Whether Valentine's Day makes you swoon or spew, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate the month of LOVE in Newcastle and Gateshead that will leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling. There is something for the love-sick puppies, romantic things to do for couples in Newcastle and Gateshead and activities for an alternative Valentine's Day with your pals. We’ve even found plenty of opportunities for showing yourself some all-important self-love.

Take a look at our full list of What's On in NewcastleGateshead during February or check out our recommended Top 10 Restaurants for Valentine's Day for more ideas. To get you started, here are just a few Valentine's Day activities you can book in 2020...

Valentine's Day things to do in NewcastleGateshead

Life Science Centre, Thursday 13 February 2020, ticketed event.

Is there chance of finding life-long love with the help of technology? Get into the nitty gritty of swiping left and right to find your perfect match at Life Science Centre's after-hours event. In a world of gamified dating, are there any winners? Asking all the big questions, hear from an expert panel and delve into the murky world of online dating while sipping a cocktail from The Alchemist. 

Valentine's Day regular - Skating at Life - returns too so you can book a romantic spin around the ice outside Life Science Centre.

STACK Newcastle, Ticketed Event

The Grey Goose Ice Bar returns to city-centre pop-up STACK Newcastle and where better than a container filled with ice to get cosy with someone you love? Surrounded by ice sculptures and faux fur, the Ice Bar is the ideal place for couples to cool down on Valentine's Day.

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Saturday 15 February 2020, ticketed event.

Gather your T-Birds and Pink Ladies and head to Tyne Theatre and Opera House to belt out the classics from Grease. Celebrate the season of love with the one that you want (oo oo oooo) or with your pals, honey. 

Newcastle Castle, Friday 14 February 2020, ticketed event.

Arguably one of the most romantic love stories ever told, or so they say, get comfortable in Newcastle's most historic venue and watch a screening of cult classic The Princess Bride on Valentine's Day. 

Wylam Brewery at Exhibition Park, Friday 14 February 2020, ticketed event.

Let your hair down and dance like it's 1995. Wylam Brewery invite all the lovers, gal pals, BFFs and people who want to get away from the Valentine's Day overload to the Palace of Arts in Exhibition Park for a night of 90s indie nostalgia.

Give yourself some "me" time at the recently refurbished The City Baths in Newcastle City Centre. Swim a few leisurely laps, take in a mind-clearing yoga class or pump it up in their state-of-the-art gym. You can buy a membership or pay as you go and enjoy a day visit or quick lunchtime swim.

James Blunt live at Utilita Arena, Sunday 17 February 2020, ticketed event. 

What better way to spend Valentine's weekend than being serenaded by Mr Smooth himself? Get your tickets to see James Blunt perform live at Utilita Arena and have James remind you "You're Beautiful." 

Saturday 15 February 2020, book in advance.

All you need to do is book a table - Alnwick Castle will do the rest! Cosy up in an ACTUAL castle for a romantic evening of intimate dining accompanied by acoustic entertainment.

Enjoy your favourite films cosied up in the outdoor cinema at Times Square, found outside Life Science Centre. Whether you're in the mood for some spicy romance with:

  • Dirty Dancing (Friday 14 February, 9pm)
  • The Proposal (Saturday 15 February, 2pm)
  • Moulin Rouge (Sunday 16 February, 6pm)

... or maybe you want to get away from the love-fest with the girls then Bridesmaids (Saturday 15 February, 6.15pm) or Joker (Sunday 16 February, 8.30pm) might be better options!   

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