These are some of the links I have come across in different places: some I have used; some have been recommended and some just look fun. Tell me what you think and let me know of any you think should be here. 

So you want to be a magician... 
There are lots of local magic circles and societies, but the Northern Magic Circle is a good starting point and they do have an active Junior Section 
The Magic Box in Newcastle is a good place for professional and amateur effects and supplies: most importantly, though, the people are very friendly and helpful, and will offer good advice 
Davenport’s is the oldest British magic dealer (since 1898). Certainly worth a visit if you are in London (their shop is part of Charing Cross Tube Station). 
International Magic is another well-established London dealer 
The Magic Circle is probably the best known magic society. 

So you are trying to organise a party... 
Try Activity Village for colouring sheets and craft activities. 
The Kid’s Party Survival Guide offers a range of advice and tips. 

So you want to save the planet... 
The NSALG will help you find an allotment, get digging and grow your own greens. 
Or sit in your armchair and get Farmaround to deliver organic ones. 

No room to plant your own trees? Help is at hand: donations to the Woodland Trust will help you salve your conscience or try Tree For All to help get children involved. 
The Vivat Trust are splendid people who rescue neglected historic buildings and rent them out for holidays or short breaks. Loveliest places I have ever stayed.
Gardening as a political act: fight neglect of public spaces with forks and flowers. 

Parish Pump... 
Try Durham Rugby Club for Mini and Junior Rugby. 
The City of Durham Trust will keep you informed on developments in Durham and through them you can have a voice too. 
Campaigning against the development on the City Baths site.

"Just wanted to say a BIG THANKYOU for entertaining my son James and all his friends at his 5th birthday party. He had the most fantastic time and both him and his friends haven't stopped making wands and performing magic shows since!"

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