What's On in the North East for Families & Children | 10th & 11th September

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:-

What's On in the North East for Families & Children | 10th & 11th September
Entry to this fabulous park at Cragside is FREE with Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days
Across the North East
8th-11th September

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.

Northumbria Food & Drink Festival 
Vallum Farm

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.

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.

Leek Show
Beamish Museum
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.

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.

Why not join our North East days Out Facebook Group for even more days out inspiration. 

What's On in the North East for Families & Children | 10th & 11th September



  1. I am always so impressed with how much you find that is going on locally x

  2. Look like a lot of fun events for family, it a shame it not more down south.


  3. Oohh these sound great - we're going to a Big Fish Little Fish child friendly rave in Leeds on Sunday and have TWO birthday parties on Saturday!

  4. I had a friend who is doing the Great North Run on Sunday! I'd love to be able to do it myself one day! So many events going on! Too bad I'm not in the North East until next weekend when I move! I can't wait to hear what else will be going on over the next year that I can go to! I'd love to visit Beamish again!

  5. Sounds like a few great events! I haven't been to any of these before, but it looks like fun x

  6. We're off the to Scarecrow festival at Tanfield

    Cat x

  7. Some fun things to go to here, I need to see what's happening down my way X

  8. That playground in the photo of the Cragside park looks great, perfect for a visit with my little heard.

  9. sorry herd is what I meant to write x

  10. This is a great and useful summary of whats going on in the area!

  11. You always find the best activities to do with there entire family! Love it!

    xoxo, Candice

  12. Its great that there is so much to do in the North East, I would love to visit one day.

  13. The food festival sounds great! The South Shields food festival is my favourite!


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