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 closed!

Due to the government announcement on Thursday 17 December, that County Durham is to remain in COVID tier 3 restrictions, The Bowes Museum unfortunately will remain closed to all visitors.

As we have already been shut for a number of weeks and there is much uncertainty around possible further restrictions, we have decided to use this period to undertake some work in Caf� Bowes, alongside performing some much-needed structural repairs to the building, notably to the windows. January and February are usually quieter times for the Museum, often due to severe weather, so we believe that this is the best time to carry out such works with the least amount of disruption to our visitors.

We have therefore decided to remain closed for a period of four weeks following any near-future tier 2 announcement from the government, as this will allow us time to deep clean the Museum prior to reopening our doors once again. We will, of course, keep you updated as the guidelines change.

Your ongoing support during these unprecedented times is hugely appreciated and we very much look forward to welcoming you back into the building as early as possible in 2021.

Do please remember, however, that the Museum�s park and grounds remain open to visitors from 10.00 � 4.00 daily, and that we are currently hosting a woodland fairy trail, clues can be found here.

We hope to be able to offer a few COVID-safe outdoor events over the coming months, about which we shall make further announcements as soon as possible.