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A GEORGIAN LANDSCAPE FORGED IN AN INDUSRIAL PAST

1st February-31st December 2022

Time: Daily 10am-6pm

Venue: Gibside NT

Address: NE16 6BG

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside

Gibside is one of a few surviving 18th-century designed landscapes & was fashioned with two things in mind: spectacular views & ‘wow’ moments. Commissioned by coal baron George Bowes,it offers a glimpse...

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A PLACE OF GREAT THEATRE & DRAMA

1st February-31st December 2022

Time: Wed-Sun 10am-3pm

Venue: Seaton Delaval Hall NT

Address: NE26 4QR

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/seatondelavalhall

The house & surrounding landscape were in keeping with the style expected in Georgian society, yet behind the formality lies a story of theatrical mischief. Known as the ‘Gay Delavals’ due to their...

Arts & Crafts

BALTIC’s FAMILY TRAIL

1st February-31st December 2022

Time: Wed-Sun 10.30am-6pm

Venue: Baltic

Address: Gateshead Quays, NE8 3BA

Website: www.balticmill.com

Collect a free family trail map from BALTIC & discover fun creative activities outdoors, for children of all ages & abilities. The trail takes you from BALTIC to Dunston Staiths, & you’ll discover fun,...

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BELSAY HALL

1st February-31st December 2022

Time: Open Daily

Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens

Address: NE20 0DX

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/belsay-hall-castle-and-gardens

Prepare to be enchanted by Belsay's Grecian architecture, medieval castle, & thirty acres of outstanding gardens. Roam through the unique micro-climate of the Quarry Garden with exotic plants around every...

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CHESTERS ROMAN FORT & MUSEUM

1st February-31st December 2022

Time: Weekends only 10am-4pm plus Half Term Week

Venue: Chesters Roman Fort & Museum

Address: NE46 4EU

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/chestersromanfort

Chesters Roman Fort is the most complete Roman cavalry fort in Britain - wander around the unusually well-preserved baths & steam room, & the officers' quarters. See what life was like at one the Roman...

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DISCOVER WALLINGTON

1st February-31st December 2022

Time: Daily 10am-5pm

Venue: Wallington NT

Address: NE61 4AR

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington

Gifted by Sir Charles Philips Trevelyan, Socialist MP & ‘illogical Englishman’, this 13,000-acre estate has something for everyone -an historical house, rolling hills, woodlands & walled gardens....

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EXTRAORDINARY VICTORIAN HOUSE, GARDENS & WOODLAND

1st February-31st December 2022

Time: Open Daily

Venue: Cragside NT

Address: NE65 7PX

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside

Enter the world of Lord Armstrong - Victorian inventor, innovator & landscape genius. Cragside house was truly a wonder of its age. It is crammed full of ingenious gadgets – most of them still working....

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GREAT NORTH MUSEUM IS OPEN DAILY

1st February-31st December 2022

Time: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm & Sun 11am-4pm

Venue: Barras Bridge,

Address: NE2 4PT

Website: www.greatnorthmuseum.org.uk

You no longer need to book a ticket to visit the Great North Museum. To ensure the wellbeing of visitors & staff they will be monitoring numbers to ensure the museum does not become too crowded. They also...

Arts & Crafts

LAING ART GALLERY

1st February-31st December 2022

Time: Mon - Sat 10am-4.30pm

Venue: Laing Art Gallery

Address: New Bridge Street, NE1 8AG

Website: www.laingartgallery.org.uk

You do not need a ticket to access the main gallery spaces, shop and café in the Laing. www.laingartgallery.org.uk.

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LINDISFARNE PRIORY

1st February-31st December 2022

Time: Weekends only 10am-4pm plus Half Term Week

Venue: Lindisfarne Priory

Address: TD15 2RX

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/#?Place=Lindisfarne%20Priory

Cross the dramatic causeway to reach the island of Lindisfarne & follow in the footsteps of the ancient monks who built the priory 1,400 years ago. Explore the wild coastal beauty of Holy Island. Visit...

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LOVE EXPLORING SOUTH TYNESIDE

1st February-31st December 2022

Time: Daily

Venue: South Tyneside,

Address: NE33-34

Website: www.visitsouthtyneside.co.uk

South Tyneside MBC have launched a fantastic FREE app for exploring the area. Follow one of four trails or enjoy an augmented reality Dinosaur Safari! /loveexploring

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NEWCASTLE CASTLE

1st February-31st December 2022

Time: Thurs-Mon 10am-5pm

Venue: Castle Garth,

Address: NE1 1RQ

Website: www.newcastlecastle.co.uk

The city's most historic building & attraction, Newcastle Castle & Keep has taken great care & attention in making sure visitors & staff will stay safe at the same time as enjoying a day out exploring...

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SHIPLEY ART GALLERY

1st February-31st December 2022

Time: Tues-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-5pm

Venue: Shipley Art Gallery

Address: Prince Consort Road, NE8 4JB

Website: www.shipleyartgallery.org.uk

To ensure the wellbeing of visitors & staff Shipley is monitoring the number of visitors to ensure the gallery does not become too crowded. They also recommend that you continue to wear a face covering...

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SOUTH SHIELDS MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

1st February-31st December 2022

Time: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm

Venue: South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

Address: Ocean Road, NE33 2JA

Website: www.southshieldsmuseum.org.uk

The museum is excited to welcome you back & wants to make your visit as safe & enjoyable as possible & you do not need to book your visit in advance. However staff we will be monitoring numbers to ensure...

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SPREAD YOUR WINGS WITH THE RAF RED ARROWS

1st February-31st December 2022

Time: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat & Sun 11am-4pm

Venue: Discovery Museum

Address: Blandford Square, NE1 4JA

Website: www.discoverymuseum.org.uk

Experience the thrill of the cockpit & fly with the RAF’s Red Arrows as they jet over their Cyprus training base in Discovery Museum’s new flight simulator. Booking online essential at www.discoverymuseum.org.uk...

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STRONG FORT IN WALLSEND!

1st February-31st December 2022

Time: Daily 10am-3pm (Closed Sundays)

Venue: Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum

Address: Buddle Street, Wallsend NE28 6HR

Website: www.segedunumromanfort.org.uk

Segedunum, which means ‘Strong Fort’, was built to guard the eastern end of Hadrian's Wall, & housed 600 Roman soldiers. It stood for almost 300 years as a symbol of Roman rule &...

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TYNEMOUTH AQUARIUM OPEN DAILY

1st February-31st December 2022

Time: Daily 10am-4pm

Venue: Tynemouth Aquarium,

Address: NE30 4JF

Website: www.tynemouthaquarium.co.uk.

Get up close to the impressive River Giants, see what's been happening in the Seal Hospital & enjoy the recently refurbished Bay & Laurel Restaurant! Tickets can be purchased online & are valid for any...

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TYNEMOUTH PRIORY & CASTLE

1st February-31st December 2022

Time: Weekends only 10am-4pm plus Half Term Week

Venue: Tynemouth Priory

Address: NE30 4BZ

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/tynemouth-priory-and-castle

Once one of the largest fortified areas in England. Discover it's story from its original beginnings as an Iron Age settlement, an Anglo-Saxon monastery, a royal castle & a coastal defence with a gun...

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VINDOLANDA ON HADRIAN'S WALL

1st February-31st December 2022

Time: Daily 10am-5pm from Sat 12th Feb (until 31st Oct)

Venue: Roman Vindolanda Fort & Museum

Address: NE47 7JN

Website: www.vindolanda.com

Roman Vindolanda & the Roman Army Museum on Hadrian's Wall are a great day out exploring Roman ruins & the soldiers' way of life. Both museums will reopen from Sat 12th Feb you will need to pre-book your...

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VISIT KIELDER FOREST

1st February-31st December 2022

Time: Open Daily

Venue: Kielder Water & Forest Park,

Address: NE48 1BT

A range of facilities are now open in Kielder Water & Forest Park including car parks & some public toilets. Anybody who chooses to visit should be respectful of the local communities & stay away from...

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WARKWORTH CASTLE

1st February-31st December 2022

Time: Weekends only 10am-4pm plus Half Term Week

Venue: Warkworth Castle

Address: Northumberland, NE65 0UJ

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/warkworth-castle-and-hermitage

Be king or queen for the day in this mighty Northumberland fortress crowning the hilltop above the River Coquet. Explore the floors & rooms in the magnificent cross-shaped keep which was once home to 'Harry...

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A MARVEL OF IT'S AGE!

7th February-31st December 2022

Time: 11am-5pm

Venue: Souter Lighthouse & The Leas NT

Address: SR6 7NH

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/souter-lighthouse-and-the-leas

The lighthouse is open plus discover the great variety of wildlife that calls Souter it's home all year round. In the lighthouse, kids can explore how coastal navigation works & colourful hands-on activity...

Arts & Crafts

CREATURE CORNER

7th February-31st December 2022

Time: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm

Venue: South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

Address: Ocean Road, NE33 2JA

Website: www.southshieldsmuseum.org.uk

A number of critters including snakes, spiders & lizards live in the museum in Creature Corner including Lou, a Californian King Snake & Gizmo, a Dwarf Spiny Tailed Lizard, as well as all their friends....

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THE LOST FORT

28th March-2nd October 2022

Time: Weekdays 10am-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm

Venue: Arbeia Roman Fort

Address: Baring Street, South Shields, NE33 2BB

Website: www.arbeiaromanfort.org.uk

There is tantalising evidence of a Hadrianic period fort in South Shields that predates the Antonine fort of Arbeia. This small exhibition will explore what we know & don’t know about this ‘lost’...

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FAMILY MEET & MAKE

1st April-31st December 2022

Time: Every Wed - Sunday 10am-6pm

Venue: Baltic

Address: Gateshead Quays, NE8 3BA

Website: www.balticmill.com

Drop-in & take part in free self-led creative activity taking place in BALTIC’s Learning Lounge, perfect for families with children ages 5-12. www.baltic.art/whats-on/family-events/family-meet-make

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BUILDING THE WALL

9th April-1st October 2022

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum

Address: Buddle Street, Wallsend NE28 6HR

Website: www.segedunumromanfort.org.uk

This exhibition explores who built Hadrian’s Wall & how, and considers the substantial practical & logistical challenges involved. It will also focus on the revealing evidence from the impressive 80...

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SATURDAY MORNING FARM CLUB

21st May-27th August 2022

Time: Every Saturday 10am-12pm

Venue: Jarrow Hall, Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village & Bede Museum

Address: Church Bank, Jarrow, NE32 3DY  

Website: www.jarrowhall.org.uk/jarrow-hall-tickets

Guided by a supervised team, young farmers will get behind the scenes, meet new friends, discover life on the farm & learn about the animals who live at Jarrow Hall. £5pp. Suitable for children aged 8-12....

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PUSHING THE BOAT OUT

28th May-12th November 2022

Time: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm

Venue: South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

Address: Ocean Road, NE33 2JA

Website: www.southshieldsmuseum.org.uk

This exhibition tells the proud story of shipbuilding, ship repair & associated industries in South Tyneside.  A flotilla of exquisitely detailed ship models, including loans from the National Maritime...

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OPENS 2ND JUNE

2nd June-30th September 2022

Time: Thurs & Fri 10am-5pm

Venue: Cherryburn NT

Address: NE43 7DD

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cherryburn

The birthplace of famous artist & naturalist Thomas Bewick. Discover his tiny birthplace cottage & farmyard with glorious views over the Tyne Valley, plus a traditional 19th century farmhouse - the later...

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SPACE ADVENTURES with LIGHTYEAR

4th July-30th September 2022

Venue: Life Science Centre

Address: Times Square, NE1 4EP

Website: www.life.org.uk

Celebrate the new Lightyear film in style at Newcastle’s Life Science Centre. Explore the science behind one of our favourite astronauts & enjoy a range of NEW space-themed activities that are out-of-this-world...

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LET'S PLAY AT GIBSIDE

23rd July-4th September 2022

Time: 10am-6pm

Venue: Gibside NT

Address: NE16 6BG

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside

Ready for an adventure? Then head for the special summer play pavilion at Gibside where you can use the look-out point to survey your surroundings, listen out for nearby wildlife, or invent your own way...

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MARVELLOUS MONDAYS

25th July-29th August 2022

Time: 11am - 3pm

Venue: Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum

Address: Buddle Street, Wallsend NE28 6HR

Website: www.segedunumromanfort.org.uk

Find your ways to play with Roman-themed activities on Mondays throughout the summer holidays. Free activity, donations welcome. www.segedunum-roman-fort.org.uk Tel 0191 2369647.

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SUMMER HOLIDAY EVENTS

25th July-2nd September 2022

Venue: Gateshead Libraries

Address: NE8

Website: www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/gateshead-libraries-32442560287#events.

Check out a full programme of events taking place across Gateshead Libraries Arts & Heritage this summer at www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/gateshead-libraries-32442560287#events.

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SUMMER OF SPORT

25th July-31st August 2022

Time: Every Monday & Wednesday 11am-3.30pm

Venue: Souter Lighthouse & The Leas NT

Address: SR6 7NH

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/souter-lighthouse-and-the-leas

Have a go at outdoor games & mini-sports activities for all the family including football, badminton & archery. Booking not needed. These events are free but donations are welcome.

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FAMILY ARTS FESTIVAL

26th July-1st September 2022

Time: Every Tues & Thurs

Venue: Shipley Art Gallery

Address: Prince Consort Road, NE8 4JB

Website: www.shipleyartgallery.org.uk

Family Arts Festival is back for the Summer School Holidays! Join in fun & creative activities inspired by painting, textiles, ceramic & glass artworks on display. Make something different in each 75'...

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TREMENDOUS TUESDAYS

26th July-30th August 2022

Time: 11am-3pm

Venue: South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

Address: Ocean Road, NE33 2JA

Website: www.southshieldsmuseum.org.uk

Drop in, no booking required, for weekly boat-themed crafts & activities inspired by their new exhibition Pushing the Boat Out. Www.southshieldsmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/tremendous-tuesdays-summer-activities-2022....

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CRAFTY ROMANS 2022

27th July-31st August 2022

Time: 11am-3pm Every Wednesday

Venue: Arbeia Roman Fort

Address: Baring Street, South Shields, NE33 2BB

Website: www.arbeiaromanfort.org.uk

A fun series of family activities with free craft packs to collect from the museum every Wednesday. www.arbeiaromanfort.org.uk.

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MAKE & TAKE THURSDAYS

28th July-1st September 2022

Time: 11am - 3pm

Venue: Stephenson Railway Museum

Address: Middle Engine Lane, NE29 8DX

Website: www.stephensonrailwaymuseum.org.uk

Free entry to Museum & drop in for summer crafts every Thursday. Plus heritage train rides at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm & 3pm (charges apply). www.stephensonsteamrailway.org.uk

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KIDS FUN FEST

2nd-25th August 2022

Time: 2-4pm every Tues & Thurs

Venue: Amphitheatre

Address: Sea Road, NE33 2LD

Website: www.southtynesidefestival.co.uk.

Enjoy afternoons of Free fun, games & activities featuring a host of amazing performers & entertainers.www.southtynesidefestival.co.uk.

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SUMMER PARK EVENTS

3rd-28th August 2022

Venue: South Tyneside Parks

Address: NE33

Website: www.southtynesidefestival.co.uk.

A series of FREE community events will take place in South Tyneside's parks throughout August featuring a selection of children's entertainers & family-friendly plays, local artists, plus performances...

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KYRNEN - AN EPIC TALE OF ENGLAND

6th August-10th September 2022

Time: Every Saturday

Venue: 11Arches Flatts Farm

Address: Bishop Auckland, DL14 7SF

Website: www.11ARCHES.com

Bringing 2000 years of history, myth & legend to life in a spectacular family entertainment for all ages! Kynren is an action-packed live blockbuster performed by a cast & crew of 1,000. Tel 0333 300...

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MEDIEVAL ALCHEMIST

13th-17th August 2022

Time: 10am-5.30pm

Venue: Alnwick Castle

Address: Alnwick, NR66 1NQ

Website: www.alnwickcastle.com

Meet Doctor John Greene, the (allegedly...) celebrated medieval alchemist, with lots of peculiar apparatus & bizarre materials!

Theatre & Cinema

BUGSY MALONE THE MUSICAL

16th-21st August 2022

Venue: Newcastle Theatre Royal

Address: NE1 6BR

Website: www.theatreroyal.co.uk

A city full of mobsters, showgirls & dreamers.  Rival gangster bosses Fat Sam & Dandy Dan are at loggerheads. The custard pies are flying & Dandy Dan’s gang has gotten the upper hand since obtaining...

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MEDIEVAL FALCONRY

16th-17th August 2022

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: Warkworth Castle

Address: Northumberland, NE65 0UJ

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/warkworth-castle-and-hermitage

Enjoy a blend of flying demonstrations & storytelling as you explore the Medieval period. Book online at www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/warkworth-castle-and-hermitage/

Theatre & Cinema

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA

16th-17th August 2022

Venue: Whitley Bay Playhouse

Address: NE26 1LZ

Website: www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk

Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns to Playhouse Whitley Bay. The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea....

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CIRQUE DU HILARIOUS

17th August-4th September 2022

Venue: Grand Parade

Address: Tynemouth, NE30 4JF

Website: www.cirqueduhilarious.co.uk.

Slapstick superstars & panto legends Danny Adams & Clive Webb are bringing their famous Cirque Du Hilarious to the coast once again. Oh yes they are! Expect dancers, singers, daredevil circus acts, &...

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CLASH OF ROMANS

20th-21st August 2022

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: Chesters Roman Fort & Museum

Address: NE46 4EU

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/chestersromanfort

Watch the Roman Empire’s finest soldiers compete in an intense show of strength & skill. Two teams will throw spears, take aim on the archery field & clash with swords & shields. Pick a side & cheer...

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HADRIAN FESTIVAL

20th-21st August 2022

Time: 11am - 3pm

Venue: Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum

Address: Buddle Street, Wallsend NE28 6HR

Website: www.segedunumromanfort.org.uk

Pay homage to the Roman Emperor Hadrian this weekend with Living History displays, a weapons demonstration, a parade of horses & a cavalry display, plus lots more for all the family. Free event, usual...

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PETERKIN THE JESTER

20th-25th August 2022

Time: 10am-5.30pm

Venue: Alnwick Castle

Address: Alnwick, NR66 1NQ

Website: www.alnwickcastle.com

Meet the traditional English Fool who 'hath not so much brains as earwax' & experience high jinks combined with a slice of medieval mayhem. Free with admission for families. Adults £19.50, Child £10.25,...

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FIGHTING KNIGHTS

23rd-24th August 2022

Time: 10am-4pm

Venue: Warkworth Castle

Address: Northumberland, NE65 0UJ

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/warkworth-castle-and-hermitage

Meet characters from the past & hear tales & music from centuries ago. From epic battles to fabulous costumes, get ready to be transported into the past. Book online at www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/warkworth-castle-and-hermitage/

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SPANISH CITY SUMMER FUNFAIR

25th-29th August 2022

Venue: The Links

Address: Whitley Bay NE26 1BQ

Website: www.turnersfunfairs.com

The annual summer funfair returns for lots of family fun. All the traditional favourites will be there including the Waltzer and many more. You'll find it on The Links, just a stone's throw away from...

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A GEORGIAN FAMILY WEEKEND

27th-29th August 2022

Time: 10am-4pm

Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens

Address: NE20 0DX

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/belsay-hall-castle-and-gardens

A  Georgian extravaganza of family fun with interactive plays & traditional games. Adults £11.20, Child £6.60, Family (2 Adult) £29.00. Book online and save at www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/belsay-hall-castle-and-gardens/events/...

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NIGHT ATTACK

27th-28th August 2022

Time: 7-9pm

Venue: Chesters Roman Fort & Museum

Address: NE46 4EU

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/chestersromanfort

Find out what it was really like to live at the edge of the empire, when surprise attacks were around every corner! A Roman Ceremony is interrupted by a dramatic surprise attack & the Alarm is signalled...

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ROSA MUNDI ENCAMPMENT

27th-29th August 2022

Time: 10am-5.30pm

Venue: Alnwick Castle

Address: Alnwick, NR66 1NQ

Website: www.alnwickcastle.com

Step back in time as reenactors Rosa Mundi set up camp within the castle's walls & bring the medieval world to life, complete with the sights, sounds & atmosphere of the period.

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SEASHORE SAFARI

30th-30th August 2022

Time: 11.30am-1.30pm

Venue: Souter Lighthouse & The Leas NT

Address: SR6 7NH

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/souter-lighthouse-and-the-leas

Join a ranger & members of the Coastal Conservation Group to search the rockpools along Souter's shore. Discover salty sea creatures galore. Learn how to tell your winkles from your whelks & lots more...

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