Hello April! One of my favourite months of the year. We have lots of outdoor fun planned this month including a trip to Alnwick and Whitehouse Farm. We are spending this Sunday at Exhibition Park where we'll (hopefully) enjoy Sunday lunch at Wylam brewery and take a miniature train ride around the park (they take place on the first Sunday of every month thanks to TSMEE). Don't forget that it's April Fool's Day on Saturday too - let me know if you have any ideas of how I can prank the kids!
Northumberland Residents' Festival | 1st & 2nd April
If you live in Northumberland, you can enjoy free, half price and discounted entry to many top attractions across the region this weekend. Read our guide to Northumberland Residents' Festival for more information and to download your voucher.
Maker Faire | Life Science Centre | 1st & 2nd April
The Maker Faire is a celebration of crafts, creation and cool stuff. Expect hackers, coders, inventors, workshops, speakers and lots of hands-on fun during this event that's not to be missed. You can find out more and buy tickets here.
Fools Weekend | Alnwick Castle | 1st & 2nd April
Alnwick Castle re-opens after winter on 31st March and they'll be celebrating April Fools weekend in style with comedy jester 'Zooted'. Expect fire eating, sword swallowing and lots of tricks. Event is included with annual admission. If you pay to visit Alnwick Castle once, you can validate your tickets on the day and turn them into an annual pass at no additional cost. Find out more here.
Puppetry for Children Day | Ouseburn Farm | 1st April
Children will love the chance to get involved with puppetry at Ouseburn Farm this weekend. There will be puppet making workshops (pre-book), giant walkabout puppets, colouring, magicians and giant bubbles. Find out more here and read about our February trip to Ouseburn Farm here.
Route to Relaxation Trail | Gibside | From 1st April
The route to relaxation trail opens at Gibside this weekend. It's a chance to discover nature, awaken your senses and freshen your mind. The event is included with regular admission. Find out more here and read about our family trip to Gibside last summer here.
Gateshead Comic-Con | The Lancastrian Suite | 2nd April
Entry to this event is just £6 per adult, £3 (under 12's) and under 5's are free. Pay on the door only. Expect over 80 traders, Gateshead Pokemon Club, Colin Baker making an appearance, Zombie survival school, Lightsabre academy, NERF war and more....... Find out more here.
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As always, events are subject to change. Please check details before heading out.