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How to Have an Egg-cellent Easter Weekend
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April 2022
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Here’s how to put a spring in your step

Whether you spend it searching for delicious chocolate eggs, blowing the cobwebs away with a walk, make the most of the long bank holiday weekend.
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Food for thought…

Battle of the Burger returns to Wylam Brewery on 15th and 16th of April with some of the North East’s most-loved foodies such as Lola Jeans, Jam Jar and, newbies on the burger scene, Brack Burger all cooking to win the competition – and there will also be other food vendors for those who prefer Indian street food or tacos. With plenty of live music from a set list of DJs and refreshing beers from the Brewery, it’s a great place for all North East foodies. 

On Yorkshire’s coast, Filey’s Food Festival is the place to be on Saturday and Sunday, with around 70 stalls pitching up at the Evron Centre. Explore Yorkshire’s award-winning food and drink as well as plenty of international food stalls, street foodies and a cider bar. Or, give in to your sweet tooth at York Chocolate Festival between 14th and 18th April at Shambles Market. You’ll find some of Living North’s favourite chocolatiers such as MoodyMare Patisserie and York Cocoa Works showcasing their delicious Easter treats.


Consumed by Wanderlust…

The long weekend has got us dreaming of cityscapes and staycations. 

For those wanting to stay close to home, check out our favourite self-catering sanctuaries – from rural and remote, to cabins with rustic charm, and cottages with luxury hot tubs, click here to discover where you should book now. 

And since travel is back on the cards, we’ve got the perfect itineraries for three European city breaks we know you’ll love. From manageable temperatures in Madrid to discovering the medieval quarter and religious architecture in Palma, or exploring Budapest for great food and quirky cultural corners, here is your must-read guide.


Egg-cellent choice…

Whether you’re tucking into eggs for brunch, or chocolate eggs during the day, we’re sure it’ll be an egg-cellent Easter weekend. If you’re planning a trip out, the kids will love to explore the wonders of Cragside, Fountains Abbey or Brimham Rocks as the National Trust host exciting Easter egg trails for the whole family. Complete the trail and collect your Rainforest Alliance chocolate egg at the end – it’s a great way to get the kids outdoors. 

If you fancy staying in and cooking up something tasty, why not give these delicious brunch recipes a try? From Turkish eggs to Croque Madame, they’re perfect for a long, lazy Easter weekend brunch.

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Blow the cobwebs away…

If you’re based in Newcastle, take a trip to the Quayside for a walk along the river and through to Ouseburn where you can pick up a coffee in one of the district’s independent cafés, or if the weather is fine, we recommend an ice cream from Di Meo’s ice cream parlour. 

Alternatively, hit the coast this Easter Sunday for a family walk along a stretch of sandy beach – here’s our top tips for beaches, bars and bistros to visit whilst you’re there. 

If you’re a chaser of the sun, head to the Dales – we recommend Nidderdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, or a walk beside Ribblehead Viaduct as the arches glow when the sun starts to set. Flamborough Head and Robin Hood’s Bay are also spectacular this time of year, particularly those pinky-coloured skies early in the morning.

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We’ll drink to that…

Spring has sprung and the warmer weather is on its way, so why not celebrate (as well as toast to the Bank Holiday weekend) with a drink at one of these fabulous rooftop bars. If staying in and becoming your own bartender is more your pace, try these Easter-themed drinks. From a bunny-inspired negroni to a gin cocktail which will put a spring in your step, give these three recipes a try.

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