You just can’t beat Newcastle in the summer. There are so many things to do and see that you’re quite spoilt for choice. Whether you’re a student, a professional or have a family, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Let’s hope this summer brings hot weather so you can get out and about. Here are some reasons why spending summer in Newcastle-upon-Tyne is a truly wonderful experience, check out:-
- Jesmond Dene – families just love Jesmond Dene, a lovely public park with huge picnic areas. Kick a football around, sunbathe (weather permitting of course) or visit Pet’s Corner, the children will adore all of the animals. The Dene is a valley full of trees which is a haven for wildlife. There are red squirrels, kingfishers and lots of woodland type birds.
- Osborne Road in Jesmond – Student letting agents in the area recommend this as the best road in Newcastle, especially for students and people who enjoy going out with their freinds. When the weather is hot, it’s a fantastic place to have a drink in one of the bars and catch up with the local gossip. There’s Spy Bar where you can have a tasty snack and a cool refreshing drink or Osbornes that has four cool bars, a terrace and shows TV sports. For something a little different, try the Billabong Bar. Choose from European cuisine or even treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea.
- NE1 Monument Movies – this sounds very with it and it is. Relax on comfortable deckchairs and watch a free movie right in the centre of Newcastle. Enjoy al fresco cinema next to Grey’s Monument with the family to see movies such as Grease, One Direction and Frozen. There are plenty of blockbusters showing.
- A trip to the seaside – kids will love taking a trip to the seaside. Tynemouth isn’t too far away, reachable by the Metro. Here there are the most gorgeous beaches and lots of coastal towns to visit like Cullercoats, Bamburgh and Seahouses. Longsands Beach in Tynemouth was voted the UK’s fourth best beach in 2013. Visit the Robinson Crusoe café/restaurant which is a popular haunt for tasty fish and chips.
- Newcastle Quayside – away from the busier spots in the city, the Quayside offers beautiful views of the other bridges that cross the River Tyne. Have an ice cream and take a walk along the river for something to eat or sip on a cold beer. The Quayside is also known for its Seaside Beach. There are deckchairs to chill out on, buckets and spades for the kids to make sandcastles. Try a game of volleyball court or chill out under the palm trees.
If you’re into horse racing, take the opportunity to visit Newcastle Racecourse. Spend the day there and have a small flutter on the horses. Get there in plenty of time, this popular racecourse gets very busy especially during the summer months. Have you heard about Ladies Day and the Northumberland Plate Festival? These are two of the most popular events in the racing calendar.