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Whatever the season – there are plenty of things to do all year round in NewcastleGateshead!

Start the year with a bang and watch the spectacular Midnight New Year’s Eve Fireworks display over NewcastleGateshead Quayside! Join us once again in February for a month of romance as city breakers find love in the city with events and romantic meals out with their valentine or, why not treat your mums to a special weekend in the North East to celebrate Mother’s Day in March?

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Families are invited to enjoy a holiday in NewcastleGateshead during the school holidays when the top attractions and free museums pack their event programmes with exciting and interactive activities.  

When spring arrives why not head out to the parks and gardens to enjoy the fresh air or take part in Easter Egg hunts and spring-themed family-friendly events right across the North East? 

The Easter four-day weekend is the perfect opportunity for a city break in NewcastleGateshead where visitors can tuck into tasty street food at By The River Co’s Hawker Market or take part in Wylam Brewery’s famed food battle events. Spend your bank holiday weekends in NewcastleGateshead exploring the breweries and beer gardens or let your hair down at live music events at the bars and clubs in the region.

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As the sun begins to shine and the evenings grow longer and lighter – so festival season re-emerges for another year. So does the NE1 Quayside Seaside which brings the holiday vibes to the Newcastle banks of the River Tyne.

Twice a year, enjoy the delights of Newcastle’s burgeoning restaurant scene during NE1’s famous Restaurant Week or head into Newcastle’s cultural quarter, Ouseburn to find out what happens in the many creative artist studios that inhabit the Valley as part of Ouseburn Open Studios.

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Halloween and Bonfire Night punctuate the autumn months in NewcastleGateshead with a diverse range of toe-curlingly scary events for adults and children alike as well as firework displays worthy of a hearty oooh and ahhhh.

Is it that time again already? Plan your festive visit to NewcastleGateshead and enjoy a Christmas city break overflowing with Christmas markets, outdoor ice skating, pantos and festive performances as well as the much-anticipated reveal of Fenwick Newcastle’s iconic Christmas window.

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