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What's On in the North East for Kids & Families | 7 & 8 October


I am honestly so excited about this weekend! We're heading to The Grainger Market on Saturday morning where I'm going to be meeting some of the traders, discovering what they offer families and collecting prizes for a fabulous Grainger Market giveaway I'm running next week - keep your eyes peeled for that one! Then the kids are heading to grannie's for the night as Steve and I are staying at Hotel Indigo and going to see Katherine Ryan at Tyne Theatre & Opera House. Ah! I am honestly beyond excited! If you don't have tickets, here are a few other ideas for the weekend ahead:



From 5 October | Sunderland Illuminations 

Head to the Sea Front and Roker Park to enjoy this year's Disney themed illuminations. Tickets cost £1 each and should be pre-booked online. Find out more here


7 October | Harvest Day at Wheelbirks

Join Wheelbirks for their annual harvest. There will be tractor rides, milking demonstrations and the chance to sit in a real Combined Harvester. Find out more here

7 October | Chalk Nature Detectives at Shipley Art Gallery

Chalk are hosting a special session at Shipley today with a hands-on sculpture workshop using natural materials. Tickets are £2.50 per child and £1 for adults. Find out more here

7 - 8 October | Fun Palaces at The Cumberland Arms | FREE event

There's loads of family fun to be had at The Cumberland Arms this weekend. Saturday explores the science of art with science busking, a screening of Flubber and science school then on Sunday it's all about the science of food and laughter with Northern Alchemy and The Suggestibles. Find out more here

7 - 8 October | Disney On Ice at Metro Radio Arena

There are 6 performances of this fabulous show across the weekend. I think this year's show is the best yet and highly recommend. Tickets are still available! You can find out more, book tickets and read our top tips here.

7 - 8 October | Apple Weekend at Gibside

Over the course of the weekend there will be 70 types of British apples on display. Try squeezing your own apple juice or maybe trying some cider from the Gibside pub? Event is included with regular National Trust admission. Find out more here. 

From 7 October | Spooky Trail at Sunderland Winter Gardens 

Follow the trail to find spooky stories and treasures in the museum. Solve the clues and recieve a themed prize. £2.50 per trail. Find out more here

8 October | Fun Palaces : LEGO Space Scapes at The Word | FREE event

Drop in between 10am-4pm and help LEGO professional Steve Mayes with his space-themed building. Find out more here

8 October | October Open Weekend at Bowes Railway | FREE event

Enjoy an Autumn day out at Bowes Railway. Find out more here

8 October | The Skirmish at Washington Old Hall

The Scots have invaded! Head to Washington Old Hall to witness the drama and historical re-enactment with The Time Bandits. Event is included with regular National Trust admission at no additional charge. Find our more here


Let me know what you're up to! 

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  1. Lots of great things on this weekend. Super helpful post. Intrigued for your grainger market giveaway!

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