Fun Things to Do in Newcastle for Adults

Newcastle is known for having fun nights out, but that’s not where the party starts. There’s plenty to do and see at any time of the day, so whether you’re looking for an all day event, into the night, or just a few casual hours, there’s something for you on this list.            

Since you’re here we’re guessing you know of Junkyard Golf Club Newcastle, home to mad cocktails, countless selfie opportunities and fun vibes. So before we start the list, if you’re looking for the best crazy golf in Newcastle, then you came to the right place.

Below you’ll find our list of fun things to do in Newcastle for adults, whatever the weather.



Even if you’re not into selfies, this place is pretty cool to check out and if you are in to selfies then

*bonus*. There’s endless fun to be had at this place and if you’re looking for that perfect Insta post, then you need to visit this spot. You can book your tickets here.

  • Price: £7 per person, per hours
  • Location: The Gate, Newgate St


The Stand is a unique comedy club, bar and kitchen, which you could easily walk past without noticing. With a mixture of new acts, local faces and well-known names like Kevin Bridges, you can book shows pretty much every day of the week (excluding Tuesdays and Sundays).

Shows usually go on for an hour to two hours and there’s plenty on the menu to eat and drink while you’re watching.

  • Price: Tickets start from £5
  • Location: 31 High Bridge


The Quayside Sunday markets are famous in Newcastle and draw in lots of people, looking for great food, independent retailers and a general Newcastle buzz.

Open from 9am – 4pm, you’ll find everything from local food and fresh baked goods,  hand-made jewellery stalls, designs from local street artists and even discover local buskers . You can find out more here.

  • Price: Free Entry
  • Location: Newcastle Quayside


Ok so this one might be based in Sunderland, but it’s a hub of food, drinks and music based in shipping containers by the sea, so surely it’s worth venturing out of Newcastle City Centre for?

If you’re thinking not really, then we have good news – the Stack site that previously closed in Newcastle City Centre is set to re-open in December (pending planning permission approval). If approved, the site will contain shipping container bars, a double tipi, street food vans, a stage and large screen, all on one level – so if you’re looking for fun things to do in Newcastle at night, this will be your answer!


If you find yourself wanting to let off some steam, then Harry’s will give you a good bit of adrenaline. Promising “an experience you won’t forget” the idea was brought to life from a famous Canadian back-yard past time. With experienced trainers and an emphasis on safety, this is fun, energetic and great for stag and hen-dos.

  • Price: Prices start from £21 per session
  • Location: Arch 18, Forth Banks Yard


Dogs! Do we need to say anymore? Stop for a bite to eat, something to drink and pet one of the 8 dogs – heaven. There’s a mix of Daushends, Pomeranians and even a toy poodle, there’s cuteness everywhere. And their menu is really good too. You can book a table here.

  • Price: £6 entry fee
  • Location: 22 Pudding Chare


There are a few choices when it comes to karaoke in Newcastle, but Red Diner in China Town has great decor, large screens and private booths. You might need a bit of dutch courage before going to a karaoke bar, but if you just fancy a casual day time sing-a-long, this place opens from 12pm.

  • Price: Prices start from £20 per group
  • Location: China Town


If gamings your thing, then The CTRL Pad is probably for you. They pretty much have everything you could ask for; Playstation, Nintendo, Xbox, Sega and Steam, plus VR gaming.

With weekly tournaments and competitions, you can either stop by for a one-off gaming session, or make it one of your new favourite hobbies. Head to their website here to make a booking.

  • Location: Unit F3, The Gate, Low Friar St
  • Price: Starting from £4 per hour.

Now you’ve read our list of the top fun things to do in Newcastle, make sure you book your Junkyard Golf Club tickets first. And if you’re looking for somewhere amazing to stay, check out Dream Apartments here, who are based in a great location from all the places mentioned in the list.