Mums' weekend away in Newcastle - what to do?

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Bewildermum Sat 31-Aug-13 19:27:44

In a couple of weeks' time me, my 3 friends and I (we're all aged 44) are off to Newcastle for our annual weekend away together. What should we see / do while we're there?

Thanks!

DrSeuss Sat 31-Aug-13 22:14:27

A trip to Durham by train, shopping in the city centre or the Metro Centre, a trip to Alnwick Castle, a visit to the Laing Gallery, maybe Gibside, food in the Bigg Market but only by day unless you like cattle markets, the Sunday quayside market, maybe a show at the Theatre Royal, the Baltic Gallery. That should do it!

Bewildermum Sun 01-Sep-13 00:54:32

Ooh great list Dr Seuss, I'll check them all out. Many thanks!

DrSeuss Sun 01-Sep-13 11:45:12

If you do go to Durham, be sure to sit on the left hand side as you look towards the engine. You will know why when you look out as you arrive! If you want to scare yourself, go to the Weigh House in Grainger Market! They weigh you, just as they do the market goods, then issue a docket!

AFishWithoutABicycle Sun 01-Sep-13 11:54:49

See something at the Baltic then walk down to the pitcher and piano for a cocktail (just for the nice view). Then walk up to have a drink down the ouseburn. The Tyne bar is particular good.
Have lunch at Ernest (the flat breads are good)
Have dinner at nudos on Low Friar St (Japanese cheapish)

Bewildermum Tue 03-Sep-13 23:15:25

Hi and sorry for not responding sooner - thanks for these great suggestions!

ouryve Tue 03-Sep-13 23:20:05

If you do Durham, take some flats with you, or you're likely to see more of The University hospital of North Durham than you planned.

It's changed since I lived there, but Fish's Quayside suggestions are good. You can't go wrong with finding decent bars or places to eat, down there. You might still want to stick with the sensible shoes, though

IsabellaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 10-Sep-13 15:45:41

Have a look at our Local site for Newcastle and the Talk boards there. You'll find lots of listings for Things to Do and more. local.mumsnet.com/newcastle-upon-tyne

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