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Friday, 20 May 2016

5 family days out in the North East this weekend ( 21st and 22nd May)

There are some fab events happening this weekend - many that only happen once every year! We are spoilt for choice.

If the weather is pleasant don't forget to check out our Top Picnic Spots in Northumberland and Family Friendly Beer Gardens to try.

Cherryburn Doggy Show
Cherryburn - Sat 21st May 11am-3pm

  • Join Cherryburn in their garden and see how well your dog does in the special activities. 
  • No need to book - admission charge applies.
  • More information here

Prudhoe Under Siege
Prudhoe Castle - Sat 21st May & Sun 22nd May 11am - 5pm

  • Prudhoe Castle is under siege. Watch the drama unfold and visit the attacking and defending armies in their camps. Plus children can join in with army drills
  • £5.20 per family (or free for English Heritage members)
  • More information here

Preston Park Vintage Fire Engine Rally
Preston Hall Museum & Park - Sat 21st May & Sun 22nd May from 11am

  • Arena events which can be humourous, educational or historic with a huge variety of engines taking part.
  • Entry is £5 per adult, £2.50 per child and under 5's are free. Also gives you access to Preston Hall Museum.
  • More information here

Wildlife Watch : Tracks & Trails
Northumberlandia - Sat 21st May 9:30am - 11am 

  • Wildlife activities and crafts for children aged 5-12 years
  • £4 per child (adults free), places must be pre-booked
  • Book your place here

Blagdon Gardens Open for NGS
Blagdon Estate, Seaton Burn - Sunday 22nd May 1pm-4:30pm

  • A unique chance to discover the 27 acre Blagdon estate as it opens to the public. There will be stallholders and trailer rides too.
  • £5 per adult, children are free
  • More information here

Let me know in comments where you are heading. Why not join North East Family Fun Community which is a Facebook group where you can ask for days out recommendations or advice. 

What's on for families in the North East on 21st and 22nd may 2016.



  1. We are heading to the Chalk Scandi-rave-ia event at Tyneside Cinema.

  2. I really want to take Eli to the Preston Park Vintage Fire Engine Rally but I still haven't packed, cleaned the car or printed our tickets for our road trip next week :(

    Cat x

    1. Oh no - at least you'll make up for it with fun next week xx


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