East Durham Play & Community Network


 A Big Thank you to Durham County Council Neighbourhood Budget, East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership, County Councillors Lucy Hovvels and Peter Brookes, Durham County Council, Parish Councils, Durham County Council, Northern Gas Networks, The Sedgefield District Relied in need Charity, for working in partnership and funding Trimdon Grange Family Fun Day (Celebration of Play).

Family Fun Day at Trimdon Grange

It was great watching everyone having FUN… The event was inclusive and all activities were free. A parent quoted: “Brill day something for everyone”

The event on Wednesday 4th August was officially opened for Cllr Mac Williams JP, Chairman of Durham County Council, and Pauline Adams, the Chairman’s Lady, who both took time out to browse the stalls and meet performers and visitors.

Then the FUN started with lots of activities provided by:-

Steve DJ compare from Atmosphere services

Coopers Fun Fair Rides and Amusement

Stalkabouts (circus Skills)

Magic Andrew

Elite Hair Design (nail gems and hair braiding)

EDPCN (arts/crafts, badge-maker, paper crafts)

EDPCN Play Rangers

Faces Galore (Face Painting and Tatoo’s)

Wildchilds (Rhodeo Bull and Sumo Suits)

Sophie Johnson from Dance It Live It.

Eileen and Joe Ventriloquist and Tessie Bear

Climbing Wall

Graffiti Artist


East Durham Play & Community Network organised a take your pick stall and also a raffle, lots of fantastic prizes were won.

Michelle from Café Seile had gorgeous cakes and scones for sale, you just had to buy some to try.
Various Organisations came along with their displays to promote their activities:-

AAP East Durham Rural Corridor
Durham Police
Fishburn Sure Start
Domestic Violence
BE enterprising
Civic Pride
Children’s Links
Parish Council and DRCC
Spennymoor Toy & Leisure Library
Learn East
Get Active Team
NHS / PCT Team
Show Racism the Red Card
Sedgefield Employability Consortium and many more………………..

St Johns Ambulance, Durham Fire Rescue, Local Police Officers, Community Safety Team also attended the event.

A Big Thank you to Martin from Kiwi Photography who organised the photographs at both of our events in Trimdon Colliery and Trimdon Grange free of charge…

I wish to Thank everyone involved in making the event a great success and hopefully we can organise another event in 2011yr.