Three things to do this Summer

Posted on 16th August 2021

With the weather (apparently) warming up, the Covid vaccination drive in full swing and restrictions easing across the country, we’re all ready for a little fun.

We’ve rounded up our top three things to do in the North East this Summer – although I’m afraid we can’t guarantee the weather.

Turning back time at Beamish

Museums had a tough time over lockdown, so we’ll definitely be heading to Stanley to support North East icon Beamish as it holds its annual Summer of Fun.

From Georgian games and croquet to ice cream-making and den-building, there are activities for all the family to enjoy.

And best of all, with the message still being focused on fresh air, it’s pretty much all outside – so take a coat. Maybe a hat. Possibly an umbrella…

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A packed programme for Darlington

Darlington Borough Council has pulled out all the stops this Summer with a jam-packed programme of events.

Highlights include the return of Mish Mash, a family music festival to be held on August 25th, which will feature a range of musical styles, from gypsy folk to flamenco, afrobeat to ska, as well as interactive workshops and stalls selling delicious food and drink.

And then, over the bank holiday weekend, Darlington Food and Drink Festival will fill the market square with tutorials, entertainment and, most importantly, great treats for all the family.


11 Arches

Travel through time and watch legends come to life at 11 Arches, a daytime theme park brought to you by the creative minds behind Kynren.

Visitors can get close to nature, step back in time and lose themselves in a Viking village, as well as experiencing immersive and exhilarating live action shows throughout the day.

And if that’s not enough, they can stay behind after dark to watch the spectacular displays of the world-famous Kynren too.

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Whatever you do and wherever you go this Summer, we hope you have a wonderful time – you deserve it!