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If you fancy meeting Santa, take your family along to the George’s Journey Christmas Fayre at the Briardale Centre, Blyth. The event, which is free to enter, takes place on Saturday 18th November and includes a range of festive crafts, face painting, a raffle, tombola and hot food and drinks. For a fantastically festive day […]

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Fancy shopping for festive gifts that you won’t find on the high street? Then take a trip to Holy Island on Sunday 12th November for a very special pop-up indoor Christmas market, featuring a festival of Christmas goodies from local producers, crafters and artists. But make sure you find out the times of the tides, […]

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Head to Berwick-upon-Tweed for live American wrestling action from the Worldwide Wrestling League, as seen on TV. Great fun for all the family, the matches will be filmed for the popular youtube show, W3L Wrestling Showdown. The event will be held at the Jubilee Centre, Highcliffe, Spittal, on Thursday 9th November. Doors open 6.30pm. First […]

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If you love being spooked, why not join the ‘Family Ghost Tour’ at Chillingham Castle on Saturday 28th October? You can walk around the grounds and explore the castle with a guide, who will regale you with chilling tales of ghostly goings-on. Suitable for children aged five and upwards. Do you dare to ride in […]

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Stargazers can observe the famous Orionid Meteor Shower this weekend (21st/22nd October) at Kielder Observatory. Every 76 years, the most famous comet of all, Halley’s Comet, completes one orbit around the sun. On its journey, loose debris on the comet’s surface is dislodged and left behind in its wake. Every year, on 21st October, the […]

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Visit a ‘pop-up planetarium’ in Allendale Village Hall, near Hexham, on Monday 23rd October, for a fabulous journey through the universe. You’ll tour our solar system before heading through the Milky Way to other galaxies. Admission is free and showings (lasting 45 minutes) start at 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Bring your telescopes, cameras […]

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Art lovers are spoilt for choice over the next few weeks, with these four exhibitions in Northumberland and Tyne & Wear: The first features an exploration of the life and work of noted portrait painter Sir William Coldstream, and is being held at Belford Museum. Beginning on Monday 2nd October, the event runs for a […]

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Close House at Heddon-on-the-wall is the venue for this year’s British Masters Golf Tournament, which takes place from Thursday 28th September to Sunday 1st October. It will be hosted by Lee Westwood, Close House’s attached tour professional, who originally opened the Colt Course in 2011 as the world’s number one golfer. First held in 1946, […]

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Fascinated by astronomy? Experience an unforgettable night on Sunday 24th September under the starry skies of Kielder and the largest expanse of protected dark skies in Europe – the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. ‘Night Sky Safari’ sessions at Kielder Observatory are geared towards maximising observing time through the telescopes. If you own your own […]

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Fancy crossing the River Tyne in style? On a zip-wire? You can do just that on Saturday 23rd September or Friday 27th October! You’ll be travelling at speeds of up to 40 mph from a height of 45 metres, from the roof of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. The zip wire is 280 metres […]

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