LOVE THE WEEKEND

Time to muddle gin, pick up market goodies and watch classic films...

AWAY FROM IT ALL

Enjoy an easy-breezy seaside getaway at Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage, Sunderland…

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TIME OUT

Indulge in a spot of Tipsy Tea at Newcastle’s new 1920s-style bar and restaurant, Colonel Porters. Newly-launched treats includes lobster vol-au-vents, scones, macaroons and mini rum baba. 

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Grab some chums and embark on a gin-filled booze trail along Jesmond’s Osborne Road. It’s the city’s first ever Gin Festival this weekend and various venues are taking part. Try local labels and globally-recognised favourites.

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WITH THE KIDS

Tyneside Cinema is showing kids’ classic, Alice in Wonderland, on Saturday as part of its Summer Film Fair season. Grab the popcorn and treat them to some big screen Disney magic.

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Grown-ups and their little ravers are invited to pay homage to the 80s big hitters on Saturday as part of Gateshead’s Q Festival. Bop to live DJs, try hula hooping, bathe in bubbles and dress up and glow in 80s’ gear.

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FOODIE

Pick up BBQ treats at Stokesley’s sizzling Farmers’ Market on Saturday. Mooch over 40 stalls and stock up on larder and garden party must-haves. We’re thinking local bangers, burgers and beer!

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Find summer-fresh fruit, mouthwatering meats, cheese and other brunchy must-haves and seasonal finds in Morpeth’s bustling centre on Saturday. Grab something sweet for tea time.

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