Billionaire Boy On Stage | Review & Top Tips

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Billionaire Boy Review & Top Tips

David Walliams' Billionaire Boy is showing at Sunderland Empire this weekend and tickets are available for performances on Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May from just £13 + bf.

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15 Places to Visit where No Dogs are Allowed

A question which regularly pops up in our Facebook group is people asking for places to visit where no dogs are allowed. Obviously, we are a family who loves dogs but I do understand they aren't for everyone whether this be due to previous trauma, fear, allergies or something else. 

North East Places to Visit where No Dogs are Allowed



All of the places in this list are outdoor as I feel like the indoor options such as museums / galleries / cinema etc.... are all obvious.
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14 Things to do in Morpeth with Kids

Morpeth is a market town in South Northumberland and a place I have been a regular visitor from being very small. It's a lovely place to spend a day with a nice variety of things to do. This post will share some of my favourites.

14 Things to do in Morpeth with Kids


Morpeth is easy to get to by public transport - there is a train and bus station in the town centre as well as a few car parks. Parking in most car parks is free with a Northumberland Parking Disc (within restrictions). You can buy a disc from machines in car parks or the leisure centre. 
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20 Things to do in Durham City Centre with Kids

Durham City Centre is a nice and compact city (if a little hilly) with plenty to offer visitors for the day. Durham is easy to get to by train (just 10 minutes from Newcastle), bus or car. If driving, I recommend Belmont Park and Ride. 


20 Things to do in Durham City Centre with Kids

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7 Pubs with Play Areas in Northumberland

Please always check facilities with venues direct before setting off as they can change over time. 

7 Pubs with Play Areas in Northumberland


When my children were under 8, a decent pub with a play area was the holy grail for me. Being able to relax in the sunshine with a small glass of wine as they played or finish a meal and actually hold a conversation with friends and family as the kids were entertained was a little piece of heaven.
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10 Tips for Visiting Eden Camp

This post was published in May 2022. Please check with Eden Camp direct for the most up to date information. 

10 Tips for Visiting Eden Camp


Eden Camp in North Yorkshire is somewhere I have wanted to visit for a long time. We finally got around to it over Easter 2022. My family have a keen interest in history, especially the boys, and I knew it would be somewhere they'd enjoy. Not always an easy task with teenagers. 
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The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacons in North East England

 
As part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations this year, over 1500 beacons will be lit across the the UK and commonwealth on the evening of 2nd June 2022 in recognition of the Queen's long and selfless service. 

Please always check details with venue direct before setting off as information may change. 

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacons in North East England


These beacons are designed to bring local communities together to celebrate this historic milestone. 
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10 Fun Travel Games to Play with Tweens in 2022

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Planning days out and things to do in the evening with tweens and teens on holiday can be tricky and I am often asked about ideas for things to do with older kids that won't break the bank. It's tricky when they're too old for mini discos and find holiday entertainment 'boring'.

10 Fun Travel Games to Play with Tweens in 2022

Something I would highly recommend doing is packing a few age-appropriate travel games in your bag to enjoy in the evening when you go on holiday (home or abroad). Or why not plan an afternoon in your local pub or beer garden (obvs drink responsibly) and enjoy a games afternoon with your tweens this summer? 
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Little Land of Adventures Review | Newton Aycliffe

Thanks to our writer Grace for this post. 

How great is it when there’s a fab little children’s play cafĂ© on your doorstep! Come rain or shine, I can get a latte and a slab of cake while my two girls run round being doctors, mummy’s, policemen and builders! 

Little Land of Adventures Review | Newton Aycliffe

Little Land of Adventures is fairly new but thanks to Covid we’ve not had chance to visit much. Now we are restriction free, we’ve been able to pop in for an hour on one occasion and on another we stayed for a couple of hours! 

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Disney On Ice Returns to the North East this December

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Disney On Ice Returns to the North East this December

Disney On Ice presents Dream Big will visit Newcastle's Utilita Arena from 7-11 December 2022. Tickets will go on pre-sale at 9am on Friday 6 May and general sale at 9am on Friday 13 May. 
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What's On Across North East England for Kids & Teens | May 2022

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Please always double check event information with event organisers direct before heading out for the most up-to-date information. 

What's On Across North East England for Kids & Teens | May 2022
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Shiremoor Adventure Playground | A Guide to Visiting


Thanks to our writer Jennifer for this post and photos. This post was published and last updated in May 2022. Please check with Shiremoor Adventure Playground for the most up-to-date information before setting out, especially regarding opening hours. 
 

Shiremoor Adventure Playground is one of our favourite outdoor spots to visit in the North East; a wonderful community-based play space which for me, really captures the essence of childhood.

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Stump Cross Caverns Cavewoman Party

 This is just a quick post to share some information I was sent through by a reader who attended a Cavewoman and Magician Party at Stump Cross Caverns in Pately Bridge and wanted to share their experience with others. 

Stump Cross Caverns Cavewoman Party

Their photos certainly caught my eye so I am happy to share. Please note, I have not personally attended this so won't be able to help with any questions (please contact the venue direct if you need further info). This post is simply to raise awareness and a reader recommendation. 
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Why You Need a Disposable BBQ Stand

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Why You Need a Disposable BBQ Stand

When ever I post about our disposable BBQ stand, I am always asked about where I bought it from so I thought it was about time I put a post together. 

We bought our stand five years ago and it is still as good as new (although granted, we do only use ours a few times a year). 

Ours is part of the Asado brand who specialise in BBQ stands and accessories. 

Unfortunatley, the product we purchased is no longer available but their updated Dual BBQ Stand is available and looks just as good, if not better as it is adjustable and fits different sized disposable BBQs (although it doesn't come with a cool bag). 

The Asado Dual BBQ Stand can be adjusted to fit most disposable BBQs and lift them off the ground. One side of the stand is suitable for family size disposable BBQs and the other side is suitable for standard size disposable BBQs. If there are slight adjustments to be made, you can do this to secure the BBQ. 


I have not personally used the particular stand above but I am very happy with the previous model of the stand we bought and it has stood the test of time for us. Make sure you read the Amazon reviews before buying (overall 4* at time of publishing). 


Asado Dual BBQ Stand 

Asado Dual BBQ Stand 


We love a good BBQ but sometimes finding stones to raise a BBQ off the ground can be a bit of a nightmare and not always possible. It is super important to always raise your BBQ from the ground to avoid any damage. 

In the past, we've enjoyed a BBQ at the beach, near a stream on a family day trip and our local woods. We have also taken the stand with us when staying in a cottage, when we stay at the caravan and camping. It's such a versatlie bit of kit. 


Obviously please always check that BBQs are permitted in the places you are visiting and follow all safety guidance. Enjoy your BBQs responsibly. 

We usually fill a 2L pop bottle with water and pour this on the BBQ when we're finished with it which cools it down quickly and by the time we've finished / are ready to leave, it's generally cooled completely down and able to be disposed of responsibly and safely. Do not leave your BBQ unattended and leave no trace. 

Disposable BBQ stands are designed to be much more safe and secure than simply standing on the ground or on a table and reduce the risk of fire/damage too. Definitely a product I am pleased we invested in. 



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How to Find Consett Telescopes

Thanks to our writer Gaia for this post. ‘The Telescopes’ are a local landmark in Consett, County Durham and something my kids love to visit. As they’re located on the Coast 2 Coast cycle route we normally take the bikes for a little ride while we’re there. If you’ve never seen them before they’re definitely worth a visit and one to tick off the list along with the Giant Spoon in Cramlington.


How to Find Consett Telescopes

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