Family Day Trip Idea

Looking for somewhere to go with the kids? Even if you don’t have sprogs there are some great ideas for activity based days out, usually with some food thrown in!

The North East Chilli Fest Returns

The hottest music and entertainment festival of the summer is now less than a fortnight away. From 30 June to 2 July the North East Chilli Fest will feature live music from acts including 80’s icons Heaven 17, local group…
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Let’s Play Big, Washington

With Dinky now mobile and super inquisitive we’re always on the lookout for ways to keep her entertained. Let’s Play Big, which is situated not far from B&Q in Washington, is a role play venue within a former industrial unit…
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Jump 360 Hartlepool*

I may be on the slippery slope to 40 now but that doesn’t mean I don’t occasionally want to be silly. When I was asked if our family wanted to visit a Jump 360 in Hartlepool I jumped at the…
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Jarrow Hall – Family Day Trip Idea

Following on from my post about the opening of Hive Coffee within Jarrow Hall I decided I needed to visit what was formerly known as Bede’s World. With most Geordie kids having previously been on school excursions, the Teen included,…
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Silksworth Ski Slope – Sunderland

The Easter break is fast approaching and you may be wondering what to do with the kids. It is hard to entertain teenagers, especially if they’re as computer obsessed as my Teen is! I’m often guilty of forgetting about some…
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The Coach House B&B, Brownieside

Although we live in the North East, it can be difficult travelling round the region on day trips with a little one in tow. Some trips up the coast to the likes of Bamburgh and Seahouses can take well over…
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Bishop Auckland Food Festival – April 2017

Now in its 12th year, Bishop Auckland Food Festival (BAFF) is a two day celebration on the 1st and 2nd April 2017 of local food, producers and chefs. Set in the historical and scenic market town of Bishop Auckland,it will no…
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Fire and Ice Durham 2017

Having heard about Fire & Ice Durham – a free two day happening in the city centre on the 24th and 25th of February – on Facebook, I was interested to take along the family to have a look round the interactive sculptures. My mother-in-law…
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A Day Trip to the Lake District

The Lake District is such a fabulous place to have on our doorstep here in the North East. In a little over an hour you can be enjoying some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, as well as…
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