Dinky Dining

Dining out with the newest member of the Canny Food clan. We’ll recommend places that are child-friendly. She’s a hungry Horace too, so watch out!

Watergate Forest Park – Visiting with Dinky

Sometimes you’ll not realise you have a great place to take the kids on your doorstep. That is certainly true when we took Dinky out for a leg stretch to Watergate Forest Park, located not far from Whickham in Gateshead….
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The Nest, Low Fell – Visiting with Dinky

Finding things to amuse a rambunctious toddler is a difficult task and there are only so many times I can visit Giants Den before I go out of my mind! Hearing that community hub/cafe The Nest was running a group…
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NE1 Cafe at Stepney Bank Stables, Ouseburn

Always on the look out for somewhere to take Dinky on my non-work days, I heard about a new café in the Ouseburn area. NE1 Café opened last week at Stepney Bank Stables and I was interested to see who…
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Staiths Cafe, Dunston – Saturday Pop Up Events

A few weekends ago myself and Mr. Canny found ourselves at a loose end with Dinky and empty cupboards. Rather than trailing to Newcastle for a ‘sitty down’ meal I suggested we tried Staiths Cafe for their weekly pop up instead. I’d previously…
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Longhorns Barbecue, Jesmond (Now Closed)

There are some vegans and vegetarians who won’t entertain the idea of eating in a restaurant which serves predominantly meat. While Newcastle has a few dedicated eateries to this dietary requirement, it would be very limiting to Canny Food if…
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Tyneside Bar Cafe, Newcastle

We’ve been out and about a lot since Dinky was born with our guests, showing them the highlights of the North East. One place they enjoyed visiting was the Tyneside Cinema, especially the tour of the building. They were able…
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