AWAY FROM IT ALL
Settle down in the serene, stately surroundings of Underley Grange – a spectacular country house, near the Cumbrian market town of Kirby Lonsdale…
Crafty types will be in their element at Stockton’s Make & Mend Festival. Try painting and embroidery workshops and watch expert demos, listen to inspiring talks, take a yoga class.
Ouseburn Open Studios 2018 arrives in the Toon, promising art and culture-lovers a chance to visit a number of studios, creative pop-up, galleries and more for behind-the-scenes events and one-off exhibitions. Head to the Valley and explore.
WITH THE KIDS
Northumberlandia Weekend promises tons of family-friendly fun. Plenty of activities and workshops for the kids, plus artisan food and gift stalls for grown-ups. Stroll the North East landmark while listening to live music and taking in the hilly views.
A trip to see Kynren will blow them away. The action-packed, open-air show returns to County Durham for 2018, telling the tale of epic England after dark. 100 cast and crew present our country’s 2,000-year journey, packed will spectacular choreography, pyrotechnics and more.
Middlesbrough’s ever-popular Orange Pip Market returns this weekend. Shop homegrown fruit and veg and the finest local meats and treats, while snacking on some of the best artisan street food the region has to offer. A must-visit.
Head for the coast to sample Hinnie’s brand new, Geordie-inspired menu, created in celebration of the Great Exhibition of the North. Think North sea mackerel, ham and pease and pudding, Pan Haggerty and Singin’ Hinnies!