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22 June 2018

Five Things To Do In Newcastle This Weekend

The tickets for Get North's opening ceremony sold out within minutes. BUT the city has a whole host of other things to offer for a Friday evening once the un-ticketed free festivities of the day draw to a close.

Big Wheel, The Hoppings, Newcastle Town Moor
  1. Go to the Hoppings
    Europe's biggest travelling fun fair is back on Newcastle's Town Moor with over 300 rides and attractions. It's open from 1pm-11pm on Friday and then from early afternoon to 11pm for the rest of its stay. You can even get vouchers for 50p off rides.
  2. Pub Crawl
    Why not hit up some of NewcastleGateshead's oldest pubs? Start at The Central Bar in Gateshead, walk over the High Level Bridge to the The Bridge Hotel, then up to The Old George Inn on the Cloth Market. Sample the quirkiest sounding guest ale at each, and if you're early enough then definitely grab something to eat at The Central Bar because the food is delicious.
  3. Go to the Circus
    Cirque Berserk is at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House this weekend to celebrate 250 years since the invention of Circus. I went last night and I can confirm that it is absolutely spectacular, it took my completely off guard. My hands still hurt from clapping. Tickets are priced £15.50 - £27.50, or you can get a family ticket for £70 (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children).
  4. Go to the Beach
    Get away from the hustle and bustle, jump on the Metro and take yourself to Tynemouth to enjoy the views. Trek down on to King Edward's Bay, get yourself some dinner from Riley's Fish Shack, and thank me later.
  5. Watch from Up High
    I figure, why not find somewhere a little further away to watch from? You'll most likely have more luck on the Gateshead side of the river, where the quayside isn't as built up so you'll get a clearer view, but don't forget the High Level Bridge or even Ouseburn.
Acrobats, Cirque Berserk, Tyne Theatre & Opera House

What are you doing this weekend?


  1. Those are great ideas. Loving the sound of the circus!

  2. I wish I lived closer so that I could take you up on a few of these things. But one day I'll get there & I know who to ask for things to do :) Have a wonderful weekend Cora!!


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