AWAY FROM IT ALL
The School House, near Whitby, sits somewhere in between a New York loft apartment and a chic seaside cottage. Go there for some sophisticated calm…
Beamish’s Georgian Fair promises plenty of weekend fun, from live music and clog dancing, to market stalls, barrel rolling and crafty workshops. A quirky all-rounder for all the family.
Stand By Me brings some Motown magic to Sunderland Empire on Saturday. A funky tribute to musical icons, Ben E King and The Drifters, and their good-for-the-soul jams.
WITH THE KIDS
Kids are invited to put on their best robes, dig out their wands and meet all their favourite Harry Potter characters as they return to Alnwick Castle to cause some half term magic and mayhem.
Newcastle’s Discovery Museum’s All the Fun of the Fair exhibition kicks off this weekend, charting the history of the city’s much-loved Hoppings fair. Play on vintage amusement machines, perfect your pinball kills and find your fortune.
Foodies Festival arrives in Newcastle from tomorrow to Sunday. Make sweet stuff with Bake Off winner Candice Brown, have Afternoon Tea in the Vintage Tea Tent and chat to local foodie makers at the Artisan Market.
Middlesbrough Local Food Weekend is back for a fourth year, giving diners a chance to sample delicious local grub from participating independent food outlets. Time to eat local and support the foodie makers near you.