Peter Pan-tomime

Oh yes it is, oh no it isn’t! Oh yes it is a Pantomime in Newcastle this Easter…

This is the third year the Tyne Theatre and Opera House is showing a pantomime at Easter. and the year’s show is Peter Pan.

A star-studded cast is set to take the stage  for a two-day extravaganza of humorous storytelling of the boy who never grows up and his adventures with Wendy in Neverland.

Lloyd Warbey, from Disney’s Art Attack, will take the lead as Peter Pan and Dani Harmer, best known for her role as CBBC’s Tracy Beaker, and for her more recent appearance on Strictly Come Dancing, will play the role of sidekick, Wendy. Comedy legend, Bobby Davro, will also join the cast as Smee.

With famous faces from children’s television, the cast is sure to excite the kids and keep them entertained in Newcastle this Easter weekend.

The Easter production of Peter Pan will grace the stage of the Tyne Theatre and Opera house on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of April.

HOOK your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. The CROC is ticking.

Children’s parties at popular pubs 

Two popular, family pubs are promising customers a cracking Easter with fun and games – and the chance to raise money for charity.

The Sandpiper, at Farringdon Road, Cullercoats and The Runhead, Ryton, are each holding a children’s party on Easter Day, Sunday 21 April, with a chocolate egg for each child.

And, along with a face painter, costumed comic characters, a bouncy castle, egg painting and a magician, there will be a traditional egg hunt, with youngsters encouraged to find as many hidden chocolate eggs as possible.

The parties will take place from 1pm to 3pm and tickets cost £6 per child, with £1 of every ticket sold going to The Prince’s Trust, which helps improve the prospects of young people across the region.

The venues will also be serving Sunday lunch throughout the afternoon, priced at £9.95 for adults and from £4.95 for children.

Party on the patio 

One of Jesmond’s most popular venues is celebrating Easter with its biggest ever Party on the Patio.

Osborne Road’s New Northumbria Hotel – home to the Mexican-inspired El Paso restaurant and Osborne’s bar – is opening its entire terrace for the event, on Easter Sunday, 21 April.

And, along with live sax music, fully loaded outdoor bars and a shisha garden, some of the region’s top DJs will be taking to the decks indoors with music to suit all tastes.

The party on the patio will kick off at 12 noon with outdoor bars serving margarita cocktails, spirits, beer and cider, while the venue’s chefs cook up a storm at a series of barbecues.

Partygoers will also be able to unwind in the hotel’s shisha garden before heading inside at 2pm to listen to the sounds of Jam DJ, DJ Lowell, DJ Walia, DJ Blackstar and DJ Cee.

No tickets are required for the event, which is sponsored by Smirnoff, and further information can be found at marketing@malhotragroup.co.uk.

Egg-tra special family foodie events 

An Ouseburn venue and creative event provider are hopping into the Easter break with a series of bunny-themed events for all the family.

The Biscuit Factory – an art gallery and events venue in Newcastle’s cultural quarter – is teaming up with family events provider Katie’s Garden to host four special immersive foodie events in Newcastle this Easter, on Sunday 21 and Monday 22 April 2019.

Families can choose from a morning brunch with the bunnies between 10am and 1pm, or an afternoon picnic 2pm to 5pm, held within the gallery’s large function space, The Biscuit Room.

Upon arrival, children will be treated to a chocolate milkshake, with teas and coffees for the grown-ups. Guests – of all ages – can also enjoy a special ‘bunny makeover’ on the day.

Brunch options include pastries, fruit and hot sandwiches. Meanwhile, freshly baked cakes, treats and sandwiches will be served up at the afternoon picnic, all included in the ticket price.

Families can also take part in a variety of fun activities on both days led by a team of Easter bunnies, including dancing, games and a giant Easter hunt with plenty of sweet treats to pick up along the way.

A host of other activities such as build-a-bunny, Easter slime and hook-a-duckling will also be available to purchase on the day, too.

Tickets for the bunny brunch are priced at £15 per person, with tickets for the picnic lunch at £17 per person.

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