Things to do in Newcastle, Summer 2022 Edition:

Are you visiting Newcastle this summer? Or a local looking for ideas? Find the perfect places to go this summer.

Explore the Quayside

The perfect way to start your summer day in the city is visiting the Quayside for a sunny morning walk with beautiful views of the bridges and the river. The quayside is full of delicious breakfast or lunch locations where you can stop for a coffee or a bite whilst taking in the scenery. On a Sunday there is also a market here from 9am-4pm with plenty of food trucks and if you’re looking for locally produced gifts this is the place to be.

By The River Brew, Quayside

Screen On The Green

One thing you can do for free this summer is visit Screen on the green. At old Eldon square there is a large cinema screen with outdoor deck chairs and seating. This is the perfect way to spend an afternoon in the sun and spend no money! The event showcases two films every day along with live sports over the summer. You could even bring your own beverages to complete it. Visit from 25th June - 4th September showing blockbuster films, comedies, children’s films and musicals.

Image Courtesy from the Chronicle Live

Visit Chaophraya Rooftop Terrace

The perfect place to soak up the sun and enjoy gorgeous authentic Thai cuisine and exceptional cocktails. Located in Grainger town, the rooftop bar is ideal if you want to enjoy food in this sun out of the way of the chaos below. The perfect option for a fancy summer evening or relaxed food and day drinking with friends or family with views above the gorgeous city centre.

Image courtesy of Chaophraya Newcastle

Visit Ouseburn Valley

Visit Newcastle’s cultural quarter at Ouseburn, Full of places to eat and things to see. Ouseburn is the perfect place to spend a sunny day and very family and dog friendly.  Visit Ouseburn farm where you can feed baby lambs, a wholesome family day out and we suggest grabbing a bite to eat at local artisan bakery Northern Rye or The Kiln. If you want to head inside, then check out the biscuit factory art gallery and for art Ouseburn has lots of beautiful artistic features that you can explore by just wandering around the area.  

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Visit Grainger Market

Why not take a trip to Grainger market to enjoy freshly made food from local stalls such as Geordie bangers or Dumpling and Bun. Explore small and independent shops and pick up some fresh local specialities, handcrafted goods and produce made here in the Northeast. A perfect activity to add to a city centre shopping trip if you want to enjoy some local experiences.

Dog and Scone

For dog lovers who don’t own a dog, why not take a fun trip to the Dog and Scone café and enjoy sweat treats and coffee whilst spending time with the resident dogs.  The café has a garden themed design to fit into your summer schedule and several dogs including favourites Noodle, Momo, Sugar and Yuki.

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Take a Trip to Tynemouth

Head over to Tynemouth a popular seaside village on the outskirts of Newcastle, take a short trip on the metro from the city centre to enjoy a sunny day on the beach whilst overlooking King Edwards Bay cliffs. Break up your day with food from famous Riley’s fish shack and get your fill of delicious seafood, freshly caught in the North Sea. Tynemouth is also known for surfing and has a surfing school if you wanted to try out surfing or paddle boarding this summer.

Longsands Tynemouth


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