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Things to do in the North East this December

I know this December is a lot different to what we are used too, with no pantos and other festive events having been cancelled this year due to the pandemic. However that does not mean there's nothing going on for you and the kiddies to enjoy.

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Here is our list of things to do in the North East this December

If I have missed your event please let me know and I will add it to the list, all I ask is that it is in the North East.

Winter walks - Just because it is winter doesn't mean you should have to stay indoors. There are loads of place you can venture off to. Check out my Winter Walks post. HERE

Sunderland Winter trail - Head out to Sunderland City Centre on a winter trail and see what magic you can find. This is a Augmented trail that you need to download an app for. HERE

Walking with the snowman - The Snowman and The Snowdog Trail North Tyneside. Again you will need to download an app to take part. HERE

Virtual panto - check out Tyne Theatres Jack and the beanstalk a socially distance panto HERE

Drive around to see lights - We have done this a few times so far in a few different areas and if I am 100% honest we were disappointed with not many people putting decorations outside anymore. Maybe next year.

Beamish Hall forest of lights -We were meant to be going along and reviewing the event but Toby has hurt his foot and until antibiotics work he can't get a shoe on! You can find out more info about the event HERE

Beamish museum - The Museum is reopening but not as you know it. They are not opening indoors anywhere except for shops. However you can look forward to a festive walk and enjoy the decorations. We are heading here on Wednesday so keep an eye out for our review and pics. Please note it is Pre Book Only even if you have an annual pass. More info HERE

Winter bird spotting at Rainton Meadows - We love having Rainton Meadows right on our doorstep and the boys being avid bird watchers love to visit at this time of the year to see what birds may have stopped off. You can read our review of Rainton Meadows HERE

Low Barnes and Rainton Meadows Reindeer Trail is also taking place

A very Merry drive in magic show with Chris Cross - The world's only live drive in magic show is back in Morpeth Find out more HERE

Peter Rabbit trail with national trust - This is something New that the National Trust has just started and it looks fantastic. Find out more HERE

Donate - December is the month of giving and what better way to give than to donate your unwanted items to those who really need them. We regularly donate to the local food bank and to the Donkey Sanctuary but December we love to help out with other local charities if we can.

Cinema in the living room - I love Love Love this idea! Transform your living room into a Festive cinema, treat the kids with popcorn, hotdogs and nachos and make up some tickets.

Nativity at church - A Christmas Tradition, this year no one knows if services will go ahead so it is a wait and see.

Christmas eve jingle - Head outside and ring those bells at 6pm on Christmas Eve to spread some festive cheer. More info HERE

Santa's grotto at lanchester garden centre - Enter an enchanted woodland grotto for a private family visit to see Father Christmas. HERE

CeeCees Christmas Carols Live - A lot of people really love Christmas Carols, and this year we probably won't be able to join in with any gatherings so CeeCee is doing carols live. Find out more HERE

Santa's enchanted Elf journey at Whitehouse farm - Take a ride on the Tractor and trailer and head into the enchanted forest, Meet the funny elves and reindeer before you visit Father Christmas. Find out more HERE Dates are selling out quickly

Set up a Bauble treasure hunt - We recently visited one of the local parks in our area and I spotted a bauble on a tree, which give me the idea of setting up a little Bauble treasure hunt for the boys.

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