How to save money on a family day out in Newcastle with Go North East

Bar the Metro replacement service, I haven’t used the bus to travel for years. I grew up in a small town in County Durham that had no trains and have memories of getting the bus everywhere and being frustrated about…

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Finding cultural family activities with the Fantastic for Families website

What is Fantastic Families? Fantastic for Families is an initiative by the Family Arts Campaign: A large scale, national collaborative programme led by the visual and performing arts sectors to increase levels of arts engagement by families. The campaign focuses…

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Roman Women, Women Today at Vindolanda and the Sill, Hexham

If you live in the North East then I’m sure at this point you will have heard about Great Northumberland this summer. Over 56 days of summer in 2018, Northumberland County Council has curated a range of family friendly events that…

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HWKRMRKT at By the River Brew Co Newcastle Gateshead review

For the past couple of months I’ve been following the news of the new £1.5m shipping container community By the River Brew Co opening on the Gateshead Quayside with eager anticipation. I’ve been saying for years that more should be…

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Fantastic free outdoor local theatre production – ‘Out There’

I don’t know about you but I can barely remember how it felt to be a teenager now. Sure I remember the mood swings, the angst and the confusion but at the grand old age of 34, it’s all a…

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