Amazing local gift voucher and experience ideas for Christmas in and around Newcastle

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Struggling for gift ideas or simply running out of time? There’s no need to worry with so many brands and companies offering experience days.

The frantic panic buying of Christmas presents is well underway, and we all know someone who is a pain to buy gifts for.

If you’re struggling for ideas, there are plenty of experiences you can gift a family member, friend or partner.

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Anyone looking to buy for a golfer is in luck with Virgin Experience Days offering a nine hole session coached by a PGA professional. From putting to driving, two people can spend half a round with a coach to give a real boost to anyone’s game.

Are you still struggling for Christmas present ideas? (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP via Getty Images)Are you still struggling for Christmas present ideas? (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP via Getty Images)
Are you still struggling for Christmas present ideas? (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP via Getty Images)

The session, which lasts approximately two hours, will see full professional analysis of two people’s technique to improve their golfing style. This is available across the UK with the closest course hosting the sessions being in Cramlington, Northumberland and Stanley in County Durham.

Closer to the city centre, Virgin Experience Days also offer a city sightseeing tour by helicopter. Guided by the pilot of the craft, anyone on the experience will have the chance to see unique views of Newcastle and the surrounding area. Sessions are available to see the stunning scenery of both Durham and Newcastle as well as 21 other locations around the country.

For any Newcastle United superfan, there’s no better gift than a trip to St James Park, and this year you can give them a once in a lifetime experience with a rooftop tour of the famous stadium.

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With two experts, anyone who has a head for heights can head to the top of St James Park to see unparallelled views across the pitch, wider stadium and Newcastle’s incredible skyline from three different viewing points over 90 minutes.

If heights don’t sound like your friend’s idea of a good time, plenty of restaurants, bars and hotels across the city offer bottomless brunch and afternoon tea deals throughout the year, while if the drinking aspect of those sounded good, ExperienceDays offer the chance to spend a day making whisky while wine tasting is available to book through Blackfriars Restaurant and beer fans can get booked onto a Newcastle Brewery tour.