Are you looking forward to half term this year? We’re excited to enjoy better weather, great things to do in Newcastle and spending some quality time with our family and friends in the sunshine. A break in Newcastle is never boring with lots of things to do on every corner for families, couples, groups and solo travellers. Before you plan an action-packed visit, book excellent accommodation in PREMIER SUITES Serviced Apartments Newcastle to enjoy a comfortable, home-from-home experience. Here are some of the best ways to fill your half-term break in Newcastle.
Centre for Life
Life opened its doors in 1998 to make science accessible and useful to all people and show them how it’s used in everyday life. This exceptional experience is run by welcoming and knowledgeable staff with great experience in answering all of those questions children love to ask that we can’t explain! Move through their exhibitions and enjoy learning while experiencing a hands-on science experience, live shows, changing specialities, creative zones, experiment zones, the planetarium and so much more.
Have you ever been to Central Park Newcastle? Not quite as large or impressive as our namesake in New York City, Central Park Newcastle is a fun event space, ideal to spend a sunny afternoon with friends. It’s essentially a big festival and picnic ground ideal for groups of adults to enjoy the rare Newcastle sun. They show all top sporting events on large screens and have a great selection of food and drink to keep you going. They have a packed events calendar that includes disco brunches, party afternoons, karaoke and concerts. Definitely one of the top things to do in Newcastle.
If you need an activity in Newcastle that’s child and adult-friendly, Seven Stories – The National Centre for Children’s Books, is a blast from the past. It’s a museum and visitor centre dedicated to children’s literature, situated on Lime Street, less than 10-minutes by car from our serviced apartments in Newcastle. Inside you’ll find unique exhibitions, captivating storytellers, interactive activities and visits from acclaimed authors. Adults and children alike will be wowed by writing masterclasses and a unique insight into the creation of some of the country’s best-loved books. They also have a fantastic children’s bookshop to pick up a very special memento of your time in Newcastle.
Alphabetti Theatre is perfect for anyone wanting to soak up a bit of culture with a difference. This small independent theatre in Newcastle is a creative hub to experiment, evolve and discover. They pride themselves on hosting events and performances that are accessible to anyone, from stand-up comedy and storytelling to poetry and music. You’ll find a huge variety of acts, mainly up-and-coming performers honing their craft, in a raw and unique way. They even have their own theatre dog, Sir Rexalot.
The Valley Climbing Centre
If art and culture are attractive but the great outdoors and adventure calls louder, The Valley Climbing Centre should be on your Newcastle bucket list. It’s the perfect place for an active day out with impressive climbing facilities allowing you a day in the air. If you want to perfect your climbing skills, scale walls for the first time or simply try something new, there are several excellent climbing and bouldering facilities in the Climbing Centre for all abilities. It’s an ideal team-building exercise and a perfect way to bring friends and family together to create everlasting (and often hilarious!) memories. Once your feet are firmly planted on the ground, you can shower and refuel with a coffee from their on-site café.
Tea Sutra Teahouse
Newcastle is a busy bustling city with visitors and commuters passing by in their thousands every day. We can’t think of a better way to enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle than a warming cup of tea, a great English tradition. Nestled in the heart of Newcastle city centre, Tea Sutra is a quiet oasis of calm. This independent teahouse offers over 100 types of tea from all over the world from Asia to Brazil and everywhere in between. Curl up on a bamboo mat, take off your shoes, bring your favourite book and enjoy the serenity of this beautiful tea house. There is no wi-fi available so don’t expect a Starbucks experience!
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