AWAY FROM IT ALL
With its romantic, storybook good looks and pretty interiors, it’s no surprise that Whitby’s Lavender Cottage has been voted as one of Britain’s best holiday cottages. Grab your darling and book up now…
See R&B icon, Alexander O’Neal, live at Sage Gateshead on Saturday night. The crooner will be joined by a nine-piece all-star band in celebration of his world-renowned 1987 album, Hearsay.
Shmooze and clink at Chapters Hotel, Stokesley, on Saturday night, when Teesside-based singer, Val Hill, returns for an evening of chilled acoustic tunes. Book a table and kick-back.
WITH THE KIDS
Take restless tots to Fenwick’s famous toy department for plenty of half-term fun. They can have their faces painted, build Lego Batmen and take part in cool colouring competitions.
Discover the animals and plants from the world’s rainforests on the Rainforest Family Trail at Sunderland’s Museum & Winter Gardens. Solve puzzles along the way to win prizes.
Glug the good stuff at ARC Stockton’s three-day Ale & Arty Beer Festival 2017. Sample a wide selection of quality ales, cider, lagers and perry and snack on bites from a specially-created menu.
Head for Stewart Park Farmers’ Market, Middlesbrough, on Sunday for oodles of tasty treats. Stock up on artisan bread and meats, gourmet pies (our fave), fresh veg and tons of sweet bites.