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!

Review – Herding Hill Farm, Haltwhistle

I’m not a camper. I was often dragged camping during school holidays as a child and it didn’t appeal to me to inflict the same on Jnr. My recollections were rainy fields, damp sleeping bags and drinking tea out of…
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Visit to Saltburn by the Sea

Him Indoors loves the beach. This love affair started back in Brazil, so it’s easy to understand why he’d be keen on going. The reality of even the sunniest day in the UK probably can’t match those of Ipanema or…
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Review – Humble Pie N Mash, Whitby

We went off the beaten trail this weekend, fancying a change of scenery. I’m starting to wonder whether I’ve exhausted all of my reviewing options in Newcastle 🙂 A conversation at work about pie and mash led us to visiting…
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Review – Dark Matter Cafe, Durham

Finding places that really appeal to Jnr is hard. Not only is he a fussy eater, he is also totally obsessed with computer games. Him Indoors would also rather play on his PS4 than be dragged off to spas or…
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Review – Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

It is super hard during half term to keep kids amused and not spending a fortune. The average trip to the cinema seems to cost us £30 with sweets and drinks factored in. I remember a much simpler time when…
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Event – Stargazing, Ridley Hall

As a National Trust member I receive emails about upcoming events. I generally disregard them, relying more on Social Media to find things that may interest me. Visiting Kielder Observatory last year – blog here – and seeing the Sun through…
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Family Trip to Tynemouth

  Jnr has always disliked his hair cut. When he was younger I allowed a friend who was studying Hairdressing to cut his hair, and it resulted in a snipped neck! It would take huge amounts of bribery to get…
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Review – Lane 7, Newcastle

I’ve become conscious of late that Jnr isn’t always consulted when it comes to our plans. What may be of interest to me and Him Indoors does not necessarily appeal to a 12 year old boy. Plus he’s about to…
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