5 Things to do this weekend

Make the most of your weekend with our list of things to do across the North East.

Oh I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside 

Blow the cobwebs away this weekend and make the most of the North East’s beautiful coastline. Take a trip to Tynemouth; enjoy a stroll along the golden stretch of Tynemouth Longsands, a Blue Flag awarded beach. Or if you fancy a rural setting, Newton Haven offers the perfect escape; with a bracing two mile coastal walk between Low Newton and Craster, passing the historical ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle.  

Brunch O'clock

Brunch is always a good idea, it’s the perfect treat to kick start your weekend. We are spoilt with brilliant brunch spots across our region. Check out our guide to Quirky coffee shops in the North East.

That's Ancient History

Oozing with history, the North East is home to medieval castles, historic houses and enchanting gardens. Spend the day exploring the history of Northumberland at Wallington Hall. The 13,000 acre estate once home of Sir Charles Philips Trevelyan, offers a great family day out – with a beautiful hall to discover, three play areas and a tranquil walled garden, nestled in the woods.

Step back in time at Ormesby Hall, situated in Middlesbrough. The classic Georgian mansion is nestled in a green oasis of farmland, parkland and a vibrant formal garden. Experience the life of a Victorian servant and uncover the history of the Pennyman family.

Bamburgh Castle has stood guarding the magnificent coastline for over 1,400 years. Once the royal seat of the Kings of Northumberland, this iconic castle boasts legends and myths, ghostly stories and 14 rooms showcasing over 3,000 items, ranging from artwork and furniture to arms and armour.

Art Attack

Inspire your creative side this weekend and enjoy all the art and culture that our fantastic region has to offer. Grab your paint brush and head to Newcastle’s cultural quarter, discover contemporary art, craft and design at The Biscuit Factory or discover the North East’s Contemporary powerhouse, the Baltic, situated on Gateshead Quays. If music is more your thing, visit the iconic music venue, Sage Gateshead, from jazz to pop, there is something for everyone.

Want to be entertained? The Theatre Royal Newcastle is home to performances of West End musicals, comedy and award winning ballet and dance; as well as family friendly shows. If you don’t fancy coming to Newcastle, discover your local theatre and enjoy great entertainment.

Food To Dine For 

Relaxing and spending time with family is what Sundays are all about. Avoid the dishes and back to work feeling; get the family together and head out for a lovely Sunday dinner.

Defining cosy, The Beehive in Earsdon exhibits low-beamed ceilings and crackling fires, creating a warm and traditional atmosphere; as well as serving fantastic food.

Situated in the heart of Ponteland, The Black Bird is a beautiful, historic pub offering traditional pub favourites with a contemporary twist.  


We hope you have a fun filled weekend and would love to know what you get up to. Tweet us @NewcastleBSoc