Darlington Food & Drink Festival

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!

On into the market square they had a choice of food vendors with so much choice we went for the gyros. Seating was sparse due to the weather and how popular the event was, but thankfully we were able to get into the shade a little and sit in the event marquee to enjoy our food. It was great to see the market square so full. After lunch we had a look around again and with it being so warm the girls were excited to get their shoes off and have a paddle in the cold water. The girls were thrilled to see these a police van was parked up too and letting children try on various bit of uniform as well as getting to explore the van and even turning on the lights.

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?

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  1. May 31, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    I was really hoping to make it along to this but ended up having to do some work things. It looks great! We’re looking at moving to Darlington in the next year or so and it’s great that there’s so much development going on there now. It looks like you had loads of fun x

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