25 October 2018

16 FREE Firework Displays In North East England

Where will you be watching fireworks displays in the North East this year? 

As well as many displays with an admission charge there are plenty of FREE places to watch fireworks this year in North East England. Here are sixteen that we have found for 2018. Although they are all free events, donations are often welcomed. 

So get the family together, wrap up warm, stay safe and take note of The Firework Code and head to an organised Bonfire and Fireworks display. 

16 FREE Firework Displays In North East England


23 October 2018

Will the new Nighthawk Ride-On Make A Good Christmas Present? Review (AD)

My boys were asked to review the new Nighthawk Ride-On from Rollplay in advance of the UK launch. They loved to so much and its been really hard for them not to tell all of their friends about it. They are so relieved to be able to do so now … and invite their friends to try out the Ride-On that they received for their time and efforts.


Nighthawk Ride-On by Rollplay review


19 October 2018

7 Fab Family-Friendly Autumn Activities in Land of Oak & Iron (AD)

This post is sponsored by Land of Oak & Iron.

Well, it looks like summer is back with blue skies overhead, even if the temperatures are a little bit of a shock to the system. But this does mean we should have some lovely days over the coming weeks to enjoy some time outdoors. And the Land of Oak & Iron has some great events and activities on offer – no matter which of the school half terms you have this year.

7 Fab Family-Friendly Autumn Activities in the Land of Oak & Iron

18 October 2018

What’s On For Halloween in North East England

Yes, it’s nearly Halloween. With the school holidays and October half-terms spanning two weeks this year across North East England there are plenty of opportunities to get out there and celebrate ghosts, ghouls and of course carve pumpkins. We’ve scoured the web to pull together a list of wickedly fun Halloween events going on across the region, if you know of any more please do add in the comments.

What’s On For Halloween in North East England for Families


17 October 2018

Fans Theatre Show Goes on Tour (AD)

Do you love live music and theatre? 
Were you in a band when you were younger? 
Did you dream of being in a band? 

Then the latest show from The Six Twenty could be right up your street. Fans returned to Newcastle last weekend, to which we received an invitation attend the press night, and is now on a short tour taking it to Doncaster and London before one more performance in the North East in Sunderland at The Peacock in November.

#FansTour - fans by the six twenty theatre show



15 October 2018

Easy Recipe: #FreeFrom Flapjacks - Gluten free, dairy free & sugar free

Do you love flapjacks? I love them and so do my boys. I think nearly everyone loves a good flapjack – but sometimes though when we think we are being healthy, we realise we are actually eating a fair amount of sugar, without really knowing it.

So below you will find my recipe for Free From Flapjacks – which are gluten-free, dairy-free and have no refined sugar either. Please note they do contain nuts though.

Easy Recipe: #FreeFrom Flapjacks - Gluten free, dairy free & sugar free


13 October 2018

5 Reasons To See The Lovely Bones On Stage (AD)

I received two complimentary tickets to see The Lovely Bones so I could write this review. Images have been supplied by Northern Stage.

The Lovely Bones tour sees Alice Seabold’s novel bought to the stage for the first time. with the stage premiere of the world-famous novel, and one of the best-selling novels of the 21st century. I was invited to attend Press Night at Northern Stage this week and I took a friend along with me. We both loved it and here are 5 reasons why I think you should go and see it.

5 Reasons To See The Lovely Bones On Stage


12 October 2018

Save Money on Family Days Out with Go North East (AD)

This post is sponsored by Go North East.

Have you heard of Big Days Out? They are discounted family days out offered by bus company Go North East in North East England. And did you know they are not just for the summer holidays, but apply all year round including weekends and the forthcoming school half-term holidays too?

Save Money on Family Days Out with Go North East

8 October 2018

5 Reasons To Visit Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre (AD)

This post is sponsored by Land of Oak & Iron

The Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre opened in Winlaton Mill earlier this month. It is located just a few miles from the MetroCentre, close to the A1, the Derwent Walk, Red Kite Trail and the Coast to Coast Cycleway and is also the gateway to the Derwent Valley.

The centre provides a unique interpretation of the fascinating local heritage, heritage skills training for volunteers and has business units to support creative businesses in the area. In addition, the site is also home to a small café and gift shop, café shrub. As part of my day job, I have been involved with the launch of the new centre so here my five reasons why I think you should visit.




4 October 2018

What's On Free for Families in the North East - October

So it’s October. Nearly Christmas! But not quite and still half term to enjoy which this year spans two weeks across October and early November in the North East. Whichever half-term week your children have off school there are plenty of free family fun events and activities to enjoy an don’t forget our A-Z of free family days out across North East England for you and your family to enjoy day trips out together.