Brunch with Bridget, wine and dine and head to the country this weekend


Find solitude and old-fashioned charm at Hesleyside Hall – a private, luxury country house, drenched in 800 years of Northumbrian history and nestled in ancient woodlands. We’ve been – and it’s dreamy.

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Tyneside Cinema is throwing a special Bridget Jones Brunch this weekend in celebration of the brand new film. Enjoy a luxury mid-morning brekkie and a bottle of fizz, plus a ticket to see the movie. 

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Go to Festival of Thrift, Darlington, for fun performances, workshops, foodie stalls and more. Visit the Bistro Du Vin for fab campervan grub and nab front row seats at the OxGlam charity Fashion Show.

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Take them reptile hunting at Sunderland Museum and Winter Garden’s Snakes Alive exhibition. Come face to face with live snakes and learn all about their slithering way of life.

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w3Go to Kielder Observatory’s Wild Northumbrian Stargazing night and explore the night sky with the observatory’s experts from the comfort of your own yurt or tipi.

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Enjoy a three-course food and wine matching lunch at Newcastle’s Cafe 21 on Saturday, hosted by Wine Unearthed. You’ll be taken on a vino journey by your very own wine tutor and fill your bellies with complimentary nibbles.

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w4Raby Castle’s annual Autumn Market takes place this Sunday. Wander around the stalls and get inspired by plenty of tasty seasonal grub from the region’s best food producers. Crafty makers and family entertainers will be there for the kids, too.

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