AWAY FROM IT ALL
Escape the madness and take a trip to the coast this weekend. Whitley Bay is a winner for weekend thrills. Stop by the new-and-improved Spanish City for tasty treats…
Settle in at Rockliffe Hall’s award-winning Orangery restaurant for an exclusive wine tasting evening. Enjoy as expert sommeliers try trick your tastebuds with their wine wizardry as you chow down on a three-course set menu.
Get colourful and raise much-needed cash for Teesside Hospice by taking part in the last ever Teesside Colour Run 2018 on Sunday. Runners will be splattered with vibrant powder paint before racing around Stewart Park. Time to get messy!
WITH THE KIDS
Take tots to Seven Stories, Newcastle, to see children’s author, Alison Brown. She’ll be painting one of the venue’s bookshop windows, leading a special story time of Little Owl’s First Day, a book which she recently illustrated, and treating little ones to arts and crafts.
Roll up, roll up! Washington’s traditional carnival kicks off on Saturday, promising tons of family fun, from parades and petting farms, to face painting, funfair rides, vintage vehicles and bouncy castles. Stuff your chops with candy floss and enjoy!
Get yourselves along to Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival. A two-day celebration of cookery and cheese-making classes, pairing demos and plenty of tasting opportunities. Meet local makers, stroke some cows and have some cheesy fun!
Stop by Wynyard Hall’s mighty Farmers’ Market on Sunday to pick up everything you need for brunch, lunch and supper. Think freshly-baked bread and French pastries, show-stopping cakes, local meats, cheeses, fresh veg and more.