Durham Deafened Support facilitate a range of activities for its members. You can find a range of the activities that we are currently offering below. If you are interested in participating in any activity please contact us.


Are you interested in meeting others with hearing loss in a Social Setting or learning a new craft.  If so we currently run craft classes in the following locations.  If you are interested in attending a class please let us know.

Select your nearest location for session type, day and time:


Rag Rug Making

Monday - 1:00pm to 3:00pm


Various Projects from Recycled Materials

Tuesday - 12:30pm to 2:30pm


Rag Rug Making

Tuesday - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Friendship Group for people with Dual Sensory Loss

Wednesday - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Newton Aycliffe

Rag Rug Making

Wednesday - 10:00am to 12:00pm


Card Making

Wednesday - 1:00pm to 3:00pm


General Crafts

Monday 10AM - 12 noon

Bishop Auckland

Rag Rug Making

Starts Monday 17th June runs from 1:30PM to 3:30PM

Craft Photo Gallery


Take time to relax with one of our Yoga classes. If you are interested in attending a class please let us know.

Select your nearest location for session day and time.


Tuesday - 11:00am to 12:00pm


Friday - 9:45am to 11:15am

Bishop Auckland

Friday - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Walking for Health

Please find details of Walks Programme for 2019 starting on Thursday 27th June

Thursday 27th June - Bishop Auckland Castle Deer Park

Starts 10AM meet at the entrance of Castle on Market Place Road

1 to 1.5 miles some rough ground and inclines 

Please contact DDS for details of parking, toilet facilities etc

Thursday 11th July - Riverside Park Chester-Le-Street

Meet at 10AM Riverside Car Park

Approx 1 mile flat ground

Pay & display carpark on site

Thursday 25th July - Seaham Beach Front Walk

Meet at 10AM at the Tommy Statue

Approx 1 mile mainly flat with possible steps

Both disabled and free parking available near the Tommy Statue

Thursday 8th August - Alensford County Park, Castleside, Consett

Met at 10AM the car park by the Caravan Site

Aprrox 1 mile flat ground on grass, can be very wet if it has been raining

Free Car Parking, toilets and cafe on site

Wednesday 21st August - Horden Park & Historical Centre

Meet at 10AN - Reception Horden Socal Welfare Centre

1/2 to 1 mile easy walk, flat ground

Easy accessible car parking, toilets at both Social Welfare Centre and at Cafe in the park.  Steps to Historical Centre

Thursday 5th September - Durham Riverside Walk

Meet at 10AM Prince Bishops Car Park Riveside Entrance by the lifts/ stairwell

Contact DDS for details of parking and toilets

Wednesday 18th September - Hardwick Hall Country Park, Sedgefield

Meet at 10AM at Car Park next to the visitors centre

1 mile easy walk on flat ground - wheelchair accessible

Cafe and toilets available in Visitors Centre