Things to Do in Newcastle When It Rains

Posted 20.10.23

Things to Do in Newcastle When It Rains

Don’t let the bad weather get you down during your visit to Newcastle. The “Toon” is bursting with plenty of fun indoor activities for you and your party to enjoy while in the city. You wont’ spend too long in the rain before discovering an activity you and your group will enjoy!

What’s even better is that all of our fun-filled activities below are all easily accessible from our fabulous 4* Newcastle City Centre Hotel. Whether its a few minutes walk or a short drive away, you are never too far away from your next destination.

Discovery Museum

10-minute walk from hotel

Immerse yourself in the history of North Tyneside told through permanent displays and visiting exhibitions. Discovery Museum is housed in the old Co-operative Wholesale Society building, Blandford House which is just a 10-minute walk from Maldron Hotel Newcastle. During your visit you will come face to face with the iconic Turbina, which was once the world’s fastest ship! You will also learn about the history of the city through a range of exhibitions which focus on the areas scientific, maritime and technological importance to Britain and the rest of the world.

The Great North Museum: Hancock

14-minute walk from hotel

The Great North Museum: Hancock is another excellent free-entry museum, ideal for when you are looking for something to do on a rainy day. Just a 14-minute walk from Maldron Hotel Newcastle, the museum offers a varying programme of exhibitions, expert talks, courses and activities for children.

The museum is home to some pretty spectacular exhibitions including Living Planet which tells the stories of wildlife and habitats, Fossil Stories featuring a full-scale t-rex replica skeleton and the world of Ancient Egyptians where you can see two mummies!

The Tyneside Cinema

5-minute walk from hotel

Who doesn’t love a trip to the cinema? There is no better place to watch a film in the city than the beautifully designed, independent Tyneside Cinema. Only 5-minutes’ walk from Maldron Hotel Newcastle, Tyneside Cinema offers a wide range of new releases, blockbusters, international marvels, ground-breaking independent films, and the greatest cinema classics remastered for the big screen.

Make sure to collect your cinema treats and drinks from Vicolo before entering your movie. You can also have some post show bites and cocktails in the excellent Tyneside Bar Café.


10-minute walk from hotel

Lane7 is the perfect venue for your next outing in Newcastle. A short 10-minute walk from Maldron Hotel Newcastle, Lane7 combines bowling lanes, ping pong, mini golf, pool and karaoke to provide an all-round indoor experience ideal for groups. You won’t go hungry either as Lane7 also offer gourmet American-style food and delicious cocktails.

Mr Mulligan’s Space Golf

2-minute walk from hotel

Fancy a bit of crazy indoor fun? Have an exciting, out of this world experience at Mr Mulligan’s Space Golf, only a 2-minute walk from Maldron Hotel Newcastle. Put your skills to the test on the unique 18-hole course or for those who just can’t get enough why not try the extended 27-hole course. This is guaranteed fun for your whole group!

Victoria Tunnel

12-minute drive from hotel

Rain or not, a tour of the Victoria Tunnel is definitely something you should experience during your time in Newcastle. Situated a 12-minutes’ drive from Maldorn Hotel Newcastle, Victoria Tunnel is ranked number one on TripAdvisor’s ‘things to do in Newcastle’. The tunnel is a preserved 19th century wagonway under Newcastle stretching from the Town Moor to the Tyne river. During your tour expect to learn about how the tunnel was constructed, how tough life was during World War Two for locals and maybe one or two ghost stories – Victoria Tunnel is well famed for its paranormal activities.

Team Sport Go Karting

11-minute drive from hotel

One for all of the thrill seekers out there! A favourite for groups with a little bit of competitive nature, Team Sport Karting offers two professionally designed, multilevel circuits that combined create up to 950m of track for up to 18 karters to race. Whiz around the tracks at speeds of up to 40MPH. For some extra fun challenge yourself to beat the average lap time of 43s!

Afternoon Tea at Maldron Hotel Newcastle

Don’t let the bad weather ruin your day! Why not treat yourself to our delicious afternoon tea? With our chef’s seasonal cakes and sweet treats, plain & fruit scones served with clotted cream and preserves and a delicious selection of sandwiches, all served with hot drinks and a glass of fizz, it’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon in the city.

Maldron Hotel Newcastle

Perfectly located at the heart of Newcastle City Centre, Maldron Hotel Newcastle is the ideal base for exploring all of the best indoor fun activities that Newcastle has to offer. Our stylish, comfortable 4* accommodation will ensure you are well rested throughout your visit to the famous “Toon”.