If you’re bringing the family to Newcastle, or even if you’re here as a couple and the budget is tight, there are still plenty of things to see and do in Newcastle that are absolutely free. You don’t have to be a millionaire to enjoy this unique and memorable, friendly city.
We’ve come up with a list of things to do in Newcastle for free, and we think we’ve made it’s pretty comprehensive enough for there to be something for everyone, whatever your interests.
Volunteer as a Farmer at Ouseburn Farm
Here you’ll find a great place to explore recreational, health, well-being and vocational skills for adults. Whatever your abilities or needs, you can come to the farm and study related courses which include catering, gardening and various animal projects.
Take a Stroll Past the Wall of Fame
Forget Hollywood, think Newcastle and the Wall of Fame, where people who’ve provided inspiration over the course of 60 years have been given a bronze plaque, installed on the Quayside Walk of Fame. It was opened back in 2014 and starts at Baltic Square, continuing to the Swing Bridge. It then proceeds across the river along the Quayside and finishes at the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
Walk the 7 Bridges
The High Level, The Queen Elizabeth II, King Edward VII, Redheugh, Gateshead Millennium, Swing and Tyne Bridge are the 7 key bridges in Newcastle and all worthy of a visit, whether it’s to admire the intricate structure of each, their history, or just the sheer beauty of the scenery around you.
Visit Quayside Market
A great little market full of exciting local produce from independent traders from all over Newcastle. The market is open from every Sunday from 9am in the morning until 4pm the same day. It showcases a variety of different produce where you’ll also find artists, jewellers, photographers as well as designers and street artists. The Quayside will offer plenty of refreshments in the shape of restaurants and cafes, where you can sit and relax after an afternoon’s shopping.
You’ll find this unique art gallery on south bank of the River Tyne, and if you love art then you’ll love the fact that it has art covering at least nearly 3,000 square metres of space. It has an impressive international reputation for its exhibitions, with artists from all over the world exhibiting throughout the year.
There at lots of other free things you can do in Newcastle such as feed the ducks at Leazes Park, watch a classic movie at the Tyneside Bar Café, follow the city walls, find out about the animals at Pets Corner, a great destination for the kids, or cycle along the Tyne if you’re feeling active, and of course visit the iconic Angel of the North.