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Home from home; in a Stable…

When the telephone rang with an invitation to stay at the newly refurbished Chesters Stables we jumped at the chance. Over the past few months we have been keenly watching the development of the former stable block. Like most people when you imagine a stable, you probably picture something far from Chesters Stables. The sandstone building Read more

Worried William - explores childhood anxiety

Worried William

This book has been written by our friend Liam, who is a teacher. It is perfect for anyone trying to better understand the anxiety children can face. The proceeds go to the charity Aware NI to promote mindfulness and mental health awareness in Northern Ireland. As many of our Wild Dog followers know, Kevin and Read more

Adventure Day

Education in Finland

I came across this little snippet of a Michael Moore documentary on education in Finland, where the main aims of education are to: • teach children how to be happy. • teach children how to learn not what to learn. • teach the children to be kind and respectful of others. In Finland they no longer do standardised testing Read more

Kevin making a video at the tourism awards in London

Tourism Superstar Award 2017

Hey folks, Great news!  Kev has been nominated for a Visit England Tourism Superstar Award… cue a trip to London a couple of weeks ago!  Kev had to do a short film, along with the rest of the top ten finalists.  To vote for Kev you have to scroll to the bottom of the page, below the Read more

Janus Roman God of January

Janus, The Roman God Of January

January is named after Janus, the Roman God of beginnings, gates and doorways.  Janus has a face, on the front and the back of his head, seeing into the future and into the past.    The first month of the Julian calendar was dedicated to him as this was the beginning of the new year. Read more

Anglo Saxons - Hexham Abbey

Rheged Event – Sunday 7th August 2016

We are very happy to announce that we will be at The Rheged Centre (near Penrith, Cumbria) on Sunday 7th August for another brilliant multi-period event, with the line up as follows: Sara – Etive the Neolithic farmer – prehistoric art Anja -Hetti the Celtic Druidess – magic and spells Joe – Gambax Roman Centurion – shield drill Read more

Northumberland National Park Week 2016

If you are looking for something to do with the kids this Thursday and Friday (28th & 29th July) you can always take part in Northumberland National Park Week, by participating in the activities at Walltown Country Park, near Haltwhistle.  There will be loads going on such as zip lines, frizbee golf, climbing wall, bushcraft, Read more