What we're about

Hi all

this group is aimed at people wanting to travel but prefer not to go it alone (just yet at least). Some local social events to natter and plan, dream and share experiences, have a glass or two of vino or whatever takes your fancy, and of hopefully some weekends away - or longer!

We keep the group to people who attend at least once per quarter so that we are always active. We are happy to see people at social gatherings if you have found us via our Facebook page "North East Travel Buddies". As we have to pay the Meetup organisation for the website we need to make a small annual charge. This is £5 and is payable within 5 days of joining to D Redfern. Sort code 070436, account number 37312257.

We genuinely always have a long waiting list to join so we do need to enforce the above "rules". (Of course, if you genuinely cant make a Meetup within the once per quarter then please message one of us directly)

Could we also ask that you have a recognisable photo in your profile - this just makes it easier to find you when you are coming to your first Meetup.

We have quite a few things coming up ...just keep looking! And of course this could be your chance to suggest something and meet some interesting folks.

So what are you waiting for. Put down that atlas, stop wishing, start planning. Go for it!

Upcoming events (5+)

MEETUP FULL Budapest May Day Weekend

Needs a location

We have finally agreed a date for the Budapest weekend. 9 people booked so far. Flights with Wizz Air from Doncaster. Airbnb now full.

Escape Room

Escape Rooms Duham

Escape rooms are a fun way to spend and hour, solving puzzles, looking for clues to get you out before your time is up and you’re locked in forever 😜 Limit is 6 people but please join the waitlist if you’re interested and if there are enough people, we can book 2 rooms. There is a cost for this Meetup - £11 to be paid when you click you’re going, either by PayPal friends and family to [masked], or Pingit if you have my phone number or if you require bank details send me a message. If you drop out you will only be refunded if someone else takes your place.

Craster and Dunstanburgh Castle

Car Park

Hopefully summer will have arrived by June! Let’s stroll along to Dunstanburgh Castle, or maybe further if anyone wants, them back to Craster for a late lunch at the Jolly Fisherman.

A bit of culture in Newcastle


Let’s do something we wouldn’t normally do in Newcastle. Instead of a shopping trip, let’s have a bit of culture! Options available for this one.... A treasure trail looking for clues while taking in the sights, can be based around the quayside or further up In town, or if the weather isn’t looking good, a visit to a museum or art gallery or both!

Past events (23)

Easter Saturday at the Seaside

Seaham beach

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