Fairs & Markets

With its traditional market, farmers market and the annual Christmas market at The Bowes Museum, there’s every opportunity to find unique gifts and buy local produce.

Lantern Making Workshop with Bright Woods Forest School CIC

The Bowes Museum

Join the friendly Bright Woods team to make a festive lantern. Join in a fun lantern parade around the magical Museum grounds and then warm up by toasting marshmallows around the camp fire. Time : 4.00-5.30 and 6.00-7.30pm Free with admission to the...

Christmas Market

The Bowes Museum

A traditional fair in the Museum grounds, which includes food chalets, traditional fairground amusements, rides, side-shows, games and family activities, will run throughout the five day festival. Inspired by the Museum founders John & Joséphine...

Barnard Castle Country Market

Parish Hall

An opportunity to buy homemade jams and marmalades – perfect gifts or just for yourself. Cakes and biscuits made to traditional family recipes – a treat for your festive larder, as well as handmade cards and crafts. Visit us and enjoy a...

Festive Reindeer Chase

The Bowes Museum

Teesdale AC will be hosting a 1KM & 5KM Festive Reindeer Chase in the grounds of The Bowes Museum and Barnard Castle School. Santa’s reindeer will have no shortage of options when it comes to adventure with plenty of trees to hide or open...