AWAY FROM IT ALL
It seems winter has arrived and it has us dreaming of cosy log cabins, perfect for some weekend hideaway time. Blackwell Lodges, near Stokesley, are luxury pads offering plenty of quiet time.
Get the giggles at Big Mouth Middlesbrough on Saturday night. Grab your seats now and see top comedians Paul Sinha and Justin Moorhouse take to the stage. 8.30pm start.
Enjoy mulled wine and seasonal treats at HospiceCare North Northumberland’s Christmas Fair at Linden Hall on Sunday. Mooch the stalls and nab bespoke gifts for loved ones.
WITH THE KIDS
Take to the rink at Newcastle’s Life Science Centre this weekend. Back for 2016/17, it promises pay-on-the-day fun for the whole family. Wrap up warm and skate about to festive tunes.
Belsay Hall is giving kids a chance to meet Santa this weekend as part of its Festive Gift Fair. Leave them in his magical hands while you shop for Christmassy trinkets.
Head for Auckland Castle for an evening of fine food and vino on Saturday night. Enjoy a five-course tasting menu created with fresh, local grub. £50 per person.
NUFC’s first ever Festive Fayre kicks off at St James’ Park this weekend. Snap up Christmas decorations and hand-crafted gifts and watch live Christmas cooking demos.
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