The merest hint of sunshine can see me scramble for the picnic rug, bucket and spade and mandatory cheese & pickle sarnie and head off like a woman possessed in the direction of the beach. More often than not, the end result is a progressive drop in the car’s thermometer, a gathering of cloud and […]
A trip to Seven Stories the National Centre for Children’s Books has never failed to impress me. The quality and detail of the exhibitions lets you step inside and then have a good old rummage round inside the stories. And the return of Judith Kerr’s A Tiger Came to Tea is just brilliant. Although my […]
Who would have thought all this was just behind the Asda? http://www.visitnorthtyneside.com/dbimgs/risingsunleaflet.pdf
1. Pick your own fruit at Brockbushes Farm – it’s strawberry and gooseberry season and gooseberries are said to make great wine too? There’s also a farm shop and tea room. http://www.brocksbushes.co.uk/ 2. Family friendly fun galore at the Heaton Festival: circus skills, animal petting, balloon shapes, hog roasts and much more http://heatonfestival.com/ 3. Take […]
1. Head to South Shields for the unique Foghorn Requiem on Saturday at 12.30pm performed from an armada of local vessels, the Souter Foghorn and onshore musicians as part of the Festival of the North East. http://www.festivalne.com/events/event/foghorn-requiem/ 2. Enrol in Seven Stories Viking School to learn skills including dragon training and all that it takes […]
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