Yeah for the weekend. We have settled nicely back into the routine of school and are looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend with a BBQ at my brother's house. There's lots going on in the North East this weekend - good luck to all those running the Great North Run on Sunday. Here are our top 5 events in the region:-
|Entry to this fabulous park at Cragside is FREE with Heritage Open Days|
Heritage Open Days
Across the North East
This weekend sees the return of Heritage Open Days. This is your chance to visit some of our region's hidden gems FOR FREE. There are over 5000 events planned across the UK. Check what's on near you with this postcode checker. I couldn't possibly list every event, but my top picks would include Bailiffgate Museum, Cragside, Auckland Castle, Gibside, Seven Stories (Sunday only), Tyne Theatre & Opera House Tour, Washington Old Hall and Sagedunum. See website for exact timings and more information. FREE EVENT
Northumbria Food & Drink Festival
Saturday 10th September | 11am - 5pm
Expect lots of local food and drink, live music, demos from local chefs and lots of family fun from clay pigeon shooting & face painting to bouncy castles and tractor rides. North East favourites Zapatista, the Fat Hippo, La Petit Creperie, Ouseburn Coffee, The Brownie Bar and Northumberland Cheese will join 30+ traders. Organised by Appetite Magazine. See here for more information.
Great North Run
Across the North East
Sunday 11th September
57,000 runners are set to take part in this year's Great North Run on Sunday (now in it's 36th year). The atmosphere is always fantastic as crowds line the streets to show their support. There are lots of places you can watch the runners but I would recommend the Tyne Bridge (where you might see the Red Arrows fly overhead), the Felling Bypass, the finish line at South Shields or why not head up to the top of Newcastle Castle Keep for perhaps the very best view. Saffron Bakery will be running a pop-up pastry shop to keep you fed and watered.
Saturday 10th September - Sunday 11th September
If you fancy something a bit different, this annual contest will see members of the public battle it out with their home-grown vegetables and flowers for that coveted first prize. Head down to the Pit Village to check out all the action. See here for more information.
Classic Car Show
Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens
11am - 5pm
A fantastic range of classic cars will be on display across Belsay's wonderful estate. Classics ranging from 1920s - 1970s will delight children and grown ups alike. See here for more information.
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