Struggling to emerge from your post-Christmas coma? Allow us to gently guide you through the first weekend of 2019. Happy New Year!
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Who says you can’t wind down in January? We head to Brownber Hall, near Kirkby Stephen, and discover a remote retreat with an easy-going charm…

Brownber Hall

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Catch the king of Waltz, André Rieu, at The Witham on Saturday. He’ll be treating audience members to a special New Year’s concert, packed with show tunes, classical delights and feel-good on-stage surprises. A great way to celebrate 2019’s arrival.


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Cosy up at Middleton Lodge and watch as experts show you how to knit your own chunky scarf for the wintry months ahead, using traditional and modern knitting techniques. You’ll be treated to herbal teas and lunch by the fire afterwards.

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Theatre Hullaballoo’s special Stardust event will leave little ones feeling out of this world. Take your tots along and lose yourselves in a relaxing sensory journey into space, filled with intriguing music, sounds, colours, smells and textures.

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For every grown-up that walks through Adventure Valley’s doors in January, a kid goes for free! Take advantage of the offer this weekend and enjoy 18,00 square foot of indoor play. Slides, tubes, tunnels, scramble nets, you name it!

Adventure Valley

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Have a cupboard clear-out, then head to Stokesley’s Farmers’ Market on Saturday to pick up all your New Year must-haves. Brave the chill and stock up on puddings and preserves, brownies, cheese and winter veg!

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The Cluny’s second annual Cheese Festival kicks off this weekend. Enjoy cheese, beer and cider pairing fun, shop the cheesy market, take part in the big cheese hunt and indulge in a full cheese-based menu.


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