Today we ventured into Darlington town centre to check out the Food & Drink Festival being held over this bank holiday weekend. It was a hot day today in the North East of England so not surprisingly the car parks where understandably busy. I opted for one just on the edge and with parking set at £1 in the council car parks for Sunday’s all day, it was nice to know I didn’t need to clock watch.
First we noticed by the Joseph Pease statue a couple of gazebos set up with activity’s for the children as well as clowns next to a tightrope. We stopped here and the girls were able to make some stickers that could go on the bins at home. Willow then had a go at walking on the tightrope with the assistance of one of the clowns. Both of whom were great with the girls.
We then headed along towards the market square, alongside the indoor market there was a row of stalls selling a mixture from brownies to cheese and also I noticed a couple of stalls today with the drink of choice at the moment ‘gin’. With samples to try and offers to be had the girls loved looking at the stalls. They even got to decorate a cupcake for free and the best bit eat it!
We also got to enjoy some great live music, street entertainers and they even had free face painting. I’ve been to bishop Auckland’s Food Festival in the past and that is a much larger event stall wise but I do think the festival is great for the town and well worth a visit. It’s still on tomorrow (Monday 28th May) so get down and enjoy it! More info on the days events can be found here.
Did you get along? What did you think?