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Your Guide to Easter 2024

Easter is a great time to get out and about with friends and family. Our Easter Weekend guide is packed with inspiration to make special memories together. Whether it’s chocolate tour of York, a delicious Easter Sunday roast or a high-energy Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Monday, we’ve got you covered.

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Most Romantic Places in The North & Scotland

Creating a dreamy Valentine’s Day experience couldn’t be easier. The North of England and Scotland are full of spots where you can enjoy a memorable day together. From spa packages in Newcastle to incredible views across Manchester, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourites.

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February Half Term Ideas

With February half-term on the horizon, we've taken a look at some budget-friendly family activities available across the TPE network. A quick trip from your local station could be all you need to unlock an exciting and affordable day out in some of the North's most vibrant cities.

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Best New Restaurants in Liverpool

Consider yourself a bit of a foodie? Our guide to some of Liverpool’s best newly opened restaurants features a huge variety of cuisines to choose from. It’ll give you plenty of additions to your 2024 bucket list and an opportunity to refresh your tastebuds and try something new.

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Best Comedy Nights Leeds

Banish your January blues with the variety of stand-up comedy nights Leeds has to offer, from fresh new talent at open-mic nights to touring shows.  It’s the perfect way to switch up your mid-week routine or just a nice way to unwind and have a laugh with friends after a hectic week at work.

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York’s Newest Sculpture Trail: The Snooks

Get ready for an exciting art-filled adventure with The Snooks Trail, a sculpture trail coming to York from late February to April 2024

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Best Winter Walks in the Lake District

If you’re looking to make some changes in 2024, hiking in nature is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors - and there’s no better place to do it than the Lake District. Here we’ve got six of our favourite winter walks in the Lake District.

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Classes to Try in Newcastle This Year

The new year is the perfect time to try something new and maybe even discover a new hobby. Whether you want to learn to cook Vietnamese street food, create something handmade, or boost body and mind with yoga, you’ll find a whole host of amazing classes in Newcastle. Which will you try?

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New Years Eve Events

What are you planning on doing this New Year? The North of England and Scotland host some of the UK’s most exciting New Year’s Eve events. Take some inspiration and get your plans together with our New Year events guide and discover some of the region’s most spectacular events to enjoy with friends and family.

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Best Independent Gift Shops in Leeds for Christmas Shopping

Leeds has some of the best shopping anywhere in the country, and the city is packed with independent gift shops and stores. Here we’re highlighting eight of our favourites which are ideal to tick off your Christmas gifting list this year. You’ll find children’s book shops, chilli sauce, coffee table books, and more.

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