Hey, ladies! Are you looking to find some new inspiration for girlie activities in the North East in 2024? Whether you're looking to relax, get creative, or simply have a blast with your besties, we've got you covered. Join us as we dive into some of the most fabulous girlie things to do in the North East, including an exclusive chance to create your very own spa products at an Awesome Botanical workshop.
1. Embrace Nature's Beauty in Northumberland
Start your journey with a more than just a breath of fresh air in Northumberland. Walking and hiking have become really popular activities for friends looking to do something more than just the typical shopping trip, and we are all for getting out into nature here at Awesome Botanical. Picture-perfect landscapes are right on your doorstep, from the mesmerising Northumberland National Park to the sandy shores of Bamburgh Beach. Get ready to capture stunning moments and make precious memories – as Northumberland National Park offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. With its rolling hills, lush greenery, and tranquil lakes, it's the perfect backdrop for a girls' getaway. Hike along the scenic trails, have a picnic by the lakeside, and immerse yourselves in the soothing sounds of nature. Don't forget to snap those Instagram-worthy photos to make your friends jealous of your adventure!
Bamburgh Beach, on the other hand, is a coastal paradise. Feel the soft sand beneath your toes as you take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline. If you're feeling adventurous, try your hand at some beach sports or simply lay back and soak up the sun (it does come out up here we promise! The vast expanse of the North Sea stretching before you is a sight to behold and you and your girlfriends will be investing in your overall wellness as well as bonding time.
2.The Alnwick Garden: A Botanical Paradise
Calling all nature lovers and flower fanatics! Alnwick's The Alnwick Garden is a dream come true. Join a guided tour and immerse yourself in the world of exotic plants. The pièce de résistance? The Treehouse Restaurant where you can dine amidst the treetops. The Alnwick Garden is like stepping into a fairytale. The carefully curated garden beds are a riot of colours and fragrances. You'll find yourself lost in a world of blooms, from vibrant tulips to delicate orchids. As you wander through the pathways, take a moment to breathe in the scents of lavender and roses, and let your senses come alive. The Treehouse Restaurant is a unique dining experience you won't want to miss. Nestled among the branches, it offers a magical atmosphere that's perfect for a girls' lunch or dinner. Enjoy delicious dishes made with locally sourced ingredients while enjoying the views of the gardens below. It's the ultimate blend of nature, great food and drink for a perfect girlie day out in the North East.
Newcastle's Chic Quayside
Newcastle upon Tyne offers a vibrant city experience with a touch of glam. Wander along the Quayside and soak in the view of the River Tyne and the iconic Millennium Bridge. Dive into culture at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art for some artistic inspiration. Newcastle's Quayside is a trendy and bustling area that caters to various tastes, making it a perfect day out with the girls. Whether you're into art, shopping, or simply taking in the sights, there's something for everyone. The Millennium Bridge, with its striking design and changing colours, is a must-see architectural showstopper perfect for capturing those Tik Tok videos! Or if you are going off grid from the socials, then take a leisurely stroll along the riverbanks and enjoy the calming waterside atmosphere.
The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is a haven for art enthusiasts and makes a lush location for spending time with the girls. Explore the thought-provoking exhibitions and installations by contemporary artists from around the world. The cutting-edge displays will spark your creativity and offer plenty of conversation material for you and your girlfriends.
Retail Therapy at Eldon Square
Eldon Square is a shopaholic's paradise, and it wouldn’t be a proper girls activity list if it didn’t include some retail therapy! High-street brands like Zara, Topshop, and H&M offer the latest trends, while boutique shops provide unique pieces that you won't find anywhere else.
Craft Your Own Spa Products at Awesome Botanical
For something totally different why not book to join us on one of our Awesome Botanical spa product workshops. Nestled in the heart of Gateshead, this workshop offers you the chance to craft your own spa products using all-natural botanical ingredients. Imagine making your personalised bath bombs, heavenly body scrubs, and whipped soaps…
Upon arrival, you'll be welcomed with refreshments and the heavenly scents of the ingredients, and our founder Natalie will guide you through the process, revealing the secrets of blending scents and textures to create your perfect spa products.
Sip on Afternoon Tea
After a day of indulgence at the spa product workshop, keep the pampering going with a classic afternoon tea. Many quaint tea rooms and luxurious hotels across the North East offer delightful tea experiences. Enjoy an array of finger sandwiches, scones, and delectable pastries, paired with your choice of teas or perhaps even a glass of bubbly.
Attend Other Creative Workshops
Feeling inspired after your spa product crafting session? Consider joining other creative workshops tailored to unleash your artistic side. From pottery and painting to jewellery making and flower arranging, the possibilities are endless.
Creative workshops are a fantastic way to bond with your friends and tap into your inner artist. You can choose from a range of activities depending on your interests and skill levels. Here are a few options:
- Pottery workshops: Get your hands dirty and create unique ceramic pieces under the guidance of a skilled pottery instructor. Sculpt and shape your creations, from mugs to vases, and unleash your creativity.
- Painting classes: Discover your inner Picasso with painting classes. Whether it's acrylics, watercolours, or even a paint-and-sip session with wine, you'll have a blast expressing yourself on canvas.
- Jewellery making: Design your own one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces. Learn how to bead, string, and assemble beautiful necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. It's a fantastic way to create personalized accessories to remember your trip.
- Flower arranging: Explore the art of floral design and create stunning bouquets and arrangements. You can even incorporate the skills you've learned into crafting your own spa products, adding a touch of floral elegance.
Unwind and Explore: Fabulous Girlie Activities in the North East in 2024
Whether you're exploring the natural wonders of Northumberland, embracing urban chic in Newcastle, or indulging in a spa product workshop, your North East girlie getaway is going to be unforgettable. Gather your girlfriends and embark on a fabulous journey in one of the UK's most enchanting regions – even if we are biased because we live here! Let the laughter, creativity, and relaxation begin as you make lasting memories in this delightful corner of the world.
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