How to Spend your Autumn in the North East
People may think of the summer as the time to go out and about and enjoy all the activities on offer, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do in the autumn! As the leaves change colour and a chill starts to settle in the air, there are plenty of ways to keep yourself and your family amused.
Some activities are the same as in the summer – you can still go walking in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside, you may just need an extra layer or two of clothing. If you would rather stay inside, there are museums and theatres hosting exhibitions and plays throughout the year.
Other activities are specific to this time of year, with both Halloween and Bonfire Night offering a whole host of events across the region. Also, you may be dreading just the mention of the word “Christmas”, but the Newcastle Christmas market starts in mid-November and offers an impressive range of stalls stocking produce from around the world.
Halloween events in Newcastle and the surrounding area can be targeted at adults only or all the family. There are late night horror movies at local cinemas, then you can go ghost hunting at Newcastle Castle or drink the spooky UV gin at the Life Science Centre if you are a grownup looking for a scare.
If you want to bring the kids with you, you can try pumpkin carving or some of the more family-friendly scary stories being told at venues around the North East.
Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes Night
No sooner is Halloween at an end when Bonfire Night is upon us and there are firework displays all around the North East for you to enjoy. Popular destinations include Newcastle Racecourse and the Gosforth Round Table display. Further out, there are other major displays at Gateshead and Durham.