Effervescent and full of life, Newcastle is an all-around winner for a group holiday. From outdoor adventures to thoughtful days at the museum, crazy golf to kayaking, there really is something to suit each member of your group, and boredom is not on the menu.
Newcastle Groups Guide
Maldron Hotel Newcastle
17 Newgate Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, NE1 5RE
Group accommodation in Newcastle doesn’t come better than the Maldron Hotel Newcastle. Spacious and comfortable twin rooms provide the perfect base to return to after group days out in the city, and their special offers will guarantee you get the best deal for your trip. Located right in the heart of Newcastle’s city centre, the Maldron Hotel Newcastle is ready and waiting to accommodate your best group holiday yet.
My Dehli Indian Streetery
87A Clayton Street, Newcastle upon Tyne
We’ve covered the streets of Bangkok, now how about a trip to Dehli? My Dehli Indian Streetery is an authentic Indian dining experience in the heart of Newcastle, with both lunch and dinner menus. From small dishes to full curries, no matter what you choose you’re guaranteed a great meal full of flavour and spice.
11-15 Starbeck Avenue, Sandyford, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Take the whole gang out for brunch to kick start your day exploring Newcastle. Aidan’s Kitchen offers up hearty, delicious brunch dishes accompanied by perfectly brewed teas and coffees. They have plenty of room for groups (we suggest booking ahead) and you’ll leave feeling as satisfied as can be and ready for a day of fun in the city!
Sushi Me Rollin'
Stack, Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne
With a mission to bring fine dining to everyone, Sushi Me Rollin’ serves up some world-class sushi at extremely affordable prices, and in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Located at the Stack plaza (a collection of repurposed shipping containers transformed into pop up shops and restaurants), there’s plenty of space for your whole group to grab a seat whilst you tuck into some delicious sushi rolls.
Zaap Thai Street Food
The Gate, 117 Newgate St, Newcastle upon Tyne
Dining at Zaap Thai feels a little like leaving Newcastle altogether and entering the brightly-lit streets of Bangkok. Vibrant neon signs and street signs surround you as you chow down on authentic Thai street food; the menu spans small bites to large meals, with options for vegans, vegetarians and just about everyone else, too.
2-6 Shakespeare St, Newcastle upon Tyne
Contemporary fast food done to perfection is exactly what you’ll find at Fat Hippo. As casual as can be, and totally fuss-free, the relaxed atmosphere creates a perfect setting to sit down for a night of good food and fun with your mates. Dirty fries, burgers and a full range of vegan options are on the table, as well as craft beers, wines and spirits.
88 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne
Split across 3 floors, Alvino’s is spacious enough for everyone but still has a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Attracting a young and trendy crowd, local DJs take centre stage on weekend nights, so your group can kick back and listen to some tunes while they enjoy a selection of cocktails and craft beers.
28-32 Collingwood St, Newcastle upon Tyne
Drinks with a side of dancing, Florita’s has both fantastic cocktail lists and playlists. With plenty of seating available, booking ahead is your best bet at securing a spot for your whole group – Florita’s can get lively on the weekends! Their cocktails are created by imaginative mixologists, so every drink is even more delicious, and the hip interior filled with exposed brick and framed prints will keep you coming back for more.
125 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne
A classic British pub, The Bodega’s timber interiors and traditional bar make for great chats and a cosy atmosphere. A simplistic menu of well-poured pints, wines and spirits and live sports fixtures shown on the screens complete the social atmosphere of this welcoming pub, ideal for groups looking to spend the night recounting their favourite stories over a few beers.
The Holy Hobo
Jesmond Three Sixty, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Glamorous cocktails clash with the relaxed atmosphere of a student bar at The Holy Hobo. Welcoming, chill vibes are complemented by the industrial-chic interiors, and the cocktail list is delectable. Grab your group of pals, book a table and get ready for a showdown on one of the bar’s pool tables!
16 Dean St, Newcastle upon Tyne
Acclaimed Scottish brewers Brewdog have opened bars known for their lively atmosphere and exceptional craft beer selections across the world – and Newcastle is no exception. A great spot for group drinks, book a large table and settle in for the evening; the rotating menu has a whole range of interesting and unique beers to try. They also offer some truly irresistible pizzas for when you get hungry!
80-90 St James' Blvd, Newcastle upon Tyne
An all-out entertainment experience, Lane 7 has bowling alleys, mini-golf, ping pong, pool and even karaoke – the perfect ingredient list for the greatest night out ever. Whether you go for one activity or go the whole hog, there really is something for everyone in the group and fun is a guarantee. They also offer a top-standard menu of pizzas, burgers and tacos, as well as a full bar.
If you’re ready to get deep down and dirty in Newcastle’s surrounding nature, then gorge walking is the perfect activity for your group. Endless Adventure will pick you up in the city centre and transport you to one of newcastle’s many gorges, where you’ll come across rockslides and freefalls. They have tailored activities for all levels of adventurer, and even take fun photos to remember your day by. If gorge walking isn’t enough adventure for one day, they’ll also organise white water tubing in the same day trip!
Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne
Built by King Henry II in the 12th Century, Newcastle Castle is an imposing fortress overlooking the River Tyne. Visitors can expect to discover the secrets of castle life, meeting its most eccentric characters and learning stories of its history, before scaling the castle steps to take in the impressive views over the river.
Heaton Park, Newcastle upon Tyne
Wedged between the trendy neighbourhoods of Ouseburn and Jesmond, Heaton Park is packed with both nature and history. Ideal for for an afternoon group stroll, you can discover the park’s Victorian pavilion built in 1880, or explore the ruins of the 13th Century King John’s Palace.
Grainger St. Newcastle upon Tyne
Founded in 1835, Grainger Market is one of the oldest marketplaces in Newcastle and one of the largest in Europe to this day. Now housing more than 100 traders and small businesses, the market is a quintessential part of Newcastle’s city life, both past and present. Spend a few hours wandering the aisles, grab a bite or explore one of the local shops within – Grainger Market has plenty to offer, and the building itself is a beautiful part of the city’s fabric!
The Clay Shed, Hoult’s Yard, Walker Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
Over-18s crazy golf? Ghetto Golf provides 18 holes of pure fun, complete with a full bar, live DJ and vibrant street art covering every surface. Each hole is unique, built into unexpected places like bus shelters and pubs, and graffiti artists are given totally free reign to express themselves, so you’ll have plenty to look at in between puts. Make sure to grab a few drinks with your group after playing the course and take in the tunes.
Kayak on the Tyne
1A Norma Crescent Whitley Bay, NE26 2PD
See the city from the calm waters of the River Tyne. Learn about the city as you drift up the river on a guided kayak tour by CBK Adventure – you can see Newcastle’s famed bridges and some discover some hidden gems along the route. Although based at Whitely Bay, the tour takes off form just underneath the Tyne Bridge Newcastle city centre, so your group won’t need to travel far, either.
No Limits Paintball & Laser
Unit 4, King Street, NE8 2YP Gateshead
5 minutes outside the centre of Newcastle city you’ll find No Limits, a live-action, immersive paintball, laser and airsoft experience. Fight your way through the No Limits town in one of their themed games – the town includes trains, a hospital, a mansion and more. Brave groups might want to take on the Zombie Experience, working together to clear the town of infected zombies!
EXIT Escape Rooms
67a Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne
Spend an hour trying to unravel the complex secrets of an escape room. Your group will be put to the test and together you’ll have to use strategy, puzzle-solving and teamwork to escape one of EXIT Escape Room’s challenging games. Choose from themes including spooky horror, mad science and a thrilling heist, and get to work!
The Great North Museum
Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne
You could spend days in the Great North Museum. From wildlife to dinosaurs and Egypt to Africa, the exhibitions cover a huge range of historical and geographical topics; discover world culture as you’ve never seen it before! The perfect group activity in Newcastle, there really is something for everyone in the museum, so it’s worth planning a few hours of exploration time there.
Newcastle Climbing Centre
St Marks Church House 285 Shields Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
Take on one of Newcastle Climbing Centre’s indoor climbing courses. Offering roped climbing and bouldering courses suitable for all levels of experience, group climbing sessions promise a fun day out, and the centres expert instructors are always on hand for guidance. Those who don’t want to climb can watch friends from the mezzanine viewing platform!