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Love Doesn't Cost A Thing

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and love is in the air. This year, step away from the expensive dates, and try one of our romantic and free date ideas around the North East

On the Market
Spend your weekend together browsing one of the fantastic markets around the North East. Head to Tynemouth, where you can wander round stalls crammed with books, delicious food and old antiques. Or, take advantage of Newcastle’s romantic Quayside and stroll along the river on Sunday morning, where market stalls line the streets. 

Go Wild
Everyone knows camping is romantic, so why not step it up a level? Kielder is the ultimate spot for a bit of romance; the Dark Skies Reserve guarantees you’ll be cuddled up under a starry sky, and the designated Wild Camping spots mean you wont have to pay a penny — impress your date by making a campfire.

Cuddle Up at the Movies
Going to the cinema doesn’t have to be expensive — in fact, it can be totally free. Tyneside Cinema show free films every Sunday at 10.30am; all you have to do is sit back and relax.

Sundown at Gibside
Every Friday and Saturday, Gibside cafe transforms into Gibside pub, offering Wylam Brewery ales and a range of wines and lagers. Make use of the outdoor seating area and big blankets to cuddle up and watch the evening skies — made even better by the smell of wood-fired pizza from neighbouring Earth & Fire.

Outdoor Exploring
Jesmond Dene is a fantastic place for a first date, or a day out with your partner. Start at Pets’ Corner and admire the adorable animals, stroll along the river and over the bridges. The Dene is gorgeous in any season, and the combination of animals, waterfalls, bridges and picnic spots will bring out the romantic side in anyone.

Published in: February 2018

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