AWAY FROM IT ALL
Escape to Seaham Hall for an indulgent Life’s a Beach overnight stay. Includes luxury accommodation, spa use, a 60-minute Ishga treatment and breakfast the next morning. From £399 for two people.
Sunderland International Airshow returns to Seaburn and Roker seafronts this weekend. Enjoy soaring displays from some of the best aerobatic pilots in the world and plenty of family fun on the ground, too.
Head back in time at Whitby Pavilion this weekend at The Great Seaside Vintage Fair 2017. Shop over 40 stalls filled with old-school treasures from the 1920s to the 1980s for you and your home.
WITH THE KIDS
This year’s South Tyneside Festival returns, promising weeks of free live music and entertainment for all the family. Kids and teens can see The X Factor stars, Louisa Johnson and 5 After Midnight, this weekend.
World-renowned theatre company, The HandleBards, arrive at Raby Castle this weekend for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It in the gardens. Recommended for ages 5+.
Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food arrives in Middlesbrough this weekend, giving hapless cooks some serious kitchen skills. Enjoy a 90-minute class, during which you’ll prepare some of Jamie’s favourite, most nutritious recipes.
Gnaw on nibbles and glug something new at Battlesteads Beer Festival on Sunday. Taste over 20 pale ales, ruby red beers, fruity ciders and characterful bitters, plus a carefully-selection of gins.