Seven Ways to Keep Busy This Weekend
There’s lots going on at the start of the new year
See a Show
Make the most of your last chance to see some of Sheffield’s local archaeology on show at Weston Park Museum. The exhibition Brought To Light: The Remarkable Bateman Collection explore’s pioneering Victorian antiquarian Thomas Bateman’s legacy and the reality of how civic museum collections like Sheffield’s were established. With the final day of the exhibition this Sunday, there’s just time to check it out.
You’re never too old (or too young) to learn to cook and not only is a cookery lesson useful, it’s a great way to spend time with family and friends. Take part in a Modern World Street Food Cooking Day at The Grand, York this Saturday, or in the North East, head to Newcastle’s popular Blackfriars Cookery School whose events include both a Beginners Mexican Cookery Class and a Cheese & Wine Pairing Class this Saturday.
Wrap up warm and head outdoors this weekend. Whatever the weather, Castle Howard is a great place to explore with 1,000 acres of parkland as well as woodland walks and walled gardens to discover. There are lots to keep the kids busy here too and if it gets too wet head to the Courtyard Café for some homemade treats. If you’re in the North East, why not head to the beach? Tynemouth is great even at this time of year (dogs are allowed on the beach now) – take a stroll in the sea air, watch the brave surfers (or join them if you dare) and pop into Crusoes for a hot chocolate to warm up. For an insider guide to this popular seaside village we caught up with Tynemouth local and founder of local independent boutique The Leather Mob, Alex Morris, and you can find all her ideas for the best things to do here.
January is a great time to try something new, so why not give some new crafting a go this month? From a ceramics class where you can make your own teapot at Shipley Art Gallery on Saturday, to The Cosy Cottage Soap Company’s soap or wax candle-making workshops, there are so many things to turn your hand to this winter weekend.
Have a Laugh
This Saturday, enjoy a night of audience interaction, crazy stories and an all-round great time as Sunderland funnyman Matt Reed takes to the stage at Tyne Theatre & Opera House to perform his popular stand-up. Click here to read more about Matt and what to expect from his show this weekend.
Sunday is National Bagel Day and with so many independent bakeries in the North East and Yorkshire, what better excuse do you need to head to your own local bakery to grab a freshly baked bagel? From delicious breakfast bagels to a tasty hot salt-beef option, at livingnorth.com you’ll find lots of great suggestions for enjoying these delicious doughy treats.
This weekend is a big one for sports fans. From ice hockey to horse racing, and of course football, there are a whole host of fixtures taking place. Some of the biggest events to look out for include weekend racing at Wetherby on Saturday, or see Sheffield Steelers taking on Guildford on the ice on Saturday, and Newcastle United v Fulham on Sunday. Head here for a full list of what’s going on in the sporting world right now.