When looking for things to do in Durham city centre, why not check out the Botanic Garden? It is part of a myriad of things to do belonging to Durham University. These beautiful botanic gardens contain things to do for families, children, adults and most ages (in our humble opinion). Set in beautiful mature woodlands, the 10 hectare gardens are open to the public.
The Botanic Garden is a leading attraction in Durham, with guests young and old visiting year round. The gardens include; a winter garden, bamboo grove, alpine garden, glass houses and the recently developed woodland garden and wild flower meadow.
Activities and events are run for children and families during holiday times, which means this beautiful venue is a great choice for days out with children. And maybe an option you hadn’t already thought of? check out the website for different events and activities catering for specialist interests. Local artists display their work in the coffee shop, which rotates on a monthly basis.
Come and take a look at the website, booking isn’t required and they are open throughout the year, 7 days a week! https://www.dur.ac.uk/botanic.garden/
Learn about different seasons, take part in botanic activities, plan family trips with family activities on offer, become a friend of the garden to find out about different events. Find out about botanical science, learn about identifying features and discover the history of the garden.
Also belonging to Durham University are the following attractions;
- Durham Castle
- Oriental Museum
- Museum of Archaeology
- Palace Green Library