Category: North East Days Out

  • Family Night at the Gate

    A Family Night Out at The Gate

    AD – This is a collaborative post with The Gate, Newcastle Sometimes mid-week evenings can be lost in a blur of homework, clubs & chores, but why leave all the fun to the weekend? We had a brilliant night on Thursday sampling some of the fun family activities on offer at The Gate in Newcastle. […]

  • Cafe Beam Gosforth

    Why I love Café Beam in Gosforth.

    We’ve been going to Café Beam at least every 2 weeks since it relocated onto Gosforth High Street. If I’m totally honest I didn’t even know they used to be in Ashburton Road, until recently. Café Beam is ran by Smile For Life Children’s Charity. Their mission is to support disabled and disadvantage young people […]

  • Booking a last minute Florida Holiday.

    Holiday Plans for the Hoopers

    So last year we started off all frugal with talk of saving money with the aim of refurbishing our main bathroom & downstairs cloakroom. We were absolutely, definitely not going abroad. But then Alan started on his mission to bag us a Florida bargain. £8K later (oops) we returned from an amazing holiday but not […]

  • Jump 360 Newcastle

    Jump 360 Trampoline Park Newcastle

    AD (we were kindly given complimentary tickets & lunch for Jump 360) The girls were delighted when we were contacted by Jump 360 to review their Newcastle branch.  Trampoline parks are their absolute favourite activity and are perfect for tweens/teens who have grown out of soft play.   Where else can you whack your sister […]

  • Inflata Nation North Shields

    Whats at Inflata Nation North Shields?

    AD (we were kindly given complimentary tickets to the opening night) Inflata Nation opened the doors of their sixth location this weekend & we were invited to check it out ahead of its opening weekend. At 20,000 square feet, Inflata Nation is located in the dome next to the Royal Quays shopping outlet which used […]

  • DEAD High Bridge

    Exploring the D.E.A.D Bar on High Bridge.

    We were invited to the opening night of D.E.A.D on High Bridge, Newcastle. The name which stands for Drop Everything And Drink, gives out a quirky vibe. Externally the bar doesn’t shout out, bar the huge lettering on the windows that shouts BEER! And Beer is what this is all about. D.E.A.D is part of […]

  • Kiln Ouseburn

    Kiln Cafe & Ceramics, Ouseburn

    The Kiln is possibly one of the quirkiest brunch cafes in Newcastle I reckon. And we have tried quite a few. It has all the hallmarks of an instagram/hipster haven without any pretenses. The Kiln serves up a simple bunch & evening menu while being able to shop the ceramics that are in made in […]

  • Urband Adventures in Ouseburn

    An Urban Adventure in the Ouseburn.

    Believe it or not this weekend was devised by our kids. Their mission was that they wanted to grab some photos by graffitis walls! It was semi unplanned. excluding the fact that we knew where there was quite a bit of public art. So we headed to the Ouseburn, for a slow potter around and […]

  • Snowy Photoshoot

    A Snowy Photoshoot with Mandy Charlton

    When I spotted local photographer Mandy Charlton on Instagram stories last Friday offering 15 minute photo shoots in the snow the next morning I couldn’t resist. Mandy has been taking pictures of the kids (and even did a family shoot for us) for around 7 years so the girls are perfectly at ease & love […]