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Ocean Beach Free Firework Displays

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If you are staying with us on Sunday 5th November then you may like to watch two free firework displays at Ocean Beach Pleasure Park adjacent to The New Sundial pub on Sea Road, South Shields.

Ocean Beach South Shields Free Firework Displays Sunday 5th November 2023

Ocean Beach Pleasure Park is located on Sea Road, South Shields just a few minutes walk down the street from us.

The first free firework display at Ocean Beach Pleasure Park takes place at 6:30pm with the second free firework display at 8pm.

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Arbeia Roman Fort In South Shields

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We visited Arbeia Roman Fort on Baring Street in South Shields today.

Arbeia Roman Fort is open Monday to Friday from 10am until 5pm; Saturday from 11am until 4pm and Sunday from 1pm until 4pm until Sunday 1st October 2023 when it closes for winter. It re-opens again at the end of March 2024.

Arbeia Roman Fort is free to enter. Donations welcome.

During August on Wednesdays guided tours are available. Booking is essential, you can book online here Arbeia Roman Fort In South Shields Free Guided Tours.

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Bishop Auckland Food Festival

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Banging burgers, katsu curries and local cheeses and chutneys are just some of the culinary delights that will be on offer at next weekend’s Bishop Auckland Food Festival.

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2023

Durham County Council, which organises the festival, has confirmed that around 140 traders from County Durham and beyond will be taking stalls at the event on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April 2023.

And alongside the familiar faces that regular festival-goers will recognise, there’ll be 20 new traders selling everything from hot sauces to “vegan scran”.

Last year’s festival pulled in a record 30,000 visitors across the weekend and organisers are hoping for more of the same this time out.

Alison Clark, Durham County Council’s head of culture, sport and tourism, said: “We’re always incredibly proud to see the festival play host to stalls from the region’s finest food and drink producers and this year is no different”.

“It’s particularly pleasing to see so many Bishop Auckland and County Durham-based traders among this year’s line-up and benefiting from the kind of exposure and ability to reach new customers that a festival of this profile will give them”.

“The sheer quality and variety of the food and drink offer pulls in visitors from far and wide, and whether they’re trying something new or sticking to a familiar favourite, people come back year after year knowing they’re in for a treat”.

“This year there’ll be Armenian street food, Teesside parmos, Yorkshire pudding wraps and Scandinavian salads, as well as sweet treats such as brownies, churros and crepes, plus cheeses, jams, teas and coffees and even handmade dog treats”.

“We cater for all kinds of tastes. There’s an A to Z of traders plus a handy street map on the festival website and on both we’ve got those with vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy free options all clearly labelled to make it easy for people to find their way around”.

You can find the Bishop Auckland Food Festival street map below…

“Don’t forget, we’ve also got the cookery demonstrations from our celebrity chefs, plus live music, family activities, and street entertainment, so people can really make a day of it”.

The Bishop Auckland Food Festival celebrity chef line up is as follows…

Bishop Auckland Food Festival Celebrity Chefs Saturday 22nd April 2023

Bishop Auckland Food Festival Celebrity Chefs Sunday 23rd April 2023

“There’s just over a week to go now and we’re really looking forward to another successful weekend.”

Bishop Auckland Food Festival is just one of the many cultural events taking place in County Durham this year, cementing Durham’s position as the ‘culture county’ and demonstrating the council’s ongoing commitment to culture-led regeneration.

This includes delivering key projects within County Durham’s shortlisted UK City of Culture bid; progressing major capital projects and raising the county’s profile as a fantastic place to live, work, visit and invest.

Bishop Auckland Food Festival is supported by Bishop Auckland Town Council and Durham County Council’s Towns & Villages programme.

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If you are driving to the festival a park and ride service will be in operation for visitors between Bishop Auckland College (DL14 6JZ) and Bishop Auckland town centre.

Buses will run from 9:30am on Saturday and Sunday, the last return bus will run at 5:30pm on Saturday and 4:30pm on Sunday.

Return tickets cost £2 for adults, 50 pence for children aged five to 15 years old. Free for those under five.

Bishop Auckland town centre car parks will be open but may be busy and drivers should be aware of diversions due to road closures for the event.

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Dick Whittington Pantomime At The Exchange

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The Exchange on Howard Street, North Shields, NE30 1SE is performing Dick Whittington pantomime this festive season.

Dick Whittington Pantomime At The Exchange Christmas 2022

Performances start on 8th December until 24th December 2022.

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Planet Circus At Temple Park South Shields

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If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation in South Shields with children next month then you pay be interested in Planet Circus, an all-human circus which will be at Temple Park a few minutes drive from us from Wednesday 1st until Sunday 12th June 2022.

Planet Circus At Bents Park In South Shields

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