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    Whether you celebrate Valentine's, Galentine's or Palentine's, sometimes doing something a bit different is more up your street. If the thought of candlelit dinners and romantic strolls on the Quayside isn't quite for you, then read on to discover our alternative ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in NewcastleGateshead.

    Laugh out loud at the Stand Comedy Club

    The Stand Comedy Club stands as a beacon of laughter in Newcastle's entertainment scene and is the perfect way to spend an alternative Valentine's Day. Nestled within the historic building of High Bridge, expect an unforgettable night of hilarity and camaraderie at The Stand Comedy Club as you watch the beginner's showcase Red Raw. The open mic night will introduce you to ten new acts – some treading the boards for the very first time. This is where everyone starts and it’s your chance to see the stars of tomorrow today. Head to the venue prior to the show starting and indulge in some delicious food. Let laughter take centre stage this Valentine's Day, book your tickets here. 

    Paint some pottery with your pals

    Grab your significant other, or a group of pals and book into pottery painting cafe, The Pottery Experience. Located in Jesmond, the cafe offers different types of bookings, from painting to making. If you are painting, book your table ahead and when you arrive pick a piece of pottery that you’d love to paint from the collection of mugs, jugs, unicorns, plant pots and more. Pottery is priced individually varying from £10-40 depending on size. For more information click here. 

    Let it all out at Smash Space

    Valentine's Day bringing up some unresolved feelings? Smash Space is Newcastle's first ever rage room experience. Smash glass bottles, office phones and keyboards in Smash Space Newcastle's Rage Room experience. This activity is a great way to let off steam and any negative feelings towards the day centered around love. Take a look at booking options here. 

    Sour Grapes Wine Tasting at Gaucho

    Join Gaucho for a sommelier-led wine tasting event and raise a glass. Try their exclusive flight of delicious rosé, red, and sparkling wines, paired with a selection of tasty small bites for only £25. Whether you’re single, in a relationship, or in a ‘situationship’, this wine tasting evening is a great way to spend Valtine's Day. 

    Get competitive at Point Blank

    Grab a group of friends and get competitive at Point Blank Shooting. Situated on Newgate Street in Newcastle, Point Blank Shooting is the UK’s first simulation shooting range. Boasting over 200 different shooting scenarios and courses which use exceptional shooting realism with the most up to date technology, this venue is the perfect place to entertain the whole gang. Throw in some killer cocktails, chicken wings, pizzas and ice-cold beers and you've got yourself a stellar alternative Valentine's night out in Newcastle!

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