AWAY FROM IT ALL
From country cottages and vintage verandahs, to Highland hideaways and Padstow pantries, make your staycation extra fancy at one our top boutique B&B picks…
Music-lovers can catch Beautiful – The Carole King Story at Sunderland Empire on Saturday. The must-see musical tells the inspiring tale of King’s life story and rise to stardom, packed with some of her best tunes to sing along and reminisce to.
Hopping aboard Weardale Railway on Sunday means a special, two-hour cream tea experience for all mums. Snack on scones and mini puds, knock back unlimited Earl Grey and take in the views from the comfort of your first class cabin.
WITH THE KIDS
Take tots to see Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass at Middlesbrough Theatre on Saturday. A swashbuckling tale about devious dinosaurs, magic pirate swords and deep sea dangers, based on the award-winning book.
There’s tons of activities for the whole family on at Beamish this weekend. Make quilled flower pillows for mum in The Pit Village school, plant Georgian flowers in the gardens and tuck in to freshly-prepared Victoria sponge and apple tart in The Town’s bakeries.
Treat mum to a spot of Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Wynyard Hall. Think fluffy sweet and savoury scones, dainty desserts, lots of tea and a glass of bubbly to mark the occasion. Go on, spoil her – she deserves it.
Head to Newcastle’s Civic Centre for this year’s Whisky Festival. Sip on tipples from all over Scotland and the rest of the world, attend boozy workshops and enjoy live entertainment and light bites.