27 February 2018

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know (REVIEW)

***REVIEW***
Adventure golf has come to Newcastle. In the former Co-op Department Store building on Newgate Street, in Newcastle City Centre, sandwiched between Zaap Thai and the Premier Inn, you’ll find Mr Mulligan’s Space Golf.

I’m going to be honest when I first heard’ Space Golf’ I really didn’t know what to expect. But after meeting up with Adventure Leisure in the autumn, and hearing about their plans for adventure golf in the city, I knew it would be something my boys would love. So when we were asked to go along and review the first Space Golf after it opened during half-term in Newcastle, my boys didn’t need asking twice.

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

Adventure Golf


For adventure golf, think crazy golf, but indoors, creatively designed and lots of fun. It’s a central location, easily accessible by public transport as well as close to main car parks. It’s indoors which means it a great rainy day activity. It is fun for all the family as well as having a late night bar to cater for groups of adults too. 

Mr Mulligan's Space Golf is accessed straight from Newgate Street, on arrival you’ll pass some space golf buggies which really set the scene for the entire venue. 

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know


A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

I love the creative graffiti style artwork that welcomes you. This is then continued throughout the golf courses creating a bright, fun, vibrant feel – a far cry away from traditional crazy golf courses.

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know


There are also many lockers, coin-operated, in which you can store your coat and belongings making the whole indoor experience more enjoyable, especially in winter when we all had thick coats, hats and gloves. Not having to carry these around was brilliant.

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

When booking or at the reception desk you can choose whether to play 9, 18 or 27 holes. There are three different 9-hole courses in total: Lunar Crash, Cosmic Storm and the Inventors Hangar. 

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know


None are too hard but all have a different design. The focus is definitely on fun rather than difficulty. We tried each of the courses with our 27 goes but you can opt to do any, although Lunar Crash is less complicated than the other two. Our favourite was definitely Inventors Hangar but they are all good.

Lunar Crash

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

Cosmic Storm

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

Inventors Hangar

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

It's a simple process to start playing, you pick a club and a golf ball - just make sure you all pick a different colour - and pick your course. At the end of hole 9 each time the ball is retained. but don't worry you just exchange a token for a new ball for your next round. Pick up a scorecard too and a pencil so you can keep track of who is winning.

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know


Each course took us approximately 35-45 minutes to complete. It was busy, we visited on a Sunday lunchtime, but entries are staggered by the timeslot system meaning there should never be more than 100 people playing at any one time. There were people ahead and behind us but not enough to cause traffic jams and backlogs. You can also take drinks around with you, and servers will also take your order and bring you your drinks whilst you are on the course.

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know


In addition to the golf, there is also a bar and restaurant. I was really impressed with the food. It’s not a huge menu but one with an adequate choice that includes pasta, pizza, burgers and salads as well as a kids menu. There are also a few starters and desserts too. Plenty of veggie options too. The prices I thought were really reasonable too for venue catering. 

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know


I chose the green salad with halloumi cheese. It was a big bowl of fresh salad, with a tasty dressing and topped with grilled halloumi and I‘d happily eat it again. Surprisingly filling too, for a salad. Hubby opted for the Red Mist pasta, my eldest chose the Carolina Masters burger which came with bacon and cheese toppings and fries, whilst my youngest picked Chicken Goujons – his favourite meal is chicken nuggets! Everyone was very happy with their choices. And all were really good quality meals.

RED MIST £6.95 Freshly prepared tagliatelle pasta with peppers and onions in a rustic tomato sauce, accompanied by garlic bread.

GREEN JACKET £6.25 Mixed leaf salad, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, red onion and olives with a honey and mustard dressing. with Halloumi + £2.00

CAROLINA MASTERS £6.50 - 6 oz beef burger topped with bacon, cheese, iceberg lettuce,
tomato and burger relish.

CHICKEN GOUJONS £5.95 100% chicken goujons with fries and a choice of peas or beans.

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

The kid's meal comes with ice-cream, and there are an additional four desserts on the menu plus sundaes. We tried the fudge cake and the Armstrong toffee pudding. The fudge cake was really good but I also I had to try hubby’s portion of toffee pudding as a former ‘Armstrong’. Both really tasty too.

MR M FUDGE CAKE £3.25 Rich chocolate fudge cake, accompanied by cream

ARMSTRONG TOFFEE PUDDING £4.25 Hot sticky toffee sponge accompanied by custard.

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

For drinks we had coffees and the boys opted for thirst quenching slushies but there is a full range of alcoholic beverage available too, again at fairly reasonable prices.

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

We received our meals complimentary but the bill for 3 adult meals and a child’s meal plus desserts and drinks was just over £41 – so around £10 each. The portion sizes were very generous too. The food itself, really well presented, tasted fresh and delicious and the service was excellent.

We dined between our second and third goes of golf, and in total our stay was around 3 hours, making it a really fun family time. So who won? Well, I took the first two courses with a steady pace, even hole in ones by hubby and my eldest couldn't beat me, but hubby came back to win the final 9 holes, finishing in style with another hole in one! 

All You Need to know about Space Golf

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

Where is Space Golf in Newcastle?

It is located just along from The Gate, in between the Premier Inn and Zapp Thai opposite intu Eldon Square. It is just a short walk from Newcastle central station and city centre bust stations.

When is Space Golf in Newcastle open?

Opening times are:
Sunday – Wednesday 10am – 11pm
Thursday – Saturday 10am – 12am

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know

What will I find at Space Golf in Newcastle?

There are 3 x 9 hole adventure golf courses, a large restaurant, late night bar, private party room and VIP area within Space Golf.

How much does Space Golf in Newcastle cost?

  • For an adult (adventurer) prices are: £5.75 for 9 holes, £8.75 for 18 holes or £11.25 for 27 holes.
  • Concessionary prices are: £5.25 for 9 holes, £8.25 for 18 holes or £10.75 for 27 holes.
  • Under 12s (Junior) prices are: £4.50 for 9 holes, £7.50 for 18 holes or £10.00 for 27 holes.
  • Under 5 (Infant) prices are: £2 for 9 holes, £4 for 18 holes or £5 for 27 holes.
  • Family tickets also available for one or two Adventurers with two or three Juniors (Maximum 4 people) prices are: £18 for 9 holes, £28 for 18 holes or £36 for 27 holes.

Are children welcome at Space Golf in Newcastle?

Yes it is a very family-friendly venue, however, all under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult between 6pm and 8:45pm. With under 12s, there should be one responsible adult for every 3 children and one responsible adult per two under 5's. All under 18’s must leave the venue by 20:45. This is a legal requirement. 

How do I book Space Golf in Newcastle?

You can just turn up but to guarantee a slot you can book online and check out any special offers that way too.


Overall

Well, the smiles on the boys' faces say it all. I'm very impressed with a venue that can cater for audiences from young family, teens and tweens right through to party nights, plus children's and corporate bookings too. No it's not cheap but it is comparable to other family activities such as bowling, cinema, trampoline parks etc. and this one involves the whole family in an activity they can all enjoy, together. I think we will definitely be returning!

A Family Day Out at Space Golf, Newcastle – All You Need To Know


Deb x

Disclosure: We received complimentary entry and food and drinks for a family of four in return for an honest review.



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4 comments:

  1. Looks fab Debbie - I think my three are going to LOVE it here. Prices aren't too bad either x

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  2. This looks amazing, our new crazy golf has a little way to go I feel!

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