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30 June 2023

6 ways to spend your August Bank Holiday on the 'toon

Bank holidays are hungry (and thirsty!) work, so to make your life easier we’ve chucked a list together of the best activities to do in Newcastle so you can spend more of your time hitting the ‘toon.

Whether you’re a foodie or just love a good boogie, we’ve got your plans at the ready.


Food and drink

The Northeast is home to some of the best craft ale brewers and top-class chefs, bringing you diverse flavours that are guaran-toon to leave your tastebuds happy.

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Where meeting becomes magical

No matter your age or background, there is something for everyone at Mela.

Crowds of around 40,000 visitors are expected to turn out for the return of Newcastle Mela this August which will be bringing three days of music, dance, drumming, and circus acts to the city based around Pakistani, Bengali, Indian and other South Asian cultures.

Food is always a huge attraction at the festival and will include vegetarian and meat curries, as well as sweet treats. Besides the range of outlets for food, there will be stalls selling clothes, gifts, and jewellery, so it’s definitely the best place to fill your belly and your tote bag.

You can find out more about Mela on their website here.

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One for the foodies

This must-visit street food market on Gateshead Quayside is THE place to be this bank holiday weekend! You’ll be spoilt for flavour with a huge selection of local and independent food traders serving up their menus, what’s not to love?

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your mates, get yourself down there, and enjoy!

You can find out more about by the river brew on their website here.

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Sip back and relax

Name a better way to spend your bank holiday weekend with a group of friends and a cocktail (or mocktail) masterclass… We’ll wait.

Leila Lily’s offers a range of packages meaning there is something for everyone, and you can even add food options to your bookings for that little extra something to your evening.

You can find out how to book your masterclass here.

Fancy a festival?

Festival season is officially upon us, and we're prepped to pop some wellies, race to the front of the crowd,and eat copious amounts of street food. What about you?

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Take it back to the good old days

The Noughty 90s Festival sees your favourite Noughties and Nineties artists perform legendary old-skool bangers, what’s not to love?

You’ll find plenty to do with multiple stages, funfair rides, retro bars, street food, an exclusive VIP area (for you boujee lot), an R&B roller disco, and so much more!

So, what are you waiting for… go get down and boogie with it.

You can find out more and buy tickets here.

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Music and a pint in a field … say no more.

The Gateshead Beer & Music Festival is back and has got you covered with 3 days of incredible music, regional and national beers, and freshly prepared food.

The festival is spread out across a large field which means there is plenty of space when the sun is shining, however, with the unpredictable English weather always looming, you can shelter in their clubhouse or hang out at their marquee if the heavens open.

Throughout the festival, they’ll be raising money for three great charities, so bring along your spare change!

You can find out more and book your tickets here.

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All aboard, the groove is here

Although this isn’t a festival, we had to include it because who doesn’t love a party on a boat? We’re waiting…

Climb aboard the Durham River Cruiser and join Soul Survivors for the ultimate Summer Bank Holiday boat party.

Enjoy a 4-hour sunset cruise along the river of Durham's historic city, taking in the fabulous backdrop of the castle and cathedral while guest DJs play classic soul, 80s groove, disco and northern soul. We’ll see you there!

You can find out more and buy tickets here.

Whether your wanting a jam packed weekend full of streetfood or to dance the night away, let us know how you are planning to spend your bank holiday over on our socials @ncapartments_.

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