Hunt for treats, sip some gin and spice it up in the kitchen...


In the grounds of Edinburgh’s Dundas Castle you’ll find a selection of new and gorgeous glamping cottages – luxury woodland hideouts for escapists…

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See Willy Russell’s award-winning play, Educating Rita, at Durham’s Gala Theatre. Fans of the hilarious and heartwarming 1983 film, starring Julie Walters and Sir Michael Caine, will love it. 

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Love your homeware? Head to Kirkleatham Hall on Saturday to browse over 30 stalls filled with fine goods, from cool antique furniture and trinkets to vintage linens, textiles and up-cycled bits and bobs. 

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Take them to Wallington for a Cadbury Egg Hunt. Follow clues around the West Wood on your quest to Creme Egg heaven. A fun Easter treat for all the family.

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There’s a feeling of spring in the air and that means it’s time for fun farmyard jaunts. A trip to Preston Park this weekend means they can meet furry friends and go petting mad.

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One for the diary – book up now for a spot of Easter-inspired Afternoon Tea at Rockliffe Hall next weekend. Includes chocolate and orange choux buns and special mango and vanilla eggs.

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Sample a choice of more than 70 artisan and small batch gins, chat to regional distillers and tuck in to stellar street food at Planet Juniper Newcastle Gin Festival this weekend.

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