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    The upcoming Coronation weekend is set to be an exciting time in NewcastleGateshead, with a wide range of activities and events taking place across the city.  Whether you're a local or just visiting for the bank holiday, there is sure to be something to keep you entertained over the weekend.

     Here are just a few ideas for things to do in NewcastleGateshead over the Coronation weekend.

    Have a spot of Afternoon Tea

    Afternoon tea is a timeless tradition that seems fit to celebrate the King's Coronation. From delicate finger sandwiches and warm scones to decadent cakes and pastries, the array of delicious treats on offer is fit for a King! Head to Linden Hall and commemorate the coronation of King Charles III with a traditional afternoon tea event. The Royal Station Hotel is hosting Coronation Prosecco Afternoon Tea featuring classic scones with clotted cream and jam, savouries, coronation sandwiches, cakes and pastries. Langley Castle is also hosting a Coronation Afternoon Tea accompanied by live music.  The Copthorne Hotel Newcastle is celebrating the occasion from the 5 May until 8 May with Afternoon Tea, a special Union Jack Cocktail and a Palace Cream Tea. 

    Take a deep dive into the history of the Monarchy

    King Charles has yet to visit Bamburgh Castle( we live in hope!) but many of his ancestors did. Bamburgh was the seat of the Anglo Saxon Kings of Northumbria-and most of the medieval Kings of England visited or lived here. Come to hear how Kings deeply influenced the future of Bamburgh village and Castle-even though some didn’t visit they had a profound impact-like Henry VIII. This isn’t a boring history lesson but an overview of the centuries from King Aethelfrith, to William Rufus, from tragic Henry VI to George III-and what happened when Prince Charles did visit our villages.

    Dine like a royal

    Join Fenwick at Arthur's on May 5th to mark His Majesty King Charles III’s coronation. A moment to remember, the team will be providing the royal treatment on the night consisting of spectacular food, plenty of bubbles and exceptional live entertainment. The decadent three-course menu has been specially designed for the coronation and features some of the King’s favourite flavours, including a welcome drink Mint Julep with a whisky base. Reinventing the traditional brass band format with a 21st-century spin, Backstage Brass will be bringing a funky and beat-driven arrangement of classic and modern tunes. Take a look at the full menu here. 

    Celebrate with everyone around you at The Big Lunch

    The Big Lunch is the UK’s annual celebration for neighbours and communities – a time when people come together to share friendship, food and fun. This year, Metrocentre are inviting people to join the Coronation celebrations with a Coronation Big Lunch. Join in on Sunday 7th May in Exhibition Square and you’ll be joining millions of across the UK getting together to celebrate. Join us and the Metrognomes as they celebrate the Kings Coronation with all their friends, bring your packed lunch full of goodies to enjoy while you are entertained by the Bouncing Busby, play Street Party games, colour in your very own crown and even have your face painted! There is a £2 donation per person to attend which will support Gateshead Food Bank (minus booking fee). Book now to secure your place!

    Watch the Coronation live on a big screen

    Watching the King's Coronation on a big screen can be a unique and exciting way to experience the historic event. Newcastle has been chosen to screen the historical occasion allowing revellers to come together and witness a slice of history. The location is yet to be announced, so watch this space!

    Celebrate at Alnwick Castle

    To celebrate the coronation of King Charles III, The Duke and Duchess of Northumberland and Alnwick Castle have announced a programme of events. Join them on Sunday 7th May 2023 From 6pm - 10pm for a live viewing party of the Coronation Concert! Watch the entertainment on a big screen in the Outer Bailey with the beautiful backdrop of Alnwick Castle. A variety of food trucks will be serving up delicious treats and drinks, and you are also welcome to bring your own picnic. Don't forget your blanket or lawn chair. This event is free however a ticket is required. You can book them here.

    Take a trip to the coast

    A bank holiday in Newcastle is not complete without a trip to the coast and the upcoming King's Coronation will hopefully bring us some sunny weather. Newcastle is just a short distance from some of the UK's most beautiful coastline. Why not take a day trip to the seaside and enjoy a walk along the beach, a paddle in the sea, or even try your hand at surfing with Tynemouth Surf Co. 

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