LOVE THE WEEKEND

Have picnic treats, watch classics, nab some deals and dance like no-one's watching...

AWAY FROM IT ALL

11 Stonegate Court, York, is the perfect, high-rise stopover for a summer city break…

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TIME OUT

Whitley Bay Film Festival kicks off this weekend. Head to the coast to see old-school flicks, classic movies, fascinating archive footage, independent documentaries and seafront screenings.

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Watch Shakespeare’s classic Great Expectations under the stars in the grounds of Mount Grace Priory, Northallerton, tomorrow night. Bring your blankets and picnics and leave twinkly-eyed.

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WITH THE KIDS

Raby Castle plays host to the bi-annual Classic Vehicle Show and Vintage Rally this weekend. Take car-loving kids and teens to the grounds to hear some vintage engines roar. A fun family day out. 

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Silent discos are all the rage right now and The Alnwick Garden’s, tomorrow night, looks set to be a corker. Families are invited to grab the headphones and let loose in front of the Grand Cascade in support of Alnwick Fringe.

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FOODIE

Snap up the last of this year’s NE1 Restaurant Week deals this weekend. Gobble up two courses for a tenner, or three for £15. Over 100 restaurants are involved this year – time to try somewhere new?

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Pick up freshly-baked pastries, home-cooked pies, sweet treats and fresh finds from the land and sea at Hexham’s tasty Farmers’ Market on Saturday. Fill your baskets and cook up a storm.

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