Blackhill and Consett Park events
We host a number of community events during the year, as well as a programme of regular weekly activities.
Well Bean in the park
Date: Friday 9 and Friday 23 August
Time:11.00am to 1.00pm
Booking/costing: Free. To book call 03000 268 634.
Details: Enjoy bean themed activities such as prize hunts and guess the amount of beans in the jar, parachute games and a beany balls craft station. Tuck into beans on toast and rainbow coloured salad pots. There will also be advice and support on health and well being. For all ages. Activities take place in The Lodge.
Wild About the Park
Date: Monday's during the summer holidays: 5, 12, 19 August
Time: 10.00am - 12 noon and 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Booking/costing: Places are limited and it is very popular. To book contact us.
Details: This summer we are once again hosting a series of Wild About the Park family activities, which provide opportunities for families with younger children to have fun learning about aspects of the park's natural environment, whilst having a go at making and doing both inside and out, in the beautiful setting of the park and in our community garden.
Consett and District Heritage Initiative
Time: 10.00am - 12.00 noon
Cost/booking: Pre-booking is requested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Details: Family history research with opportunities to gain practical advice and assistance with research into your family history.
Cost/booking: Free, donations welcome.
Details: An informal singing programme for adults of all ages and abilities, with the emphasis on wellbeing and socialising as well as opportunities to take part in occasional performances. Refreshments are available from 1.00pm.
(Session not on 27 August)
Consett and District Heritage Initiative open sessions
Cost/booking: CDHI members are all volunteers, so please contact us before visiting.
Details: A chance to meet members of the group and find out more about the huge amount of local history material available in the archive. Enquiries and donations or loans of artefacts, old photographs, documents and maps are always welcomed.
Free cycling sessions
Details: This is part of our Cycle Durham programme, supported by trained volunteer leaders. Bikes and helmets provided (or bring your own).
Open art and craft studio
Cost/booking: Free, donations welcome.
Details: Creative arts activities in a friendly and supportive setting, to promote wellbeing, learn new skills and making friends. Led by qualified and experienced artists.
(Session not on 28 August)
Cost/booking: Free. Register at Blackhill Parkrun.
Details: Organised by volunteers from Blackhill Bounders, this is a free weekly 5k run in the beautiful and invigorating setting of the park. All welcome.
Have a Go at Bowls sessions
Time: 1.30pm (summer)
Details: Try your hand at bowls with the friendly assistance of the Consett Park Bowling Club members. Clubhouse bar and refreshments available. All ages and abilities welcomed. For information contact email@example.com.
Carpet Bowls sessions
Time: 2.00pm (winter)
Details:In the clubhouse, organised by Consett Park Bowling Club. All ages and abilities welcomed. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Gardening Programme
Date: starts on Monday 18 March
Cost/booking: Free, donations welcome. Contact us to register
Details: Meeting in The Lodge. Registration is required as the gardening group is part of the Ways To Wellbeing programme. The community garden is located behind The Lodge and provides a space where individuals and groups can learn the basics of vegetable growing and other practical gardening skills, in a supportive environment.
We welcome schools, nurseries and other young people's groups to visit.
There is access to the classroom and toilets in The Lodge, provision of a simple park trail and quiz sheet which is ideal for younger children and we can also assist with the delivery of specific topics. Please contact us beforehand, to discuss your requirements.
Friends of Blackhill and Consett Park
The Friends of the Park play a vital role in promoting community use of the park, raising funds to carry out projects which improve the park for people and nature, and by organising and assisting with events. Anyone wishing to get involved please contact us or leave your details with a member of staff.