Where else can you find a puffin festival, international music events and a cavalcade of 150 horses and riders setting off to ‘ride the bounds’, but in Northumberland?

From food festivals to agricultural shows celebrating rural life, Northumberland plays host to a host of events throughout the year.

Food festivals with celebrity chefs and a smorgasbord of fine local produce to tuck into take place at Berwick, Alnwick and Tynedale. Discover walking festivals to strike out upon in Haltwhistle, Rothbury and Berwick.

There are events ranging from the downright bizarre, like Allendale’s Tar Bar’l where costumed men celebrate New Year by carrying flaming barrels of tar on their heads; to events to learn new skills, like star gazing into Northumberland’s darkest skies at Kielder Observatory.

English Heritage, the National Trust and Northumberland National Park run events and activities throughout the year. Visit their websites for more details or browse our events listings for more information.

Whatever your age or interest there are plenty of events for everyone to enjoy in Northumberland.

Highlight events this month

Outside Langley Castle Hotel
01/11/2013
to
31/12/2014
Haydon Bridge
Shows & Displays
02/01/2014
to
20/11/2014
Kielder
Outdoor Event
A young knight
27/03/2014
to
29/10/2014
Alnwick
Workshops
Grounds Tour
28/03/2014
to
30/10/2014
Alnwick
Guided Walk
28/03/2014
to
29/10/2014
Alnwick
Shows & Displays
28/03/2014
to
29/10/2014
Alnwick
Guided Walk

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Exhibition

This year, Cragside will once again become the progressive hub for arts and science exploration.

Grounds Tour
Guided Walk

Join one of our well-informed guides to learn about the long history of Alnwick Castle, its origins, uses, and restorations, and hear stories of the fascinating families that have lived there over the past 900 years.

Stepping out on the Pilgrims' Way
Guided Walk

The Pilgrims' Way to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne; On this walk we follow the ancient Pigrims' Way across the sands, a route that has been in use for over 1500 years.

Alnwick Castle State Rooms Tour
Exhibition

Behind the castle's iconic walls lie sumptuous State Rooms in lavish Italianate Renaissance style, filled with one of the country's finest private art and furniture collections.

Summer Astronomy
Star gazing events

Join our amazing team of astronomers and volunteers for a spectacular evening of wonder, enchantment and amazing sights. The theme will be observing the awe inspiring summer night objects, and the beautiful noctilucent clouds, one of nature's most wondrous events.

Aurora
Star gazing events

Come and experience an unforgettable night under the starry skies of Kielder! Our public observing sessions are specifically geared towards maximising observing time through our telescopes.

Heading for Simonside
Guided Walk

The College Valley in the far north of the Northumberland National Park is a wonderful place to explore on foot. It's remote and open country and along the way we walk across the English/Scottish Border.

Heading for Simonside
Exhibition

Developed in collaboration with community groups in Ashington, artist Patrick Murphy presents a series of work that explores the impact of the loss of the mining industry and the resilience of communities.

Outside Langley Castle Hotel
Shows & Displays

Langley Castle is for the first time in 663 years, opening up its battlements to the public for guided tours.

A young knight
Workshops

Welcome to the medieval world of Knight's Quest, where the year is 1389 and the town of Alnwick is celebrating the homecoming of Harry Hotspur!

Lilburn Tower, Dunstanburgh
Guided Walk

Craster to Low NewtonThis famous walk, often quoted as being one of the nation’s favourites is an absolute must when you’re in Northumberland.

Solar Observing
Star gazing events

Our resident astronomers will tell you all about the varied and stunning objects and use the latest Hubble Space Telescope data to see the living universe! All in time to get home and light that Barbie!

L S Lowry (1887 - 1976)
Exhibition

L.S Lowry in Berwick & Northumberland
The Granary Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed
21 June to 21 September 2014

Ashington
Outdoor Event
Ashington

The Ashington Older Persons Allotment Project is a great way for older people and younger volunteers to grow together.

Kielder Water and Forest Park
Outdoor Event
Kielder

Come join our regular twice-monthly volunteer group and make a real difference in this important sylvan beauty spot. Every first and third Thursday of the month (Jan-Nov)


Astro Photography
Star gazing events

Have you ever wanted to take pictures of objects in space like the ones you see in magazines, newspapers and astronomy websites? No specialist knowledge is required, and we'll show you how to take amazing images using something as simple as your mobile phone.

Guided walk on wonderful Bewick Moor
Guided Walk

This is an exciting and adventurous walk for all the family and the dog too.

Aurora over Kielder Observatory
Shows & Displays

The Northern Lights! What are they? How do we see them? They have influenced fairy tales and folklore for millennia, shaped communites and religious beliefs, provided civilisations with incredible stories of galant valour and past spirits

Mary Ann Rogers
Exhibition
Hexham

Wildlife, flowers and landscape paintings by award winning painter, Mary Ann Rogers at her own gallery at her home in West Woodburn, surrounded by many of her subjects.

Oliver Kilbourn Off the Way
Exhibition

A special opportunity to see Pitmen Painters artist Oliver Kilbourn's biography in paint. 40 remarkable images capture the many tasks and situations Kilbourn experienced during his 50 years as a miner. This exhibition is part of Woodhorn's activities marking the 80th anniversary of the formation of this very special art group

Water Day
Outdoor Event

Try your hand at Canoeing or Kayaking on the beautiful Kielder Water.

Red Squirrel
Exhibition

An exhibition of work by two renowned local photographers, Ron McCombe and Jim Gibson.

Dinosaur Encounter
Shows & Displays

Let us take you back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth for your very own Dinosaur Encounter with Woodhorn's block buster exhibition for 2014.

Admission charge payable.

 

Mary Ann Rogers EXHIBITION of paintings
Exhibition
Hexham

Glorious paintings, prints, Gifts and card featuring wildlife, landscapes and birds by the 'Best Selling Published Artist' 2009, Mary Ann Rogers.

Broomstick training
Shows & Displays

Come fly with us at Alnwick Castle! Take part in one of our famous broomstick lessons on the very spot where Harry had his first flying lesson in the film production of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Battleaxe to Broomsticks Tour
Guided Walk

Find out about our two famous Harrys, Potter and Hotspur, and how they shaped the future of Alnwick.

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Where else can you find a puffin festival, international music events and a cavalcade of 150 horses and riders setting off to ‘ride the bounds’, but in Northumberland?

From food festivals to agricultural shows celebrating rural life, Northumberland plays host to a host of events throughout the year.

Food festivals with celebrity chefs and a smorgasbord of fine local produce to tuck into take place at Berwick, Alnwick and Tynedale. Discover walking festivals to strike out upon in Haltwhistle, Rothbury and Berwick.

There are events ranging from the downright bizarre, like Allendale’s Tar Bar’l where costumed men celebrate New Year by carrying flaming barrels of tar on their heads; to events to learn new skills, like star gazing into Northumberland’s darkest skies at Kielder Observatory.

English Heritage, the National Trust and Northumberland National Park run events and activities throughout the year. Visit their websites for more details or browse our events listings for more information.

Whatever your age or interest there are plenty of events for everyone to enjoy in Northumberland.

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