Showing posts with label Days Out. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Days Out. Show all posts

17 April 2018

5 family-friendly places to see wildlife this spring in the Land of Oak & Iron (AD)

Spring finally seems to have arrived. How much better does it feel to see blue skies and sunshine? I know it improves my mood, and it’s great to be able to get out and about in the great outdoors on family days out and excursions again. In this post we are collaborating with the Land of Oak & Iron and today we are looking at the top 5 family-friendly wildlife spots to visit this spring in the Derwent Valley.
5 family-friendly places to see wildlife this spring in the Land of Oak & Iron

28 March 2018

What's On in April - Free Family Fun in North East England - including Easter Hols

There are over 25 free family events and activities in the North East this April which include the Easter school holidays and Easter Bank holidays. So with 30 days, five full weekends, as well as two weeks of school holidays, there should be plenty of time in April to enjoy some quality family events and activities. 

What's On in April - Free Family Fun in North East England - including Easter Hols

26 March 2018

Play By Your Own Rules with Infinity Pitch at BALTIC this Easter (REVIEW)

For the next three weeks, Baltic, the Centre for Contemporary Arts, is inviting visitors to play by their own rules. Infinity Pitch is a new interactive art installation that is for everyone and open daily until Friday 15 April at Baltic on Gateshead Quays on NewcastleGateshead Quayside.


free Infinity Play at BALTIC newcastle gateshead Easter


19 March 2018

Gateshead Theatre Show Promotes Children’s Online Safety (AD)

***SPONSORED POST***
Penguinpig is coming to Gateshead in June. A cautionary but beautiful story about the internet is told with puppets and is made for families ideally with children aged between 3 & 8 years old. 


Gateshead Theatre Show PenguinPig Promotes Children’s Online Safety

16 March 2018

Vote for Hall Hill Farm as #TourismSuperstar Voting Draws To A Close

My full-time job is not that of blogging but an independent PR & marketing practitioner. It's a role I've undertaken on a freelance basis for over seven years now, with clients, primarily in the tourism and leisure sector right across North East England. One of my first clients was Hall Hill Farm in County Durham, and their 26-year-old shepherd is currently nominated for a national Tourism Superstar Award. 

If you feel like voting for him there is still time, voting closes in the VisitEngland competition on March 20 via The Mirror newspaper website.



13 March 2018

Exploring Barter Books in Alnwick, Northumberland

A few weeks ago we were enjoying a staycation in Northumberland just a few miles from Alnwick so we took a trip to Barter Books as we headed further into England’s northernmost county before heading home. My eldest was so captivated by the bookstore that he spent his own money on buying a hardback copy of a J.R.R. Tolkien novel.

barter books Alnwick Northumberland JRRTolkien

1 March 2018

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

***FREE EVENTS***
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 March here is a list of 20 family events you can enjoy for free across the month.

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

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)

***SPONSORED POST***
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.


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.


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

30 January 2018

How to Celebrate Chinese New Year in the North East

The Chinese New Year is one of the world's most prominent and celebrated festivals in the world. Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival in modern China, or simply the Lunar New Year, which celebrates the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. 

Celebrations traditionally run from the evening proceeding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. The first day of the New Year falls on the new moon between 21 January and 20 February meaning the Year of the Dog starts on Friday, 16 February 2018.

How to Celebrate Chinese New Year in the North East

29 January 2018

6 Ways to get fit and healthy in the Land of Oak & Iron (AD)

***COLLABORATIVE POST***
After overindulging at Christmas, many of us are feeling drawn to trying a new fad fitness regime. The start of a new year is when so many of us start to think (again) about keeping fit and healthy. We try to go to the gym, see how busy it is and are promptly put off enough and find it all so much easier just to head home and sit on the sofa (I do anyway).

But in this country and especially here in North East England we have so many beautiful areas of countryside and outdoor space just waiting for us to immerse ourselves in as we get active. And the Land of Oak & Iron, which focuses on the Derwent Valley and the surrounding area, following the River Derwent from Derwent Reservoir to the River Tyne, involving Consett, Rowlands Gill, Prudhoe and Whickham, is no exception.

Six Ways to get fit and healthy in the Land of Oak & Iron derwent valley

16 January 2018

Family Walks - A Circular Riverside Walk in Durham

Durham isn’t just one of the UK's heritage cities with a maze of medieval streets or the site of the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral & Castle, or the location of a world-renowned University. It also offers a really pleasant walk along its river banks. Perfect for a family walk, family day and getting the kids some fresh air. It is like being in the countryside without leaving the heart of the city.


north east Family Walks - A Circular Riverside Walk in Durham

10 January 2018

Taking Your Tween to their First Football Match

Football is the nations favourite game. Over 13 million people watch a football match every year in the UK. Even more, watch on TV, and then there are the thousands of people, male and female, who play the game on a regular basis too. 

Newcastle United FC is our local team and one I have supported since I was a child. Over, 50,000 people watch every home game live in the stadium of St. James Park and I was really excited to get the opportunity to take my tween to his first footy game.



3 January 2018

Watching The Snowman On Tour at Durham Cathedral (REVIEW)

***REVIEW***
Durham Cathedral was the penultimate stop for The Snowman on Tour show in 2017 and we were invited along to review the show.


28 December 2017

8 Ways to have Free Family Fun on New Year’s Eve in North East England

Sunday 31st December is the last day of the year in 2017. It is New Year's Eve. Many people will see the old year out with a party, welcoming in the New Year with toasts of champagne, fireworks, first-footing, singing Auld Lang Syne and exchanging good wishes for a 'Happy New Year'. 

How will you and your family be celebrating? We've compiled a list of FREE ways to have some family fun in North East England on New Year's Eve from 10am right up until midnight. 

15 December 2017

Sleeping beauty - The Geordie Panto Opens in Gateshead (REVIEW)

There are lots of Panto's on offer this year in North East England - OH NO THERE ISN'T - OH YES THERE ARE - but one of the most 'Geordie' ones is on at Gateshead International Stadium with a Geordie Panto version of Sleeping Beauty. 

We headed along on press night to see what Gateshead's only Panto had to offer OH NO WE DIDN'T - OH YES WE DID!


Sleeping beauty - The Geordie Panto Opens in Gateshead