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More details - Penguinpig
Sophie reads about an exciting creature called a Penguinpig on the Internet. Filled with delight and intrigue she sets off alone on an adventure to find the adorable creature, leading her to the Zoo. But what will she find inside?
Prince Consort Road, Gateshead
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Race for Life - Gateshead
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer. Race for Life Gateshead is a 5k (or just over 3 miles) and is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities.
Saltwell Park, East Park Road, Gateshead
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Concert: "Elijah" by Mendelssohn
Newcastle Bach Choir joins forces with a guest choir from Newcastle’s twinned town Gelsenkirchen, Germany, to sing Mendelssohn’s Elijah - a wonderful musical journey through key events in the story of Elijah, including a dramatic retelling (resinging?
Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays
Sun 3 Jun

More details - The Rails
The Rails. Artists performing: The Rails.: Tickets avaiable.
The Cluny, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Fri 1 Jun

More details - 24 Bede Crescent - Open Garden for NGS
A lesson in how to make a small shady place colourful and interesting. Small ’courtyard style’ garden, with central paved area, surrounded by borders containing shrubs and box balls for year round structure, and packed with colourful Astilbes, lilies and clematis for summer impact.
24 Bede Crescent, Washington
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Submariners Association
North East Submariners Monthly meeting
Manhattans, 85-87 High Street West, Wallsend
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Washington Old Hall - May half-term
Join us every day during May half-term for a fun outdoor activity. There’s lots to be discovered, and plenty to learn about nature. We’ll be doing lots of ’50 things to do before you’re 11 ’ tasks such as hunting for bugs and beasts as well as looking out for birds.
Washington Old Hall, The Avenue, Washington Village, Washington
Mon 28 May to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Washington Old Hall - Open Garden for NGS
The picturesque stone manor house and its gardens provide a tranquil oasis in an historic setting. It contains a formal Jacobean garden with box hedging borders around evergreens and perennials, vegetable garden, wild flower nut orchard with bee hives. Places to sit out and enjoy a picnic.
Washington Old Hall, Washington Village
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Speed Dating in Newcastle
Speed Dating in Newcastle How speed dating in Newcastle works By simply arriving at venue for the Speed Dating in Newcastle event, you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the evening and confirm how many people you will be dating.
Browns, 51 Grey Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Wed 13 Jun

More details - Gangsta Granny
It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing - staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure - it’s going to be soooooooo boring!
Newcastle Theatre Royal 100 Grey Street Newcastle upon Tyne
Wed 30 May

More details - Robots – then and now exhibition
Robots – then and now, developed by the Science Museum in London, tells the 500-year, work in progress story of building automated machines, from the humble beginnings of 16th century mechanical automatons to the latest humanoids – and everything in between.
Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne
Today to Tue 24 Jul

More details - Big Fish Little Fish Newcastle -  10th June 'Carnival' themed family rave
Big Fish Little Fish are back in Newcastle with a ’Carnival’ themed event at our brand new venue - Northumbria Students Union! Join our award winning, critically acclaimed family fun event for the post-rave generation of parents - helping them to be responsibly irresponsible since 2013.
Northumbria Students Union 2 Sandyford Road Newcastle upon Tyne
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Noticeboards
Always losing those notes you put in a “safe place”, never to be found again? Sick of wasting time searching for your to-do list, or returning from the shop without milk because you left your shopping list at home (for the third time this week)?
Unit 19, Eldon Garden Shopping Centre
Thu 7 Jun

More details - 'Wick'ed Works
If, like us, you’re a lover of candlelight and would love to make your own bespoke candles then come and join us and get creative. All materials for this workshop will be provided and a range of teacups, jars and quirky vessels for you to take your sweet smelling scents home will be provided.
Unit 19, Eldon Garden Shopping Centre
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Penshaw Monument - Tours to the Top 2018
Climb the secret spiral staircase to the monument’s rooftop walkway. Enjoy spectacular views across Wearside and County Durham from the top of this 70ft iconic landmark. Booking Advisable. Phone: 0844 249 1895. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Penshaw Monument, Chester RoadY, Penshaw
Today, Sun 27 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sat 7 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Penshaw Monument - Tours to the Top 2018 Spring Bank Holiday Monday
Climb the secret spiral staircase to the monument’s rooftop walkway. Enjoy spectacular views across Wearside and County Durham from the top of this 70ft iconic landmark. Booking Advisable. Phone: 0844 249 1895. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Penshaw Monument, Chester RoadY, Penshaw
Mon 28 May

More details - Giovanni Pernice - Born To Win
After the huge success of ‘Dance is Life’ in 2017, Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster, showcasing a story of love and passion, with even more heat, even more energy, and even more drama than ever before!
Customs House, South Shields
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Sunderland Race for Life 5K & 10K
Race for Life brings thousands of women together to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research into all 200 types of cancer. Sign up or help us spread the word. This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. 10k is a great step up from our 5k events.
Herrington Country Park, Chester Road, Penshaw, Sunderland
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Planet Circus the wow factor!!
Planet Circus The Wow Factor!!! This year’s super show features: The world’s most dangerous circus act Team Brazil in The Globe of Death, with motorcyclists speeding around inside a steel cage at over 60mph, this act has to be seen to be believed.
BATLEYS CAR BOOT CHESTER LE STREET
Wed 30 May to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Wonderful Worms in your Garden
Come and take part in a worm themed trail and learn more about how valuable gardens are for wildlife. This is an outdoor event. No toilet facilities available. Drop in any time. Free event but donations are welcome.
Northumberland Wildlife Trust, St Nicholas Park, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne
Wed 30 May

More details - Georgian Fair at Beamish Museum
Enjoy the hustle and bustle of a Georgian Country Fair at Beamish Museum. Experience a fair like no other as The Squire of Pockerley sets about hiring his staff for the coming months! Here’s just some of the many things on offer at the fair; Be amazed by the Georgian Peep Show.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Thu 31 May to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Morris Car Rally at Beamish Museum
On the 9th and 10th June the roads and streets at Beamish will come alive with the sights and sounds of stunning classic vehicles from the Morris Car Club. Up to 20 cars will be on display at the museum and travelling around site, a brilliant opportunity to see some amazing vehicles first-hand!
Beamish Museum Beamish
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Sunday School Anniversary at Beamish Museum
Join the folk at Beamish Museum as they celebrate their Sunday School Anniversary, a big event for the community, when children wearing their finery would have taken part in a service before gathering for a picnic and treat.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Sun 10 Jun

More details - North East Police History Society at Beamish Museum
The North East Police History Society will be putting on a display of items and exhibits at Beamish Museum. Visit the North East Police History Society exhibition in the Collections Study Room (near Open Stores) to learn about policing in the past. As with all daytime events, your Unlimited Pass is valid!
Beamish Museum Beamish
Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun

More details - Beamish Reliability Run
The 48th Beamish Safety and Reliability Run is taking place on Sunday, 17th June 2018! This event is for cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles registered before 1956. Beginning and finishing at Beamish, the run will follow a 150-mile route around County Durham and North Yorkshire.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Father's Day Family Fun Day
Beamish Hall are bringing the whole family together this Father’s Day, we aim to keep the family entertained while Dad enjoys the football on a large screen. There will be a BBQ on the Lawn, Football Games, Fairground Rides, Face painting and much more..
Beamish Hall
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Bishopwearmouth Choral Society
The Great American Songbook - a choral concert conducted by David Murray, featuring his own arrangements of some of the great songs which have come out of America in the twentieth century. These will included a Gershwin section, a Jerome Kern medley, and a carpenters sequence.
Sunderland Minster, High Street West, Sunderland
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Planet Circus the wow factor, seaburn. Sunderland!
Planet Circus The Wow Factor!!! This year’s super show features: The world’s most dangerous circus act Team Brazil in The Globe of Death, with motorcyclists speeding around inside a steel cage at over 60mph, this act has to be seen to be believed.
Seaburn Sunderland
Today to Mon 28 May

More details - Big Fish Little Fish Sunderland -  16th June 'Old Hat and Moustache' themed family rave
Big Fish Little Fish are back in Sunderland with a ’Hat and Moustache’ themed Father’s Day event at our brand new venue - Bonded Warehouse! Join our award winning, critically acclaimed family fun event for the post-rave generation of parents - helping them to be responsibly irresponsible since 2013.
Bonded Warehouse Fish Quay Low Street Sunderland
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Coasteering
Explore the coast from a thrilling new angle with Cullercoats Bike & Kayak. Jump from height, swim and do a bit of bouldering as you experience an exciting new adventure with the team from Cullercoats Bike & Kayak.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Today, Sat 23 Jun

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Walks for all: Families
Routes that parents, grandparents and kids of all ages can enjoy. These family friendly walks of 1.5 - 3 miles include routes that are pushchair friendly. The family dog is welcome too! Booking Advisable. Phone: 07780 338 301. Children of all ages welcome, must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs on leads welcome.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Today, Sat 2 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sat 7 Jul

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Great Run Local
Free weekly 5k and 2k runs, open to all. 5k and 2k timed courses on Souter’s scenic coast. Open to runners of all levels and ages including absolute beginners and families, as well as more experienced runners. The perfect way to get fit and stay fit. Booking Not Needed.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Sun 27 May, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Walks for all: Advanced
Guided walks for those who want to go the extra mile (or two). These walks are great for people who enjoy going that bit further (3 - 7 miles) and would like to explore more challenging routes aimed at more experienced walkers. Booking Advisable. Phone: 07780 338 301.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Sun 27 May, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Walks for all
Twice-weekly walks to suit all ages and abilities. A short to medium distance (1.5 - 3 miles) guided coastal walk. Perfect for people who are new to walking for exercise and pleasure or anyone who likes a social stroll. We’ll be taking it at a pace to suit everyone, enjoying the views, spotting wildlife a.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Mon 28 May, Wed 30 May, Mon 4 Jun, Wed 6 Jun, Mon 11 Jun, Wed 13 Jun, Mon 18 Jun, Wed 20 Jun, Mon 25 Jun, Wed 27 Jun, Mon 2 Jul, Wed 4 Jul, Mon 9 Jul, Wed 11 Jul

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Souter sports day
Free outdoor games and sports activities for all ages. Have a go at outdoor games and mini-sports activities for all the family including archery, badminton, orienteering, rounders, tennis and volleyball. We’ll be on hand to help you try something new and improve your skills. Booking Not Needed.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Mon 28 May to Wed 30 May

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Walks for all: Wildlife
Wonderful wildlife and wildflowers can be enjoyed at year-round Souter. Our guided wildlife walk routes (2 - 5 miles) are designed to give you plenty of opportunities to spot the best of the flora and fauna we have to offer at Souter. These walks can be enjoyed by beginners and more experienced walkers alike.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Tue 29 May, Tue 5 Jun, Tue 12 Jun, Tue 19 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Tue 3 Jul, Tue 10 Jul

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Extreme rockpooling
A kids-only adventure with Cullercoats Bike & Kayak. Kids can build confidence in the water while exploring overhangs, caves, cliffs and reefs with the Cullercoats Bike & Kayak team. Find the best wildlife on the rocky coastline; this is no ordinary rockpooling experience! Booking Essential.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Tue 29 May, Tue 26 Jun

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Walks for all: History
Walks to suit anyone with an interest in local history. You can learn a few things about our historic coastline, shipping heritage and other fascinating topics on our weekly guided walks (2 -5 miles). Do you have any local history stories to share' Tell your tales to the walking group! Booking Advisable.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Wed 30 May, Wed 6 Jun, Wed 13 Jun, Wed 20 Jun, Wed 27 Jun, Wed 4 Jul, Wed 11 Jul

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Souter seashore safari
Join a Ranger to search the rockpools along Souter’s rocky shore. Discover salty sea creatures galore. Learn how to tell your winkles from your whelks and lots more watery wildlife facts. Booking Essential. Phone: 0191 529 0909. Suitable for children of all ages. Must be accompanied by an adult.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Wed 30 May, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Father's Day crafts
Make a gift that can’t be bought in the shops. You can show Dad how much you care by making him something unique for Father’s Day. Booking Not Needed. Children of all ages are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Car Boot Sale
Pick up a bargain or clear your clutter. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Sun 17 Jun, Sun 15 Jul

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Souter scramble
Can you conquer our fun 3k coastal obstacle course' Take on a water slide, mud pits, tunnels, scramble nets and sand bag run in a race with a difference. Go it alone or team up with friends or family. Booking Essential. Phone: 0191 529 0909. Suitable for children aged 6 and over. Must be accompanied by an adult.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Gibside - Stick Week
There is so much fun to be had with the humble stick. From building tiny mouse houses to creating huge dens, identifying trees and making stick art. Spend your May half term discovering just how much you can do with a stick. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Gibside - Gibside Pub
Gibside Pub can be found inside the main caf every Friday and Saturday evening until 9pm. And although it may be on the small side, it is nestled within an 18th-century garden as well as being the only pub in the village. Inside you’ll find Wylam Brewery ales on tap, lager, wine, cider and soft drinks available.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today, Fri 1 Jun, Sat 2 Jun, Fri 8 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Fri 15 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Fri 22 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Fri 29 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Fri 6 Jul, Sat 7 Jul

More details - Gibside - The orangery urns by Andrew Burton
Sculptor Andrew Burton has researched the tempestuous story of Mary Eleanor’s second marriage to Andrew Robinson "Stoney" Bowes as well as looked at the original urns that once graced Mary Eleanor Bowes’ original orangery.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today to Tue 10 Jul

More details - Gibside - parkrun
Whether you’re new to running, a youngster or an Olympic athlete, all runners are welcome at Gibside parkrun, a free 5km timed run every Saturday at 9am. It’s an opportunity to enjoy running in a historic garden where the background noise includes birdsong, perhaps a lawnmower or two, and not much else.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today, Sat 2 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sat 7 Jul

More details - Gibside - Gibside summer nights
Explore Gibside after hours. The summer sun and lighter nights are ideal for longer adventures, so we’re opening the whole estate until late. Stroll around this eighteenth-century landscape garden while the sun sets, celebrate history through two contemporary art installations and down your picnic blanket.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today, Fri 1 Jun, Sat 2 Jun, Fri 8 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Fri 15 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Fri 22 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Fri 29 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Fri 6 Jul, Sat 7 Jul

More details - Gibside - Nordic Walking
Get fit with the help of Body and Mind Lifestyle on a Nordic Walking class. Whatever age, fitness level or goal, it’s a different way of enjoying the outdoors and working your muscles at the same time. Walking, using the poles provided you have support to work out harder as you’re on the move.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today, Tue 29 May

More details - Gibside - Your sweetest empire is to please by Fiona Curran
Delve into Gibside’s past through a new and exciting installation by mixed media artist Fiona Curran and visit her architectural folly by the Orangery.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today to Tue 10 Jul

More details - Gibside - Great Run Local
Gibside is delighted to host Great Run Local who organise free weekly 2km and 5km timed runs that are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in. The runs will take place at Gibside each Sunday throughout the year.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Sun 27 May, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

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