Outreach sessions for young parents in Cockfield.

Outreach sessions for young parents in Cockfield.

Meets on Monday mornings during term time.

Young parents with preschool aged children from the Cockfield area of Teesdale are being sought by The Bowes Museum.


The Museum’s education department has teamed up with the YMCA to hold free weekly outreach sessions for parents aged under 25 at Cockfield Community Café.


There are lots of toys on hand for little ones to play with, including baby rattles, instruments, craft materials, books and dolls.


Gemma Scott, education assistant at The Bowes Museum, said: “This is a great way for young parents in the Cockfield area to get together and have some fun with their little ones in a relaxing environment.”


The sessions take place between 11.30am and 12.30pm on Mondays during term time at Liscombe Hall in Cockfield.


The Bowes Museum also runs Little Treasures, a weekly toddler group, where parents and children can take part in a sing song and a craft activity related to an item in the Museum’s collection. 


There are currently spaces in the afternoon Little Treasures session, which runs from 1pm until 2.30pm on Wednesday.  It costs £2 a week, which is payable half termly.


Contact Gemma Scott for more information on 01833 694602 or gemma.scott@thebowesmuseum.org.uk



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The Bowes Museum is looking forward to welcoming you on the 17 May

Staff have been busy behind the Museum’s closed doors getting everything ready to welcome visitors back safely.

Café Bowes has undergone a refurbishment and has a new menu waiting to be sampled, the Museum has been deep cleaned, new signage is in place reminding you to adhere to social distancing, hand sanitisation stations have been refilled, the shop has been restocked and staff are being trained ready to greet you back in a safe and timely manner.

North Country Quilts: In Celebration of New Acquisitions is now hanging in the main exhibition gallery ready to wow visitors through to January 2022 and, due to social distancing measures, entry to the display will be by a separate timed exhibition entrance ticket that needs to be booked, at no extra cost, before visiting. Song has also been reinstated in the Music Room so people can enjoy the sound of the instruments. A varied programme of activity is being planned throughout May and June which we hope you will participate in.

Entry to the Museum will be by timed slots and tickets will have to be pre-booked online here or by calling 01833 690606. The Museum will be open from 10.00 to 5.00 daily. Masks will need to be worn throughout the Museum, shop and café, except when eating or where exemptions apply.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!