A GREAT DAY OUT IN SEAHAM
The food festival brings together traders and producers from across the region to sell their delicious treats. Soak up the atmosphere with live music and attractions and buy lots of goodies to take home too. Further information for our 2024 festival will be available soon.
Festival Opening Times - Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.
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Getting to the festival
An accessible park and ride service will be in operation for visitors which will run between Spectrum Business Park (SR7 7TT) and the town centre.
Buses will depart from the Business Park from 9.30am on Saturday and Sunday, and the last return bus will depart from bus stop opposite Seaham Sea Angling Club at the top of the Harbour road at 5.30pm on Saturday and 4.30pm on Sunday. Return tickets cost £2 for adults, 50 pence for children aged five to 15 years old and are free for those under five.
Town centre car parks will be open, but they may be busy and drivers should be aware of diversions due to road closures for the event.
Road closed – B1287 North Terrace from its junction with Tempest Road and southwards to the junction with Marquess Point and incorporating the access road around Terrace Green Car Park. Diversions will be in place and sign posted.
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 cafés 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 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.
Book your stay
For information on places to visit, eat and shop, plus accommodation and special offers, visit the county’s official tourism website – thisisdurham.com
The Durham Visitor Contact Centre is also on hand to help:
Call: 03000 26 26 26
Text: ‘Visit’ and your enquiry to 80011
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, closed weekends and Bank Holidays.
Calls – cost of a local call, calls from mobiles may vary.
Texts – standard network charges apply.