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Wild Wednesday: Starstruck half-term activities for children

Wild Wednesday: Starstruck half-term activities for children

Wednesday 27th October 2021 from 10:30am to 15:30pm

Bowlees Visitor Centre
Newbiggin, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XF

The North Pennines has some of the darkest skies in England, and Bowlees is a Dark Sky Discovery Site. We’ll be making our constellations and hearing some of the stories behind them. There may also be rockets to make.

Wear warm and waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear as we’ll be outdoors no matter the weather—activities aimed at ages four to 13.

This event is part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival, running from 22-31 October 2021.


Event organiser

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is organising this event

Please contact North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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Weather forecast

  • 27/10/21

    11° 55%

Weather forecast for Langdon Beck Youth Hostel (2.4 miles away) updated 23/10/21 at 20:00.


Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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  • Wild Wednesday: Starstruck half-term activities for children

    Wednesday 27th October 2021 from 10:30am to 15:30pm

    Bowlees Visitor Centre, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XF

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