Group Activities in Newcastle
Loud and proud, Newcastle is the place to go for boisterous nightlife and one of a kind daytime experiences.
Newcastle benefits from being a vast city with a lot of options while holding a compact size for easy travelling around all the marvels of the Northern town. Known for it’s open arms and epic nightlife, it’s a great place for all types of group trips like birthday celebrations, ladies night out or even a lads weekend away.
Being one of the largest cities in the UK, Newcastle really packs a punch when it comes to offerings. From high quality accommodation to quirky hidden gems and sights to see for free, you might need a few weekends here to cover even 10% of what Newcastle has to offer. Whether just visiting for the shopping and a walk along the River Tyne or you want a jam-packed weekend full of white-knuckle fun, Newcastle caters for all.
Travelling with a group means you can really experience everything together, whether it’s family or friends. Learn a lick of history with sightseeing tours like The Victoria Tunnel and River Escapes or just enjoy a roaring night out with the likes of Florita’s and Bijoux.
Top 10 Group Activities in Newcastle
Get creative with your drinking as you mix and shake your very own cocktails for the night using expert mixology equipment in a central Newcastle bar.
See the sights of the toon as you complete challenges and answer trivia all about the history and landmarks of the city.
Add some eye candy to your trip with the classic Dreamboys, a hunky male strip show with a meet and greet at the end.
Add some friendly competition to the mix with a classic go karting session and try to get the fastest time around the track to beat the rest.
5. Crafty Activities
Take a few hours to relax and get creative with a number of different crafty activities like bunting making, jewellery making etc.
Have a laugh with your group in a variety of hilarious challenges and silly games including inflatables, races and forfeits too.
See if you can work together as you take puzzles and crack codes all in the hope of escaping your themed room before the time runs out and you’re trapped!
Bounce and bump your way through this 5 a side experience with the added twist of everyone being encased in a giant, inflatable bubble.
Explore the best of Newcastle’s pubs while you complete funny challenges and trivia along the way.
Relaxing and delicious, afternoon tea is a classic if you want some good food in a classy setting with your group.
Birthday Activity Ideas for Adults
Big groups out in Newcastle having a good time usually means one thing – a birthday! If you’ve got an upcoming birthday or you’re planning one for someone else, stray away from boring drinks and food and organise something worthwhile, loads of fun and most importantly memorable.
With the sheer amount of nightlife experiences and daytime activities on offer in Newcastle, the city up North can offer something for every important birthday. Enjoy the epic Newcastle bars and nightclubs for your 21st birthday party or find fun and creative 40th birthday ideas that will make getting older a little easier.
Aside from the classic big birthdays, you can obviously celebrate hitting any age with a bundle of unique group activity ideas and a night out. Looking for 30th birthday parties? Newcastle is your oyster! Want your 24th birthday to be better than the rest, we say why not do something outside of the box.
Ladies Night Out
A night out is exactly what Newcastle is known for thanks to Geordie Shore and their wild nights of shots and food fights! Of course, your ladies night out can be as classy or as messy as you want it to be, because Newcastle has it all. From quaint pubs to pristine cocktail bars, bougie nightclubs to DJ sets and dance floors – just take your pick.
A ladies night out doesn’t need an excuse, simply get the girls together, pick a date and get your glad rags on. Of course, we’re here to help with suggestions. For example, a popular choice for any type of girls night out is to start with a bit of eye candy at the Dreamboys male strip show. If you’re looking for something memorable, it doesn’t get much better than that ladies.
Push aside structured events and shows, Newcastle nightlife is vast and needs a bit of guidance. The areas where the real action begins after dark are Bigg Market, Jesmond, Quayside, The Gate and the Diamond Strip. Focus on these districts of Newcastle for your fabulous ladies night out and you can’t go wrong.
What Baby Shower Ideas Are Available in Newcastle?
Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in your life, so it would only make sense to celebrate the occasion with a baby shower! With the massive rise in popularity over the years in people arranging this kind of celebration, there's plenty of baby shower ideas and activities you can arrange and get stuck into.
- Perfume Making - Learn how to pick and choose from a range of different notes to put together to make your own unique perfume
- Mobile Afternoon Tea - Spend your time relaxing with your feet up and have a personal chef serve up a mouth-watering afternoon tea for you
- Chocolate Making - Take tips & guidance from a master chocolatier and learn how to decorate & make your own chococate treats!
- Flower Crown Making - Hand-pick from a range of different faux flowers to put together and make a stunningly unique flower crown
- Baby Book Workshop - Create a unique memento that you can treasure forever by learning how to make a baby book.
- Baby Quilt/Cushion Making - Use your creativity to stitch and sew a one-of-a-kind quilt or cushion for your baby!
Fun Work Social Event Ideas
Not likely to spring to mind at first, but our choice of group activities can also stretch to give you some fun work social event ideas to try with your work buddies. Long gone are the days of a quiet drink on a Friday after work, now it’s all about real, exciting experiences that you can share with the people you work with.
Our group activities take the pressure off without being a structured event for developing skills, and instead gives you options to try and let your hair down with the people you work with. If you’ve got a retirement party coming up, a special leaving do or you just want to get out of the office with your work pals, our 150+ group activities in Newcastle make this much easier.
Whip around a track in a fast and furious go karting session or relax and rejuvenate with a little afternoon tea with the work girls. Whatever tickles your fancy, our experiences can fit work social events of all different shapes and sizes.
Reasons to Visit
The Football – Newcastle is very passionate about their footy club, and St. James Park is one of the city’s well-loved landmarks where all the footballing action goes down.
Unbeatable Nightlife – We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Newcastle nightlife is one of a kind – no one parties like the Geordies!
The People – Some cities can be a bit frosty to outsiders, but Newcastle is known for being welcoming and friendly all times of the year.
Several Bridges – None for it’s many bridges like Tyne Bridge and High Level Bridge, you can make a day out of visiting the many beautiful bridges.
100’s of Activities – When you’re not sightseeing, you won’t be short of experiences to enjoy come day or night, rain or shine around the city.
Free Things to Do in Newcastle
Your group outing doesn’t have to cost a bomb! Newcastle has a lot of free and exciting things to do around the city, you just need to know about them before visiting.
Angel of the North is an obvious option, but a great daytime trip to take as a group. A little further outside the centre, this 66-foot-tall statue is a marvel!
The Geordie Walk of Fame is equally hilarious and interesting. Walk along the banks of the River Tyne as you revisit some famous Geordie faces along the pathway.
Watch the Millennium Bridge tilt as it lets ships past while having a drink along the Tyne. A great sight to see, you can only find a bridge like this in Newcastle.
Fresh Air at Leazes Park can always be a welcome break from the busy streets of Newcastle. Top tip – feed the ducks while you’re there!
Getting Around Newcastle
Because Newcastle is so spread out, it’s made use of a variety of reliable transportation, so tourists and natives alike can easily get the most out of the city. One key transport method is the Metro system, offering a value for money way to get around with barely any stress.
Whether you’re a big or small group, the Metro is equipped with everything you need including accessibility and tourist information in case you get lost. To make things even easier, get yourself a Pop Pay As You Go card, top it up with money and use that for all metro journeys. We suggest using the train if you want to venture outside of the city centre, and the few 24-hour taxi ranks dotted around Gateshead for night time travels.