27 February 2018

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know (REVIEW)

***REVIEW***
Adventure golf has come to Newcastle. In the former Co-op Department Store building on Newgate Street, in Newcastle City Centre, sandwiched between Zaap Thai and the Premier Inn, you’ll find Mr Mulligan’s Space Golf.

I’m going to be honest when I first heard’ Space Golf’ I really didn’t know what to expect. But after meeting up with Adventure Leisure in the autumn, and hearing about their plans for adventure golf in the city, I knew it would be something my boys would love. So when we were asked to go along and review the first Space Golf after it opened during half-term in Newcastle, my boys didn’t need asking twice.

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

22 February 2018

Our 8 Favourite North East Coastal Family Walks - worth braving the cold for even in winter and early spring

The Lake District may have taken top honours in the nation's top 100 walking hotspots recently revealed in ITV's 'Britain's Favourite Walks: Top 100' but we’ve picked out eight of our favourite coastal places in North East England, that are perfect for family walks in Winter, and early Spring ... or any season really!

8 Favourite North East Coastal Family Walks

20 February 2018

The Cultural Spring Brings More Children’s Theatre to Sunderland & South Tyneside (AD)

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The first of four news shows aimed at getting more people to experience and be inspired by the arts arrives in Sunderland and South Tyneside later this week. Wee Red and Her Wolf, a tale inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, suitable for children aged 7 and over, will be able to be seen in five community venues in Whitburn, South Shields and Jarrow.


16 February 2018

Win a month’s supply of speciality coffee from Coffee & Kin! (REVIEW)

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If you are a caffeine addict like me then we have the perfect giveaway competition for you. We have teamed up with Coffee & Kin, who roast their coffee beans on Holy Island in Northumberland, to offer you the chance to win a month’s supply of coffee! 

Choose from coffee beans or pods to make your coffee the way you like it!

 

13 February 2018

A Family Staycation in Northumberland at Felmoor Park (REVIEW)


***REVIEW***

Forget Me Not Lodge has got to be one of the most aptly named holiday lets I've ever been to. Located just half-an-hour north of Newcastle, this family-friendly and pet-friendly, two bedroomed luxury lodge with a hot tub, is a perfect place for a family staycation in Northumberland and after our recent press trip there, one we won't be forgetting it in a hurry.


dog friendly and child friendly luxury accommodation in northumberland with hot tub

12 February 2018

Everything You Need to Know - Fire and Ice Festival - Durham 16-17 Feb 2018

FIRE and ICE in Durham is a stunning and spectacular FREE event that sees the City come to life, with an ice sculpture trail lit by flaming beacons weaving its way through the historic streets of Durham. This year it is returning to Durham for the third time during half-term on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 February.

Everything You Need to Know - Fire and Ice Festival - Durham 16-17 Feb 2018


9 February 2018

What's On Feb Half-Term - Free family events in North East England

Last day at school for the boys and its February half-term already. I don't know about you but it doesn't seem two minutes since the boys went back to school after the Christmas holidays. 

So to help us all make the pennies go further and help us to pass the time frugally, next week during half-term, we've compiled a list of lots of free family events and activities taking place and don't forget to check out our A-Z free family days out right across the North East too.


8 February 2018

Building Big Ben - a 3D Ravensburger Puzzle (REVIEW)

***REVIEW***
Jigsaw puzzles have come a long way since I was a child. The new 3D puzzles are amazing. These new jigsaws are not flat but actually create 3D shapes when complete. Read on to find out more about the 3D Big Ben from Ravensburger.

Building Big Ben - a 3D Ravensburger Puzzle

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6 February 2018

A Spanish Lunch Date at Tapas Revolution in Newcastle (REVIEW)

***REVIEW + AFFILIATE LINKS***

I love tapas food. I always eat too much but I love the concept of sharing and of being able to try new foods without having to opt for them as your whole meal. So when we were invited along to Tapas Revolution in Newcastle to sample their Tapas menu we were eager to attend, so hubby and I booked ourselves a table one lunchtime for a lunch date while the boys were at school.


A Spanish Lunch Date at Tapas Revolution in Newcastle


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5 February 2018

7 Things to Do This Month - February

February is only the second month of the year. Still mid-winter it does at least give us Shrove Tuesday, Chinese New Year, Valentines Day and half-term to take some of the gloom away. So here are seven things to do with and without the family, to eat, make and also enjoy in February.

7 Things to Do This Month - February

3 February 2018

The War of the Worlds at Northern Stage (REVIEW)

***REVIEW***
On Stage 3 at Northern Stage in Newcastle, this week is a vivid new production that relocates H.G. Wells' iconic novel to the North East. We were invited to attend the press night last week and were rewarded with a brilliant night out, a great date night with a difference.

HG Wells The War of the Worlds at Northern Stage

2 February 2018

What’s On - February – 30+ Free Family Fun Events & Activities in North East England

Every month I aim to highlight some of the great FREE events, places, attractions and things to do with your family across Newcastle, Sunderland, Gateshead, North and South Tyneside, Teesside, Durham and Northumberland.

We are so lucky. North East England has so much to offer. There are many great paid for attractions and events as well, but as we head into February here is a list of over 30 family events you can enjoy for free across the month.

What’s On - February – 30+ Free Family Fun in North East England