AWAY FROM IT ALL
Cosy up at Park House Cottage, found in the honeypot village of Barbon in Cumbria.
Get creative and have a shoe-tastic Saturday at Bowes Museum. Make three pairs of fabulous shoe clips using three different techniques and fabrics. Lunch included.
Ladies Day kicks off this Sunday at Ramside Hall. Grab the girls, dig out your posh frocks and enjoy cocktails, live entertainment, plenty of bubbles and a three-course lunch.
WITH THE KIDS
Take the tots to see Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast, at Tyneside Cinema this weekend. A film that never loses its magic – just as good for grown-ups.
Take them to see the bright lights of Sunderland Illumination from Roker Park, which is on now until November 5. Wrap up and enjoy a spectacular seafront show.
St James’ Park is hosting its first ever real ale festival this weekend. Be tempted by pulled pork and pints (and cider) from a number of North East breweries.
Snap up tasty deals and discounts during the last two days of Stokesley Food Week. Be sure to take advantage of the free grub and drink tasters on ‘Free Sample Saturday’.