Pop into Northern Print in Newcastle to try your hand at printmaking.
They offer an abundance of classes for all abilities, from wood engraving and glass printing, to Japanese paper lamination and silk screening. All classes are taught by practicing printmakers and the hands-on workshops are based in the studios usually reserved for members. You won’t be sharing the classroom with many others either, so you’ll be sure to get the expert tuition you need to create a piece that’s well worth hanging up at home.
Housed inside a 13th-century friary, Blackfriars Restaurant offers regular cookery courses, their most popular being artisan bread making. Develop and hone your loaf-baking skills using locally milled flours and master tuition, and then sample the finished product. Yum!
The Big Mussel seafood restaurant in Newcastle Quayside is known for its daily deal between 5pm and 7pm where the time you order is the price you pay. Wave down the waiter at 5.03? Your moules frites will only cost you £5.03. Their cocktails are kind on the wallet too.
Think bouncy castles are just for kids? Think again. With wipeout-style challenges, slides, a Hungry Hippos-inspired game and a zip wire, Inflate Space is an indoor play area for adults (the kids are allowed to enjoy it too – though not as much).