AWAY FROM IT ALL
Whitefalls Spa Lodges on the Isle of Lewis are five-star beauties, combining boutique hotel good looks with plenty of spa-like luxury. The views overlooking secluded lochs and waterfalls are dreamy.
Teesside-based writer Gordon Steel returns to ARC, Stockton, with his poignant and hilarious play, Grow Up Grandad. An up-and-down tale of the bond between grandparents and grandkids.
Enjoy an authentic Asian buffet plus performances from talented Bollywood dancers at Rockliffe Hall’s Bollywood Bash on Saturday night. £65 per person, includes drinks on arrival, food and a disco ’til midnight.
WITH THE KIDS
The Staithes Festival of Arts kicks off this weekend, promising a glowing show of art, talks and fun workshops. Watch films come nightfall and enjoy a huge glow-stick spectacular on Saturday.
Take them to Wynyard Hall on Sunday to meet famous BBC gardener, Mr Bloom, and friends who will be officially opening Wynyard’s new Edible Garden. Expect pirate puppet shows, children’s magic shows and more.
Malton’s Game and Seafood Festival kicks off on Saturday. A tasty celebration of game from the Moors and shellfish from the coast. Tuck into autumnal Yorkshire grub and watch Antonio Carluccio cook live.
This weekend’s Staiths Food Market in Gateshead is the last one of the year. Head along and support your local traders instead of chowing at the usual chains this weekend. Take in the great sights, too. 11am-3-pm.