EAST Durham College’s annual spring show returns to its Houghall campus in Durham this weekend.

The annual event featuring a range of family-friendly activities takes place from 10am to 4pm on Sunday

Visitors will be able to tour the college’s multi-million-pound animal care centre to see exotic animals such as lizards and snakes, as well as small mammals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas.

Attendees can also visit Houghall’s working farm, where they can see cows, calves, pigs, piglets, sheep and lambs.

The college will also be hosting a number of other activities, including the Durham Falconry birds of prey, a free zip line hosted by its tree surgery team, Punch and Judy Shows, face painting and balloon modelling and craft demonstrations.

For an extra charge, there’ll also be a plant sale, charity and trade stands to browse, fairground rides and a Diggerland game.

The event is also a ideal chance for potential students interested in land-based courses to tour the site and learn more about courses and apprenticeships they may be interested in.

East Durham College events manager Dianne Howe said: “The Houghall Spring Show is one of our main events of the year and it just continues to grow every year.

“There will be loads to see and do on the day and it’s a great opportunity to see what all of our areas do at the Houghall campus.

“The show is a great family day out and it always seems to bring fantastic weather with it too.”

Admission is just £2 per person (under one’s free), with free parking available.