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.
2. Enrol in Seven Stories Viking School to learn skills including dragon training and all that it takes to become a hero inspired by the How To Train Your Dragon series.
3. Get creative in Newcastle’s trendiest area the Ouseburn where local artists will be showcasing their work over an interactive weekend.
4.Not sure how the cheese sandwiches would go down, but join in the Medieval picnic at Northumberland Park, North Shields on
Saturday,June 22,11am – 3pm for a day of family fun,music and entertainment.
5. Visit the award winning Killhope lead mining museum, and catch the Drama in the Dale: The Bonny Moor Hen which is being performed this weekend.
6. For the first year The famous Hoppings will take place at Sunderland’s Herrington Park. There is also the new Great Toon Fair in Newcastle.
7. It’s the Age of the Dinosaur at Centre for Life with seven animatronic dinosaurs and more than 60 specimens from the Natural History Museum collections, including real dinosaur bones and fossil specimens.
8. Design your own handmade pottery and then reward yourself with a pancake at Pots and Pancakes, North Shields.
9. Go for a walk or the beave could even camp in Plessey woods near Morpeth. Campfire Cooking, Shelter Building, BBQ and more. £25 per tent inc.
10. There’s still time to catch the puffins nesting on the Farne islands.