North East Experiences

North East Experiences

There are many types of experiences available in Durham and Newcastle such as 4x4 off road experiences, however the most popular types of experience in this location are flying experiences.

There are 5 popular locations in the Durham area that are also close to or in Newcastle, listed below.


Tanfield Railway

This location offers different types of helicopter flying experiences and is set over the Tanfield rail track, where you can see vintage trains. The location is just a 15 minute drive from the Newcastle town centre so well within reach of city hotels. To find out more about our helicopter experiences please go here: Helicopter Experiences.

Shotton Airfield

Is located around 40 minutes from Newcastle town centre and is 15 minutes away from Durham. This location offers Skydiving for the North East Region. More about skydiving can be found on our page here: Skydiving Experiences.

Newcastle International Airport

If you would like to fly a plane this is a great location to consider as the airfield is not far from the Newcastle town centre. To find out more about our flying experiences please go here: Flying Experiences.

Bishop Auckland, Witton Castle

This is around 30 miles from Newcastle and is set in the Durham countryside. Hot air ballooning is available from this location and there is a launch site right near the beautiful Witton Castle. To find out more about our Hot Air Balloon rides visit this page: Balloon Flights.

Durham Tees Valley Airport

There is another airfield in Durham located at the southern part of Durham county. This is a popular location to learn to fly a plane. You can also go on an aerobatics experience from this airfield. For more information about aerobatic experiences please visit this page: Aerobatic Flights.

Visiting the North East

Visiting the North East

The North East of England is known for having beautiful scenic countryside, with many natural and man made tourist locations. Newcastle city is more famous for it's vibrant night life and various attractions. The modern city has vast amounts of shops, award winning restaurants, bars & clubs, and fantastic hotels for all budgets.

Newcastle city has some amazing bridges that go over the river Tyne such as the famous Tyne bridge and the stunning Gateshead Millennium bridge that looks very modern, as the construction was completed in 2001.

The Sage Gateshead waterside concert venue is situated right between these 2 bridges. This is another amazing contemporary construction that is visually stunning and brings the entire area into the modern age. This is the go to place to see hugely talented musicians and world class artists.

The Durham and Newcastle areas are very popular for all types of flying experience. There are a few airfields and site locations offering flying experiences, all within a 20 mile radius. Some of the thrilling experiences you can try out include helicopter tours, flying lessons, skydiving, balloon flights and even aerobatic flights.

With plenty of attractions in the Durham and Newcastle area, it will always be worth travelling there for an overnight stay.

If you would like to visit the wonderful Durham castle, it is not too far from the experience sites. This landmark will be easily spotted from the air on any one of the flying experiences. This is another great reason to take on a experience day in the North East.

Another hugely popular landmark is the Angel of the North, situated just outside of Newcastle. This huge contemporary man made sculpture is 20 metres tall and the wings measure 54 metres across! The solid steel construction overlooks the main roads into Tyneside and was finished in 1998. This again can easily be spotted when on a flying experience.

Lastly with Newcastle being a very football focused area, the St James Park football stadium is a must see.

Durham and the North East is a very popular location for our experience events, especially flying experiences. Many customers travel to Newcastle and book experiences in the North East at the same time, for a great all round UK holiday.

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Flying Experiences North East

We offer flying experiences in the North East of England and throughout the UK.

There are so many options to choose from to suit the type of experience you are looking for.

We specialise in Balloon flights, parachute jumps, flying lessons, helicopter lessons and aerobatic flights.

North East Experiences & Visiting the North East