1 June 2018

7 Things To Do In June

Well, I think we've had a pretty good Spring so far. Much more sunshine than we get during a whole summer some years. Long may it continue this month now that we have arrived in June. This month we have Wimbledon and the FIFA World Cup to look forward to as well as long sunny days.


June is the sixth month of the year and contains the summer solstice and longest day and by the end, we'll be half-way through 2018 - how did that happen? Anyway to celebrate what we hope will be a fab month here are seven things to do, eat, make and also enjoy in June.

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7 Things To Do In June


Where to eat out ...


On the blog, you'll find 16 fab places to eat out as a veggie in North East England. National Vegetarian Week may have happened in May but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy eating out veggie style every week. I have been a vegetarian for over 30 years now and eating out as a vegetarian is so much easier now than it ever has been. Even opting for vegan food is getting slightly easier. And it's not just the big metropolitan cities that are offering such a range of choices. 

Newcastle and the whole of North East England have such a great range of places that it's now sometimes too difficult to choose. It's a far cry from when you were lucky if there was a vegetable lasagne on the menu, and once on our travels, we were even asked to leave a restaurant in Paris after we asked if they could offer vegetarian dishes. I'm so glad thing have improved!

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What to play ...


The Rubik’s Cube, the familiar multi-coloured 3D brainteaser that has challenged puzzle enthusiasts for more than 40 years is still the world’s bestselling toy of all time, and with it, Rubik’s won the retro toy of the Year category at the annual Toy Industry Awards.

Now John Adams is building the Rubik's brand with new titles Flip and Battle. Rubik’s Flip is a tile-based strategy game while Rubik’s Battle is a quick-thinking card game based on the Rubik’s cube colours. We were sent a copy of Rubik's Battle and Rubik's Flip to review find out more and how to play here.





Where to walk ...

Our 8 favourite North East coastal family walks were worth braving the cold for even in winter and early spring, and now as we approach summer there may not be a more perfect time to take in a walk along the coastline of Durham, South & North Tyneside and Northumberland.

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Where to go ...


North East England has so many great places for families to enjoy a fun-packed day out. Many of these are free – do check out our A-Z of Free Family Attractions in the region. However, we also have a wealth of award-winning attractions that do have an admission charge in Northumberland, Tyneside, Durham, Wearside and Teesside, and many of them also have annual passes making it easier than ever to plan cheap family days out. Here is our A-Z of Annual Passes for North East England Tourist Attractions - well nearly just missing an I, U & Y  – any suggestions let me know!

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What to make ...


Get ready for a glut of strawberries!. If you find yourself with a garden full of strawberries and are not sure what to do with them check out our four favourite strawberry recipes plus lots more ways we want to try eating strawberries with this year's harvest. Nearly everybody loves strawberries, making these bright red berries one of the most popular berry fruits in the world. They are also native to many parts of the world and can even be grown in gardens up north here in the UK!

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What to plan ...


The Great Exhibition of the North gets underway later this month. If you are not sure what there is to do as a family in NewcastleGateshead then check out our 10 favourite places to take children in Newcastle and Gateshead - this amazing city that I'm proud to call my hometown. As well as so many free events as part of the festival this city has so much to offer all year round.

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What to listen to ...


This month we could listen to The Smashing Pumpkins - Bye June; Van Morrison - Evening in June; Bing Crosby - June is Bustin Out All Over, Nina Simone - Memphis in June. There's also plenty of songs that match the current weather still too including 'Sunny Afternoon' and 'Here Comes The Sun'.

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Have a great month of June!

Deb x

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