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Discover what’s happening in and around Tynemouth with our updated blog post articles. It is here that you can discover local news, information on the lodge and news on events and other goings on in the surrounding areas:


September 2019 Events

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 by Karen Swinburne About Us No Comments

Newcastle Oktoberfest 2019 Fri 6 – Sat 7 Oktoberfest held at Leazes Park, Newcastle NE2 4BJ September 2019 Oktoberfest Newcastle After the success of the event held in 2016, this September, Newcastle’s Leazes Park will transform into a traditional Oktoberfest. With specially brewed authentic German beer and food and live music providing a great atmosphere that you will love.

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Tynemouth Fake Festival – Saturday 27th April 2019 – 11.45am – 11pm

Thursday, February 14th, 2019 by admin About Us No Comments

Tynemouth welcomes back its annual Fake Festival for another year.  Featuring fake bands; The Fillers, Oasish, Fu Fighters, Steroetonics, Blondied and Total Stone Roses, the event has an amazing party atmosphere with a legendary crowd. Enjoy a fun filled day/evening of music and entertainment, featuring a licenced bar and food traders as well as family entertainment including a variety of stalls, children’s rides, inflatables and face painting. Venue: Percy Park RFC, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE30 2BE Ticket only event – Adult tickets from £25.00pp / Children from £17.50pp.    For tickets visit www.fakefestivals.co.uk  


Big Bugs On Tour -2nd February – 2nd March 2019

Thursday, February 14th, 2019 by admin About Us No Comments

intu Metrocentre will be showcasing 12 giant, individually designed lifelike bugs as part of their tour around the country.  Get a close up view of what tiny insects really look like. Examine the features of various creatures including grasshoppers, ladybirds, butterflies and honey-bees all in the comfort of the Metrocentre.


Chinese New Year Celebrations – 5th February 2019

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 by admin About Us No Comments

Kung Hey Fat Choi! Happy New Year! Celebrate 2019 the Year of the Pig.  Celebrations to take place in and around Stowell Street in Newcastle’s China Town. Watch the colourful street parade featuring the spectacular Dragon dance. Vibrant activities and parades for all ages, entertainment will start from 11am.


Christmas Pantomime – Whitley Bay Playhouse 1st December 2018 – 5th January 2019

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 by admin About Us No Comments

Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael and John at Blue Genie Entertainment’s production of Peter Pan at the Whitley Bay Playhouse. Starring Antony Costa from Blue, Ben Hanson from Children’s show Tracey Beaker and Steve Walls, this is a show not to be missed. With special effects and popular songs to entertain the whole family. Suitable for all ages, tickets can be purchased from www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk  


Northumberlandia Enchanted Forest – 14-16 December 2018

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 by admin About Us No Comments

10-4pm Fri/Sat/Sun. Situated in Cramlington, Northumberland, The ‘Queen of the North’ named due to its shape of a reclining female figure will transform into an enchanted Christmas forest with the opportunity to explore the winter nature trail and take part in craft workshops. It will also host a Christmas fayre with local stall holders offering a range of festive crafts, hot food and drink, children’s rides and featuring Santa in his tipi.


Fireworks Display – 4th November 2018

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 by admin About Us No Comments

Sunday 4th November 2018 Wrap up warm and visit The Links in Whitley Bay for the spectacular annual firework display set against the stunning backdrop of the North Sea. Enjoy free entry to the family friendly atmosphere with fairground rides and refreshments from 6pm with the display starting at 7pm


Scary Tales at Tynemouth Priory – October 2018

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 by admin About Us No Comments

October 26th – 31st In the spectacular surroundings of Tynemouth Priory and Castle join The Little Cat Theatre Company for its outdoor theatre show of ‘Scary Tales’.  An evening of spooky tales and scary storytelling whilst walking through the darkness of this historic site.  Tours start at 6pm, 7.30pm and 9pm and take approx. 1 hour, tickets are priced at £11.00pp, Suitable for Children over 8 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Whitley Bay Classic Car Show – September 2018

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 by admin About Us No Comments

  Sunday, September 16th 2018 – 10am – 3pm Whitley Bay’s annual classic car show will return in September for it’s fifth year. A display of a wide range of cars dating from mid 1930’s vintage classics to more recent models will be available to view at the Links in Whitley Bay. Come and meet the owners who will give you a history of the cars. The show is free to attend and will have family entertainment with children’s fairground rides, live music and refreshments.


Whitley Bay Kite Festival 4th & 5th August 2018

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 by admin About Us No Comments

Whitley Bay Kite Festival will see two days of spectacular kite displays by some of the UK’s best kite makers and display teams. See dozens of magical kites of all shapes, sizes and colours in the sky above the Links in Whitley Bay.


Whitley Bay Sandcastle Competition

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 by admin About Us No Comments

A favourite with locals and visitors, the annual sandcastle competition in Whitley Bay is returning on 29th July 2018. Whitley Bay Chamber of Trade will host the eleventh annual Whitley Bay Sandcastle Competition on Whitley Bay beach outside the Rendezvous Cafe.  The event starts at 10am with judging early afternoon. Bring your bucket and spade to join in the fun, design and build sandcastles that will impress the judges.


Mouth of the Tyne Festival – 5th – 8th July

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 by admin About Us No Comments

Mouth of the Tyne Festival will return 5th – 8th July 2018 for yet another jam-packed weekend of fantastic music. Award-winning artist Paloma Faith will be headlining the festival live from historic Tynemouth Priory and Castle, with many other artists also performing. The festival is now in its 14th year and has hosted a range of artists including Paul Weller, Elbow, James Bay, The Script, James Morrison and Bryan Ferry. The festival will also feature a free programme of events including international street entertainment, live jazz music, a children’s pageant and activities at Tynemouth Station.


Tynemouth Food Festival – May 2018

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 by admin About Us No Comments

Set inside the wonderful grounds of Tynemouth Priory & Castle, the summer edition of the popular Tynemouth Food Festival will be back on 12th & 13th May 2018. There will be a range of street food stalls and chef demonstrations with tasting samples, as well as market stalls to pick up plenty of treats to take home. You can also explore the Tynemouth Priory and Castle at your leisure and take in the stunning views that its location offers. With fun for the kids and an entertainment programme across the weekend, the festival is a family foodie favourite!


Tynemouth Fake Festival 2018

Friday, April 13th, 2018 by admin About Us No Comments

Tynemouth Fake Festival will be at Percy Park RFC on Saturday 28th April 2018 with six pro-level fake bands.  Tribute bands will perform the songs of Queen, Green Day, Kasabian, The Police, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and The Jam.  There will also be food stalls, a bar, face painting and more.  A real fun day for all the family within walking distance of Longsands Lodge.   For more information: https://www.fakefestivals.co.uk/2018/Tynemouth.html


Spanish City Funfair 30th March – 5th April 2018

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 by admin About Us No Comments

The popular Spanish City Funfair is returning to The Links on Whitley Bay seafront from 30th March – 5th April 2018.  There will be plenty rides and side attractions to keep people of all ages entertained. Located near the seafront, the Spanish City has a 180 ft-long Renaissance-style frontage and became known for its distinctive dome, now a Grade II listed building. The Spanish City was once a permanent funfair in Whitley Bay.  The whitewashed building opened in May 1910 and included a concert hall, restaurant, roof garden and tearoom. A ballroom was added in 1920, and later the funfair.  In its later years, the grade II…