Here at Antico, we have two authentic Italian restaurants… One in the heart of Jesmond and the other right on the seafront in Roker, Sunderland. On a day to day basis, we see a variety of people come through our doors of both restaurants; from students to families and we love to see such a mix of people! We even get the odd few people come to our restaurant because they are visiting for the first time, therefore, we have compiled some of the best things to do in both Jesmond and Sunderland this Summer! So whether you’re just visiting us for the first time or you live close to these areas, you should find something new to do this season.
As Jesmond was our first restaurant to open we will start with this area! The team at Antico Jesmond love being right in the centre of all the hustle and bustle of Osbourne Road. This area of Newcastle is so vibrant with a lot to offer.
Activities for Families in Jesmond
You would be surprised at the number of places in Jesmond that are suitable for families with children of all ages. Here are just a few!
There is nothing better than visiting the picturesque Jesmond Dene on a glorious summers day. Jesmond Dene is a wonderful, historic park in the heart of suburban Newcastle. The Dene is formed from the Ouseburn’s steep-sided, wooded valley – which is a peaceful haven for residents, visitors and wildlife too. Not only is Jesmond Dene great for just having a stroll through, but they also host quite a lot of events throughout the year! So depending on when you’re around the Jesmond area, you might be lucky enough to catch one! You can also always stay up to date on these events through their website.
Pets Corner is actually situated in Jesmond Dene, and it is increasingly popular amongst families with younger children. You’ll find animals of all shapes and sizes, including alpacas, pot-bellied pigs, goats and sheep alongside rabbits, colourful birds and much more! Be sure to check their website for more information and opening times!
Activities for Students in Jesmond
Besides heading along to Antico for a lovely dinner and beverage, there are many other things students can do here in Jesmond…
Visit the Boutique Shops
Although not the biggest in size, Jesmond is home to some great shops! From fashion boutiques like Jules B, to unique homeware like Gourmet Gifts – there are plenty of stores to have a look around.
After a good Italian meal, there is nothing better than heading out onto Osbourne Road and visiting some of the student bars. A great student bar is called The Lonsdale, situated in West Jesmond opposite the Metro Station. With Pub Quizzes on Sundays and Thursdays, The Lonsdale is a great place to socialise with friends, and show off your general knowledge!
Our Italian Restaurant in Sunderland opened its doors only a few months ago – but we are already seeing a booming response to the new addition! Sunderland has a whole host of attractions and events to offer; Here are just a few…
Activities for Families in Sunderland
Sunderland is a great place for families to visit! Or even if you’re looking for some Summer holiday inspiration we have some suggestions for you all to enjoy!
As our restaurant is situated right on the Roker seafront, we couldn’t not include this one! Roker and Seaburn’s beaches have been favourite family spots for hundreds of years – and we can definitely see why! Both beaches are full of sand and perfect for any summer’s day out whether you are building sandcastles with the children or just having a paddle!
Another coastline family favourite is the watersports centre in Sunderland! Head along and enjoy the thrills of a new sport, feel the wind in your hair and the spray on your face and most importantly, have fun! It’s a great way to make the most of the beautiful coastline and expert tuition at Adventure Sunderland.
Activities for Students in Sunderland
We are right next to the university, therefore we welcome a lot of students coming through our doors. Don’t forget our Early Bird menu is great for students on a budget!
City Centre Shopping
The Bridges Shopping Centre is a great destination for all things shopping! Whether you’re up for a window shop with your new flatmates, or you need some new home decor for your brand new student pad – you will find everything you need here!
Perhaps you fancy doing something different instead of drinking, eating or shopping? Sunderland is actually home to some fascinating art galleries and museums – which is perfect for students looking for some project inspiration! Head down to the North Gallery for Contemporary Art and discover achievements of artists living and working in North-East England.
If you’re heading to Jesmond or Sunderland this Summer then pop in and pay us a visit! Book a table with us by giving us a ring on 0191 281 2990 (Jesmond) or 0191 567 1414 (Sunderland) and we look forward to welcoming you!