Mooch markets, get your hands dirty and knock back the summer champagne...


If you’re going to stay put this summer, make sure your UK staycation hideaway is as luxurious as can be. The Hide, in Cornwall, is top of our list…

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Cafe 21 at Fenwick Newcastle is serving up a morning of Ladies Day treats on Saturday. Guests will be treated to a luxury Tattinger Champagne Breakfast platter, plus tea, coffee and a glass of Tattinger to finish.

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Take some time out at the ever-popular Orange Pip Market this weekend. Head to Middlesbrough’s Baker Street to shop ’til you drop and snack on artisan street food and goodies ’til your belly hurts. 

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Take tots to The Bowes Museum’s Clockwork Garden this weekend for enchanting storytelling and fairytales, crafty tasks and fun challenges. Spot the live characters roaming the grounds.

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Families are invited to get hands-on at Sunday’s TeesMade Festival at Preston Park. Have a go at pottery-making, wood-carving, foraging, quilting and more, plus shop for handmade trinkets at a range of stalls.

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Saltburn Food Festival kicks off this weekend. Taste great local food, watch special guest chefs take charge in the kitchen, learn new tricks in the live cookery theatre and have some festival fringe fun.

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Stock up on larder musts at the Great British Food Festival at Castle Howard this weekend. Mooch the artisan market, watch local chefs do their thing, try a cookery class and watch some cake wars.

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