Travelling around Newton Aycliffe
From leafy parks, boating lakes and a glorious dog walking trail, there’s nowhere quite like the North East’s Newton Aycliffe. With its friendly residents, pedestrianised town centre and annual carnival, there’s always something to make your day a little brighter.
With numerous walking trails to explore, which take in countryside vistas and fascinating sculptures, Newton is a fantastic place to visit if you’re a lover of the great outdoors. Bring along the family and enjoy a picnic in what feels like the tranquil countryside – you won’t believe that houses and roads are not far away.
Arriva buses operate in the area, which makes getting to and from Newton Aycliffe a breeze. Board a bus to visit the stunning Durham cathedral, the bright lights of Middlesbrough or the historic town of Bishop Auckland.
No visit to Newton Aycliffe would be complete without a hike along the Great Aycliffe Way. With a couple of different routes on offer, walkers can expect to trek through woodland, over railway bridges and past a scattering of sculptures made from stone, metal and wood that depict the region’s history.
If you’ve fallen in love with craft beers, then a visit to the Steam Machine Brewing is sure to please. Tucked away in the Aycliffe Industrial Estate, this hidden gem has a selection of brewers that craft some of the North East’s finest ales. You can enjoy a tasting session or join the weekly gaming or monthly quiz nights.
There is also plenty in Newton Aycliffe to keep your adrenaline levels up if you like the active side of life. Head to Rof 59 for trampolines, a foam pit, dodgeball courts, a climbing wall and more. Got kids that want even more? A visit to Planet Leisure for Laser Quest should do the trick or there’s Ruff and Tumble for soft play.