If you're an outdoor person and you're due to come to this wonderful city, then you might be interested in finding things to do in Newcastle that include some outdoor trips and activities. It's great to find things to do that you enjoy in your spare time when you come here, regardless of whether your trip is for business or pleasure.
Today we're going to take a look at things to do in Newcastle with an emphasis on the outdoors. That way, all the hard work is done for you and you'll have lots activities to turn to once you've got the time to spare.
Let's see what we've got in store for you!
There's all sorts here to keep your whole family entertained. There's hawk walks and handling sessions and some really fun educational activities, so if you or your children love the outdoors and nature especially, this could be right up your street. Birds of Prey are fascinating and if this is what you're interested in then get yourself down there.
If you like fairly active outdoor activities, then perhaps the Endless Adventure in the North East is something you might enjoy. How about some mountain biking, adventure rafting, gorge walking, or canyoning for starters? There's so much more too, and there's something for everyone.
If you fancy a trip down the River Tyne, then you may find that River Escape Sightseeing is the perfect answer. You'll find their base in the city centre on the Quayside, next to the famous Gateshead Millennium Bridge. On the cruise you'll get to see the sights while you sit back and relax. There are two vessels which can carry around 150 people each. There's a bar and food, so you can enjoy the sights of Newcastle in the most comfortable and relaxing way, and as well as that you can book it for private use, group and individual bookings.
If you love cycling and the outdoors and you're desperate to see all that Newcastle has to offer, then how about Newcastle Cycle Tours? This is the best way of combining your favourite mode of transport and your love of the outdoors, and there's so much to see in Newcastle. You'll find them on Newcastle's quayside at the HUB cycle cafe.
If golf is your thing then you might fancy a trip to Parklands Golf Club, it's one of the North East's finest with 18 holes on a 28 bay driving range. There's also an 18 hole mini-golf course for the youngest and keenest of players, so it can be a real family event. They have instructors who are fully qualified and trained who are on hand to provide tuition and coaching during the holidays. There's also a Junior Academy which is really helpful for the keen young novice golfer. It's open throughout the year to both non-members and members, and you'll find there's a racecourse in the same grounds so you can combine two outdoor activities in the same day if you wish.
English Heritage are famous for the care they give to hundreds of historic buildings, famous monuments and sites all over the country. There's everything from Roman forts to Cold War bunkers in their care. If you love history, and you fancy some outdoor history lessons, then this might be ideal.
Belsay Hall is one of English Heritage's most exciting historical sites. With its Grecian architecture, formal terraces and beautiful wild Quarry Garden it's a perfect spot to not only bone up on local history, but enjoy the beauty and serenity of the grounds. They'll be celebrating the English Garden in 2016, so there'll be lots of horticultural events and other garden related activities for all the family.
So there you have it, our comprehensive list of things to do in Newcastle if you love the outdoors. We hope you find it useful and that our list keeps you busy during your time in this wonderful city.