Our 7 best things to do in Newcastle over May Bank Holiday

Looking for fun and exciting ways to spend the bank holiday this May? Look no further, we've put together an exciting list of activities around Newcastle. Why not hit up a spa or explore an adventure park? Whether you're looking to go for a family meal, or spend the day exploring Newcastle, there's an array of activities to choose from!

Looking to get away this May bank holiday? Why not stay in the stunningly picturesque Slaley Hall? With a spa, hotel and golf resort all in one convenient location it's the perfect couple's getaway!

Located in the Northumberland countryside this beautiful house offers stunning views and grounds to walk through. Your hotel room features an en-suite bathroom, plush bedding and either a comfortable double bed or a classic set of two twin guest beds.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and dinner at the hotel as part of your stay for a romantic evening surrounded by the quiet Northumberland moors and woodland. This staycation is the perfect R&R away from city life!

During your stay you'll have access to the health club. Upgrade your stay to include a 35-minute ELEMIS spa treatment for a truly luxurious and relaxing stay. Check out the facilities below:


  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness suite

Rock on down to the hippest brunch spot in town. Just a stone's throw from the River Tyne, the Hard Rock Cafe is the perfect city brunch spot. Enjoy 90 minutes of 'unlimited' alcohol alongside your main meal. Drinks include Coors Light, Magners, Magners Dark Fruits, as well as red, white or rose wine.

Looking to upgrade? Why not upgrade to an 'unlimited' cocktail package for £10pp on the day of your visit. Choose from a list of classic cocktails, such as tequila sunrise or a long island.

Enjoy a delicious meal with your friends or family over the bank holiday weekend, be tempted by delicious cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches. There're even options for your vegan buddies with vegan fajitas and Moving Mountains vegan burger.

Receive 10% off merchandise at the Hard Rock Cafe with your booking and treat yourself to Hard Rock Cafe memorabilia to remember your day out!


  • Mon-Sun from 12pm (surcharge applies Fri, Sat and Sun)
  • Why not enjoy a relaxing getaway over the bank holiday? Head to Northumberland and stay in this luxurious family cabin.

    It's the perfect secluded trip, as a self-catered lodge you can enjoy family time together without the distractions of the real-world interrupting. With space for up to five people to stay and access to a private hot tube, a bottle of wine on arrival and early check-in and late check-out, you can sit back and relax.

    Located in the Northumberland countryside you could visit the zoo, explore the acres of land of Alnwick Gardens or visit the historic town of Morpeth for a fun filled bank holiday.

    Stay for three, four or five nights and leave all your worries behind.

    In need of some R n R? Head to the Hilton and enjoy a relaxing spa day, upgrade to a two-person package and enjoy a girl's day out!

    Located in Gateshead this spa retreat includes two hours of leisure access, a glass of prosecco and two spa treatments.

    Choose between 8 different 30-minute treatments, whether you're looking for a luxurious deep tissue or Swedish massage or a relaxing gel manicure or pedicure, there's something for everyone.

    Take a dip in the pool and the jacuzzi during your visit for the ultimate relaxing experience!

    Opening Times

  • Mon - Sat 9am - 7pm
  • Celebrating a special occasion this bank holiday? Why not head on down to 3Sixty?

    Enjoy a scrumptious array of sandwiches and scones with clotted cream and jam and wash it all down with a fresh glass of prosecco each.

    Upgrade your trip to include a whole bottle of prosecco to really indulge!

    It's the perfect way to spend the day, tucking into delicious baked goods as part of a luxurious afternoon tea and watch the world go by!

    Head to 3Sixty's located at the top of Hadrian's Tower with up to four people and relax whilst you look out over the city!

    Opening Times

  • Open Monday through to Friday and Sundays, surcharge applies to Friday and Sunday bookings.
  • Looking for an exciting new spot to take the family? Check out Holmside Adventure Park for a fun-tastic packed day!

    With toddler, children and adult tickets available, it's the perfect way to get the whole family out together, especially if the weather is looking dreary.

    With giant inflatables, roller skating, archery, soft play, and a zipline, and sandpits, it's an exciting day out that will keep your kids entertained for hours! Let them run ragged around soft play and bounce about with inflatables. You'll make special memories that last a lifetime!

    Opening Times

  • Park opens at 10am. Valid Friday to Tuesday.
  • In need of a tranquil haven of peace and tranquillity? Look no further than 4* Radisson Blu Durham!

    Enjoy a day of relaxation for two people with 3 hours of access to leisure facilities. With a heated pool, sauna, jacuzzi, and a luxury relaxation room and fitness suite. It's the perfect spot!

    Tuck in to a delicious slice of cake during your visit. This voucher includes a hot drink and a slice of cake. Plus, you can sit back in your robe to really feel luxurious. Feed your soul and your stomach.

    Opening Times

  • Mon - Fri, 6am - 10pm
  • Sat - Sun, 7am – 9pm