With three bank holidays in May and summer approaching, the season for holidays and day trips is nearly here and these big events in the North East are getting ready to welcome locals and visitors.
The weather may not be playing its part, but summer is within touching distance now. With May very nearly here we are taking a look at some of the top events coming up across the North East for families to get involved in over the coming months.
Whether you are looking for free days out or a full weekend out the house, there is plenty to get involved with across the North East and these are some of our top picks in no particular order.
5. World Triathlon Championships
After hosting a regional competition last year, Sunderland will be hosting the World Triathlon Championships at Roker Beach this year over the final weekend of July. Races across age groups will be happening throughout the weekend so don't miss the chance to see some of the best athletes around! Photo: Stu Norton
6. Sam Fender at St James Park
It isn't only festivals where music fans can see their heroes in the North East this summer. Sam Fender is getting ready to play his biggest ever shows in Newcastle when he headlines St James Park on Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10. Anyone who isn't a fan of Fender can also see Pink at Sunderland's Stadium of Light on the same weekend. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Photo: Stu Forster