Yay, Bank Holiday Weekend is coming up! If, like me, you want to spend it doing something fun and a bit different but without splashing out, then read on!
Fine Dining for Less
Enjoy the last days of Newcastle Restaurant Week and indulge in Newcastle’s finest dining for as little as £10! I’ll be going to Blackfriars – they are serving a 2 course lunch time meal for £10 (Saturday only) – what a bargain!
Free Weekend Party Tunes
What better way to relax after a busy week than chilling to (free) live music? Click here and here for a list of venues and bands playing this Bank Holiday Weekend. If you’re feeling quite musical yourself, you may want to check out the Open Mic Night at Gotham Town (26th Aug, 20:30 – 23:30).
Make your Bank Holiday Weekend even more fun and drop by The Stand for a night of comedy. This Sunday night’s show is only $6 (£1 for members)! Click here for more info.
Get crafty – Newcastle Craft Fair
Enjoy local crafts, gifts, and yummy food at the Bank Holiday 2 Day Craft Fair. The 50p admission gets you a free tea/coffee!
For those of you wanting to spend quality family time this Bank Holiday, The Northubrian Piper is hosting a Wild West Fun Day on 27th August. Think Bucking Bronco, garden games, cowboy/cowgirl fancy dress and a BBQ. The event starts at noon and finishes at 6pm; admission is free of charge – yeeha! 😉
If the weather’s nice (now, that’s a big IF!) and you feel like exploring, why not going on a trek through Jesmond Dene‘s Nature Trail? You could even bring sandwiches and drinks, and have a little family picnic!
Sales! Sales! Sales!
Enjoy the sales while they last! I went on a little shopping spree the other day, and got myself a cute beret beanie from Accessorize for only £3, and a lovely high low hem dress from Primark, discounted to £7 from £17. A tenner can go a long way!
Something for the soul…
Feeling spiritual? Weekends don’t have to be all about fun and games – if you feel like discovering your spiritual side, you’re in luck! Newcastle Buddist Group is organising a series of public lectures this Saturday and Sunday. For more info, click here. There’s a £5 admission to each lecture.
Spooky Ghost Walk for 2
Ok, so Halloween’s not quite here yet, but why not do something different (and slightly spooky) and go on a ghost walk at Castle Keep? You’ll be accompanied by a paranormal investigator and psychic detective, and get to use video recording equipment, black scrying mirror, and even a ouija board. The walk is organised by Alone In the Dark Entertainment, but you’ll get a better deal if buy a ticket through Wowcher – only £8.50 for two!
Whitley Bay Film Festival
Whitley Bay doesn’t actually have a cinema, which makes the Film Festival even more interesting! Films are screened at the most unusual locations, such as the St Mary’s Light House, and range from cinema classics to new, locally-made films. Movies screened over the Bank Holiday Weekend cost from £8 to £10. Check out the programme for more info!
Hope you all have a lovely Bank Holiday Weekend! x