41 things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle has long been one of Britain’s most iconic cities – home to 2000 years of history, a proud industrial heritage, a thriving night life scene and, of course, the famous Geordie accent. Head north east and prepare to be charmed!

If you’re in Newcastle for the first time, there’s a fantastic range of things to see and do. Football and culture fans alike can take a tour of Newcastle’s famous St James Park and Stadium of Light, while history buffs can explore some incredible museums, like the Great North Museum.

Before getting stuck into the nightlife, try some of these activities perfect for Stag & Hen do’s. Head to Ghetto Golf for a fun experience and great selection of cocktails, or battle it out at this outside laser tag experience.

Making the trip up north with the family? Not to worry, as there’s plenty of family friendly activities that’ll keep the kids amused for hours. Get up close and personal with birds of prey at this Falconry in Newburn, or head to this ancient Roman fort that’ll capture their imagination.

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Love outdoor adventures? Ever gone swinging from tree to tree? Then you will love Go Ape in Matfen, right outside of Newcastle! With beautiful forest views, it’s the perfect place for your climbing adventure to start! …

Ready set go! Start your engines at the Team Sport race track in Newcastle! They offer a thrilling day out for anyone who enjoys indoor go-karting and is the perfect place to start your indoor go-karting …

Shake what you’ve got, with a Silent Disco Adventure through the streets of Newcastle! What does that actually mean? In their own words, “It’s a flash mob. It’s a silent disco. It’s a roaming rhythmic riot”! …

Do you want to add flying a helicopter to your bucket list? Now is your chance with Northumbria Helicopters. Trial lessons are available using their Robinson R44 and last 20, 30 or 60 minutes.  If you …

Love jumping around? Well, you’re in luck at InflateSpace in Newcastle! Come on down to the UK’s largest indoor Inflatable Arena for a great range of different games and challenges for jumpers of all ages! Why …

Enjoy action movies and video games? Now you and your friends can experience the shooting experience and action in real life at No Limits Paintball and Laser in Newcastle. With two arenas reaching over fifteen thousand …

Attention all Funstackers, it’s time to sit back and relax and enjoy the amazing views that the northeast has to offer down at River Escape cruises! Choose from 3 different exciting river cruise tours; the Quay …

Attention all FunStackers!, It’s time to release your inner adventurer and visit Newcastle Climbing Centre! The climbing centre is the premier indoor climbing venue for Tyneside and the North East and one of the best indoor …

Calling all science geeks, The Life museum in Newcastle (One of its most famous museums) has everything you can imagine to be blown away by the genetic and medical research that is done on-site and with …

The North Sea is calling all diving fans! Have you always wanted to try scuba diving but never had the opportunity? Well now is your chance! At aqua pursuits, you’ll get a brilliant first-hand experience in …

Surf on down to Tynemouth Surf Co in Newcastle and ride the waves on the Tynemouth Longsands beach! They cater for all abilities so if you have no experience do not worry as you still will …