What To Do: Take a journey through the history of fashion in the 100 Years of Fashion exhibition at Alnwick's Bailiffgate Museum, from the timeless elegance of Chanel's Little Black Dress, to the shoes of Vivienne Westwood and Prada. Also see the work of Dior, Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen.
Where To Eat: Celebrate National Oyster Day on Monday 5th August by visiting Colmans Seafood Temple – a great seafood restaurant serving plenty of local produce. With panoramic windows offering views of the South Shields seafront, you can sample perfectly-prepared Pacific oysters supplied by Lindisfarne Oysters.
What To Do: For a family day out, try the enchanting Northwood Fairy Sanctuary near York, set in 100 acres of woodland with imaginative nature trails winding through it. Walk through the willow-walled maze, spot fairy doors in trees, visit a tree stump village and learn about the eminent fairy collector Professor Harvey John Howland in the Fairy Museum.
Where To Eat: Head to the Indian Tiffin Room in Leeds to sample authentic Indian street food – if you're looking for a tikka masala, look elsewhere. Instead expect authentic food inspired by the bustling streets of India, from tapas-style dishes to traditional mains such as Lamb Nalli Nihari and Imlidaar Baingan, all served in vibrant surroundings with murals and henna patterns on the wall, and flowers blooming overhead.