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Fun, food and mini breaks – the offers to beat your January blues

We’re talking 50% off your food bill, half-price games of mini golf and luxury staycation steals.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 13.01.2023



Blackton Grange, County Durham  

Offer: 25% off when booking a stay during January, February and March

There’s nothing like a luxury hot tub holiday to wash those January blues away. Just an hour’s drive from Newcastle, Blackton Grange aka the North East’s newest celebration destination home in the heart of the North Pennines is the perfect large group accommodation where we guarantee you’ll be able to kick back, relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the city to live the life of luxury.

If you book a stay at this secluded lakeside eight-bedroom traditional farmhouse, that hosts up to 18 guests – including your four-legged friends – during the months of January, February and March 2023 you’ll get 25% off – it would be rude not to, right?


DFDS, Newcastle to Amsterdam

Offer: 20% off sailing

Kick off the new year the right way with 20% off your sailing from Newcastle to Amsterdam in 2023. There is no better time than the present to plan your adventures this year and explore what the Dutch capital has to offer. Expect award-winning food and drink, an amazing maritime atmosphere and quality time with family and friends. DFDS is guaranteed to make your trip smooth sailing.



Birria Bella, Jesmond

Offer: from £15

When: Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd January

Who says January has to be boring? Treat yourself to this tasty deal at Birria Bella.  Serving us all the tacos, burritos and nachos that we need, you don’t need a flight to get the taste of Mexico thanks to Birria’s scrumptious street food dishes. Plus, dishes can be vegetarian and vegan on request, too.

£15  –  get three Birria tacos, a portion of hand cut twice cooked chips/nachos and salsa and any soft drink.

£17 – three Birria tacos, a portion of hand cut twice cooked chips/nachos and salsa washed down with Jarritos, a bottle of Corona, small wine or prosecco.

£25 – munch box and any two drinks (can/Jarritos, a bottle of Corona, small wine or prosecco)


Sohe, Jesmond

Offer: 50% off á la carte

When: Sunday to Friday

If you’re ready to spice things up this dull month then a visit to this Asian fusion restaurant offering this delicious deal of half-price food throughout January. From spicy stir-fries, slow-cooked Thai curries and exotic noodles dishes, Sohe’s 50% off deal is applicable up to a £10 discount per person. We recommend getting the sharing platter for starters – you won’t be disappointed.



Don’t forget that NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week is back next week. Enjoy your pick of cut-price meals from hundreds of the city’s best eateries. With so many restaurants taking part it’s so hard to shortlist your favourite menus, that’s why we’ve done the hard work for you. Read our Newcastle Restaurant Week menu recommendations here.



Junkyard Golf, Newcastle  

Offer: 50% off games

Junkyard Golf Club is really giving us a real hole-in-one this January it’s kindly offering half-price games of golf this month. This crazy golf venue has a pick of three weird and wonderful themed nine-hole courses featuring wrecked cars, fairground rides and slides. Swing into 2023 with this fun-filled activity and cut the costs with this 50% off deal which is available when booking online by quoting the code ‘NEWCASTLE50’ and on off-peak days.

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