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We cosy up at La Suite West Hotel – a chic boutique hotel in London’s beautiful Notting Hill…

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It’s all happening in lovely Stokesley this weekend. Rally the troops and get among the action at the Stokesley Show on Saturday, see some show jumping and stop by the town’s traditional fair to mooch crafty tents.


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Blacksmithing, garland-making and cooking with fire and smoke are among range of cool workshops on offer at this year’s Festival of Thrift. Enjoy outside cinema thrills, too, and feasts showcasing local produce.

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Take tots to see a live, family-friendly adaptation of best-selling kids book, Guess How Much I Love You, at Tyne Theatre & Opera House. A playful on-stage story of love and nature through puppets, live music and interactive play.

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Little ones are invited on an outer space adventure at Theatre Hullaballoo, Darlington, on Sunday. Expect space-inspired crafts, music, games and dancing, an out-of-this-world planetarium show and a new play installation.


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It’s Lobster Weekend at Cafe Lilli, Norton. Settle in with friends and family and enjoy a fresh, seafood feast, showcasing the finest, just-caught Whitby lobster. Try the restaurant’s specials, indulge in surf ’n’ turf or slurp lobster spaghetti.

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Take a trip to York for the city’s mighty Beer & Cider Festival. With over 500 beers, 100 ciders and an overseas beer bar, there’s plenty to swig on, plus tons of tasty fringe events, from live cooking demos to tasting sessions.

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