Food Festivals 2021 - Visiting The Seaham Food Festival 2021
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Seaham Food Festival will be
coming to the coast on Saturday

7th and Sunday 8th August 2021.

Set in the lively harbour town, the festival will bring a host of culinary delights to Durham’s heritage coast, with top chefs, fabulous traders and producers, and tasty demonstrations to get the taste buds tingling.

A truly tempting treat awaits with live music and attractions, plus lots to see and do for the kids.

Make sure you save the date and don’t miss a world of fantastic foods and cuisines.

 

Park & Ride

We are expecting large numbers of people are to attend Seaham Food Festival when it returns on 7th & 8th August with a tempting line-up of world-class producers, celebrity chefs and a programme of family entertainment.

 Organiser Durham County Council is keen to make the free festival as easy to get to as possible and has arranged for a special park and ride service to operate on Saturday and Sunday. The buses are all wheelchair accessible and will run to and from Spectrum Business Park to the event on a continuous loop.  We would kindly request that passengers wear face masks on all journeys, unless exempt from doing so.

 On Saturday, buses will leave Spectrum from 9.30 am until 4.30pm and the last return bus will leave the festival at 5.30pm. On Sunday, buses will leave Spectrum from 9.30 am to 3.30pm and the last bus will leave the festival at 4.30pm. Return tickets cost £2 for adults, 50p for children aged six to 15 and free for children aged five and under.

Along with the park and ride service, all the town centre car parks will be open as normal.

 Other regular bus and rail services will also be operating over the weekend.

The following road closures will  be in place between Friday, 12 April and Sunday, 14 April:

 North Terrace*
–17.00 Friday 6th August to 21.00 Sunday 8th August.

Parking bays around The Green on North Terrace
– 01.00 Friday 6th August – 21.00 Sunday 8th August

 *Diversions will be in place around the town.

 In 2019, around 15,000 people attended the festival, resulting in record-breaking sales for traders and boosting the profits of businesses in the town.

visiting seaham festival

Seaham Food Festival will be
coming to the coast on Saturday

7th and Sunday 8th August 2021.

Set in the lively harbour town, the festival will bring a host of culinary delights to Durham’s heritage coast, with top chefs, fabulous traders and producers, and tasty demonstrations to get the taste buds tingling.

A truly tempting treat awaits with live music and attractions, plus lots to see and do for the kids.

Make sure you save the date and don’t miss a world of fantastic foods and cuisines.

 

Park & Ride

We are expecting large numbers of people are to attend Seaham Food Festival when it returns on 7th & 8th August with a tempting line-up of world-class producers, celebrity chefs and a programme of family entertainment.

 Organiser Durham County Council is keen to make the free festival as easy to get to as possible and has arranged for a special park and ride service to operate on Saturday and Sunday. The buses are all wheelchair accessible and will run to and from Spectrum Business Park to the event on a continuous loop.  We would kindly request that passengers wear face masks on all journeys, unless exempt from doing so.

 On Saturday, buses will leave Spectrum from 9.30 am until 4.30pm and the last return bus will leave the festival at 5.30pm. On Sunday, buses will leave Spectrum from 9.30 am to 3.30pm and the last bus will leave the festival at 4.30pm. Return tickets cost £2 for adults, 50p for children aged six to 15 and free for children aged five and under.

Along with the park and ride service, all the town centre car parks will be open as normal.

 Other regular bus and rail services will also be operating over the weekend.

The following road closures will  be in place between Friday, 12 April and Sunday, 14 April:

 North Terrace*
–17.00 Friday 6th August to 21.00 Sunday 8th August.

Parking bays around The Green on North Terrace
– 01.00 Friday 6th August – 21.00 Sunday 8th August

 *Diversions will be in place around the town.

 In 2019, around 15,000 people attended the festival, resulting in record-breaking sales for traders and boosting the profits of businesses in the town.

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Visiting Seaham
visiting seaham

Seaham is a lively coastal town set along the cliffs of Durham’s Heritage coast line. Originally an agricultural farming community, which rose to fame in 1815 with the marriage of local landowners daughter, Anne Isabelle Milbanke to Lord Byron at Seaham Hall.

Steeped in history the town is home to St Mary the Virgin Church, one of the UKs oldest surviving churches and Seaham Hall, now a luxurious hotel and spa. 

Seaham Harbour has been much improved from its early routes dating back to 1815, when it was originally built for transport and trade. Seaham Harbour is now a place of leisure with local cafes and retailers. The harbour is also home to the Lifeboat House and heritage Centre, featuring the original George Elmy Lifeboat. 

Take in the beautiful and scenic views with a stroll along the costal footpath. The festival itself will feature around the famous ‘Tommy’ statue, by local artist Ray Lonsdale commemorating World War One, proudly standing on the coastline. 

Seaham coastal restoration project, Turning the Tide came joint winners for the Outstanding Achievement in Regeneration in the 2002 annual Royal Institution of Surveyors awards. 

Seaham Food Festival takes place on the Durham Coast, with its dramatic coastline, bustling harbour town, marina, and inland, Dalton Park outlet shopping centre. But the county is also home to breathtaking dales, a historic vale and a picture-perfect heritage city.

Discover Durham’s great outdoors with walking and cycling routes galore. The Durham Dales is a picture perfect landscape of moors, hills, valleys and rivers. Home to High force, one of England’s most spectacular waterfalls, as well as Hamsterley Forest. Or pull on your hiking boots and explore more of the Durham Heritage Coast on the coastal footpath, with dramatic views along the way. 

Visit Durham City to explore the world-famous Durham Cathedral and Castle UNESCO World Heritage Site. Or delve further into the county’s fascinating past at amazing attractions including Beamish Museum, Auckland Castle, Locomotion, Killhope, Raby Castle and Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels & Gardens. And if you’re a culture vulture seek out the collections at The Bowes Museum.

Seaham Further Afield
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