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What's On This Weekend


I have been doing a weekly what's on guide for a while now and it always proves popular with our readers. I have now decided to turn it into a weekly blog post, so it is easier for you to find and come back to when stuck for ideas.


I will just update this post every week, so save it to come back to. Click on the Green Links to find out more

If you have a family friendly event that you would like us to include in our guides please click HERE


The weather is not looking the best for this weekend so far its looking cloudy but dry on Saturday and Wet on Sunday. Please check as this may change.

You can find some ideas HERE for indoor ideas



What's on 10th December

Fools Fest - Tyne Valley

VR Sleigh Ride - Dorman Museum

Snowman - Ushaw

Make a Snow globe - The Word South Shields

Stagecoach Santa Bus - Blaydon Morrisons

Little Heartbeats - Kayll Road Library

Breakfast with Santa - Seaburn Inn

Santa's Grotto - Pallion

Lunch with the Grinch - George Washington Hotel

Merry & Bright, a carolling walk - 17Nineteen

Saturday Art Class - The Art Room Sunderland

Family Crafts - Shipley Art Gallery



What's On Sunday 11th December

Relaxed Cinderella - Newcastle Theatre Royal

Bauble Making - Ikea

Mini Elves Christmas Party - Stack Seaburn

Big Bear Beach Clean - Little Italy Seaburn

Christmas Armed Forces Family Fun Day - Beacon Of Light

Christmas Arty Party - Pop Recs Sunderland

Mayors Carol Service - Sunderland Minster



Events taking place on both days - Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th December

Breakfast with Santa - Tynemouth Aquarium

Three Bears - Washington Arts Centre

Ollies Owl Trail - Wallington

Daytime Christmas Trail - Ushaw Hall

Christmas Present Hunt - Cragside National Trust

Christmas Through The Eras - Wallington National Trust

Illuminating Ushaw - Ushaw Hall

Light Trail - Alnwick Garden

Sleeping Beauty - Gala Durham

Find the Raby Deer Trail - High Force Waterfall

12 Days of Christmas Trail - Raby Castle

Christmas at Beamish - Beamish Museum

A fairy tale Christmas/ Elf Crazy Crafts - Ormesby Hall NT

Meet Santa's Reindeer - Preston Park

Christmas in the city AR Trail - Sunderland City Centre

Robin Robin Adventure trial - RSPB Saltholme

Nutcracker Trail - Darlington

Raymond Briggs Exhibition The Bowes Museum

Walking Snowman Trail - Middlesbrough

Visit Santa in The Bridges

Winter Wonderland - Rainton Arena

Santa's Festive Forest - Metrocentre

Football Fun Trail - Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

12 Days of Christmas at Bamburgh Castle

Where's Whimsey Trail - National Glass Centre

Photo Memento Crafts - National Glass Centre




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Other Ideas for this weekend

Find all of our festive guides right HERE

Head to one of the North Easts fab Museums

Woodland Walk and hunt for Superworm

Things to do when the weather is rubbish




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