AWAY FROM IT ALL
Perched right on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, Keldy forest cabins are secluded wooden wonders, hidden beneath the trees and surrounded by oodles of calm. Pick a luxury treehouse or a stylish lodge.
Wynyard Hall’s fabulous Festive Shopping Fayre returns for 2016. Shop over 150 stalls and let the smell of gingerbread and taste of mulled wine get you in the Christmas spirit.
Browse festive nibbles, arty crafts, quality jewellery and more at Jesmond Dene’s arty and foodie markets, this Saturday. Head down to the dene when you’re done for a wintry stroll.
WITH THE KIDS
Take them for a wander around Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens’ Christmas Craft and Food Fayre. Expect tons of toys, crafty activities and food and gift stalls for the grown-ups.
Make magical reindeer food to help Rudolph and co fly Santa’s sleigh, write letters and lists to the big man himself and skate about at The Alnwick Garden this weekend. Lots of sparkly, wintery fun.
40-something local food producers and artisan craftspeople will be setting up their stalls at Auckland Castle’s Christmas Market this weekend. Treat yourself to speciality festive goodies.
Michelin star chef, Tom Kerridge, launches his new cookware range at Fenwick. Join him in the Food Hall from 5pm. Enjoy canapés, fizz and browsing time with the man himself.