North East UK news Five things for thrill seekers to do in the North East this summer PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - From learning how to fly to driving like a movie star, here are a few things you can do in the region for an unforgettable summer
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! With summer in full swing, many of us are making it the season to get out and try new things following the past two years of Covid-19 restrictions. While there’s no shortage of beaches to sunbathe on and bars to visit in the region, some may be looking for something a little different to do. Luckily, the North East offers plenty by way of once-in-a-lifetime activities, which often require some steely nerves. If you’re willing to be a little braver than usual this year, several places offer hair-raising activities that guarantee a day out with a difference. Whether you climb through the treetops, go on a high-speed thrill ride or take to the skies, here are just five ways you can make this summer one to remember. READ MORE: Three North East beauty spots among the most Instagrammable picnic places in UK Learn how to fly Have you always wanted to learn how to fly a plane? Eden Flight Training based at Teesside airport offers the chance to experience what it’s like, with trial flights in their two-seater Piper Tomahawk or their four-seater Piper Warrior starting at £70 for half an hour. They also offer a Land Away Flying Experience for £150 which includes navigating to a nearby airfield, landing and having refreshments before heading back to Teesside Airport. For anyone looking to level up the experience into a real hobby or career, they also offer longer courses that can help you get a pilot’s licence. If you’re not feeling quite ready to actually take to the skies, The Flight Experience based in Newcastle offers realistic flight simulators with Boeing 737 and Airbus A320. Customers can see what it’s like to fly a plane without even having to leave the ground, with experiences starting from £55. Drive like you’re in the movies In the perfect day out for action film buffs, drivers can have the chance to feel like they’re a big screen star by driving iconic cars on a circuit in Sunderland. TrackDays offers several experiences at Warden Law Motorsports Centre, a venue internationally recognised for kart racing that plays host to a range of thrilling driving experiences. Several experiences are inspired by the high-speed chases in popular films, from having the chance to drive cars recognisable from the Fast & Furious franchise to taking the wheel of a James Bond-style Aston Martin. They also offer a series of thrill rides with luxury supercars including McLaren, Ferrari, Chevrolet and Lamborghini, with prices ranging from just £25 to £319 for a six-car ride.
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. As seen on Top Gear, this driving experience from £99 gives visitors the chance to try some of the most daring car stunts out there - just like you’re chasing the bad guys in the latest blockbuster. Go skydiving Skydiving has to be one of the ultimate thrill-seeking activities, and you can try the exhilarating experiences right here in the North East. Whether you want to become a seasoned skydiver or you’ve just always wanted to try it, Sky-High Skydiving based at Shotton Airfield in Durham offers a range of packages. Daredevil takers can choose a tandem skydive with an experienced instructor from £215 for a 10,000 feet jump, or dial things up by trying the highest skydive available in the UK with a 15,000 drop from £240. Customers can also take one of their Learn to Skydive courses to become a seasoned skydiver.
Get a whole new view of the stunning Newcastle Quayside with a helicopter trip
See Newcastle from above in a helicopter What better way to take in the stunning views of the city than from the skies? Northumbria Helicopters offer the chance to do just that, running pleasure flights from Newcastle Airport several times a month including a 12-mile flight taking in views of the Tyne bridges, St James’ Park and Newcastle city centre for £85 per seat. The tours also offer 15-minute and 30-minute tours of the city by helicopter, with gift vouchers available if you fancy surprising someone with a unique present. In addition, Northumbria Helicopters run Trial Lesson experiences so you can find out what it’s like to fly a helicopter yourself, with a 20-minute lesson priced at £185. Try out a treetop assault course A great option for families to do something exciting this summer, Stockton-on-Tees is home to the UK’s biggest high ropes adventure course. Air Trail is an ideal adventurous way to get outdoors where you’ll make your way across wobbly rope bridges, tight ropes, cargo nets and swinging stepping stones, priced at £12.50 per person with discounts available for families. Go Ape at Matfen Hall is also a great option, where you’re guaranteed amazing views of unspoilt Northumberland as you climb through the trees. Lasting between two and three hours, the treetop challenge is £25 for children under 15 (minimum age of 10) and £33 for over-16s, and the venue also offers axe throwing for £15. READ MORE: A-Z of things to do in Newcastle city centre outside of shops, restaurants and nightclubs When do schools break up for the 2022 summer holidays? Popworld Newcastle confirms plans to open all day as outdoor terrace launched
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