If you’re a bit like us and uninspired for something to do on a Sunday afternoon as a couple in Newcastle and a little further afield then look no further. We’ve compiled a list of over 50 great date night ideas in Newcastle (a lot of them you can turn into date day ideas too!)
- Mini Golf & Bowling
- Theatres & Comedy
- Historic & Cultural
- Scenic & Outdoors
- Date Night Dining in Newcastle
Mini Golf & Bowling
Newcastle has a bustling mini golf scene with plenty of courses, some of course better than others. What’s best about mini golf is that you can be competitive in your couple or can even double date. Here’s a list of courses you might want to visit if you’re looking for date night ideas in Newcastle.
Located at Hoult’s Yard this over 18s only 18 hole mini golf course is our favourite in Newcastle. With an onsite bar and place to eat it really is the whole package. The holes are all themed and are a mixture of skill and luck shots which make for a really enjoyable experience. Booking for Ghetto Golf is essential.
Location: The Clay Shed Hoult’s Yard, Walker Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 2HL
Prices are £10pp per round (18 holes) and you can book Ghetto Golf here.
Mr Mulligan’s Space Golf
One of the first mini-golf courses we visited in the early days of dating was Mr Mulligan’s Space Golf which as you guessed has a space theme. Located next to The Gate, Newcastle this central location is ideal for heading to before grabbing food or drinks. With a great atmosphere and again some skill and luck shot holes it’s great entertainment.
Location: 117 Newgate St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5RZ
Prices are £9.50pp for 18 holes (£6.75 for 9 holes and £12.00 for 27 holes), you can book Mr Mulligan’s Space Golf here.
Lost World Adventure Golf
Looking for a day date idea and fancy outdoor mini-golf then you’ll want to head to Lost World Adventure on Tynemouth Sea Front for a putt with the dinosaurs. Open in good weather this 18 hole golf course has Dinosaurs spraying you as you putt, make your way through the leafy course avoiding the ponds as you complete all 18 holes, which again are a mixture between skill and luck shots.
Location: Grand Parade, Tynemouth, North Shields NE30
Prices are £4.50pp for 18 holes and there’s no booking required, you can, however, find out more about Lost World Adventure Golf here.
Angry Birds Golf
Join the Angry Birds at the Metro Centre for 2 exciting 18 hole courses. Play Bird Island or Pigtropolis and feel like you’re in the game. With carefully thought out holes and lots of obstacles these challenging courses are great for any date. There are plenty of photo opportunities too so you can make your date Instagram official.
Location: intu Metrocentre, 56 Garden Walk, Gateshead NE11 9XZ
Prices are £8.95pp for 18 holes (£17.90 for 36 holes) and booking can be made for Angry Birds Golf here.
Primarily designed as an adults-only bowling alley Lane7 (U18s must leave by 7pm) Lane 7 offer a dining experience alongside ping pong, beer pong, karaoke, American pool and an 18 hole mini-golf course. This wood and turf rustic looking course with its own bar is in an ideal location for heading for drinks afterwards if you don’t fancy eating and bowling. The course is enjoyable and requires a bit of skill so is a great way to break the ice if it’s a first date or get competitive if you’re seriously dating.
Location: 80-90 St James’ Blvd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4BN
Prices are £5pp for 18 holes and booking can be made for Lane7 Newcastle here.
Guttergolf at Gutterball Alley
Located at the Royal Quays in the former Starbowl is Lane 7 owned Gutterball. Primarily a bowling alley the facility also offers a bar and restaurant as well as an arcade, ping pong and bullpen (baseball practice) as well as a 9 hole mini-golf course. Splattered in neon paint with random objects all around this golf course has been an afterthought (much like Lane 7s) and is very basic. Probably the least value for money as our game lasted less than 20 minutes.
Location: Rotary Way, North Shields NE29 6DA
Prices are £6pp for 9 holes and booking can be made for Guttergolf at Gutterball Alley here.
Theatres & Comedy
Newcastle, renowned for its great sense of humour and arts has plenty of offerings when it comes to theatre and comedy. Here are a few places you’ll want to check what’s on for date night ideas in Newcastle.
The Stand Comedy Club
Located in the heart of the city, The Stand Comedy Club offers some of the best nights in the city. There’s nothing better than laughing until your belly aches on a date and The Stand does just that. With shows on pretty much nightly, there’s always something to tickle your fancy. With famous local talent Chris Ramsay a frequent on the stage the calibre is always great.
Location: 31 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EW
You can see what’s on at The Stand Comedy Club here.
This opulent building at the top of Grey Street is home to some of the most exquisite performances in theatre. With shows, pantomimes, comedy, musicals and more there’s something in store for everybody to enjoy. With shows most evenings there’s plenty to choose from when it comes to planning date night ideas in Newcastle.
Location: 100 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BR
You can see what’s on at The Theatre Royal here.
Sunderland Empire Theatre
Sunderland’s theatre, located in the city centre shows performances of all genres, what I particularly like is it’s a lot more laid back than the Theatre Royal and offers more modern performances and touring companies. There’s plenty on from musicals to comedy that will have you talking about the best date night in Sunderland for months to come.
Location: 4-5 High St W, Sunderland SR1 3EX
You can see what’s on at The Sunderland Empire Theatre here.
Tyne Theatre Opera House
One of the oldest theatres in Newcastle the Tyne Theatre Opera House which plays host to variety performance, comedy, ballet, musicals and live concerts as well as comedy and local productions. Located in the heart of Newcastle it’s a perfect place to head to after dinner and before drinks in the city to make a real night of your date.
Location: 117 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4AG
You can see what’s on at The Tyne Theatre Opera House here.
Whitley Bay Playhouse
Renovated in 2009 the Whitley Bay Playhouse showcases some fantastic comedy acts, tribute acts and more to the stage. With lots of classics and modern music and comedians to choose from, there’s something that will sure peak yours and your date’s tastes for a great date night. Although this might not be classed as one of the date night ideas in Newcastle, Whitley Bay isn’t too far a trip from the city centre by car, metro or bus.
Location: Marine Ave, Whitley Bay NE26 1LZ
You can see what’s on at Whitley Bay Playhouse here.
Customs House South Shields
Not only does the Customs House South Shields have its own restaurant, but they also have a cinema which shows a small selection of current movies as well as showcasing some fine talent on their stage. From local productions, musicals and tribute acts to comedy and more. Although not located in the city centre, South Shields is a 15-minute metro ride from Central Station and is a great place for grabbing food (especially Ocean Road) and heading to the theatre. Make a whole evening of it throwing a couple of date night ideas in Newcastle together.
Location: Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES
You can see what’s on at Customs House here.
Newcastle’s arena, which has had music royalty perform here. With world-class artists performing all of their greatest hits to world-class sports including Darts Championships, boxing, and even comedy. Some of our best date night ideas in Newcastle have come from seeing what’s on at the Utilita Arena.
Location: Arena Way, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7NA
You can see what’s on at Utilita Arena here.
A favourite stage for local hero Sam Fender to perform, the O2 Academy, located in the heart of the city on Westgate Road is home to some of the best music nights in the toon. From indie bands to blasts from the past, comedy nights and tribute bands there’s always something on at the O2 Academy Newcastle.
Location: Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SW
You can see what’s on at O2 Academy here.
If you’re looking for a bit of adventure in the city and outskirts then there are plenty of different adventure date night ideas in Newcastle that you can go on. Here are some of our favourite.
Escape rooms are really cool and test every bit of you, Escape Newcastle offers 5 different games where you have to test your code-breaking, wit and intelligence to escape the rooms. Great as a double date or if you really want to get to see how your significant other handles pressure you can just head to the Escape room the pair of you.
Location: 95-97 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AE
Prices start at £38 for the experience, you can discover more and book Escape Newcastle here.
The Escape Key
With 4 rooms to try your hand at The Escape Key, choose from the Plague, Armageddon, Electric City and Witch to see if you can escape within the hour!
Location: 60-62 St Andrew’s St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5SF
Prices start at £22.50pp for the experience, you can discover more and book The Escape Key here.
Try and escape your way out of one of 5 of the rooms at Exit Newcastle before the time is up. Search clues and solve puzzles to move through and exit. There’s Fiorella’s Cave, Save the City, Volatile Labs, The Attic and The Heist. Will you make it out in time, and more importantly will you still be talking afterwards?
Location: 67a Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SG
Prices are £25pp for the experience, you can discover more and book Exit Newcastle here.
Climb Newcastle and The Valley Bouldering Centre
Looking for something to get your heart racing? Why not visit either Climber Centre or The Valley Bouldering Centre and get climbing. With two centres dedicated to experience levels of all abilities whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a novice get your hearts pumping on this adventure date.
Location: Old Swimming Pool, Shipley Walk, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 2DQ and Quality Row, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1NW
Prices are £8.75pp to climb and additional extras if you want to hire equipment, you can discover more and about Climb Newcastle and The Valley Bouldering here.
Seriously raise the stakes with Hatchet Harry’s Axe Throwing. Spend 90 minutes in the cage learning to throw axes and take on each other in a competition to see who is crowned King or Queen of urban axe throwing! The first and only indoor axe throwing range in the city is one of the great date night ideas in Newcastle we have. Learn trick shots and get ready to throw two axes simultaneously.
Location: 18 Forth Banks, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3PG
Prices start at £24.99pp, you can discover more and book Hatchet Harry’s here.
TeamSport Go Karting Newcastle
Ever wondered who’s the better driver? Now you can settle it with a few laps Go Karting. With 2 tracks and jaw-dropping drops and turns to race on you’ll really have a few laughs as you speed around the course located 2 miles from Newcastle City Centre. With food and drink and a bar on-site, it’s the perfect location to spend your date night.
Location: Unit B, Armstrong Works, Scotswood Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 6UX
Prices start at £27pp, you can discover more and book TeamSport Go Karting here.
For the love of the sea. Living near the coast there’s a whole world under the sea we don’t know about, fortunately, the Tynemouth Aquarium in Tynemouth is the perfect date day if you love sea creatures and more. With fish, sharks, otters, seals and even monkeys, there’s so much to see as you walk through the
Location: Grand Parade, Tynemouth, North Shields NE30 4JF
Prices start at £10.80pp, you can discover more and book Tynemouth Aquarium here.
Meeple Perk Board Game Cafe
If you’re looking to kick back without any phones and really get to know your date then you’ll want to head to Meeple Perk, a board game cafe home to hundred fo cames for you and your date to grab a coffee and play a game. What’s not to love?
Location: 89 Clayton St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5PZ
Prices start at £8 per table, you can discover more and book your table at Meeple Perk here.
The 737 Experience Flight Simulator
Really want to go on a date you’ll remember? What about heading to a flight simulator? Although you’re probably not going to be doing this together, the experience is going to give you some great conversation afterwards. Located just 6 miles from the city centre this is a crazy date idea to plan!
Location: Unit 5, MGM House, Newburn Bridge Road, Newburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 8NR
Prices start at £60 per session, you can discover more and book The 737 Experience here.
Whitley Bay Ice Rink
It’s up there with one of the best date night ideas in Newcastle we’ve got. As a teenager, I spent every Friday night and Sunday afternoon at Whitley Bay Ice Rink and as far as dates go, it’s a great place for a good time. Regardless if you’re like Bambi on ice or more like Torville and Dean it’s somewhere you can go time and time again and have a different experience. Not too fussed to skate? Why not head to the rink to watch the mighty Whitley Warriors Ice Hockey.
Location: Hillheads Rd, Whitley Bay NE25 8HP
Prices are £7 per skate and £2.50 skate hire, you can find session times for Whitley Bay Ice Rink here.
If you’re looking for a little more culture then the North East is home to plenty of museums to visit. From historic to science we have it all, here’s a selection of some of our favourites. Although these are not all date night ideas in Newcastle, some of them are date day ideas (and a little out of the city).
The open-air museum, located in Durham is home the lives of those in the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. With trams, mines and even the favourite, the sweet shop to visit it’s a great place to head to experience life in the past. You can even book onto classes such as Tram Driving, Proggy Mat making and even the Blacksmith Experience.
Location: Regional Resource Centre, Beamish DH9 0RG
Prices start for an annual membership cost £19.50pp so you can return time and time again you can book tickets for Beamish here.
Step inside the Discovery Museum and face Turbinia, Charles Parson’s 34-meter ship, which at one stage was the fastest ship in the world and an iconic piece of Tyneside history. Discover maritime, scientific and technological wonders that have influenced the world and herald straight from Tyneside itself. Enjoy 3 floors of facts and wonders.
Location: Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA
Entry is free however there is a suggested donation of £5, find out what’s on at the Discovery Museum here.
Centre for Life
Head on inside this science village where scientists, clinicians, educationalists and businesses work to promote the advancement of the life sciences. With an experiment Zone, Live Science Shows and a Planetarium there’s lots to see and do.
Location: Life Science Centre Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP
Prices are £12.00pp and include entry into the exhibits, you can find out what’s on and book your tickets for Centre for Life here.
The Great North Museum: Hancock
Step inside the museum of natural history and ancient civilisations. With a living plant gallery spanning the first floor, it tells the story of wildlife and habitats. Alongside this is the Hadrian’s Wall gallery showcasing a detailed history of the World Heritage Site.
In to dinosaurs? Head to Fossil Stories which uses fossils to show major landscape changes through the ages and see the T.Rex replica skeleton. There’s so much more to see including two mummies in the Ancient Egyptians. Natural Northumbria uncovers the North East’s gems. There’s also a World Cultures showcase which displaces collections from across the world.
Location: Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT
Entry to the museum is free, however, a donation is suggested. You can discover more and what’s on at The Great North Museum: Hancock here.
An impressive and magnificent building located in Barnard Castle, Durham houses some of the most beautiful art collections the world has seen. From the history of designers to world-renowned artists the collections are regularly changed. Head to the Bowes Museum on a clear day to really enjoy the beautiful grounds too
Location: Newgate, Barnard Castle DL12 8NP
Entry costs £14pp for an annual pass to the exhibitions and some of the limited exhibitions, you can see what’s on at The Bowes Museum here.
Laing Art Gallery
Located in the city centre, the Laing Art Gallery is internationally recognised as home to important collections of art. Featuring modern, historic and traditional collections.
Location: New Bridge St W, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AG
Entry is free, however, a donation is suggested. You can see what’s on at the Laing Art Gallery here.
Stephenson’s Railway Museum
Fascinated with trains? Head to Wallsend to check out Stephenson’s Railway Museum. Dedicated to the history of the modern railway. Take a trip along the wagonways on one of the old Steamers and then check out the oldest surviving locomotive in history.
Location: Middle Engine Ln, Wallsend, North Shields NE29 8DX
Entry is free, however, a donation is suggested. You can check out what’s on at Stephenson’s Railway Museum here.
Baltic Art Gallery
Situated in the former Flour Mill on Gateshead Quays the Baltic Art Gallery showcases alternative art collections in the impressive building with incredible views of the Tyne.
Location: S Shore Rd, Gateshead NE8 3BA
Entry is free, however, a donation is suggested. You can check out what’s on at Baltic Art Gallery here.
Historic & Cultural
If you enjoyed all of the Museums the North East has to offer you may want to keep the historic vibe going with some of these cultural date night ideas in Newcastle and further afield.
Take a walk around the fortress which gave Newcastle its name. Newcastle Castle is the gateway to Newcastle’s history. Combining 2 historic buildings with plenty of experiences and talks (don’t miss my darling friend Cheish from Crime Viral’s monthly sessions) the Castle Keep is a great place to discover more about the origins of the city.
Location: Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ
Prices are £9.50pp for entry to the Castle Keep and experience, you can find out what’s on and book your Castle Keep tickets here.
Bessie Surtees House
If you’re into architecture these 2 five-storey 16th and 17th-century Jacobean houses are a period marvel. Located on the Quayside head inside to the public rooms to discover the romantic history of the buildings where Surtees eloped with John Scott, later Lord Chancellor. The fascinating history of the buildings and all who lived inside is free to the public after viewing the 7 bridges connecting Newcastle to Gateshead
Location: Bessie Surtees House, 41-44 Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JF
Entry is free, you can see opening hours and find out more about Bessie Surtees here.
Yes, that’s right, the statue at Monument Metro Station of Earl Grey (former Prime Minister who had a tea blend named after him) is a perfect day date idea. Book a tour and climb the 164 steps inside to the top where you can marvel at Newcastle’s impressive Georgian Architecture, it could also be the perfect place to propose in Newcastle…
Location: 150 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AF
Entry to the monument is £5pp and you must be booked onto a guided tour. Tours don’t run in the Winter, you can find out more about the Grey’s Monument Tour here.
Guided Heritage Tour
Want to discover more about the city we live in? Head out on a heritage tour with an enthusiastic guide as you weave in and around the streets of Newcastle discovering what made the city the strong city it is today.
Location: Newcastle City Centre
Tickets for the heritage tour are priced at £5pp you can see when the Newcastle Guided Heritage Tours run here.
The Victoria Tunnel is a subterranean wagonway that runs under the city from the Town Moor down to the River Tyne. It was built between 1839 and 1842 to transport coal from Leazes Main Colliery in Spital Tongues to riverside staithes ready for loading onto boats and then converted into an air-raid shelter in WWII. In this interactive tour, you can discover the stories of yesteryear and see replica beds that those in WWII would have slept in. Some paranormal groups have even reported ghosts in the tunnel. You will also walk under some of Newcastle’s most famous landmarks including Hadrian’s Wall. This is probably one of the most underrated date night ideas in Newcastle on the list, seriously cool!
Location: Victoria Tunnel Tour Meeting Point, 55 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ
Prices are £9.50pp for the two-hour guided tour, booking is essential and you can book your Victorian Tunnel tickets here.
Scenic & Outdoors
If museums aren’t really your thing and you like to be outdoors then these date night ideas in Newcastle and beyond are all outside in the fresh air for you to enjoy.
One of the most romantic date ideas in the entire list is a trip to Kielder Observatory. Hailed as one of the most remarkable places to visit in the whole of the UK this public astronomical observatory is second to none. Stargaze under some of the darkest skies in the world in the second-largest area of protected night sky in Europe. See phenomenons like the Milky Way and Jupiter casting shadows like never before in this incredible experience (ranked the best place to see stars in the UK).
Location: Kielder Observatory, Keilder, NE48
Prices start at £25pp and vary depending upon dates and times. You can discover more, see what’s on and book tickets to the Keilder Observatory here.
This Woodland Garden is overlooked by St James’ Park and lies in the heart of the city. The oldest park (and first purpose-built public park) in the city boasts a tranquil lake where you can kick back, relax, take a picnic and feed the ducks
Location: Richardson Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 4LR
Entry to the park is free, you can discover more about the heritage of Leazes Park here.
Angel of the North
Installed in 1998 and 54m wide and 20m high, (taller than four double-decker buses and with a wingspan as big as a jumbo jet!) the Angel of the North is believed to be the largest angel sculpture in the world. Pioneered by artist Anthony Gormley, the Angel of the North is one of the heritage spots welcoming visitors to Newcastle and Gatehead and somewhere to certainly head to for a day date.
Location: Durham Rd, Low Eighton, Gateshead NE9 7TY
Entry to see the Angel is free, you can discover more about Anthony Gormley’s Angel of the North here.
The Alnwick Garden
The Alnwick Garden is a voyage of discovery from the Poison Garden to the fabulous water feature and water gardens to the events and exhibits on throughout the year. With fabulous flowers and blooms changing continually, no two visits are the same. This truly is the garden for everyone.
Location: Denwick Lane, Alnwick NE66 1YU
Prices start from £8.09 and increase seasonally, you can check out what’s on and buy tickets for The Alnwick Garden here.
Jesmond Dene Pets Corner
5 minutes from the heart of the city you’ll find Jesmond Dene Pets Corner and is home to alpacas, pot-bellied pigs, goats and sheep alongside rabbits and colourful birds and much more!
Location: Red Walk, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7BQ
Entry is free, do check out the opening hours of Jesmond Dene Pets Corner here.
Visit the Beaches
The North East has some absolutely incredible (and award-winning) beaches. There’s nothing we love more than to take a disposable bbq and sit and watch the sunset. If you’re visiting Tynemouth I highly recommend a day date to Riley’s Fish Shack. Blyth, Whitley Bay, Tynemouth Longsands are all amazing beaches. Other beaches worth visiting are Beadnell Bay, Warkworth, Bamburgh Roker and Seaburn, Marsden Bay and Saltburn-by-the-Sea.
Location: All up the North East coastline
Beaches are free but do remember to always take your rubbish with you and leave the beach in a better state than you found it.
Browns Rowing Boats
What could be more romantic than heading out on a rowing boat? Head to Durham to Browns Rowing Boats which are all lovingly handmade to hire a boat and row down the Wear.
Location: The Boathouse Elvet Bridge, Durham DH1 3AF
Prices are £7pp with a £10 deposit, you can see when Browns Rowing Boats are available here.
Northumberland Country Zoo
Animal lover? You’ll want to head to Northumberland Country Zoo to see Wallabys, Lynx, Porcupines, Deers, Llamas, Meerkats as well as farm animals, owls and other birds, turtles and tortoises, scorpions and tarantulas and even the odd red squirrel.
Location: Eshottheugh Farm, Felton, Morpeth NE65 9QH
Prices are £8.95pp and include all of the attractions plus keeper talks. You can see opening hours and book your Northumberland Country Zoo tickets here.
If you’re looking for some serious adrenaline building then head to Allout Adventures for a date to remember. With clay pigeon shooting, segway safari, axe and knife throwing, 4×4 offroading, quad biking, archery and more.
Location: The Pursuits Centre, Slaley Hall, Hexham NE47 0BX
Prices start from £25pp and are dependent upon activity. Booking is essential. You can see what activities are on and book Allout Adventures here.
No date night in Newcastle idea can be complete without thinking about the amazing sport the city and nearby city has to offer. These are both date day and date night ideas in Newcastle and beyond for you to check out.
St James’ Park
The home of the (best but worst to watch) team in the world, if you’re both into sport then a trip to St James’ Park is a must, if you’re not, the roar of matchday is something else. Head to the ground with 52,000 other fans for a tumultuous experience when the boys in black and white play. You can also walk across the top of the stadium and experience pitchside stadiums tours. Other sporting events like Dacia Magic Weekend and the Olympics have also been held here.
Location: Barrack Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4ST
Prices vary, matchday tickets start at £37pp and experiences are individually priced. Find out more what’s on and book tickets at St James’ Park here.
Stadium of Light
If you’re inflicted with red and white stripes then you’ll want to head to the Stadium of….Light… for match day, admittedly the atmosphere (and sexy football) isn’t as good but none-the-less you’ll still have a great day out.
Location: Monkwearmouth, Sunderland SR5 1SU
Prices vary, matchday tickets start at £25pp and experiences are individually priced. Find out more what’s on and book tickets at Stadium of Light here.
If football isn’t your thing then head to watch the Newcastle Falcons play at Kingston Park, with a roaring atmosphere (and huge beers) it certainly is a fun experience like no other. Even if you haven’t a clue what’s going on you will 100% want to get behind the Falcons.
Location: Brunton Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 8AF
Prices vary, matchday tickets start at £10pp and experiences are individually priced. Find out more what’s on and book tickets for the Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park here.
Newcastle Eagles Community Area
Home of basketball, the Eagles Community Area is the stadium of the Newcastle Eagles. Again with a great atmosphere, you can’t help but cheer on the Eagles to win!
Location: Scotswood Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7AF
Prices vary, game tickets start at £18pp. Find out more what’s on and book tickets for the Newcastle Eagles at the Eagles Community Area here.
I don’t like cricket…I love it. If you’re looking for a day in the sunshine with lots of singing and a wild atmosphere then why not spend your date day at Durham’s Cricket Ground watching the cricket?
Location: Durham Cricket, Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH3 3QR
Prices vary, match tickets start at £20pp. Find out more what’s on and book tickets for Durham and International cricket at Emirates Riverside here.
Whitley Bay Ice Rink
Not content with skating yourself, why not spend your date at Whitley Bay Ice Rink watching the might Whitley Warriors take on their opponents on the ice in this fast-paced game. Watch as the puck flies across the ice and (often) fights breaking out between players.
Location: Hillheads Rd, Whitley Bay NE25 8HP
Prices vary per game and start at £11pp, you can find face-off times for Whitley Bay Ice Rink here.
Newcastle Greyhound Stadium
Head trackside for a flutter on the dogs at Newcastle Greyhound Stadium with track racing weekly. Make an evening of it with a trip to the restaurant located inside the stadium whilst watching the dogs.
Location: Fossway, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 2XJ
Prices vary depending on race meeting some are free, evening meetings usually start at £5pp, you can find out meeting times and prices for Newcastle Greyhound Stadium here.
Sunderland Greyhound Stadium
With 3 spacious bars, a restaurant and a gallery you can live it up for a flutter on the dogs at Sunderland Greyhound Stadium. With meetings on weekly and always a vibrant atmosphere (personally prefer Sunderland dogs over Newcastle) it really is a great date night out.
Location: Newcastle Rd, Sunderland SR5 1RP
Prices vary depending on race meeting some are free, evening meetings usually start at £5pp, you can find out meeting times and prices for Sunderland Greyhound Stadium here
Enjoy both flats and jumps at Newcastle Racecourse located in Gosforth. With frequent meetings in both flat and jump season, there’s always a great show of horses. Head to hospitality for fine dining and excellent views or get yourself your bet on and stand in the crowds cheering your horse and jockey home. With a great view of the course and winners enclosure, this is one of my favourite racecourses in the North East (and one of the best date night ideas in Newcastle).
Location: Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5HP
Prices vary depending on race meeting prices start at £17pp and increase depending upon meeting and hospitality package, you can find out meeting times and prices for Newcastle Racecourse here.
The pottery scene from Ghost, one of the most romantic scenes of all time, got us thinking that date night ideas in Newcastle could be really successful if you head to a class.
There are plenty of bars in Newcastle that offer a cocktail masterclass lesson most noteworthy Banyan, Hotel du Vin, Jalou and Revolution. Practice throwing a couple of cocktails before sitting back and enjoying a couple of drinks. This is a pretty coll date idea as the camaraderie of the making of your cocktail is pretty funny and if it’s the first date will seriously break the ice.
Location: City centre locations vary, search ‘cocktail masterclass’ on your native search engine
Prices vary depending upon class and location.
We don’t mean ballet, modern or tap (unless that’s your thing). Why not grab your partner and head to Revolution de Cuba’s downstairs room for a salsa lesson, to Dance City, for beginners Flamenco or Ballroom and Latin to get up close and personal on your date.
Location: City centre locations vary, search ‘couples dance class Newcastle’ on your native search engine
Prices vary depending upon class and location.
Learn to throw clay and make pots on a messy date with a Pottery class. Create something together that you can cherish forever in this exciting and creative date.
Location: City centre locations vary, search ‘Pottery Class Newcastle’ on your native search engine
Prices vary depending upon class and location, you can see which Pottery classes are on Eventbrite here.
If you’re looking for something to really have you laughing then we highly recommend a Sausage Making class with the Northumberland Sausage Company. Full of innuendo and laughs from start to finish you’ll be guided through making around 1kg of sausages with your own flavours.
Location: Brocksbushes Farm, Northumberland NE43 7UB
Prices are £35 for two on Groupon. You can see the deal for Sausage Making here.
Scotch Egg Making
Not content with sausages why not try Scotch Egg making in this intimate masterclass. Learn how to create the perfect Scotch Egg so that you can wow dinner guests when you next have couple’s Come Dine with Me.
Location: 13A St. Paul’s Terrace, West Pelton, Stanley DH9 6RU
Prices are £28 for two on Groupon. You can see the deal for Scotch Egg Making here.
If you can’t take your date to Japan, bring Japan to Newcastle with the novel date of a Sushi Making Class at YO! Sushi. Learn to roll, stuff and create amazing sushi at their Sushi School before taking home your goodies to enjoy together.
Location: 139-141 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AE
Prices are from £25pp, booking in advance is essential, you can check out availability and book a YO! Sushi Class here.
Newcastle Arts Centre
Ever wanted to take an art class? Learn calligraphy? Get into oil painting? Well at the Newcastle Arts Centre you can and why not make it a date? With different art and drawing events on through the year, there’s a class you can head to together to create some great art (and memories) booking in advance is essential.
Location: 67 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SG
Prices vary class depending, booking is essential. You can find out which Art Classes are on at Newcastle Arts Centre here.
Date Night Dining in Newcastle
And of course, if you’re a foodie there are over 400 restaurants in Newcastle alone to dine at, if you’re looking for somewhere to dine instead of date night ideas in Newcastle, why not check out our Newcastle Ultimate Food Guide for some top recommendations.
Can’t decide? Print off the sheet below cut them up and place them folded in a jar then each time you’re planning a date night in Newcastle take one of the ideas out and roll with it. Add your own too (and you can remove some you don’t fancy)
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