While it feels like Easter was just a couple of days ago, it's actually almost time for the next half term break!
So keep your fingers crossed for warm weather, get the diary out and plan in some quality time with the family.
Check our list of activities happening in the region below.
*Stationmaster's Garden Trail at Monkwearmouth Station Museum. From Saturday, May 28, 2016 to Sunday, June 5. Can you find the flowers mistakenly planted inside the museum? Head along for a fun and free activity. FREE.
*Wonderlands at City Space, Chester Road Campus, Sunderland. Saturday, May 28. If you're a fan of graphic novels, this event is a must-visit for you. FREE. For more information click here.
*Sunfest 'The Tempest' at Arts Centre Washington. Saturday, May 28. Take a trip back in time with one of Shakespeare's finest pieces. Cost: £6-£7.50. For more information, click here.
*Proper Food Festival at Bents Park, South Shields. Saturday, May 28 until Monday, May 30. Pick up something delicious, relax and enjoy the weather. For more information, click here.
*Mini Maker Mondays - Fish Kites at the Customs House, South Shields. Monday, May 30. Craft something beautiful to begin your half term. Cost: £2 per child. For more information, email email@example.com.
*Horsing Around - Roman Cavalry Family Fun Day, Arbeia Roman Fort Museum. Monday, May 30. Pack a lunch, bundle up the family and watch the warriors go into battle. Cost: Free entry but some activities may have a fee. For more information, click here.
*Messy Art Day - Trains at Monkwearmouth Station Museum. Tuesday, May 31. Great creative in the messy zone and let your colours flow in the theme of railway. FREE.
*Magical Gardens at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. Wednesday, June 1. Take some inspiration from the world of magic and create your own miniature garden. FREE.
*Messy Art Day - Spring Things at Monkwearmouth Station Museum. Thursday, June 2. Get into a flowery mood and create a piece of art to take home. FREE.
*Habitat Hats at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. Friday, June 3. Get inspired by the outdoors and create your own piece of clothing. FREE.
*1.5m Visitors Family Fun Day at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery. Friday, June 3. Will you be the museum's 1.5 millionth visitor? Enjoy a day of exciting activities in honour of the big day. FREE. For more information, click here.
*The Day the German Navy came to destroy Sunderland at Quayside Exchange. Saturday, June 4. Local Historian Alan Owen will tell visitors more about this pivotal moment in the history of the city. FREE.
*Picnic on the village green at Whitburn. Sunday, June 5. The perfect way to round off the week with food, fun, a bouncy castle and live music. FREE.
*Harton Quays Park Craft Market. Sunday, June 5. Get searching for a bargain, present or treat from yourself. The return of these markets surely mean the start of summer. FREE.
*Seashore Safari at Souter Lighthouse. Sunday, June 5. Bring your wellies and get plodging in a search for sea creatures galore! Cost: £1 per child.