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Gorgeous Cottages

Fancy a cosy and remote getaway? We’ve teamed up with Gorgeous Cottages to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a relaxing three-night stay at Ivy Cottage, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.

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Tyne Bank’s Craft Beer Evolution event kicks off Saturday, celebrating 10 of the North East’s best craft brewers. Sip one-off ales, learn how to make the stuff yourself and wash everything down with American-style burgers from the chaps at Meat:Stack.

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Take a trip to Sunderland Empire to see War Horse. A moving stage show about friendship, hardship and betrayal, inspired by the book by Michael Morpurgo. Topped off with live puppetry and brilliant acting – don’t miss it!

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Don’t miss Adventure Valley’s Goats Galore event. Meet, pet and feed the farm’s furry friends and win treats as you wander on the Giddy Goats Trail. You can also stop to stroke the new fluffy chicks that have recently arrived!

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Tots and teens are invited to get crafty at Beamish this weekend and all half term. Inspired by the artists of the 1820s, 1900s and 1950s, they’ll be able to have a go at sketching, printing, embroidering, crocheting and more at various locations in the historic village.

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Get yourselves along to Brockbushes’ Farm Shop tomorrow and Saturday for special tastings and meet-ups with local suppliers. Sample Northumberland sausage, Weardale cheese and County Durham-made sauces, preserves and pickles!

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Head for Stewart Park Farmers’ Market, Middlesbrough, on Sunday for tasty, locally-made treats. Everything for sweet crêpes and sizzling sausages, to donuts, kimchi and chutneys, fresh fruit and veg and craft beers and wine.

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