AWAY FROM IT ALL
Escape to The Lakehouse at The Raithwaite Estate, North Yorkshire. It’s a special six-bedroom stunner, great for any upcoming winter breaks.
Celebrate the launch of the Fenwick Anniversary collection and new season designer handbags in-store on Thursday evening. Enjoy fizz, chocolates and a free goody bag if you spend £75 or more.
Enjoy an evening with popular antiques expert, David Harper, in Darlington on Saturday. Bring along your heirlooms and trinkets and let the popular BBC expert give you an evaluation. A quirky way to spend your Saturday night!
WITH THE KIDS
Families can get crafty at the first Auckland Castle Heritage Skills Festival this weekend. Try a range of building and handcrafts, from carpentry, stone carving and leatherwork. There will also be a range of food and craft stalls.
Take car-loving teens to The Nissan 30 Years Sunderland Exhibition, a celebration of the plant’s last three decades. See the first premium Nissan ever built in Europe and the new Infiniti Q30 compact luxury car.
Kick-start the weekend with a tasty wine dinner at Hotel du Vin, Newcastle. Taste your way through five delicious bottles from Veneto, Italy, plus five courses of complementary grub. £69 per person.
Get yourselves along to Wynyard Hall’s last Artisan Farmers’ Market of the year this Sunday. Indulge in freshly-baked goods, show-stopping cakes and pastries and homemade jams, herbs and more. They’re always fun.