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Planning your Christmas night out in Newcastle? Here are 3 unique experiences to get booking

From a state-of-the-art simulation shooting range to cocktails in the Toon, we’ve got your festivities covered...

Written by High Life North
Published 09.12.2021

Point Blank Shooting

This state-of-the-art simulation shooting range is not necessarily a place you’d expect to go to for some festive fun. But this is the ultimate competitive socialising experience – and it isn’t just for men either. Ladies, we know we can pull the trigger just as good, if not better.

The concept (the first of its kind in the UK) combines skillset shooting with cold beers, signature shooting-themed cocktails and brilliant bites. Bring out your competitive side with exciting leader boards and 200 different shooting scenarios, all in an incredible speakeasy venue.

HLN TOP TIP: Why not book their bottomless brunch that’s on every Sunday, with unlimited beer and prosecco flowing nonstop and as much pizza as you can eat?

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The Escape Key

It’s time to put your teamwork skills to the test. And what better way to do that than inside an escape room? Step into the past in the premium quality, handcrafted escape rooms at The Escape Key, all based on Newcastle’s rich history.

Whether you’re a first-time challenger or veteran escapee, we can guarantee you’ll have a fun-filled day that’ll help improve your bond with colleagues or friends. Will you be able to break the record time to escape? Or will you crumble under pressure..?

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WC Newcastle

Right in the heart of the Bigg Market, beneath the city, lies this hidden gem – a secret escape from the hustle and bustle of Newcastle’s nightlife.

It’s not every day you can say you’ve had a drink inside a Victorian WC, right? But don’t be fooled; this once-unused WC has been transformed into an elegant wine and cocktail bar, offering up the swankiest serves alongside bitesize bar snacks. They also have regular live music nights, so your entertainment is covered, too.

HLN TOP TIP: Get into the festive spirit by trying their Spiced Orange Espresso Martini – it’ll get your taste buds tingling!

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