We’re already at the begining of February, it’s cold, it’s dark and you’re still persevering with the New Year resolutions and dry January.
But fear not, Newcastle has SO many things to do that don’t involve alcohol, or a lot of money and can banish those New Year blues.
- Baltic Centre of Contemporary Arts
With free-entry (with a suggested donation), The Baltic is just a short walk over the Millenium Bridge; perfect is you need a culture fix on a budget. They always exhibit up and coming contemporary artists as well as known favourites; and if art isn’t your thing, the gift shop and view of the Quayside make the trip worth it.
The residents of Newcastle are positively spoilt for choice with some many great brunch spots. Firm favourites with students are 1901 and Arlos in Jesmond, Butterfly Cabinet in Heaton and The Dispensary Coffee House next to Newcastle University Business School.
- Riley’s Fish Shack, Tynemouth
A short Metro trip away from Newcastle City Centre, Riley’s is THE place for fish and chips by the beach. Even when the weather lets you down, the view of the waves from the seafront restaurant is still breathtaking.
- Northern Stage
Based on Newcastle University main campus, Northern Stage hosts a variety of comtemporary performances, from university theatre society to touring companies and a nice alternative to Theatre Royal.
- Newcastle Falcons Rugby, Kingston Park
Now that they’re playing in the Championship, the already reasonably priced Newcastle Falcons tickets are even cheaper. Great fun for groups of friends looking for something to do on Friday and Saturday evenings, grab some chips and remember to wrap up warm, because no matter what time of year it is - it’s always freezing!