LOVE THE WEEKEND

It's time for takeout treats, easygoing fairs and festivals and plenty of lazy time...

65656AWAY FROM IT ALL

Welcome to The Ferry Waiting Room – a lost and found ferry terminal and bothy, polished up and re-homed in the Highland wilderness…

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9898TIME OUT

Comedienne and Mock The Week regular, Lucy Porter, arrives in the North East with her Funny Way To Be Comedy show, covering everything from ethics to home-brewing and 90s Britpop. Get the giggles.

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The North East Wedding Fair returns to the Toon this weekend. Held at Metro Radio Arena, expect a two-day extravaganza of stylish supplier stalls, designer catwalk shows and plenty of expert help and advice.

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WITH THE KIDS

Take them to Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens to celebrate the Year of the Rooster with traditional lion dances and Chinese crafts. Lion dances start at 11am and 1pm from the museum entrance.

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6565Little Lego lovers should stop by Life Science Centre to see some of the region’s most famous landmarks transformed into cool Lego creations. See the mini masterpieces all weekend long.

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FOODIE

Head for Stewart Park Farmers’ Market, Middlesbrough, on Sunday for an abundance of tasty treats. Stock up on artisan bread and sweet treats and say hello to The Twisted Chilli team who will be putting on live fiery demos.

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2121Taste and shop speciality grub in Newcastle’s China Town this weekend as part of the community’s New Year festivities. Mooch the Chinese market stalls and take in all the yummy smells and sights.

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