Christmas Days Out for Teens in North East England

A few people have asked for ideas for Christmas days out ideas for teens so I thought I would put a little post together. Don't forget to check out my guide to what's on for kids and guide to Christmas markets too. 

Ice Skating - Various Prices 

Christmas Days Out for Teens in North East England  - ice skating

It has to be a real ice rink for older kids so check out the rink at Keel Square in Sunderland, Times Square in Newcastle and outside of intu Metrocentre.

Hot Chocolate Date 

Christmas Days Out for Teens in North East England  - hot chocolate

Teens can always be tempted to a local cafe for a hot chocolate with marshmallows. I recommend the insta-worthy hot chocolates at Proven Doughnuts, Hoults Yard or Hotel Chocolat Cafe at intu Metrocentre.

The Demon Barbers Lock In Christmas Carol at Sage - book here

This version of the Dickens classic is a mix of folk and hip hop - something a little different and more grown up than a traditional panto.

Gremlins at Tyneside Cinema 

You can re-watch an 80s classic with your teens at Tyneside Cinema this festive season - book here. 

Festive Afternoon Tea at Spanish City - book here

Christmas Days Out for Teens in North East England - festive afternoon tea spanish city
Credit - Spanish City

Festive Afternoon Tea at Spanish City is the perfect way to spend an afternoon with teens - especially if they have a sweet tooth! I recommend booking 1910 for the perfect sea view. 

Christmas Days Out for Teens in North East England  - spanish city afternoon tea prices

Hadrians Tipi Sunderland

Christmas Days Out for Teens in North East England  - Sunderland hadrians tipi

Grab some Asian Street Food from Hatch 76, a hot chocolate from the bar and gather around the fire pits inside Hadrians Tipi. Sounds perfect! There is FREE live music on the following dates too.

Festive Spa Night at Matfen Hall (kind of) - book here

Christmas Days Out for Teens in North East England  - festive family time at matfen hall

This deal at Matfen Hall looks like the ideal Christmas getaway. Teens can access the pool and loungers from 9am-12noon and 4pm-7pm during school holidays. From £199 for a family of 4, this overnight package includes:
  • Mince Pies & Hot Chocolate
  • Evening Meal 
  • DVD Player and Popcorn in Room
  • Northumbrian Breakfast 
  • Use of Spa & Leisure Facilities (age restrictions apply) 

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert at Sage - book here

Watch this classic film on a huge HD screen as the award-winning music is performed live and in sync to the film. This sounds like a pretty special experience.

Enjoy a Caribbean Christmas Lunch at Turtle Bay - book here

Christmas Days Out for Teens in North East England - turtle bay christmas lunch menu

The vibe at Turtle Bay is very teen-friendly and the menu is canny too. Plus they have mocktails! Perfect when teamed with a morning shopping.

Blow Your Own Christmas Bauble at Sunderland Glass Centre - book here 

This event has sold out for 2019 but I am leaving it here for 2020. Suitable for ages 12+ (when accompanied). This is your chance to blow your own Christmas Bauble which you have to admit, is pretty cool.

The Nights Before Christmas at Gibside - find out more here

Street food, live music and fire pits. Christmas evenings at Gibside are the perfect excuse to wrap up and enjoy a night out with teens.

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Please follow social distancing rules & Government guidelines , respect the local area. leave no trace, take litter home, park responsibly and if somewhere is busy on arrival, please consider leaving and returning at a later date. 

Always check updated opening hours / protocols with venues direct before setting off as things may have changed since this post was published. 

Let me know if you have any ideas to add to my list x


1 comment

  1. Ooooh I had no idea about the Night Before Christmas at Gibside - AMAZING! Going to see if I can cram that in (diary has started to go a little crazy!)

    Love so many of the ideas in here, ET at the Sage sounds epic!


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