Newcastle for groups

Date Posted: 23/11/2016

Discover what this northern gem can offer parties, from river cruises to Science centres. 

Best for groups

Theatre Royal: This theatre attracts the big name touring productions. Groups of more than ten are entitled to discounts and other perks like tours and private room hire.

River Escapes: Depart from Gateshead Millennium Bridge and see the sights from the Tyne. Private hire, party nights and themed cruises, including Christmas, are available.

Northern Secrets: This tour company creates tailor-made trips and tours for groups in and around Newcastle.

Pictured: Walkway

What’s new

A brand new Brain Zone recently opened at Life Science Centre. This interactive area lets you investigate how the brain works and it’s open just for adults on certain Fridays throughout the year. 

Planning permission has just been granted for the renovation of Newcastle City Pool and Turkish Baths. The neo-Georgian attraction should be open by 2018. 

A new Alan Shearer statue has just been unveiled at St James’s Park. Groups can make the most of a visit here by taking a rooftop stadium tour, on which they’ll get views of the football ground from a walkway that’s 150 foot above the ground. 

Where to stay

The Crowne Plaza Newcastle - Stephenson Quarter: One of the newest hotels in the city, this place is within walking distance of the Theatre Royal and the train station. 

 www.crowneplaza.com

Malmaison Newcastle: The 122 plush rooms and suites at this hotel span nine floors and have been designed around a shipbuilding theme.

 www.malmaison.com

Mercure Newcastle County Hotel: Directly opposite the railway station, this Victorian listed building has 114 bedrooms.

 www.mercure.com

Pictured: Newcastle keep

Essential Sights

Newcastle Keep: This is one of the city’s most historical buildings. Visitors can explore its history through a range of exhibits and attend re-enactments and even paranormal investigation sessions.

The Baltic Centre: Talks, guided tours and artist led studio sessions are just some of the options available to groups at this cutting-edge art museum.

intu Metrocentre: Thought to be Europe’s largest shopping and leisure centre, the intu Metrocentre is home to more than 330 retail outlets and can be reached by rail from Newcastle Central.

Take a tour

Victoria Tunnel: The Ouseburn Trust runs guided tours of this 19th century wagon way that was also used as an air raid shelter during World War Two. 

City Sightseeing: Hop on and hop off at almost 20 sites around the city, on an open-top bus trip. Available between March and October. 

The Sage: This concert venue is also one of Newcastle’s icons. Visitors can book in to see a show and also take a guided tour to learn about the building’s design

For more information visit www.newcastlegateshead.com.

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