LOVE THE WEEKEND

Struggling to emerge from your post-Christmas coma? Allow us to gently guide you through the first weekend of 2018... happy New Year!

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…

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TIME OUT

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.

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Enjoy a spot of winter afternoon racing at Newcastle Racecourse. Pimp your ticket to include a three-course lunch, reserved seating and drinks vouchers. 

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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.

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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.

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FOODIE

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.

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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.

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