Things To Do In Newcastle This Summer

Are you going to be spending some time here in Newcastle? If you are, whether you’re down here on business or here with family and friends, you’ll be looking to spend some quality time when you’ve got time off to explore the city. We’ve put together one of our comprehensive list of events throughout the city in the summer months, so when you’re looking for things to do in Newcastle when the sun’s out, you’ll be able to rely on our list to help you. We hope you enjoy your time here, read on to find out more.


The North East Comedy Festival is held between the 3rd and the12th June with different types of comedy acts to entertain and make you laugh, with shows that are both affordable and accessible to all users.

Vamos Festival

Vamos Festival is held from between 8th June and the 12th June and is primarily to celebrate Spanish and Portuguese languages with art, theatre, film and cuisine, fashion, literature, music and education, something for everyone then.

Summer Tyne Americana Festival

The Summer Tyne Americana Festival is exactly that, a festival of Americana music held at sage Gateshead which is situated on the south bank of the River Tyne. The festival is on from Friday 22nd July to the 24th July. If you enjoy Americana music, then this festival is definitely for you!

NE1 Quayside Seaside

Newcastle Quayside is the venue for a seaside paradise with all you need to enjoy the sun, including climbing wall for the kids, volleyball, beach huts, palm trees, deckchairs and golden sand. There’ll also be a Riley’s Fish Shack to serve up some delicious food with a changing menu throughout the day serving local produce.

The North East Brewers Market

The North East Brewers Market with great sessions, eight breweries and all the beer you can drink with pop up bars and plenty of artisan beers. The event is in June, from Friday through to Saturday all day from 11am through till 6pm. You’ll find a list of venues where the sessions are held by following this link. Enjoy!

Rhyme Around the World – A Nursery Rhyme Exhibition

Nursery rhymes are the principal theme here with stories, rhyme and song, with some classic rhymes from our childhood. There’s plenty of different ways to enjoy your old nursery rhymes, and its a great place for children to experience them through word and song. There are even some illustrators, so bring your family along, there’s something for everyone!

Discovery Museum

One of Tyneside’s best museums, it’s a great way to explore Newcastle’s history from the past to present, this way you get to find out an awful lot about this wonderful city. There’s plenty to see and do here for all the family and you’ll find it at Blandford Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Old Newcastle Tour

This is a great way to explore Newcastle’s past and present and it’s suitable for all ages, so you can bring the kids along. The price of the ticket will include entry to the Castle too. The tour lasts around an hour and a half and sets off from the Castle’s Black Gate. You can find out about the Neolithic period, the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons and all about the Industrial Revolution during the Victorian period during the 19th century. This is a great way to tour the city, so don’t miss it.

We hope you found our list of things to do in Newcastle in the summer both interesting and useful. You’ll be able to take the children to most of these events, or if you don’t have a family, you can bring your friends. Our list of events offer opportunities to find out about the history of this glorious city as well as being entertained at the same time. We hope you enjoy your time in Newcastle and that our trips give you ample opportunity to enjoy some family/friend time.