Enjoy a City Break in Newcastle this May

Posted 9 May 14, written by Amanda Lambert


There is always a lot to see and do in a city and Newcastle is no exception! The vibrant capital of North East England is the place to come for superb shopping, vibrant nightlife, inspiring heritage, acclaimed architecture and award winning dining. You can also be sure of a warm Geordie welcome!

This month is a great time to take a city break and explore the vibrant culture and history of the wonderful city of Newcastle. There are lots of events for you to enjoy this May and we have some great places to stay in and around the Newcastle area. So whether you would like to be based close to the city centre, coast or countyside, we are sure to have the perfect place for you!

Take a look at our great selection of Newcastle properties. Short breaks start from £250

City Centre Area

Ouseburn Apartment (Sleeps 4)


Haldane Apartment (Sleeps 4)


Warwick Apartment (Sleeps 4)

Coastal Area

3 Dukes Cottage (Sleeps 6)

4 Dukes Cottage (Sleeps 6)


Countryside Area

Fellstone Cottage (Sleeps 4)

Hagg Hill Cottage (Sleeps 4)

The Barn (Sleeps 5)

Take a look at our range of city breaks for more properties like these, or head back to the homepage to look for more self catering in Northumberland.

Events not to be missed this month!

Take a look at our What’s on page for a full list of all the exciting events that are happening this May. Here is a just a taster of what’s on….

Kirkley Hall Countryside Festival – 18th May

Kirkley Hall hosts their annual one day countryside festival on 18th May. Visitors can look forward to a fun day our for all the family including entry into the Zoological Gardens, a variety of stalls selling arts, crafts and food and land based skills displays including horse riding , tree climbing, dog agility and much more. Entry is only £3pp.


Wild Week at Belsay 24th May to 1st June

The Wildman of Belsay is a character illustrated in the Middleton Family’s Coat of Arms. He was of great importance to the family and can be found in paintings and stone carvings, some of which can still be seen today in the Castle.
To celebrate the installation of the Wildman statue in Belsay’s Hall, we’re going wild this half term! Imagine if a 'wildman' still roamed the grounds of Belsay, where would he live? Amongst the deep, cavernous Quarry Garden in a hovel, lair or den? Join artist den-builder, Chris Harman, as he’ll show children (big and small) how to build their very own den.

South Shields Food and Drink Festival 24th – 26th May

The Proper Food and Drink Festival will take place this year in Bents Park, bringing in 70 gourmet food and drink traders, as well as bars and entertainment.
At the free, three-day event in South Shields, about 50 stalls will exhibit food and drink, and there will be about 20 hot food and drink stalls.

Georgian Country Fair, Beamish Museum – 29th May until 1st June

Experience a fair like no other as The Squire of Pockerley sets about hiring his staff for the coming months! There’s also a selection of other great attractions including a Punch and Judy show, market stalls, fire eating shows, traditional games and fairground rides.

Centre for Life – from 17th May

Gunther Von Hagens' Bodyworlds Vital exhibition is on at the Centre for Life this May Celebrating the complexity, beauty and potential of the human body, it brings together a collection of real human bodies which have been donated and preserved through Plastination, a ground-breaking method for specimen preservation.

Seven Stories - Moving Stories Exhibition - throughout May

Moving Stories is a brand new exhibition to Seven Stories The exhibition will focus on different aspects of storytelling and featured stories include Alice in Wonderland, The Gruffalo and The Borrowers as well as fairy tales including Snow White, Cinderella and Shrek. With 7 floors to explore including the creative station, the Cafe, the Artist's Attic, Book Lab and Story Den, there are lots for children to see and do!

Magic Worlds - throughout May

The V&A Museum of Childhood touring exhibition Magic Worlds is currently at Great North Museum this May. Immerse yourself in the imaginary worlds of witches, wizards, fairies, elves, dragons, magicians and illusionists. On display will be costumes, tricks, paintings, ceramics, beautifully illustrated books and posters, games, optical toys and dramatic puppets. There is dressing up for all ages - including grown ups!



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