Christmas must be around the corner as Kirkley Hall is preparing for their annual Countryside Christmas Fair, which returns this weekend.
The fair, which attracts thousands of people from all over the region, returns to Kirkley Hall, near Ponteland, on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November with a host of attractions to entertain all members of the family.
Visitors can buy presents from over 60 local sellers, where businesses will be showcasing a varied range of their handmade gifts, toys, crafts and tasty food from around the region.
In addition to the wide range of authentic crafts and gifts, there will be a Santa's Grotto, an entertainment marquee with performances from Westoe Brass Band, local singer James Hedley and the stunning vocal talents of all-female acapalla group Dodici Voce.
There will also be a wide range of family activities including the return of the magnificent Ferris Wheel, a Thomas the tank train ride, Santa's Grotto and a stunning ice rink that will be housed on the Garden Lawn - it promises to be the most picturesque ice rink in the North East.
Guests can also enjoy entry to Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens which is now home to over 200 species of animals including our festive reindeers, meerkats and lemurs.
A hog roast and refreshments will be available to purchase on the day.
Gates will be open from 10am to 4pm. Entry costs £3 per person which includes entry to Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens. Under 5's are free.
Please note parking will be in the field due to the popularity of the event.
Further activities at Kirkley Hall throughout the festive season include special children's Breakfast with Santa, The Snowman Christmas Lunch, Festive Afternoon Tea with pianist Mark Deeks, Christmas lunches and much more.