spring Show & Open Day 2021 - Sunday 16th May 2021

Sunday, 16 May 2021

East Durham College is delighted to announce that the Houghall Spring Show, in Durham, is returning in 2021!

Girl with a Houghall sheep
Meet the Houghall lambs!

The event will be held at the Durham-based campus on Sunday 16th May 2021 between 10am and 4pm.


Girl with bird of prey ay Houghall
Meet the birds of prey

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


Kid on Diggerland ride
Diggerland ride

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
Co. Durham

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.