AWAY FROM IT ALL
Mykonos has gone deliciously upmarket – time to make it this year’s summer destination?
Discover over 50 different gins from independent and regional makers, boogie to live music and snack on artisan snacks from local producers at Wynyard Hall’s Gin Festival. Grab your tokens, pick your spirits and toast to the weekend.
Go back in time at Beamish’s Festival of 50s. Dress up like they did back then, treat yourself to a vintage hairdo, reminisce with old-school food and drink, and watch classic black and white films as the sun goes down.
WITH THE KIDS
Morpeth’s annual Picnic in the Park event is back for 2018, promising families a fun-packed day, filled with arts and crafts, live entertainment, animals, tea and cake and more. Bring your own hampers, or take advantage of the free on-site BBQ action!
Little bookworms are invited to see The BFG in Pictures – the first major exhibition of Quentin Blake’s famous illustrations – at The Bowes Museum. Mini Roald Dahl fans will get the chance to see 40 pieces from Blake’s archive and hear all about his experience of collaborating with Dahl.
Popular Ouseburn watering hole, The Cumberland Arms, is hosting its annual Summer Beer Festival on Sunday. Pop along and fill your bellies with Fat Hippo burgers and sweet treats from The French Pop Up, washed down with the finest craft ales.
Make Stokesley’s cool new cafe, Sadlers, your brunch spot, coffee-and-cake stop and venue of choice for late night bistro bites this weekend. The desserts (Ferrero Rocher cheesecake anyone?) and specials are top-notch stuff!