1) The Baltic
Love contemporary art? The Baltic is the place to be! It is the UK’s largest, dedicated contemporary art institution, which hosts many art exhibitions and performances. And even better… it’s free! Located down by the Quayside, you’ll get memorable views from the rooftop which overlooks the river and the Tyne Bridge- it’s the perfect photo opportunity.
Open 7 days a week, from 10:00-18:00
2) Angel of the North
Located just out of the centre of Newcastle, you will find the famous Angel of the North. It’s the perfect place for picnics, and to get photos of the well-known 20m high sculpture. It's also free to see, so you’ll only have to pay for transport. The Angel can be accessed by public transport from Eldon Square or Gateshead Interchange every 7 minutes, or by a short car-ride.
Open all day, every day
Fancy having a ride around Newcastle? Mobike is the perfect activity. Mobike is a bike hire scheme you can drop off and pick-up anywhere, making it easy to plan your day. You will need to download the Mobike App, and place £1 down as a deposit and then you will be charged 50p for every 30 minutes of riding- it's that simple! The app will also show you where the nearest bikes are to you, and then you can just leave the bike wherever when you are finished. It's the cheapest and most fun way to get around Newcastle.
4) Jesmond Dene
Located in the student area of Jesmond, you’ll find a relaxing part of woodland. In the summer months, many students go there for BBQ's and a break from revising- it’s the best spot for some sun. Whereas in the winter months it’s perfect for long walks… just make sure you wrap up! There is also a 'Pets Corner' for all you animal lovers, and a cafe for a bite to eat or for some yummy ice cream.
5) Lane 7
Imagine a bowling alley, with beer pong, mini golf, American pool and ping pong? Lane 7 is what you get! The social spot features a stylish bar and restaurant, which serves delicious American food- you’ll be in for a treat. It's student friendly too, so a game of bowling will only cost you £5 (only valid Sunday-Wednesday).
Make sure you pre-book your games on their website as it gets busy on student nights: https://lane7.co.uk/newcastle/