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Published March 26th 2014
Update January 30th 2017
This market is no longer trading
Friday nights have just become exciting
One of the must-do, must-see places in Newcastle is the Newcastle Night Markets. After a couple of years it has come back and is better than ever. These markets are held on the second and fourth Friday of each month and have plenty on offer, not to mention it is for the seriously funking person. From the amazing eclectic range of handmade wares, the delicious choices of food and the energetic entertainment available will be for you to enjoy what is on offer.
The markets are set up along Hunter Street Mall, with local shop owners trading longer hours on these Friday nights. There are food stalls along the sides of Hunter Street with amazing smells that will impress any food connoisseur. As I made my way through the selection I was challenged as to what I would like to try, however I have my two toddlers in tow and opted for the quickest moving line. I picked up two gozlemes - one spinach and cheese and a Turkish special and head off to find somewhere to sit. There are tables available along Hunter Street; however we picked the steps, for a more rustic feel.
We were quickly entertained by a street performer with his loud music, juggling act, and tight rope walking. We certainly enjoyed the light entertainment and so did the kids. The live music is sure to keep anyone in the mood whilst slowly strolling along the pathways, and gently perusing through the offers available.
These markets are great and are full of wonderful unique pieces of clothing, art and food. A definite must for all to see and attend. These markets are kid friendly and somewhat pram friendly. These markets do get quite busy with the amount of people that attend, so manoeuvring a pram could be a challenge. In addition, there are limited options for toilet facilities. There is limited off street parking available, however there is a Wilson car park nearby and although the sign mentions that they will close at 7pm, they stay open late for the markets.