LOVE THE WEEKEND

Crack open the booze, enjoy slap-up suppers, raise some funds and treat dad...

AWAY FROM IT ALL

Have a blissed-out break at Scotland’s EcoYoga Centre…

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 TIME OUT

Durham Gin Festival kicks off tomorrow and lasts all weekend long, promising gin-lovers three days of sampling, masterclasses, shopping and live entertainment. Grab your (free) glasses and sip your way through.

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The Mighty Dub Fest arrives at Alnwick Castle this weekend. The motoring festival is set to spoil petrol-heads with plenty of marvellous motors, live entertainment, stalls and stands, street food and pop-up bars.

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WITH THE KIDS

Newcastle Castle’s Medieval Mischief event is back for its third year. The free event gives parents a chance to shop gift and foodie stalls, while the little ones can get crafty, listen to stories and play with jongleurs and swordsmen.

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2017’s Colourama run returns to Durham in aid of St Cuthbert’s Hospice. Face fun and colourful challenges, including family-friendly obstacles and a rainbow of powdered paint. Suitable for tots, teens and grown-ups. 

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FOODIE

Enjoy a taste of the Caribbean at Voodoo Cafe, Darlington, on Sunday. Try over 100 rums, try your hand at hula dancing, jam to reggae tunes and tuck in to plenty of colourful plates that’ll wake up the tastebuds.

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Jesmond’s Food Market is back for June. Fill your bags with tasty local produce – everything from fresh meat and veg to pastries, homemade brownies, cakes and other sweet treats. Plenty of street food, too.

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