Entertaining yourself in Newcastle doesn’t have to cost a penny, with plenty of free things to see and do that can easily keep you occupied for days.
From picturesque walks to culture and history, there’s something for everyone so here is our list of fun-filled activities while exploring the city.
BECOME A FARMER AT OUSEBURN FARM
Nestled away in the heart in the Ouseburn is Newcastle’s very own city farm. Stroll around the fields, ponds and gardens and learn about farming and sustainability. The kids will love the wide range of farm animals and the free crafting and nature activities that take place during the school holidays.
Stroll through the golden arch and take in the delicious smells of Chinatown. A street full of colourful restaurants and supermarkets, its the perfect place to escape the busy city centre.
WORK OUT AT THE QUAYSIDE GYM
Who needs a expensive gym membership when you can exercise in the fresh air whilst admiring the beautiful views of the river? There are four pieces of gym equipment on the banks of the Tyne and when you want to change of pace of miles of path are perfect for running.
ANGEL OF THE NORTH
One of the most famous landmarks in the North East, the angel is something that needs to be seen up close to be truly appreciated. Standing a proud 66 feet tall, stand at her and gaze up- you’ll never feel smaller.
TAKE THE WALK OF FAME
Forget the Hollywood Walk of Fame and walk in the footsteps of the very finest Geordie Heroes. Scattered along the banks of Tyne you’ll find tributes to famous stars such as Ant and Dec and Alan Shearer.
THE DISCOVERY MUSEUM
Learn about the history of Newcastle and Tyneside told through permanent displays and temporary exhibitions at the Discovery Museum in Blandford Square. The museum focuses on Newcastle’s importance to Britain and the rest of the world and also host frequent free talks, screenings and workshops.
In the heart of the beautiful Jesmond Dene you’ll Pets Corner. Featuring animals of all shapes and sizes including alpacas, rabbits, goats and birds, perfect for an afternoon out with the family.
Take in the sights and smells of Grainger Market. Filled with local people and local produce, there are many benches scattered round where you can take off the load and do a spot of people watching.
WALK THE SEVEN BRIDGES
The Tyne Bridge is an iconic feature of Newcastle but there are six other bridges across the Tyne that offer spectacular views of the river. Stroll across the Swing Bridge as it gets dark for a great of the Millennium Bridges coloured lights.
EXPLORE THE OUSEBURN
Newcastle’s trendiest suburb, the Ouseburn is a cultural haven for art and creativity. The home of the Biscuit Factory art gallery and Seven Stores, the national centre for children’s books there’s plenty fun for all the family.
SKELETON T-REX RUNAWAY
The life-size dinosaur skeleton at the Hancock on Barras Bridge is hugely popular with kids and if that’s not your thing there’s also a fully interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall and a planetarium.
Jesmond Dene is the shortest stroll from the city centre and is a calm oasis of woodland walks. Pack a picnic and take some time out by the waterfall where you can enjoy the peace and quiet.
There is so many activities to do in Newcastle, the list is endless. Newcastle is a city full of culture and has such a rich history background. So…. GO OUT AND EXPLORE!!!