Pick apples, eat cake, celebrate girl power and head for the silver screen…
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Escape to new Northumberland hotel, Charlton Hall, for a bonkers stay. Lay your head in luxury, on-trend surroundings.

Away from it all

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Enjoy some girl time at Tyne Bank Brewery’s very first Mama’s Market, showcasing stalls and exhibitions from local women with creative, entrepreneurial, musical and artistic backgrounds. Dance to live music and sip on cocktails over in the Tap Room.

Time out

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Catch Glenn Close’s new flick, The Wife, at Newcastle’s Tyneside Cinema. Based on Meg Wolitzer’s best-selling book, it follows a stifled wife shadowed by her unfaithful husband’s achievements. A gripping tale of marriage, identity and sacrifice.

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Take them to Crook Hall, Durham, on Sunday for an afternoon of apple picking. Make big, juicy discoveries in the gardens, then return home for a weekend baking session. Crumble and custard anyone?

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Families are invited to take part in Wynyard Hall’s Muddy Roads 10k Trail and Junior 2k Fun Run. Grab the trainers, get into the competitive spirit and race around the woodland.


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Head to Middlesbrough’s mighty Orange Pip market for artisan eats, including local fruit and veg, meats and cheese, arty fun for the little ones and live music. It’s last one of the season, so don’t miss out.

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Enjoy relaxing cake-and-coffee moments for a fiver at new healthy foodie spot, Filmore & Union in Newcastle. Sweet treats include matcha and blueberry muffins, warm fruit scones and tea loaf with honey. Perfect shopping fuel!


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