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Exploring Hadrian’s Wall Country by Train

*Collaboration Picturesque views, no traffic jams and no bickering over who’s going to be designated driver! What’s not to love about travelling by train? James and I enjoyed a wonderful day out by train recently when Northern got in...

Bongo’s Bingo – What’s It Really Like?

It’s the bonkers phenomenon that has taken the world by storm, from Ibiza to Dubai, transforming the traditional image of bingo for millions of people! Since making its Tyneside debut last year, Bongo’s Bingo has gained a reputation for...

Enchanted Parks – A Winter Event That’s Not Just for Kids!

Enchanted Parks is a much loved after dark arts adventure that transforms Gateshead’s Saltwell Park in to a mythical wonderland. It’s part of the NewcastleGateshead Winter Festival that takes place annually and the event is always a highlight of...

Blackfriars – Newcastle’s Oldest Restaurant is Better than Ever!

I’m sure there’s a saying about the old ones being the best, whoever said it might not have been referring to restaurants but it seems to apply to Blackfriars. This unique eatery is set within a 13th century Dominican friary...