2 - 3 Day Break
- Active Pursuits
- Stunning Escapes
Fancy a weekend break? You’re welcome in the North East.
Where else can you enjoy amazing restaurants, fantastic shopping and world-class culture just minutes away from a stunning coastline and breath-taking countryside. On a short break in Newcastle you can be taking in the buzz of the city one minute, and exploring Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site the next.
With so much to do, you’ll want to get a few things booked before you go, we’ve picked some of our favourites to help you decide! Make sure you book today, so you don’t miss out.
This Itinerary Schedule
Day One - City
Tour and taste
Experience a unique heritage tour and fine-dining experience at Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle.
Explore the long and turbulent history of Blackfriars in Newcastle, a 13th-century former Dominican friary and is steeped in medieval history and now is home to an award-winning, fine-dining restaurant.
Dating back to 1239, Blackfriars lays claim to being the oldest dining room in the UK, the jewel in Newcastle’s medieval past, and a stalwart of the local dining scene.
Take part in a fascinating 45-minute guided tour of the Grade I Scheduled Ancient Monument followed by a 3-course set lunch in the restaurant, with wine and coffee.
Day One - Newcastle
Watch in wonder
Newcastle’s most iconic historic building, Newcastle Castle is screening film nights within the walls of The Great Hall in its 12th-century Castle Keep, and you're invited!
From cult classics to Harry Potter blockbusters there's something for every movie buff so grab your popcorn and enjoy an atmospheric movie experience.
Day Two - Coast
Relax and unwind
Shore Yoga, based on North Tyneside's coast hosts weekly yoga, meditation and breathwork sessions on the sand under the atmospheric and looming ruins of Tynemouth Priory.
Purchase a gift voucher for a loved one so they can enjoy the calming sound of the waves, the fresh sea breeze and the stunning natural scenery as they connect with their inner self, nature and a community of like-minded souls.
Day Two - North Tyneside
Satisfy your tastebuds
Enjoy a 3-course lunch and glass of fizz from a set menu at Hinnies Whitley Bay for £24.
Hinnies is a relaxed, warm and friendly neighbourhood restaurant serving comfort food we all like to eat - i.e. rustic and hearty Geordie-influenced classics made properly from scratch using local and seasonal produce to give a real taste of our beloved North East
Day Three - Countryside
Step into the festivities
Step into a world of enchantment at The Alnwick Garden Light Trail, now in its fifth year! Immerse yourself in a dazzling spectacle of light and sound that promises to be bigger and better than ever. This year's trail features new installations set to a captivating soundtrack, creating a truly magical experience for all.
Don't miss the opportunity to see The Garden transformed into a winter wonderland, making it the perfect Christmas tradition. The Alnwick Garden Light Trail offers a unique and immersive journey, allowing you to witness the beauty of the season in a way like never before.
Day Three - Countryside
Gaze at the sky
Twice Brewed Inn's family astronomy events are suitable for kids and adults. Weather permitting, every family will have their own allocated telescope to use.
The planetarium is part of this experience, where an immersive multimedia dome will surely inspire all ages!
Families can enjoy a meal at the Inn and also have the option of staying over. For stargazing & supper events, you can enjoy your dinner before or after the event.