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Join a history walk for a glimpse into the past. The vision of coal baron George Bowes, Gibside is one of the few surviving 18th century designed landscape gardens.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Fri 28 Feb, Sun 1 Mar, and more dates until Mon 13 Apr

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History talks give you a taste of Gibside’s past. There are 6 topics to hear about: George Bowes, Mary Eleanor Bowes, the Stables, Coal, the chapel and Gibside’s timeline.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Fri 28 Feb, Sun 1 Mar, and more dates until Mon 13 Apr

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Get to know some of the creatures making a flying visit to Souter. Join wildlife experts to find and identify our moth and insect population, helping to build a picture of nature in South Tyneside.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Sat 29 Feb, Sat 7 Mar, and more dates until Sat 11 Apr

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A service of prayers and psalms in the chapel. Gibside chapel was consecrated in 1812 and regular services have been held in the building since that date.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Sun 1 Mar, Sun 5 Apr

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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...
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Sun 1 Mar, Sun 8 Mar, and more dates until Sun 12 Apr

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A guided coastal walk for people living with Parkinsons. In partnership with Parkinson’s UK. Perfect for people who are new to walking for exercise and pleasure or anyone who likes a social...
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Tue 3 Mar, Tue 10 Mar, and more dates until Tue 7 Apr

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Join a ranger and members of the Coastal Conservation Group to search the rockpools along Souter’s shore. Discover salty sea creatures galore.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Sat 14 Mar, Wed 8 Apr, Sun 10 May

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Join the Gibside Rangers for a talk about rewilding. Join us as we welcome Cain Scrimgeour from Wild Intrigue to Gibside.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Wed 1 Apr

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A choral concert by Bishopwearmouth Choral Society, conducted by David Murray, of the St.John Passion by J.S.Bach.
Sunderland Minster, High Street West, Sunderland
Sat 4 Apr

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We’ve got lots of family fun activities planned for during the Easter holidays. There’ll be plenty of ways to tick off your ’50 things to do before you’re 113/4’ tasks...
Washington Old Hall, The Avenue, Washington Village, Washington
Mon 6 Apr to Sun 19 Apr

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Have a go at outdoor games and mini-sports activities for all the family including football, badminton and archery.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Mon 6 Apr to Thu 9 Apr, Tue 14 Apr to Thu 16 Apr

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Bunny has been making his way around the North East and has been spotted in the gardens here too. What do you think he has been up to' Embark on an adventure to look for clues so that you can...
Washington Old Hall, The Avenue, Washington Village, Washington
Fri 10 Apr to Mon 13 Apr

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An Easter adventure with a chocolate reward. Become a wildlife reporter to earn a yummy Cadbury chocolate treat. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children aged 4-11, must be accompanied by an adult.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Fri 10 Apr to Mon 13 Apr

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Counterfeit Sixties Show Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era.
Playhouse Theatre, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay
Sun 12 Apr
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A guided coastal walk for people living with Parkinsons. In partnership with Parkinson’s UK. Perfect for people who are new to walking for exercise and pleasure or anyone who likes a social...
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Tue 14 Apr, Tue 21 Apr, and more dates until Tue 26 May

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Have a go at outdoor games and mini-sports activities for all the family including football, badminton and archery.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Fri 17 Apr, Mon 25 May to Wed 27 May

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The region’s only annual Walk for Autism Acceptance is back. Taking place once again in Herrington Country Park, on April 17th, hundreds are expected to tackle the one-mile route to raise funds for...
Herrington Country Park
Fri 17 Apr

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History talks give you a taste of Gibside’s past. There are 6 topics to hear about: George Bowes, Mary Eleanor Bowes, the Stables, Coal, the chapel and Gibside’s timeline.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Fri 17 Apr, Sun 19 Apr, Mon 20 Apr, Fri 24 Apr, Sun 26 Apr, Mon 27 Apr

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Join a history walk for a glimpse into the past. The vision of coal baron George Bowes, Gibside is one of the few surviving 18th century designed landscape gardens.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Fri 17 Apr, Sun 19 Apr, Mon 20 Apr, Fri 24 Apr, Sun 26 Apr, Mon 27 Apr

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Join our rangers and local Coastal Conservation Group on a walk around Marsden circular. A spectacular eight mile walk over Cleadon Hills and along the sea cliffs, passing Windmill Field, Marsden Old...
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Sat 18 Apr

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Get to know some of the creatures making a flying visit to Souter. Join wildlife experts to find and identify our moth and insect population, helping to build a picture of nature in South Tyneside.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Sat 18 Apr, Sat 25 Apr, and more dates until Sat 30 May

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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...
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Sun 19 Apr, Sun 26 Apr, and more dates until Sun 31 May

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A rare opportunity to see wild birds at close quarters. Souter’s annual ringing programme supplies valuable data to the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Sun 19 Apr

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Take in scenic views as you run and ride this coastal course. Explore The Leas and Whitburn Coastal Park on a GO TRI 2.5km run, 7.5km ride, 2.5km run duathlon.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Sun 19 Apr

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Living North Spring Live Fair Living North LIVE: North East’s Spring Fair - 24th - 26th April 2020. Living North LIVE is the most established Interiors and spring shopping event in the North.
Newcastle Racecourse
Fri 24 Apr to Sun 26 Apr

Things to do in Tyne And Wear