What’s On Near Slaley Forest this February

Springhouse Boutique Holiday Park, Slaley Forest, Northumberland

Welcome to What’s on in our area in February.  We have some fine offers from our usual sources of entertainment.  The link provided will take you to our suggestion, but it will be one of many events at the venue so have a look at their programme for even more.  I’ve trawled the internet for new venues and interesting events.  Give then a try.  We live in a brilliant location with so much going on for all tastes.  Have fun!

I’ve given a web link in most cases.  Please check before you go.  As with all exploring, some of our ‘What’s on’ suggestions will be brilliant, some will give you completely new experiences, and others may be a disappointment. I’m putting this list together based on what I think looks interesting.

February Half Term – Happy Birthday Beamish

Sat 15th – Sun 23rd Feb 2020

There’ll be something for all the family during Beamish Museum’s fantastic February Half Term!

During this event we’ll be exploring childhood and toys, as well as celebrating the museum’s 50th anniversary. Enjoy birthday parties in each of our areas across site and join in with party games, celebrations and birthday cakes.

We have been working with lots of community groups in Middlesbrough exploring the history of childhood and toys in the 1950s, linked to the development of our toy shop in our 1950s Town. Come and see their work on display at the museum.


Games Demo Day

Games demo day at Waterstones in Hexham. http://bit.ly/2GvjNDm 15 February 2020 from 10:00-17:00 A day of fun and games! There are many more board games than Monopoly. Try something new, Asmodee event staff will be here to demonstrate how to play Dobble, Bananagrams, Cobra Paw and Dice Academy. No need to book, just come in and get involved!

Jive Aces Big Beat Revue 2020

Saturday 15 February 7.30pm. http://bit.ly/2RwjIp3

Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists, The Jive Aces, explode onto the stage in their trademark yellow suits and vintage style for their “Big Beat Revue” show.

Renowned worldwide for their high-energy spectacular showmanship, The Jive Aces have firmly established themselves as the UK’s No.1 Jive & Swing band.

Featuring special guests: the songstress from Down Under with the golden tonsils and furious tap dancing, Miss Kara Lane; The blonde bombshell with the low down baritone sax, Lottie B, the hot licks of jazz trumpeter Antonio Socci and the smooth accordion of Grazia Bevilacqua, the show is a an exciting mix of hot jive, swinging’ rhythm and blues and and classic rock ’n’ roll.

With classic tunes from artists such as Louis Prima, Bobby Darin, Keely Smith, Big Joe Turner, Ruth Brown with the flair of a rock ’n’ roll extravaganza show, this show will have you out of your seat with its larger than life big-beat sound!

“The crazy energy of the Jive Aces can certainly whisk you away to a different era and tempt you to Jump, Jive and Wail out of happiness and joy!” The Student Newspaper, Edinburgh


The Illegal Eagles

The Illegal Eagles http://bit.ly/2RYM5er 28th Feb. The Empire Consett.
The world’s official number one Eagles tribute returns in 2019 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship.

This phenomenal group of musicians have been touring for over two decades and remain true Eagles fanatics! Their longevity and continued international acclaim are due in no small part to their extraordinary mastery of the Eagles’ distinctive sound.

Featuring the very best from the Eagles’ repertoire including Hotel California, Take it to the Limit, Life in the Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Desperado and plenty more!

‘Amazing Musicianship & Vocals’ NME

February Half-Term Activities at Auckland Castle

February Half-Term Activities at Auckland Castle. http://bit.ly/2S06xvy
Sat 15-Sun 23 February 2020
There’s something to appeal to all members of the family at the Bishop Auckland-based visitor destination, which re-opens for the season on Saturday, 15 February.

Aspiring artists visiting Auckland Castle can pick up a sketching pack and take inspiration from the 900-year-old building to create their own work of art during February half-term, (Saturday, 15 to Sunday, 23 February).

And all ages can have a go at making their own personalised seal, a special symbol that the Prince Bishops used when they lived in the Castle, as part of half-term craft sessions in the Castle’s new learning rooms.

Both activities are included with admission to Auckland Castle.

Tickets are now available to pre-book for any of the events and activities, which will launch with the seasonal re-opening of Auckland Castle on February 15.

Light it up! – Winter Workshop at Vindolanda

Light it up! – Winter Workshop at Vindolanda. http://bit.ly/3aP4BPf 29th Feb
Using ancient craft skills, moulds and templates, Graham will show you how to make your own heritage pieces of pottery with a creative twist. Your items will be fired and returned to you to enjoy.

For people in the UK winter is a darker time of year but midwinter festivals have been a feature of almost every culture throughout history and prehistory, as a way of bringing light. Many of these ancient festivals feature, light, fire and incense, so what better way to create some more light for these darker nights than to create your own oil lamps, candle holders or incense burners.

This workshop will take place at Vindolanda and includes admission to the site. It is a half day workshop of 2 hours, with both morning and afternoon sessions: 10am to 12noon and 1pm to 3pm.

Derwent Resevoir 10 mile run

Derwent Resevoir 10 mile and 5km run. 1s March. Derwent Reservoir, Northumbrian Water, Waterside Park, Edmundbyers, Consett http://bit.ly/2U3JqTq
Paths, trails, woodland, tarmac, route arrows and route markers throughout, marshals at all junctions. Lead bike at front of race and sweep runner at rear