AWAY FROM IT ALL
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Take a day trip to York and watch as its new Ice Trail transforms into a frozen fairytale land for the whole family to enjoy. Discover 50 enchanting frozen creations, depicting a number of mighty myths and legends, as you wander.
Take pals and sporty sprogs along to see Durham Small Boats Head on Saturday – one of the most popular head races in the north. Watch all the live action from Elvet Bridge and the riverbanks and cheer on your winners.
WITH THE KIDS
Head into Sunderland to celebrate Chinese New Year. As a nod to the Year of the Pig, the city’s Museum & Winter Gardens will come alive with buzzy stalls, colourful arts and crafts, traditional lion dances and family walking trails.
Take tots to ARC Stockton Arts Centre on Saturday for a special showing of Rabbit Girl & The Search for Wonder. Playful and poignant, the new show captures the joy of storytelling, coping with loss and finding wonder in the world again.
Rockliffe Hall’s free Artisan Food Fair will be serving up food from around the globe all weekend long. Enjoy bites from the Middle East, Caribbean, Greece and Germany and pick up treats from some of the region’s best foodie vendors.
Celebrate the Year of the Pig with a spot of Chinese New Year-inspired Afternoon Tea. Indulge in Chinese-style pork pastry puffs, green tea scones with jam and white chocolate cream, Hong-Kong-style custard tarts and fortune cookies.