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We can’t wait to celebrate the start of the school holidays with a family friendly festival tucked away in Yorkshire. In its 9th year, Deer Shed hits the mark for family fun – from music, to theatre and adventures in the woodland, there’s no better place to start the summer season!

What we absolutely LOVE about this festival is that is it taking a very bold step of banning the sale of single-use plastic bottles and straws for 2018! BOOM! They are investing in better recycling infrastructure and pledging to become a completely single-use plastic free festival by 2021.

So what else can you expect from this festival, taking place in Topcliffe, North Yorkshire from 20th-22nd July? Music, theatre, science, arts and of course, adventures.

There’s something exciting happening in the world of theatre! The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe. How blooming exciting is that?!

This summer you can see either Romeo and Juliet or Twelfth Night all across the UK. We are super excited that they are bringing sustainable outdoor theatre at a very accessible cost!

Visit www.handlebards.com to find out more!

£12 early bird (limited availability)
£15 standard
Children under 12 free.

Living in Northumberland has it’s plus points – beautiful scenery, close to the country as well as the coast, but when it snows, oh it snows. We are now on day three of being snowed in thanks to the #beastoftheast. We have taken this chance to really reconnect as a family. It’s wonderful how the snow slows you down – and forces you to leave the car on your drive and go where you need to by foot.

We all know that food waste is bad. None of us feel good about chucking the limp bit of salad at the bottom of the fridge, or the mouldy bread that’s been forgotten. But it isn’t just households that are the source of a huge amount of food waste (over 7 million tonnes in the UK according to Wrap in 2015); food retailers and restaurants are also guilty of this, throwing away leftover food from that night’s service or food that has reached its use-by date.