Scrantastic Family Fun this Weekend!

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What’s on the menu at this year’s Scrantastic Family Food Festival

We’ll be heading to Houghton le Spring Broadway and Rectory Park on Saturday 28 (10am till 5pm) and Sunday 29 May (10am till 4pm) with an exciting programme of free family fun.

First up we have cooking demonstrations in our demo kitchen from celebrity chefs Rosemary Shrager, Phil Vickery and Great British Bake Off finalist Laura Adlington as well as family foodie fun with Gastronaut – Stefan Gates.

Legendary TV chef Rosemary will be showing off her years of experience in restaurant kitchens and renowned cookery schools with demonstrations of pad thai and seabream.

Phil Vickery will be taking a short break from This Morning to visit us in Sunderland and show us how to make a number of dishes including peri peri chicken and Spanish rice.

Renowned for her delicious bakes during her time on GBBO Laura will be whipping up some deliciously fudgy brownies and an extra special jubilee themed pudding.

Stefan Gates – Gastronaut will be bringing two exciting shows, F*rtology and The Outrageous Gastronaut Food Stunt Show. Stefan will be performing stunts to transform food and science into an unforgettable adventure for the whole family.

Here’s the full list of when you can watch our celebrities on each day:


  • 10.30am: Stefan Gates CBBC’s Gastronaut – F*rtology – an edible scientific adventure
  • 11.30am: Laura Adlington, Great British Bake Off Finalist
  • 12.30pm: Rosemary Shrager, TV Chef and presenter
  • 1.30pm: Laura Adlington
  • 2.30pm: Rosemary Shrager
  • 3.30pm: CBBC’s Gastronaut – The Outrageous Gastronaut Food Stunt Show


  • 10.30am: CBBC’s Gastronaut – F*rtology – an edible scientific adventure
  • 11.30am: This Morning’s Phil Vickery
  • 12.45pm: CBBC’s Gastronaut – The Outrageous Gastronaut Food Stunt Show
  • 1.45pm: Phil Vickery
  • 3.00pm: CBBC’s Gastronaut – F*rtology – an edible scientific adventure

Say Hola to our fantastic entertainment

As well as our chefs you can expect even more to keep you entertained. Marvel at our stilt walking chefs and dolly mixtures.

Say Hola and have your photograph taken with some very special guests direct from the family Madrigal’s casitas!

Sit back, relax and listen to some live music while you enjoy a range of hot and cold food and drinks. Play some family games in our Active Sunderland activity area. Your can even make your own pizza with artventurers.

All activity is completely free of charge and does not require booking. Just come along on Saturday 28 May (10 – 5pm) and Sunday 29 May (10 – 4pm) for a Scrantastic good time!

Food Glorious Food

What would a food festival be without deliciously tempting food?

We are working with Does Culture to bring top notch scran to the festival from some of the North East’s favourite vendors as well as treats and trinkets for you to take home.

Appearing at Scrantastic this year will be:

  • Street Food
  • Drinks
  • Stalls
  • Craft Stalls

Visit us at Scrantastic Family Food Festival on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May from 10am – Houghton Le Spring Broadway and Rectory Park.

Entry is FREE.

All demos and entertainment is FREE.