If you’re spending some time in Newcastle over the Christmas period, you may be wondering what you’re going to do while you’re here. Well, we’ve come up with an exhaustive list of things to do in Newcastle with a definite festive flavour, so you and your family will have plenty to do.
Visit Newcastle’s Christmas Market from 2nd December to the 6th December. The markets are at Grey’s Monument, Grainger Street and Grey Street. There’s plenty of delicious naturally produced food such as cakes, chocolates and homemade jams. You can also buy pottery, clothes, jewellery items and other accessories, many of which have been handmade.
You can buy all your Christmas gifts in the same area and then stop and eat some mince pies and have a glass of mulled wine. It’s well worth a visit and there’s plenty here to keep the family occupied.
At Belsay Hall you can see a new production of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The performances are 3 times a day with the final one at 2.30pm.
A visit to Santa’s Grotto is an important part of the festive season. At Washington Old Hall, Santa arrives with a gift for the little ones, with art and crafts for all the family. Mince pies and a cup of something hot is available once all the excitement is over.
A panto at Christmas is essential for all the family at Christmas and this is a great show with well-known celebrities and entertainers keeping the children entertained. The show runs from 24th November until 17th January.
Tyneside theatre introduces one of the most beautifully made Christmas films in Hollywood. It stars James Stewart and tells the story of a man who considers suicide, but is made aware of how his life would turn out if he died. He decides to live and goes home to his family for Christmas.
If you enjoy a spot of ice skating then go to Times Square in Newcastle where you can skate to your hearts content until 21st February 2016. If there’s fewer than 10 of you, then there’s no need to book. Just pay when you arrive. Call and book if there’s a party of more than 10. There’s a hot chocolate for each person if you book in advance. There’s also a Science Centre to visit nearby where you can take part in experiments. There’s also a Science Theatre where you can catch a show with activities for the under 7s too, so there’s something for everyone.
Head down to Newcastle racecourse if you fancy some racing over the festive period. There’s plenty of races over the Christmas holiday, so if that’s your thing, then head down to Newcastle race course.
We hope you found our list of things to do in Newcastle useful, you’ll find there’s something for all the family here. We hope you enjoy your time in Newcastle and that the festive period is a peaceful one.