What To Do: July marks National Picnic Month, and with only the slightest suggestion of sun enough to entice us Brits outside, it’s sure to be a success. Slip on your sandals and head out to Marsden Bay, a cosy cove concealed on South Tyneside’s coastline. Voted one of the UK’s top 25 hidden gems, it’s the perfect place to thrust out a blanket and tuck into lunch.
Where To Eat: With the weather on the up, why not dine al fresco this week? The 19th-century glasshouse at Bradley Gardens in Wylam is the perfect place to do so. This gorgeous glass-encased café serves up a delicious menu, from full english breakfasts and homemade cakes to soups, sandwiches and ’de luxe’ cheeseburgers, there’s something to tantalise anyone’s tastebuds. Gaze at the colourful gardens from inside the glasshouse, or sit outside to experience them first hand, with expansive views across the Tyne valley.
What To Do: Laugh away the stress of your working week with rib-tickling trio Hannah Silvester, Rob Deering and Tony Jameson as they take to the stage at The Tithe, Northallerton this Thursday. Hoping to crack crowds up with their jovial jokes and witty one-liners, what better way to round off the week than gathering a group of friends and releasing some comedy-induced endorphins.
Where To Eat: The White Swan takes traditional pub grub to a whole new level. There’s something special for each day of the week, with homemade curries on Wednesday, steak on Thursdays and fish suppers on a Friday. Be sure to make the most of their outdoor beer garden, opting for a pint of traditional cask ale or a glass of fine wine to sip in the summer sun.