Best family activities and events in September

08 Sep 2017

At the end of a hard working week, it’s nice to make the most of your weekends, spending some quality time with your family and just enjoying some downtime!  

Because we know just how hectic your life is, we’ve create a run-down of the very best weekend events in September. It’s full of different activities that are great for the family, so pick your favourite and get out there and enjoy!

9th and 10th of September

Great North Run - Newcastle

The Great North Run takes place on Sunday 10th September. If you’re normally used to watching it on the television, why don’t you head to Newcastle to watch the thousands of runners in person? The atmosphere is always incredible and the whole family will enjoy cheering on the runners and showing their support!  You could wait at the finish line in South Shields, where you can take a trip to the beach or the pleasure park, or just grab some traditional British fish and chips! 

LEGO Brick City - Glasgow

For an event further north, The LEGO Brick City event in New Lanark will be the perfect trip for the kids. They will be able to see some of the most iconic buildings in the world built up by professional LEGO builders – yes, they exist!  From the Colosseum in Rome to St Pancras Station in London, an estimated half a million bricks were used to create the masterpieces. You can get involved too, whether you’re an expert in building or new to the trade, there will be building stations across the event where you can construct your very own work of LEGO art!

Kynren - "An Epic Tale of England" - Durham

Fancy something a bit different? A trip to Kynren will definitely be a magical weekend getaway. Filled with Vikings riding their horses, fighting with swords and lots of fireworks with music, you will never have a dull moment.  Based in Bishop Auckland, the production shows the epic tale of England told like no other, bringing history to life for the whole family. If you would like to book tickets, you can do that through the Kynren website and luckily for you, tickets are still available – grab them before they sell out!

23rd and 24th of September

Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival – Berwick Upon Tweed

Take yourself to Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival from the 20th September to soak up all of the cinematic culture from independent creators. Whether they are directors, actors or producers, the red carpet will be rolled out and they will be given the appreciation that they deserve! This event will be a good opportunity for film fans to experience a film festival in the UK. 

Narberth Food Festival - Narberth

If you’re a foodie, why don’t you attend the Narberth Food Festival in Wales and explore some new tastes? Known as one of the friendliest food festivals around, it’s definitely worth going to if you’re around the area. Narberth is a beautiful little town and was picked as one of Britain’s 20 friendliest places to live by the Daily Telegraph. The event attracts around 7,000 visitors, so it’s something you don’t want to miss out on.

Jurassic Kingdom - Newcastle

Dino enthusiasts will love Jurassic Kingdom, which arrives in Newcastle this month. Taking place at Leazes Park in Newcastle, it’s the ultimate experience for Jurassic Park fans, helping the movie become a reality. The event will have over 30 animatronic dinosaurs that move just as though they're real!

30th of September

The Stick Man - Manchester

The Lowry in Manchester is the perfect place to get the whole family interested in the theatre. The venue is hosting The Stick Man production of the popular children’s book. The show lasts around 60 minutes and is perfect for bringing their favourite characters to life. 

War Horse - Canterbury

Why not take a trip to Canterbury to see War Horse? The play has previously spent eight years in London’s West End as well as performing to crowds in ten different countries, so it’s something that you don’t want to miss. The play is educational too, taking you from a rural setting in Devon to France during the First World War.