LOVE THE WEEKEND

Slice it up, jazz it up, bake it up… your Bank Holiday weekend has arrived!

AWAY FROM IT ALL

Get lost in the Scottish countryside and live like royalty at Dalhousie Castle – a regal riverside retreat, promising haggis, history lessons and a healthy dose of spa time…

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TIME OUT

Poetry-lovers are invited to Newcastle’s Northern Stage tomorrow and Saturday to join in this year’s Newcastle Poetry Festival’s celebrations. A chance to enjoy readings, lectures and talks from some of the world’s most acclaimed performers and writers.

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Enjoy live big band fun at various locations in Darlington as the city’s annual Jazz Festival returns for its seventh year. See a number of local players taking to stages big and small to show off their talents, including young and up-coming musicians.

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WITH THE KIDS

Wynyard Hall’s Best of British Spring Fayre promises a fun family weekend, packed with foodie and homeware stalls, live entertainment, fairground rides, petting zoos and cupcake-making with The Great British Bake Off star, Stephen Carter-Bailey.

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Kids and grown-ups are invited to Crook Hall and Gardens, Durham, this Bank Holiday weekend, for story time and cups of tea with the world’s most magical nanny, Mary Poppins. She’ll be making the place her home throughout Sunday and Monday from 10am-5pm.

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FOODIE

Enjoy pizza-filled Bank Holiday celebrations at Wylam Brewery’s second Slice Wars event. Eight of the best local pizza joints will be putting their dough on the line to win best slice – and it’s up to you to decide. Nab your tokens, grab a beer and taste your way through the afternoon. 

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Snack on some of the best street food-style bites from some of the region’s biggest vendors at North Shields’ Proper Food and Drink Festival. Dig in to everything from gourmet burgers, pizzas and bangers, to vegan chocolate, big-time brownies and local farmhouse treats. 

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