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What's 'appenin' 2019

Wherever you're visiting in the North East - or perhaps you're lucky enough to live here - there are always exciting things happening and great places to visit.  We've pulled together some ideas of events across the North East that you can get to on an Arriva bus.

X18 SightseeingTourX18 Sightseeing Tour

Amble, Alnwick and Berwick

This scenic tour runs every day between Amble, Alnwick and Berwick with commentary provided throughout this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Selected services only.

Dippy the DinosaurDippy the Dinosaur


Saturday 18th May to Sunday 6th October

Dippy the Diplodocus lived in London for over 100 years but now he's on an adventure he can be found in Newcastle at the Hancock Museum  Unveiled to the British public in 1905, Dippy was cast from the type specimen found in America. The full skeleton is 21.3 metres long, 4.3 metres wide and 4.25 metres high. Enjoy a day out with Dippy and get inspired about the natural world!

Life Science Game on 2.0Life Science Game On 2.0

Life Science Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Saturday 25th May - Wednesday 4th September

Game on 2.0 explores the vibrant history, culture and future of gaming, entertainment and technology through more than 150 playable games. Visitors can play a range of games from arcade classics to modern favourites, including fun party games, such as Rock Band 3.

Bigg Food FridaysBigg Food Fridays


Last Friday of the month in June, July and August - starting Friday 28th June 2019

Get ready for the Bigg Foodie Friday - a brand new street food market which will take place in the historic and recently rejuvenated Bigg Market in the heart of Newcastle. The street food market is set to become a regular fixture in Newcastle's foodie calendar and will take place every last Friday of each month throughout the summer and into Autumn 2019.

Elmer's Great North ParadeElmer Trail


August – November 2019

From August to November 2019
Tyne and Wear will welcome a spectacular art trail which will be tons of fun! Elmer’s Great North Parade will feature over fifty individually designed Elmer the Patchwork Elephant sculptures. The art trail will be our second, following the wonderfully colourful and joyous world of Great North Snowdogs in 2016.

Disney on Ice – 100 years of MagicDisney on Ice – 100 years of Magic

Utilita Arena, Newcastle

Wednesday 2nd to Sunday 6th October 2019

Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the celebration of the century as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic at Utilita Arena.

City Tour with The WallsCity Tour with the Walls


Wednesday 23rd October 2019

A perambulation around today’s Newcastle to trace the town within the walls from the 1300s.  You will discover the extent of walled Newcastle locating the churches, monasteries, markets, civic administration, walls, steps and fairs.

The Geordie Gin FestivalThe Geordie Gin Festival

Northumbria University, Newcastle

Saturday 16th November

Based in Northumbria University The Geordie Gin festival is a celebration of local and national gins and spirit production and gives you the chance to meet a host of suppliers who really know their products inside out.