Events

We play a significant rôle in the Parish and try to encourage the community to become involved in the activities we provide whilst trying to ensure that the ‘Events Calendar’ includes activities and events for all members of our community, from sports coaching for our junior residents to the senior citizens’ excursions for our older residents.

Some funding for your own community’s events is available from the Council.  Please contact us for more information.

We help voluntary organisations to plan some events, e.g. 10k and Fun Run. Other events include those to raise funds for the Mayor’s Charity or civic functions like the Civic Ball which are held each year.

Some of our events are organised by the Oakleaf Sports Complex, eg Fun in the Parks and the Firework Display.

Events for your Diary

The list may not yet be complete, there may also be a few other to add yet, plus a Horticultural Show which will be held in September. Watch our website for more information and updates at www.great-aycliffe.gov.uk

 

Senior Citizens Excursions
Various Mon 3rd June – Tues 9th July A day our for some of our older residents with lunch provided at a choice of 6 destinations: Scarborough, Scotttish Borders, Northumberland, Scarborough, Keswick and South Shields. Age and residency restrictions apply. Free
Live Music Festival
Town Centre Sat 8th & Sun 9th June 12 noon – 6pm Following the success of the one day music festival in the Town Centre, the organisers, Aycliffe Radio will now host a 2-day live music festival incorporating local talent and entertainers plus a headline act each day Amelia Lily is the headline act for Saturday with Black Lace on Sunday.  They will also be approaching local dance troupes, school bands, pipe and brass band and other local artistes. On the day there will be a small fairground with kiddies rides, stilt walkers, magicians and other crowd entertainers. The event will appeal to all ages and families. Free
Party in the Park
Town Park Sun 14th July,
Afternoon
Get your picnic ready in time and your chairs out of the garden shed!  The Party in the Park is part of the Durham Brass Festival and is hugely popular.  The event hosts UK and foreign ‘funky’ brass bands and there is usually a bar and on-site catering. Free
Fairground
Moore Lane Park 17th – 21st July All the fun of the fair with rides and side stalls suitable for adults and children.  Charges will vary between rides and stalls.

Opening times:

Wed – Fri 5.30 – 8.30 pm
Saturday 1.30 – 8.30 pm
Sunday 1.30 – 6.00pm

Fun in the Parks
Town Park Wed 24th July As well as the usual Fun in the Park activities there will be a Play Bus, Bumpy Carz, 2 extra rides, Assault Course, extra Face Painter. Free
Fun in the Parks
Oakleaf Sports Complex Fri 26th July
(Animal Theme)
As well as the usual Fun in the Park activities there will be Farm Yard Flyers, Animal Inflatable, possibility of Donkey Rides. Free
Fun in the Parks
Woodham Park Wed 31st July
(Adventure Theme)
The Adventure Theme has activities aimed at older children.  There will be a Climbing Wall, Total Wipe Out, ‘Unclimbable’ Ladder And Shooting Arena, Cave Bus, Leadership Survival Skills.  There will be no punch and judy, Mr Twister or face painting. Free
Fun in the Parks
St Oswald’s Park Fri 2nd August
(Teddy Bears Picnic)
As well as the usual Fun in the Park activities there will be Teddy Bear Surgery interactive role play.
Teddy Bear Hunt themed on the book ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’ ending with Parachute games. Clown around Inflatable.
Free
Fun in the Parks
Moore Lane Park Wed 7th August
(Circus Theme)
As well as the usual Fun in the Park activities there will be Bungee Trampolines, Dot and Zooky, Bubbleologist, Clown around Inflatable. Free
Fun in the Parks
Horndale Park Fri 9th August
(Paw Patrol Theme)
As well as the usual Fun in the Park activities there will be a Slide, Paw Patrol Mascots, Hunt Free
Fun in the Parks
Aycliffe Village Park Wed 14th August
(Disney Theme)
As well as the usual Fun in the Park activities there will be a Clown Around Inflatable, Mascots and Hunt Free
Fun in the Parks
Simpasture Park Fri 16th August As well as the usual Fun in the Park activities there will be a Slide, Bumpy Carz, extra Face Painter, Crazy Cottage Free
Horticultural Show
Oakleaf Sports Complex Sat 31 Aug – Sun 1 Sept. you are invited to take part, or just view the Flower and vegetable competition.   See more information here. Free entry and admission