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!

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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5 Family Activities in Tyne and Wear

Entertaining teenagers is often more problematic than little ones. They are more than happy to set up camp in their rooms playing computer games, so how do you tempt them out to enjoy the (occasional) sunshine and have some quality…
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Ping! Gets Newcastle Active

Table Tennis England and Active Newcastle have brought back Ping! Newcastle to the streets of the Toon in time for the summer holidays. Ping! is the free street ping pong initiative set up by Table Tennis England, which sees table tennis tables…
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5 Family Activities in the North East

Our 5 Free Days Out in the North East post was so popular I decided to feature some other places to take the kids during the summer holidays. These are venues you will have to pay for, but we feel…
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Five Free Kids Days Out in the North East

With the average person spending £7.85 on sundries at the cinema BEFORE including the cost of the tickets, I started to think about how expensive kids are! There aren’t many ways to entertain the kids during the school holidays that don’t…
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Newcastle Quayside Market – A Photo Diary

As we have previously posted about the Quayside Market, which is held every Sunday, we decided to do a photo diary this time round. The weather was too lovely to stay indoors this weekend, and rather than hitting the supermarket…
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A Visit to Grey’s Monument

I have a few vivid memories of my native Newcastle as a child, most of which focus on food (quelle surprise!). I recall visiting Wimpy on Newgate Street for a friend’s birthday party, I remember being taken to Farnons (now…
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