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Forthcomming Events:

Park View Christmas Display - 6, 13, 20, 22 and 23 Decenber 2014

Shoppers can see the centre\s Christmas Display and visit Santa and his elf. Event organised by the Rotary Club of Whitley Bay, who will be raising funds for local causes

Venue:- Park View Shopping Centre Whitley Bay

Christmas Music in the Town Centre - 13 December 2014

Join our Christmas buskers as they serenade shoppers with festive favourites - the perfect accompaniment for a spot of special gift hunting or all the ingredients for a great Christmas dinner.

Time:- 10am - 3pm Venue:- Whitley Bay Town Centre. Contact email:- events@northtyneside.gov.uk Tel No.:- 0191 643 7409

SANTA'S GROTTO - ST MARY'S LIGHTHOUSE

13 & 14th December 10.30am to 3.00pm

22nd December 9.30am to 12pm

23rd December 9.30am to 12pm

24th December 9.30am to 1pm)

Seasonal family fun at St Mary's Lighthouse. Admission 7 per person and each person receives a gift and craft bag.

For further info Telephone: 0191 200 8650 or e-mail stmaryslighthouse@northtyneside.gov.uk

Venue:- St Mary's Lighthouse

The Annual Boxing Day Pudding Fun Run - 26 December 2014

The Annual Boxing Day 3.25 mile charity run returns giving you the chance to run off Christmas Day's turkey and maybe some of the trimmings too.Entry fees apply with the proceeds going to charity. The event takes place along The Links in Whitley Bay and is organised by Woodlawn School.

Venue:- The Links, Whitley Bay. Contact:- Woodlawn School Tel No.:- 0191 643 2590

New Years Day Dip - 1 January 2015

Each year hundreds of people take a trip to Whitley Bay beach and brave the freezing cold temperatures of the North Sea - a perfect way to blow away the cobwebs!

Time:- Meet 10.45am, 11am start. Venue:- Whitley Bay Beach Contact email:- info@panamaswimminclub.co.uk

Monkseaton Morrismen - 1 January 2015

The award-winning Monkseaton Morris Men return with their traditional annual dance on New Year's Day. They are top exponents of the traditional dances of Northumbria and one of the leading folk dance groups in England

Time:- 12 noon Venue:- Ship Inn, Monkseaton.

Past Events:

St Nicholas Festival - 5th Dec to 7th Dec. 2014

Lamplight Parade

Friday, 4.15 Marine Park First School to ST Paul's Church

Town Centre Christmas Market

Friday lunchtime until late and Saturday 10.00am to 4.30pm

Northumbrian stallholders will be offering a w1de range of traditional favourites to complement the celebration of the Feast of St Nicholas.

Chamber Christmas Fayre

Sunday 11am to 3pm at Whitley Ba Metro Station

Fun Fair back on the Links

The Fun Fair returns - Thursday 28th March to Sunday 7th April 2013 on the Links

North Tyneside 10K Road Race - Sunday 31st March 2013.

Starts at the Parks Sports Center and finishes at St Mary' Lighthouse

Contact telephone number: 0191 643 7409

Monkseaton Morrismen - 1 January 2011

The Ship Inn Monkseaton - A great North Tyneside New Year's day tradition - starts at 12 noon. The award winning Monkseaton Morrismen are top exponents of the traditional dances of Northumbria and one of the leading folk dance groups in England.

More info at www.monkseatonmorrismen.co.uk

New Years Day Dip - 1 January 2012

Panama swimming club's annual swim. A great way to blow away the cobwebs. For info e-mail;- info@pamamaswimmingclub.co.uk or visit www.panamaswimmingclub.co.uk

The Annual Boxing Day Pudding Fun Run - 26 December

The Links Whitley Bay

Work off the festive season's excesses with a fun run. Entry fee applies with the proceeds going to charity. The 3.25 mile run is an annual traditional fundraiser organised by Woodlawn School. For more info contact Woodlawn School (0191) 6432590

St Mary's Lighthouse Stranding Events - 23rd December (9.30am to 2pm) & 24th December (10.30am to 3.00pm)

St Mary's Lighthouse

While stranded on the island, children can enjoy a range of games, crafts and stories as well as avisit to santa Claus. The cost is 10.00 for children and a reduced fee of 5.00 for adults. Booking esential and children are required to bring a packed lunch.

For further info Telephone: 0191 200 8650 or e-mail stmaryslighthouse@northtyneside.gov.uk

Whitley Lodge Christmas Event - 22nd December 2012 (from 10.30am)

Whiley Lodge Shopping Centre

Enjoy the Christmas celebrationsat Whitley Lodge. There will be the chance to hear carols from the local church choirs, visit santa in his grotto and watch some Christmas films

SANTA'S GROTTO - ST MARY'S LIGHTHOUSE

1st & 16th December (10.30am to 1.30pm) - 2nd December (10.30am to 2pm)

8th & 22nd December (1pm to 3pm) - 15th December (10.30am to 12.30pm)

St Mary's Lighthouse

Seasonal family fun at St Mary's Lighthouse. Admission 5 per person and each child receives a gift.

For further info Telephone: 0191 200 8650 or e-mail stmaryslighthouse@northtyneside.gov.uk

Park View Christmas Display 1,8,15,20,21,22 & 23 December 2012

Park View Shopping Centre Whitley Bay

Shoppers can check out the centre's Christmas Displays and visit Santa. There will also be the chance to write a letter to Santa and colour in a picture. Organised by the Rotary Club of Whitley Bay who will be raising funds for local causes.

Christmas Fayre - Cullercoats Watch House - 2 December (11am to 3pm)

The Watch House will be hosting a raffle as well a serving teas, coffees and mince pies. There will also be a chance to buy Christmas cards and 2013 Calendars. All funds raised will go towards the purchase of lifesaving equipment.

Christmas Fayre at the Dome - 2 December 2012 (11am to 3pm)

Spanish City Dome - Whitley Bay

Christmas Shoppers can expect around 40 stalls offering a wide range of festive produce and gifts. There will also be entertainment, a santas grotto, fun games and childrens rides.

St Nicholas Festival - 30th November 2012 (2pm - 6pm) & 1st December (9.30am - 4.30pm)

Whitley Bay Town Centre

Northumbrian stallholders will be offering a wode range of traditional favourites to complement the celebration of the Feast of St Nicholas. At 4pm on Friday there will be a lantern parade from Marine Park First School to St Pauls Church.This will be followed by carol sining and stories of St Nicholas inside the church, with entertainment at the market. Saturday includes music and dance performances throughout the day plus a range of fairground rides.

Whitley Lodge Tree Lighting - 29th November 2012

Whiley Lodge Shopping Centre

The official Whitley Lodge Christmas tree lights switch-on. Whitley Lodge First School will be performing Christmas Carols for shoppers

New Years Day Dip - 1 January 2011

Panama swimming club's annual swim. Meet at the clubhouse at 10.30am. e-mail info@pamamaswimmingclub.co.uk for more details

Monkseaton Morrismen - 1 January 2011

The Ship Inn Monkseaton - A great North Tyneside New Year's day tradition - starts at 12 noon. More info at www.monkseatonmorrismen.co.uk

North Sea Volunteer Lifeguards Boxing Day Swim - 26 December 2010

A tradition for lifeguard clubs across the UK, the swin is open to friends, family and local residents. Meet lower promenade next to Boardwalk Cafe. 11am approx. start. 10.00am sign on. Contact details and info on the website www.nsvl.org.uk.

Quite a turn out for the Water - Some pictures from previous years

Cancelled - Boxing Day Pudding Run Sunday 26 December 2010 - 10.30 am **Cancelled date to be re-aranged**

The event, is organised by Woodlawn School in association with North Shields Poytechnic Running Club and supported by Start Fitness is the ideal way to burn off the excess Christmas calories and raise some money for a good cause. It starts and finishes at The War Memorial on The Links in Whitley Bay and covers a distance of 3.5 miles.

For more information telephone 0191 200 8729 or email woodlawn@northtyneside.gov.uk

SANTA'S GROTTO - ST MARY'S LIGHTHOUSE

21st - 24th December Tue 10-11.30am, Wed 10am - 12.30pm, Thu 10am - 1pm, Fri 10am - 1.30pm St Mary's Lighthouse

Seasonal family fun at St Mary's Lighthouse. Admission fees apply and each child receives a gift. Telephone: 0191 200 8650

Cullercoats Lifeboat Station sing out its Christmas - Monday 20th December 2010 - 19.30 hrs.

The RNLI wishes you a Merry Christmas and it wishes you a safe Christmas and a Happy New Year. You are invited to join the Cullercoats crew in their Annual Carol Service at Cullercoats Lifeboat station with music from North Shields Salvation Army Band. Carols with mince pies to follow, everyone is welcome. The carols start at 7:30 on Monday 20th December so come along in good voice - perhaps you could bring along a lantern or lamp to help read from the song.

ST MARY'S LIGHTHOUSE STRANDING EVENTS

18th - 20th December Sat 11am - 3pm, Sun 11.30am - 4pm, Mon 12 noon - 5pm St Mary's Lighthouse

While stranded on the island, children can enjoy a range of games, crafts and stories, as well as a visit to Santa Claus. The Stranding events cost 10 per person and booking is essential. Children are required to bring a packed lunch. Telephone: 0191 200 8650

Animated Digital Projection onto the Exterior of the Spanish City Dome - 10 / 11 December 2010 6pm to 9pm

"Diversion" has been specially commissioned from the Newcastle-based company Novak Collective to mark the end of the Dome's centenary year, as part of North Tyneside's Year of the Arts 2010-11 programme.

The work is a striking abstract and evocative reflection of bygone days at Spanish City's Dome. This looping animation combines graphical elements, photography and muted 'aged' imagery to convey a fairground aesthetic that will directly relate to the building's surface via video mapping techniques. The exterior of the building will be filled with vibrant colours bringing this restored landmark to life in a totally unique way.

Dome to open its doors to the Public

The dome which first opened on the 14th May 1910 will be opened to the public during the Heitage Open Days in September. For more details - Click Here

Monkseaton Morrismen - 1 January 2010

The Ship Inn Monkseaton - A great North Tyneside New Year's day tradition - starts at 12 noon. More info at www.monkseatonmorrismen.co.uk

New Years Day Dip - 1 January 2010

Panama swimming club's annual swim. Meet at the clubhouse at 10.30am. e-mail info@pamamaswimmingclub.co.uk for more details

The Annual Xmas Pudding Fun Run - 26 December

The Links Whitley Bay - The fun starts at 10.30am - Work off the festive season's excesses with a fun run Entry fee applies. The 3.5 mile run is a traditional fundraiser for Woodlawn Special School For more info contact 2008729

Quite a turn out for the Run last year - Some pictures from previous years

"Stranding" at St Mary's Lighthouse 12/13 December 2009

Saturday 12 December 10am to 1.30pm and Sunday 13 December 10.30am to 3pm

While stranded on the island, children will be able to enjoy games crafts and stories as well as a visit by Santa. Booking required, charge applies telephone 0191 2008650 or e-mail stmaryslighthouse@northtyneside.gov.uk

The 11th St. Nicholas Festival 2009 ** 4th / 5th December 2009

The annual festive favourite returns to Whitley Bay Town Centre with a French and Northumbrian Farmers Market, fairground rides and street entertainment. The market starts at noon on Friday 30th with local children taking part in a lamplight procession from St Peters Church at 4pm. The festival also runs all day Saturday. For more info contact 0191 6436419

Santa in his grotto at St Mary's Lighthouse 2009

Sat 5 Dec - 10.30am to 2pm. Sun 6 Dec - 10.30am to 3pm. Sat 19 Dec - 10.30am to 2pm. Sun 20 Dec - 10.30am to 2.30pm. Mon 21 Dec - 10.30 to 3.30pm. Tues 22 Dec - 10.30am to 3.30pm Wed 23 Dec - 10.30am to 3.30pm Thurs 24 -11am to 3.30pm

The grotto has been organised by the council in partnership with the Friends of St Mary's Island. Admission charges which includes a gift for every child.

Fun Fair back on the Links

The Fun Fair returns - 8th to 18th April 2009

Santa comes to St Mary's Island 2008

Sat 13 Dec - 10am to 12.00. Sun 14 Dec - 10.00am to 12.30pm. Sat 20 Dec - 11.30am to 3.00pm. Sun 21 Dec - 12.30pm to 3.00pm. Tuesday 23 Dec - 10.30am to 3.00pm

Santa Claus will be dropping in for a welcome rest at his cosy grotto on St Mary's Island and to help guide Santa on his way, the tower will be illuminated over the Christmas period.

The grotto has been organised by the council in partnership with the Friends of St Mary's Island. Admission costs 3.25, which includes a gift for every child. Santa will be available at the above dates and times until a half an hour before the advertised closing times

For further information, or to book a place, TEL: 200 8650 or e-mail stmaryslighthouse@northtyneside.gov.uk

Pudding Fun Run - 26 December

The Links Whitley Bay - The fun starts at 10.30am - Work off the festive season's excesses with a fun run Entry fee applies. For more info contact 2008729

Quite a turn out for the Run - Some pictures from last year

North Sea Volunteer Lifeguards Boxing Day Swim - 26 December

A tradition for lifeguard clubs across the UK, the swin is open to friends, family and local residents. Meet lower promenade next to Boardwalk Cafe. 11am approx. start. 10.00am sign on. Contact details and info on the website www.nsvl.org.uk.

Quite a turn out for the Water - Some pictures from last year

Monkseaton Morrismen - 1 January 2008

The Ship Inn Monkseaton - A great North Tyneside New Year's day tradition - starts at 12 noon. More info at www.monkseatonmorrismen.co.uk

New Years Day Dip - 1 January 2008

Panama swimming club\s annual swim. Meet at the clubhouse at 10.30am. e-mail info@pamamaswimmingclub.co.uk for more details

North Tyneside Council - Window Dressing Competition

A competition has been organised by North Tyneside for a cash prise for the Best Dressed Window Display

Pictures of the 2008 Sandcastle Competition ** Click Here **

Pictures from the Kite Festival 2008 **Click Here **

The 10th St. Nicholas Festival 2008 ** 5th / 6th December 2008

The annual festive favourite returns to Whitley Bay Town Centre with a French and Northumbrian Farmers Market, fairground rides and street entertainment. The market starts at noon on Friday 30th and runs all day Saturday. For more info contact 0191 6436419

Pantomine Weekend - 29 November 2008

Whitley Bay Chamber of Trade has organised that shop owners and employees are invited to get dressed up as their favourite childhood character whether it be from a pantomime, childrens book or film, nursery rhyme or childrens story character - A bit of fun to start off the festive season.

Xperience'08 - October 25/26 - Beaconsfield / Tynemouth Longsands

Xperience'08 is an extreme sports extravaganza of BMX, skateboarding, surfing and winter sports action. Local bands and DJs will add to the weekend's cool vibe. Free Entry to the action on Beaconsfield

Olympian Scarecrow Street Festival - 18 October 2008

Cycle Tour of Britain to come through Whitley Bay - 12 September 2008

The Cycle Tour of Britain is scheduled to go along the seafront towards Tynemouth at about 1.15pm - 1.45 on Friday 12 September. This will be part of Stage 6 of the event. More details can be found on the Tour of britain website http://www.tourofbritain.com/default.asp for more details

Great North Bike Ride 2008 - Chris Lucas Trust - 24 August 2008

The Great North Bike Ride from Seahouses to Tynemouth for Charity See http://www.greatnorthbikeride.com/ for more details

North Tyneside International Youth Football Tournament - 30th July to 3rd August 2008

Now in its 24th year, the tournament attracted over 180 teams in 2007 with boys and girls competing in various age groups from as far as Canada, the USA and Europe, as well as teams from around the region and the rest of the UK. The tournament has featured many players in the past who have gone on to play in the Premiership. See http://www.ntyouthsoccer.com for more details

Whitley Bay Super Sandcastle Competition - Sunday 17 August 2008

The competition take place on the beach at the foot of Watts Slope and starts at 11am until 3pm. Judging at 2.30pm. Whitley Bay Chamber of Trade will be giving a number of vouchers - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each age category Under 5's, 6 to 9 year olds and 10 to 12's as well as spot prizes for special effort and creativity. So get those buckets and spades out and have some fun.

**For photos of the 2008 Competition Click Here **

Cullercoats Harbour Day - Saturday 16 August 2008

Fun for all the family in the harbour, on the beach and in the water in aid of the RNLI Displays and a band. Call in and support your local RNLI station

See http://www.cullercoatslifeboat.co.uk/ for more details

**For photos of a past event Click Here **

Whitley Bay's International Kite Festival - Saturday / Sunday 9/10 August 11am-4.30pm.

Some of the worlds largest kites will be on display - Many weird and wonderful aerial sculptures

To be held on the Links. For more info phone 0191 2008909 or visit the kite society website Click Here

**For photos of a few kites Click Here **

Whitley Bay 2nd Annual Festival of Motorcycles - Friday 8th to Sunday 10th August 2008

The Whitley Bay Festival of Motorcycles will be held from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th August 2008 on the Beaconsfield, Grand Parade, Tynemouth NE30 4JF.

Billed as "a celebration of all things motorised and 2-wheeled", the Festival will be a weekend with something for everyone, families and motorcycle enthusiasts alike. There will be displays of custom, classic and racing motorcycles, scooters and trikes, trade stalls and exhibitors. On Saturday afternoon, judging of the bike show will take place following a Grand Cavalcade of motorcycles along the sea-front.

Live music will be playing over the weekend and top local bands will play the main marquee on Friday and Saturday evenings.

See http://www.whitleybayfestivalofmotorcycles.co.uk for more information.

Whitley Bay Vintage Bus Rally - 20 July 2008

Whitley Bay Vintage Bus Rally - Bournemouth Gardens Car Park, from 11.00am. Free bus service and connection to the Stephenson Railway Museum. See http://www.nebpt.co.uk for more details

Whitley Bay International Jazz Festival 11th July - 13 July 2008

Whitley Bay Jazz Festival 2008 - Friday July 11th - Sunday July 13th. See http://www.whitleybayjazzfest.org/ for more details

Stride Out to The Lighthouse - 28 June 2008

A 10k walk from the Parks Sports Centre in North Shields to St. Mary's Lighthouse in Whitley Bay.

Fun Fair back on the Links

The Fun Fair returns - 10th to 13th April 2008

North Tyneside 10k Road Race - Sunday 23rd March 2008

The North Tyneside 10K road race is returning again this year on Sunday 23rd March 2008.

The route takes in the dramatic working North Shields Fish Quay, the stunning Tynemouth Priory & Castle, a long stretch of award-winning coastline and finishes at the picturesque St. Mary's Lighthouse.

Find out more and access the application form Click Here

Monkseaton Morrismen - 1 January 2008

The Ship Inn Monkseaton - A great North Tyneside New Year's day tradition - starts at 12 noon. More info at www.monkseatonmorrismen.co.uk

New Years Day Dip - 1 January 2008

Panama swimming club\s annual swim. Meet at the clubhouse at 10.30am. e-mail info@pamamaswimmingclub.co.uk for more details

North Sea Volunteer Lifeguards Boxing Day Swim - 26 December

A tradition for lifeguard clubs across the UK, the swin is open to friends, family and local residents. Meet lower promenade next to Boardwalk Cafe. 11am start. Contact can be made through the website www.nsvl.org.uk.

Quite a turn out for the Water

Pudding Fun Run - 26 December

The Links Whitley Bay - The fun starts at 10.30am - Work off the festive season's excesses with a fun run Entry fee applies. For more info contact 2008729

Quite a turn out for the Run

Santa comes to St Mary's Island

1st Dec - 11am to 3pm. 2nd Dec - 11.30am to 3pm. 8 & 9th Dec - 10am to 11.30am. 15 & 16th Dec - 10am to 3pm. 24th Dec - 10am to 11.30am

Santa Claus will be dropping in for a welcome rest at his cosy parlour on St Mary's Island and to help guide Santa on his way, the tower will be illuminated over the Christmas period.

The parlour has been organised by the council in partnership with the Friends of St Mary's Island. Admission costs 3, which includes a gift for every child. Santa will be available at the following dates and times: Santa's parlour will be open on the following dates and times. Santa will be available up until a half an hour before the advertised closing times

Booking is not essential, however if you would like to visit Santa on Christmas Eve he will need to leave early so pre-booking for this date is recommended. Meanwhile, if you're stuck for ideas for a Christmas present why not pop into the gift shop where a range of gifts are on sale, including an exclusive St Mary's Island 'Snowy Bear' priced at 4.99. For further information, or to book a place, TEL: 200 8650 or e-mail stmaryslighthouse@northtyneside.gov.uk

Whitley Bay Gang Show at Whitley Bay High School

Mon 26th Nov to Fri 30th Nov - 7.15pm : Sat 1 Dec - 2pm & 7.15pm

For further details and box office Tel: (0191)2523505

The 9th St. Nicholas Festival 2007 ** 30th November - 1st December

The annual festive favourite returns to Whitley Bay Town Centre with a French and Northumbrian Farmers Market, fairground rides and street entertainment. The market starts at noon on Friday 30th and runs all day Saturday. For more info contact 2005733

Continental Market - Friday 2 November 2007

Whitley Bay Town Centre

North Tyneside Firework Display - Sunday 4th November 2006

To be held on the North Links next to Brierdene Coach Park. Small fairground rides and refreshments from 6pm and firework display at 7pm (weather permitting).

Blood Donor Session - Friday 9th November from 2pm until 7.15pm at the Cass Community Centre, Roxburgh Terrace, Whitley Bay.

Call 0845 7 711 711 to book an appointment

Scarecrow Festival - Saturday 6 October

SCARECROW FESTIVAL and COMPETITION Organised by WHITLEY BAY CHAMBER OF TRADE

Some 61 businesses are taking part in this years Best Dressed Window Display - a scarecrow theme. The displays will be all over town and in the town centre on Saturday 6th October, the festival is designed to be fun and will feature scarecrows of all sizes. The winner will be presented with the Chamber of Trade Shield. Come along on the day and follow the trail and, as you browse the town's diverse range of shops, judge the scarecrows for yourself and see if you agree with the judges decision. Nicholsons will also be holding a barbecue outside the shop in Park View (weather permitting).

Whitley Bay Festival of Motorcycles - Friday 10th to Sunday 12th August 2007

The Whitley Bay Festival of Motorcycles will be held from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th August 2007 on the Beaconsfield, Grand Parade, Tynemouth NE30 4JF.

Billed as "a celebration of all things motorised and 2-wheeled", the Festival will be a weekend with something for everyone, families and motorcycle enthusiasts alike. As well as the Extreme Globe Riders, there will be displays of custom, classic and racing motorcycles, scooters and trikes, trade stalls and exhibitors. On Saturday afternoon, judging of the bike show will take place following a Grand Cavalcade of motorcycles along the sea-front.

Live music will be playing over the weekend and top local bands will play the main marquee on Friday and Saturday evenings.

See http://www.whitleybayfestivalofmotorcycles.co.uk for more information.

Whitley Bay's International Kite Festival - Saturday / Sunday 12/13 August 11am-4.30pm.

Some of the worlds largest kite will be on display including the 100ft Octopus, 60ft Diver and many other weird and wonderful aerial sculptures including syncronised displays, a mid air duel.

To be held on the Links. For more info phone 0191 2008909 or visit the kite society website Click Here

North Tyneside International Youth Football Tournament - 1st to 5th August 2007

Now in its 23nd year, the tournament will attract over 100 teams with boys and girls competing in various age groups from as far as Canada, the USA and Europe, as well as teams from around the region and the rest of the UK. The tournament has featured many players in the past who have gone on to play in the Premiership. See http://www.ntyouthsoccer.com for more details

Cullercoats Harbour Day - Saturday 28 July

Fun for all the family in the harbour, on the beach and in the water in aid of the RNLI

Displays and a band. Call in and support your local RNLI station

**For photos of a past event Click Here **

Whitley Bay International Jazz Festival 2007

Whitley Bay Jazz Festival 2007- Wednesday July 11th - Sunday July 15th. See http://www.whitleybayjazzfest.org/ for more details

North Tyneside Vintage Bus Rally - Sunday 22rd July 2007

Static display of vintage and veteran buses - Bournemouth Gardens Car Park 11am-4pm with free bus service and connection to the Stephenson Railway Museum. See http://www.nebpt.co.uk for more details

Beep Beep Day - Tuesday 19 June 2007

Apple Tumbles Drop-in at Whitley Bay Children's Centre is having a Road Safety Day for Childminders and Children (6 months to 4 years). The children will be riding small sit and rides, and learning road safety at the same time. The centre also intends to raise money from sponsorship for the charity - BRAKE (A Road Safety Charity). The children who took part last year and had a fabulous time.

For more information Click Here

10k Family Fun Walk at Whitley Bay Lighthouse - June 24th 2007

North Tyneside has just announced that families are being invited to take part in a 10k family fun walk at Whitley Bay Lighthouse on Sunday June 24.

The Stride out to the Lighthouse walk is funded by the Awards for All Big Lottery Fund and organised by North Tyneside Council, The fun includes musical entertainment throughout the walk.

For more information Click Here

Treasure Hunt - Whitley Bay Beach - Sunday 3rd June 11.00am to 1.30pm

A treasure hunt organised by Whitley Bay Chamber of Trade is to be held on the Beach opposite The Boardwalk Cafe Watts Slope. See http://www.whitleybay-chamber.org/html/news_story01.asp for more details

For photos of the event Click Here

North Tyneside 10km Road Race - 8 April 2007

3rd year of the road race starting at the Parks Centre in North Shields then down to the Fish Quay and then along the sea front finishing beside St Mary's Island - Application forms telephone 0191 2008909

Easter Fun Fair back on the Links

The Fun Fair will be back on the Links from Thursday 5th April

North Tyneside Firework Display - Sunday 5th November 2006

To be held on the North Links next to Brierdene Coach Park. Small fairground rides and refreshments from 6pm and firework display at 7pm (weather permitting).

O'Neil British National Surfing Championship 7th & 8th October, Tynemouth Longsands - Posponed - Now to be held - 18 / 19 November

The Surfing Championship returns to Tynemouth again. Competitors will ride the surf competing for prize money in various divisions.

Scarecrow Shopping Street Festival - Saturday 23 September

WHITLEY BAY CHAMBER OF TRADE SCARECROW COMPETITION

Some 50 businesses have agreed to take part in this years Best Dressed Window Street Festival - a scarecrow theme. The displays will be all over town and in the town centre on Saturday 23rd September, the festival is designed to be fun and will feature scarecrows of all sizes. The winner will be presented with the Chamber of Trade Shield. Come along on the day and support the event and, as you browse the town's diverse range of shops, judge the scarecrows for yourself and see if you agree with the judges decision. Some will be offering wine while browsing and Nicholsons will also be holding a barbecue outside the shop in Park View.

Continental Market Sunday 3 September

Whitley Bay town centre on Sunday 3rd September. Traders from across Europe will be selling a wide range of mostly foodstuffs, with some crafts and gifts. For any further info Tel 0191 200 5733

Big Kid Circus - 8th August To Sunday 20th August

Car Boot Sale site Near Sainsburys Weekdays 3pm & 7pm, Weekend 7pm, Sunday 20th August 3pm only Ticket Hotline 077 66 55 22 11

See http://www.www.bigkidcircus.com for more details

Whitley Bay's 4th Kite Festival - Saturday / Sunday 12/13 August 11am-4pm.

Some photos of past event below. To be held on the Links. Click Here

North Tyneside International Youth Football Tournament 2nd - 6th August 2006 Whitley Bay

Now in its 22nd year, the tournament will attract over 100 teams with boys and girls competing in various age groups from as far as Canada, the USA and Europe, as well as teams from around the region and the rest of the UK. The tournament has featured many players in the past who have gone on to play in the Premiership. See http://www.ntyouthsoccer.com for more details

Vintage Bus Rally - Sunday 23rd July 2006

Static display of vintage and veteran buses - Bournemouth Gardens Car Park 11am-4pm. Free seafront rides. See http://www.nebpt.co.uk for more details

Wild West Event - Whitley Bay Town Centre - Saturday 22 July

Great action packed day. Programme from 10.00 to 4.00. Fun for all the family

**For details Click Here **

Cullercoats Harbour Day - Saturday 22 July

Fun for all the family in the harbour, on the beach and in the water in aid of the RNLI

Displays and a band. Call in and support your local RNLI station

**For photos of a past event Click Here **

Whitley Bay Jazz Festival 2006

Whitley Bay Jazz Festival 2006- Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July. See http://www.whitleybayjazzfest.org/ for more details

Charity Concert "Up Stage Sing The Musicals" at St Andrews Church Hall in Monkseaton in aid of St Oswalds Hospice

The event held on the 21 January raised 600.00 for St Oswalds Hospice. Photograph below shows the cheque being presented to Debra Daglish of St Oswalds. Next event is on June 24th - St Andrews Church Hall, Monkseaton, Whitley Bay.

For more details Click Here

Easter Fun Fair back on the Links

The Fun Fair will be back on the Links Thursday 14th April to 23rd April

Continental Market to come to Whitley Bay - 23 March 2006

Continental Treat for Whitley Bay Shoppers - Up to 25 traders should be offering a wide range of foodstuffs. North Tyneside Council Town Centres Management in association with Euromarkets has arranged the visit.

The market comes to Whitley Bay town centre on Thursday 23rd March

New Years Morning 1st January 2006

The Monkseaton Morrismen - 12 noon - Ship Inn Monkseaton

The Monkseaton Morrismen will be performing their annual repertoire of traditional morris dances outside the Ship Inn

They will see off the old year and bring in the New Year back with a number of dances including "The Ampleforth Mummers Play" and the climax of the performance will be "The Local Pitmans Rapper Sword Dance"

For more info on the Monkseaton Morrismen visit www.monkseatonmorrismen.co.uk

Dip in the North Sea - 10.30 Northern Promenade

The Panama Swimming Club will be having there annual New Years Morning refreshing dip in the North Sea - and everyone is welcome to join them !!

About 30 swimmers braved the elements together with a considerable number of onlookers.

The 7th St. Nicholas Festival 2005 - 2nd & 3rd December

Markets, Lantern Procession, Live Entertainment - Whitley Bay Town Center

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Saturday 26th November - St Nicholas Festival Curtain Raiser with the Priory Singers and Orchestra

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North Tyneside Firework Display - Sunday 6th November 2005

To be held on the North Links next to Brierdene Coach Park. Small fairground rides and refreshments from 6pm and firework display at 7pm (weather permitting).

Whitley Bay Jazz Festival 2005

Whitley Bay Jazz Festival 2005 - Thursday 14th to Sunday July 17th. See http://www.whitleybayjazzfest.org/ for more details

Vintage Bus Rally - 31st July

Static display of vintage and veteran buses - Bournemouth Gardens Car Park 11am-4pm. Free seafront rides and free steam train rides. See http://www.nebpt.co.uk for more details

Whitley Bay's 3rd Kite Festival - Sunday 7 August 11am-4pm.

Some photos of last years event below. To be held on the Links. For info telephone 0191 2005733

Great North Bike Ride - Seahouses to Tynemouth Priory - Sunday 28 August 2005

For details of the bike ride in aid of the Chris Lucas Trust see http:www.chrislucastrust.com for more details

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2nd Kite Festival on the Links - July 2004 and September 2003

Both Kite Festivals were a tremendous success

Whitley Bay International Jazz Festival 2004

Jazz Festival - Official site for the event 2nd to 4 July 2004

The 6th St. Nicholas Festival 2004 - 3 & 4th December

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Glass of Wine on the Traders - Saturday 13 November

Traders in Park View, are planning a special event on Saturday 13 November to celebrate their unique nature as one of the UK's few remaining high streets not dominated by typical high street brands. The Traders will inviting customers to share a glass of wine whilst enjoying their shopping. The wines on offer will be from all around the world will reflect the range and variety of shops to be enjoyed in Park View.

Fireworks - Sunday 7 November

North Tyneside Council's official family fireworks display to be held on the North Links Sunday 7th November.

Fireworks due to go off at 7pm precisely and likely to last about 15 minutes. The event is free and their will be hot food and fairground rides (not free) in the Brierdene car park during the event.

Monkseaton Morrismen - New Years Day

The Traditional Morris Dancing event will be taking place outside the Ship Inn Monkseaton at 12.00 noon. Join them and give them a good start to their 50th Aniversary Year - Details on the Morrismens Website - Click Here

Panto

St. Peter's Pantomime Society are performing Cinderella on January 27th, 28th and 29th 2005, at The Crosskeys Hall, Elmwood Road, Monkseaton. Performances Thurs.(27th) @ 6.30pm. Friday (28th) @ 7.00pm. Saturday (29th) @ 2.30pm and 7.00pm. All proceeds to be shared between Sargent Cancer Care for Children and the Crosskeys Hall Project. Tickets 3.50 Adult and 2.50 Child - From 0191 2530819.

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