Summer in Newcastle…one day

thCA50FHJTSummer in Newcastle?

I’m appreciating the irony as I’m writing this when there are weather warnings about the snow. But, Newcastle has a tradition of a few sunny weeks in March, where it is tempting to ditch the mountain of essays and exam revision and enjoy the sunny weather.

But where can you go? Here are a few suggestions…

The Beach

Yes, it’s obvious, but Newcastle is situated with easy access to the coast. A metro day saver can get you to South Shields, Tynemouth and Cullercoats beaches. If you fancy going further afield, check out Arriva’s bus tickets to get you to any of the north east’s beaches.

Picnic in the park

Newcastle has some great parks, like Leazes Park and Exhibition Park that are perfect places for picnics. Further afield, there’s Saltwell Park in Gateshead which is well worth a visit. You and your friends could each bring some food or drink making it a cheap and cheerful day out.


Perfect for a wander along the River Tyne, to be cultural in the Baltic Art Gallery or The Sage, or to visit a beer garden in one of the many pubs and bars.

And if it’s not so sunny?

Why not make the most of Newcastle’s free museums (Great North Museum, Laing Art Gallery, and Discovery museum are a few), cinemas and explore areas you may not have been before, to make the most out of your time in Newcastle!