I can't believe I am sitting here typing out events for 20th and 21st August! I am determined to make the most of the rest of the summer holidays (especially now we have a car again - whoop whoop). We're off to the Just So Festival in Cheshire this weekend so please pray for sunshine for us. There's loads going on in the North East though and I'm gutted that Heidi is missing Kirkley Hall's Family Day Out as it sounds right up her street. Let me know what you're up to this weekend in comments.
Clash of the Knights
Saturday 20th August - Sunday 21st August | 11am - 5pm
Tynemouth Priory will be taken over by four teams of highly skilled Knights this weekend. Expect adrenillin fuelled battles and demonstrations throughout the weekend. Free entry for English Heritage Members, admission charges apply for non-members. See website for details.
Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum | South Shields NE33 2BB
Saturday 20th August (11am-4pm) - Sunday 21st August (1pm-4pm)
Time and Tide Events will be returning to host Arbeia's annual festival. Expect Artisan food markets and celebrations of all things Roman. There will be a Roman-themed market, artisan food and drink, re-enactments, activities, music and demonstrations FREE ENTRY (donations welcome). See website for details.
Kids Club at Liberty Brown
Liberty Brown, Sunderland. SR5 3XG
Saturday 20th August (12 noon - 3pm) - Sunday 21st August (12 noon - 3pm)
We were really impressed when we tried out Kids Club at Liberty Brown earlier this year. Their Kids Club features story telling, face painting, cookie decorating, giveaways, colouring competitions, arts and crafts alongside a yummy family lunch. Booking is highly recommended. See website for details.
Kirkley Hall's Big Family Day Out
Kirkley Hall, Ponteland. NE20 0AQ
Sunday 21st August (10am - 5pm)
Join Kirkley Hall for some adrenaline fuelled activities including high ropes, zip wires, archery and even knife throwing! Yikes! There will also be lots of activities in the zoological gardens including animal demonstrations, handling and feeds. See website for details.
Our Wildlife 2016 with Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Blagdon Hall, Seaton Burn (NE13 6DE)
Saturday 20th August 10am - 4pm
Hands on activities, worshops and demonstrations allowing visitors to get hands on with wildlife. See wild birds up close with experts, go pond dipping, take a tractor ride, meet a real life polar explorer, browse local food stalls and make your own seed bomb to create your very own meadow. Entry charge applies. See website for more details.
- 5 Ideas for a Date in the North East this weekend
- Claim your FREE child voucher with North East English Heritage
- Dinosaur Golf at Heighley Gate - Only £1.90 per person with Groupon
- The Best Picnic Spots in Northumberland
Need further inspiration for days out this summer? Why not join our North East Days Out Facebook Group.