31 July 2018

First Person – free family theatre comes to Gateshead Quays (AD)

This post has been sponsored by Gateshead Alive.
First Person is a unique piece of public performance which is coming to Gateshead Quays next weekend on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August as part of Great Exhibition of the North in NewcastleGateshead - a free, summer-long celebration of the North’s pioneering spirit.

Outdoor theatre is often all about bringing original, exciting and different theatre, to an unexpected place. I love drama and theatre whether it is indoors or outdoors and the quirkier and more unexpected it is the better. The summer we’ve been having has been a great opportunity to see some outdoor theatre on all scales – so far we’ve seen Kynren and Out There and next, it will be 'First Person'. 


30 July 2018

My 5 Favourite Places to Photograph (AD)

This post is sponsored by Panasonic.
I have loved taking photographs for as long as I can remember. I’m not so keen on being in front of the camera mind you, much more comfortable behind the lens. I’m lucky to have travelled to lots of places where I’ve been able to take photographs that have created great memories for me. Here are five of my favourite places around the world to take photographs, I wonder where I’ll go next.


29 July 2018

7 FREE Things to Do in Week Two of the Summer Holidays

Summer fun doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. There are several ways to keep the kids busy this summer without breaking the bank. So here are 7 free things you can do this week with your family in North East England now that we are in the second week of the summer holidays.


7 FREE Things to Do in Week Two of the Summer Holidays

27 July 2018

How to make a vegan burger - two easy recipes

Are you a fan of burgers? I have to admit the trend for eating burgers kind of happened after I became a vegetarian, so I'm one of those people who has never tasted a Big Mac, Whopper or Byron Burger, however, I don't object to vegetarian or vegan burgers, as long as they taste good! 

The UK burger market may be worth over £3b, but good vegan burgers are hard to find so this summer I've created my own vegan burger recipes.

How to make a vegan burger - two easy recipes


26 July 2018

10 Family Friendly Things to do in Land of Oak & Iron this Summer (AD)

This post is sponsored by Land of Oak & Iron
The Land of Oak & Iron has so many interesting places to discover. From historic places to finding out about the industry that shaped today’s landscape to countryside and woodland to explore by bike, foot or horse - all with superb parking, cafés, facilities, access and events, too, making it the perfect destination for a family day out this summer.

It’s a place that is bursting with acres of beautiful natural woodland, rich in wildlife, and also has a whole industrial and cultural heritage to celebrate. Plus, it is less than 30 minutes away from Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland.

10 Family Friendly Things to do in Land of Oak & Iron this Summer

23 July 2018

7 FREE Things to Do in Week One of the Summer Holidays

Summer fun doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. There are several ways to keep the kids busy this summer without breaking the bank. So here are 7 free things you can do this week with your family in North East England now that school is out for summer.


7 FREE Things to Do in Week One of the Summer Holidays

19 July 2018

Robots – Then and now at Life Science Centre Newcastle Review - (AD)

Robots – Then and Now is a new exhibition which can be seen at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle until 2 December 2018. This family-friendly exhibition, created by the Science Museum in London, celebrates the 500-year work-in-progress story of building automated machines. My Boys Club was invited along to review the exhibition ahead of the summer holidays.

Robots – Then and now at Life Science Centre Newcastle

16 July 2018

Backpacks & Bluetooth Speaker from Inateck Review - (AD)

I truly believe that you can't have too many bags, rucksacks or suitcases - they will always come in handy one day. I was recently offered the opportunity to review some Inateck products. This isn’t a brand I had really heard of but after researching and reading some reviews I decided to take them up on the offer. I was kindly sent a laptop backpack with a USB charging port, a flight approved anti-theft rucksack; and a portable wireless stand for phone or tablet. And one lucky reader will have the opportunity to win the wireless speaker stand too.


Laptop Backpacks & Bluetooth Speaker from Inateck Review
Please note this post contains Amazon affiliate links which means if you make a purchase My Boys Club will receive a small amount of commission, however it makes difference to the cost to yourself for the products.

11 July 2018

30 Simple Summer Vegan & Vegetarian Salads

Salads really don’t have to be boring. There is nothing I like better on a hot sunny day than a crisp tasty salad, as either a light lunch or heartier evening meal. The weather this year has just been amazing for Britain. Some Italian friends at the weekend told me that a UK Heatwave is what everyone else in Europe calls summer – we did laugh but it’s so true.

But that doesn’t matter as this year has been a great year for experimenting with new flavours in the kitchen and here are my favourite veggie and vegan salads. They are tasty, healthy and full of flavour And I’ve also asked other food bloggers for their simple recipes … so no excuses not to have exciting salad dishes on the menu this summer.



9 July 2018

Out There - Unique Outdoor Theatre comes to Northumberland (AD)

"Out There" a unique outdoor theatre performance from Mortal Fools and Tyne Valley Youth Theatre is coming to Prudhoe this weekend - Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 July. We've been working with the organisers to bring you a preview. 



7 July 2018

Free family fun in North East England in July 2018

Looking for free family fun in July? I can't believe I'm going to say this but just in case you are getting bored of the sunshine and the beach there are lots of other places offering free family fun and activities during July across North East England.

Don't forget to check out our A-Z Free family days out across North East England and our A-Z of Family Attraction Annual Passes both with a handy location map!




5 July 2018

7 things to do in July

Wow, it’s the month of July already. Just where has the first half of 2018 gone? And how much are you enjoying this weather? I can't believe how sunny and hot it has been. Not so good for the garden and our fruit and vegetables that artryingng to grow, but the blue skies really seem to be lifting everyone's mood.


With 31 days this month, there is plenty of time in July to enjoy some fab fun days with the family so if you are wondering what to do with the kids, whats on in the North East or where to go, then take a read...


whats on in july for families north east england

4 July 2018

5 Reasons To Look Forward to #CIPRNorthernConf

Most of the time I’m a PR & Marketing professional rather than a blogger, and in addition to this, I’m also a volunteer for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, serving on the North East Regional Committee. If you don’t know much about the CIPR you can find out more here. But next week the CIPR AGM and Northern Conference all abour PR and the art and s cience of engagement, are coming to Newcastle and it's been a very busy few months organising the event. 

Now it's finally (nearly) here, these are 5 reasons why I’m really looking forward to it...





2 July 2018

Chopwell WoodFest returns in Land of Oak & Iron (AD)

This post is sponsored by the Land of Oak & Iron

This weekend on Sunday 8 July Chopwell WoodFest returns for a second year in the Land of Oak & Iron filling the Wood with crafts, entertainment and other delights for all the family. Families and visitors of all ages will be able to enjoy a fabulous day out in Chopwell Wood, try their hand at a host of heritage activities such as green woodworking, weaving willow, while kids can run wild in the Bushcraft Dell. 

So if you are looking for something to do this weekend in North East England read on ...

Chopwell WoodFest returns in the Land of Oak & Iron