Galentine’s Day is celebrated on February 13th and originated back in 2010.
This new-found holiday was created by the character Leslie Knope from the well-loved American TV show Parks and Recreation. Whether you’re a single pringle or in a decade long relationship this holiday is about celebrating the lady friends in your life. It is a holiday specifically dedicated to ladies celebrating ladies. So, what’s not to love? For 2019, if you are celebrating your Galentine’s Day in Newcastle there are endless opportunities for where you can take the amazing women in your life. Here is a compilation of 5 quirky options for how to spend your Galentine’s in the toon.
- The UK’s largest Inflatable theme park @ Inflatespace
Visit Newcastle’s indoor inflatable theme park and race through the neon maze of inflatables. You can slip and slide through this weird and wonderful labyrinth and climb craters, fly down warp speed slides and even play a bit of space wars. Just imagine the old CBBC show 50/50 coming to life. This hidden gem is only a metro ride away and general admission is priced at £12. So, it’s a perfect option for a girl’s trip this Galentine’s.
- Space Golf @ Mr Mulligans
Why not check out the intergalactic vibe of Mr Mulligan’s based in the heart of the city centre. This unusual golf course is full of aliens, neon lights and even has a late-night bar. Thankfully Galentine’s day has fallen on the Wednesday student night too which offers £5 for two games plus £1 double up on spirits.
- Live Escape Rooms @ Exit
Maybe try some adrenaline induced team bonding at Exit which is situated just minutes from campus. This unconventional venue offers live escape games in which you and your friends are locked in a room for one hour and must complete a series of challenges to finally reach the exit. If you and your girls work well under pressure, this could be the place for you.
- Ice Skating @ Centre for Life
Pull on your skates and get down to the Life centre for a session of ice skating this February 13th. For £9 an hour you can Triple Lutz across the ice and perform you own Bolero with all the special people in your life.
- Feed some furry farm animals @ Ouseburn Farm
This charity driven farm based in the heart of Newcastle allows you the opportunity to meet all sorts of animals from sheep and pigs to rodents and reptiles. Ouseburn Farm is the perfect place to get some fresh air and see some furry friends. This quaint farm is just a metro stop away and an opportunity to venture somewhere new this Galentine’s.
Galentine’s Day is the best day of the year (according to Leslie Knope that is). So, use this unorthodox millennial holiday to celebrate the platonic relationships in your life. Any excuse
is a good excuse to spend an entire day celebrating the friendships that really matter to you and thanks to Leslie we now have an entire day dedicated to it.
Last modified: 6th February 2019