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Blog (ThingsToDo) - NewcastleGateshead

New Years' Eve Fun and fireworks

New Years' Eve Fun and fireworks

Along with London and Edinburgh, NewcastleGateshead provides one of the best backdrops for New Year's Eve fireworks in the UK. Newcastle was also voted the Guardian and Observer Travel Awards' favourite UK city. Don’t just read about how good a visit would be, come and see for yourself and welcome in 2017 the Geordie way. Read on for our recommendations on how to have a fun-filled New Year's Eve break in NewcastleGateshead.

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Christmas shopping heaven

Christmas shopping heaven

Shopping is a great excuse for a city break any time of the year but when Christmas approaches, it brings a whole list of reasons to get on a train and make a weekend of it. Write your Christmas shopping list, gather together your friends or pack your partner's suitcase and head to NewcastleGateshead. These are our recommendations for where to shop, where to stay, where to eat and where to drink.

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Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

Christmas can be a romantic time but it's also a time with a lot of distractions. Christmas cards to send, work nights out to survive, Home Alone and Elf to watch... These are our recommendations for how to get away from all of that festive busy-ness for one weekend so you can enjoy the pre-Christmas build up with the one person you most want to enjoy it with.

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'It's a blast' and four other reasons to cheer on Durham Jets at Emirates Riverside

It is that all-round live experience that Durham County Cricket Club and generally the game of T20 cricket (the shortest and most explosive form of the game) have developed to attract more people to watch cricket. And looking round the ground last Friday, it's working. The match between Durham Jets and Yorkshire Vikings attracted a large and energetic crowd, a crowd that was drawn to and part of a fun Friday evening of entertainment.

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What Rachel Got Up To in May 2016

Welcome to the monthly round-up from Life in Geordieland blogger Rachel Kershaw where she will pick out the highlights, from the places she has visited and help you learn more about NewcastleGateshead. You can find regular updates and inspiration to help you get the most out of the amazing region at www.lifeingeordieland.com or follow Rachel on Twitter: @rachmotormouth and Facebook: Life in Geordieland.

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