AWAY FROM IT ALL
Make your New Year escape to Stradbroke Villa – a modern, four-bed holiday home just 15 minutes from York city centre…
Arty types can head to Preston Park Museum this weekend to see sketches from local wildlife artist, Joanne Willcox, inspired by animals in their natural habitats. A cool new exhibition.
Enjoy a spot of winter afternoon racing at Newcastle Racecourse. Pimp your ticket to include a three-course lunch, reserved seating and drinks vouchers.
WITH THE KIDS
Embark on a virtual reality mission at National Railway Museum Shildon. With Tim Peake as their guide, kids can retrace the astronaut’s thrilling 400km journey back to earth from the International Space Station.
Tots and their favourite furry friends are invited on a teddy bear adventure at Seven Stories, Ouseburn, on Sunday with a special exhibition inspired by the world of bears in kids’ literature, old and new.
Pick up New Year must-haves at Stokesley’s Farmers’ Market on Saturday, from puddings and preserves, to brownies, cheese and winter veg. Brave the chill and stock up.
Taking advantage of Rockliffe Hall’s new Jolly January Afternoon Tea offer means more fizzy fun for you and your pals. Scoff the sweet stuff and sip like it’s still Christmas.