4 Things to do this weekend: Christmas Edition

Who doesn’t love the weekend, it is a time to relax, catch up with friends and spend quality time with the family. Fill your weekend with Christmassy fun with our list of festive things to do across the North East.

Get Your Skates On

Whether you are a skating pro, or more like Bambi on ice, Ice Skating can offer a fun filled afternoon for the whole family or a group of friends. Glide around Wynyard Hall’s ice rink, surrounded by beautiful historic parkland. Feeling chilly? Head to the farm shop and café for a warming hot chocolate. If you prefer the city, head to Skating at Life, located in Times Square, Newcastle. You can even make a day of it by visiting their Science Centre.

Fill Your Boots

Christmas has well and truly taken over, with lights and decorations filling our streets. One of the best ways to embrace the festivities, is a trip to a Christmas Market. Sip on mulled wine as you browse the quirky collection of unique gifts and get tempted by the delicious food on offer.

Newcastle International Christmas Market is a foodies dream, taking over Grey Street with gourmet food and flavours from across Europe.  If Newcastle is a bit far for you, keep an eye out in your local area for a Christmas Market near you.

Warm Your Cockles

You can’t beat a snug corner in a cosy pub or cafe on a cold winter’s day. Grab your favourite book, a warm drink and snuggle up by an open fire at the beloved Barter Books in Alnwick. The bookshop oozes history and charm, offering the perfect backdrop for a Sunday. Or if a cold pint is more your thing, the North East has a huge offering of homely pubs, From the Holly Bush Inn, near Kielder to the Snowy Owl in Cramlington.

If you are looking for something more lively, Hadrian’s Tipi offers a brilliant alternative. A magical retreat located in the very heart of Pilgrim Street in Newcastle.

There Is No Place Like Home

Dorothy said it well, and we certainly agree with her. If you don’t fancy braving the cold, embrace a duvet day, or a relaxed night in. Nestle yourself in the living room with the family, put the tree lights on and watch your favourite Christmas films. The best part is you can do it all in your PJs.

Have a very merry weekend, let us know what you get up to. Tweet us @NewcastleBSoc