Category: North East Days Out

  • Arbeia roman fort South Shields


    Arbeia Roman Fort – South Shields

    I have vague recollections from my own childhood of coming to the Arbeia Roman Fort with my Dad and little brother.  I can remember climbing the steps of the reconstructed Fort.  It was great fun to look out over the River Tyne across to North Shields.  Until recently due to my parents relocation,  I knew […]

  • Cafe Fish Scarborough


    Cafe Fish – Scarborough

    Last weekend I packed my bags and headed down to Scarborough for my annual girls weekend. No kids, no responsibilities, plenty of chat and prosecco is the recurring theme of the trip. Our base for the stay is my parents holiday home, Meadowside.  The four bedroomed home is located in the village of Burniston, some 5 […]

  • Maker Faire UK Newcastle

    Maker Faire UK Newcastle

    This weekend saw Maker Faire UK take over the Centre for Life. Exhibitors, creators, crafters, inventors and lots of cool stuff was on display. We sort of knew what to expect as we’d been to the Maker Faire two years ago and the kids loved it. Basically speaking if your kids like science, flashy lights, […]

  • Cheviot View Kirknewton


    Cheviot View – Brownie Pack Holiday

    As I sit typing this, my eyes feel really heavy and even a strong Costa coffee isn’t helping.  Daylight saving time coupled with an action-packed Brownie holiday is taking it’s toll! Feel like the walking dead! This blog post is for mainly my guiding friends to talk about my experiences of organising my first ever […]

  • The Twits Northern Stage

    The Twits – Northern Stage

    Not too long ago on Christmas Eve, we were at the Northern Stage watching an adaption of James & the Giant Peach.  Tonight we were here for another Roald Dahl classic ,The Twits.  Produced by the Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston, The Twits, is showing to sell-out audiences at Northern Stage from Tuesday 21st until Saturday 25th March.  So popular […]

  • Naomi's Wild and Scary Show

    Naomi’s Wild & Scary Show, Easter Monday 2017

    Do you have a budding Michaela Strachan or David Attenborough in your family?  Do your children love nothing more than getting up close with wildlife?  Then here’s a great idea to entertain them on Easter Monday.   Escape the chocolate egg mountain and rubbish repeated TV movies by heading to the theatre to learn some cool animal […]

  • Beamish Wild School Holiday Camps

    Beamish Wild – School Holiday Camp

    Beamish Wild are expanding their offerings to include School Holiday Camps. Today was a sampler day that we had been invited to try out. I’ll admit that we’d never been to Beamish Wild before today, but had been to an event at Beamish Hall. Imogen has tried a few tree top adventure / high rope courses, […]

  • Newcastle Castle


    Newcastle Castle : The Gateway to Old Newcastle

    Hard to believe that for my 34 years on this planet I’ve never visited Newcastle Castle.  Must have walked or passed it on the Metro, heading into town hundred of times. Located high above the Quayside sandwiched between the High Level Bridge and main Railway line going into Central Station. The Newcastle Castle is very hard to miss! […]

  • The Hoopers February

    The Hoopers February

      February is over already and we’re heading into March. The summer will be here before we know it. Just like last month we’ve compiled a round up of selected highlights from our blogs in February. Then after we’ve added the items that didn’t make it into a stand alone blog post. Restaurants Turtle Bay […]