Friarage Theatre

A stunning venue on the Yarm School site hosting an exciting calendar of community events.

South Shields Surf CIC

Surf and paddle board lessons, equipment hire and environmental education and rock pooling sessions.

Gosforth Civic Theatre

Gosforth Civic Theatre is an arts venue, café and community hub in Gosforth.

Live Theatre

Live Theatre world class plays and discovers, nurtures and develops emerging theatre makers.

Middlesbrough Theatre

Middlesbrough Theatre is an intimate and popular 484-seat venue.

The Fifth Point Diving Centre

Dip your toe into scuba diving, snorkel with the seals at the Farne Islands, or join an army of eco-warriors on a beach clean.

Princess Alexandra Auditorium

A stunning venue on the Yarm School site hosting an exciting calendar of community events.

Published 21.04.2022

Adrenaline junkies, listen up! Here are 3 things to do in and around Newcastle that’ll bring out your sense of adventure

From taking to the skies at Europe’s largest flight simulator to riding some waves in the North Sea, here are the activities that’ll give you a day to remember.

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The Bowes Museum

With treasures at every turn, this museum, parkland and formal gardens has something for everyone.

Triple A Food Tours

Award winning food tour business offering bespoke food tours within Newcastle, Northumberland and Durham. Enjoy sampling food and drinks from some of the best independent eateries from around the North East.

Thorp Perrow Arboretum

A fantastic spot for a day out.

The Biscuit Factory

Perched at the top of the Ouseburn valley, The Biscuit Factory is the UK’s largest independent commercial art gallery. Set in a former Victorian warehouse the gallery showcases original, contemporary art, craft and design from makers across the region and beyond.

Darlington Hippodrome

Theatre from 1907, hosting plays, opera, comedy, music, dance and pantomime, local and touring.

Point Blank Shooting

A state-of-the-art simulation shooting range and the ultimate, competitive socialising experience!

Flight Sim Centre

Flight Sim Centre is Europe’s largest flight simulator – where you can ‘pilot’ everything from the Boeing 737s, to Cherokees, Spitfires and helicopters.

Published 21.04.2022

11 creative workshops and craft courses at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, this summer

From throwing clay at the potter’s wheel to carving your own linoprint and crafting with other sewing señoritas, spark your creative flair with The Biscuit Factory’s programme of adult craft courses.

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Bradley Gardens

Cafe, homeware shop, fashion boutique and garden store all situated in a gorgeous walled garden.

Dalton Park

Dalton Park is the biggest outlet shopping destination in the North East, with over 65 stores selling 200 different brands and designer labels.

Little Swimming Co

A unique company delivering swimming lessons for children within a bespoke customised facility.

Hancock Gallery

Offering an extensive range of contemporary artwork for sale from celebrated local and international artists.

Sereniti Salt Retreat

Dedicated to restoring optimum health and wellbeing for each individual client.

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Playing host to the worlds biggest and best, from comedy to music, drama and conferences.

The Borders Distillery

A distillery and shop on the Scottish Borders.

Published 20.04.2022

Bowl, bars and bites – 6 new openings in and around Newcastle this April

From a revamped bowling alley and the North East’s biggest beer garden to… open-air hot tub cinema nights?! Here are the newest bars, restaurants, cafés and attractions right now…

Rachael Nichol

The Common Room of the Great North

A unique heritage venue in the centre of Newcastle, available to hire for events.

The Forum Music Centre

Venue for new bands, a music education centre and recording facilities, plus comedy and film clubs.


Container settlement hosting fantastic street food and delicious drinks every Friday to Sunday at By The River Brew Co.

Eden Flight Training

A range of flight training courses, from pleasure flights to full pilot qualifications with our experienced flight instructors.

Jam Jar Cinema

Jam Jar Cinema & Lounge Bar shows the best of Indy, British and Hollywood releases in their luxurious screening room.

Darlington Market

A local market offering a range of local, good quality, good value produce and items.

Head of Steam, Darlington Railway Museum

Head of Steam is a railway museum located on the 1825 route of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, which was the world's first steam-powered passenger railway.

Published 14.04.2022

23 music festivals in Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Middlesbrough and Northumberland you should book tickets for now

This Is Tomorrow may be cancelled, but there are still plenty of music festivals going ahead in the North East this summer – with some of the best line ups in the country.

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Create and Paint

A creative studio, gift shop and café located in Darlington's bustling town centre.

Croft Circuit

Motor racing circuit offering driving experiences. Choose by make of car, price and experience type.

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Vast converted mill with minimalist interiors, hosting temporary shows by contemporary artists.


Railway museum in Shildon, where you can have a fun family day out in the birthplace of the railways.

Sage Gateshead

A concert venue and centre for musical education.

Theatre Hullabaloo

A pioneering organisation that's all about making, touring & promoting theatre for young audiences, aged 0 – 16 years old.

Thornton Hall Gardens

A working farm that has three walled gardens that opens for the public only a few days each year.

Riley’s Fish Shack

A fish bar and grill based on King Edward's Bay, Tynemouth, serving local, seasonal fish and seafood.

Victoria Tunnel Tours

Take a tour through the Victoria Tunnel; a preserved 19th-century waggonway under Newcastle, stretching from the Town Moor to the Tyne river.

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Corbridge Roman Town

Preserved ruins of a Roman garrison located on Hadrian's wall, plus a museum of excavated artefacts.

Barter Books Alnwick

Barter Books

A rambling, quirky secondhand bookstore, with open fires, armchairs, model trains and a simple café.

Alphabetti Theatre

A small independent theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Alnwick Garden

The Alnwick Garden

The brainchild of The Duchess of Northumberland, The Alnwick Garden is a multi-award winning visitor attraction.

The Escape Key

Step into the past in these premium quality handcrafted escape rooms based on Newcastle's rich history.

The Aviary Gallery

“By art lovers, for art lovers”.

Gallagher & Turner

Gallagher & Turner is a modern & contemporary art gallery and specialist picture framer based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The Georgian Theatre

Stockton-on-Tees' longest running music venue, playing host to touring bands as well as continuing to nurture the abundance of local talent in Teesside.

Bailiffgate Museum

A community-run museum and gallery dedicated to the history of Alnwick and its surrounding area.

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle

The iconic Alnwick Castle is a Northumberland filming location for Harry Potter, Downton Abbey and more.

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