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!

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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The Durham Street Food Project

Durham’s food scene has taken quite the hit of late, with Bistro 21 and Oldfields restaurants closing without much warning. It seemed a shame that such a beautiful, vibrant city was being left with mediocre offerings and high street chains….
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Darlington Food Festival 2016

A North East food festival is to return to the streets of Darlington for a third year running. Distinctly Delicious – Darlington Festival of Food will take place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May this year, with preparations for the…
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National Trust Gibside Market

Every first and third Saturday of the month there’s a delightful little market held in the grounds of Gibside, a National Trust property located not far from Rowlands Gill. As NT members we decided to pop along to see what was…
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North East Vegan Festival, Stadium of Light

Mr. Canny was interested in attending NEVFEST this weekend, a celebration of all things vegan held at the Stadium of Light and organised by Farplace Animal Rescue. We were looking forward to being further enlightened on the array of vegan…
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Durham Lumiere 2015

It was with some excitement we made our way into Duham this weekend to catch Lumiere, which started in 2009 and has grown into the UK’s largest light festival. For 4 nights Durham City is overtaken by this biennial event,…
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Weekly Round Up – Durham

We didn’t get much time to spend with our Brazilian guests so Saturday was extremely important for us to show them the best of the North East. We decided to spend the day in Durham, even though the weather wasn’t…
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Mog on the Tyne, Newcastle

I hadn’t planned on writing a post about Mog on the Tyne, the recently opened cat cafe in Newcastle. I felt other bloggers had done a better job of summing up this fab venture than I ever could (see posts here…
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Robin Hood’s Bay Camping

After our experience of hiring Olive, the VW campervan we visited the Yorkshire Dales in, we bought a tent for spur of the moment family trips away. After all, it doesn’t require too much in the way of planning to…
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