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
Welcome to Woodhorn Museum
25/01/2014
to
11/05/2014
Ashington
Exhibition
Welcome to Woodhorn Museum
15/02/2014
to
15/06/2014
Ashington
Exhibition
27/03/2014
to
29/10/2014
Alnwick
Workshops
28/03/2014
to
29/10/2014
Alnwick
Exhibition

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Cliff Jumping
Outdoor Event
Alnwick

Take the 40ft plunge for St Oswald’s! Embrace your inner thrill seeker and participate in one of the fastest growing adrenaline sports of the moment.

Queens Hall
Shows & Displays
Hexham

The return of Hexham Book Festival - now in its ninth glorious year.

The Pilgrims' Way to Lindisfarne
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.

Boy in the winding house
Shows & Displays

Free demonstrations of the winding gear in the last Victorian engine house in Northumberland. Every Saturday and Sunday.

St George Weekend
Shows & Displays

The Roman returns to Chesters as we celebrate St George with a mounted demonstration of Roman horsemanship.

Zombie Run
Outdoor Event
Kielder

The increasingly popular sport of zombie-running returns to the wood

Picnic bench
Outdoor Event

A day of guided trail blazing in the heart of Kielder and Wark Forests. you will get to drive a variety of tracks throughout the heart of the forest well away from the road and other forest users

John Fieldhouse Art Exhibition & Auction
Exhibition

"Elements", a stunning new Spring Exhibition of some of John Fieldhouse's latest work is to be shown at the Lady Waterford Hall in Ford.

Picnic bench
Wildlife events

Spot a Roe Deer in the beautiful surroundings of Kielder

Picnic bench
Outdoor Event

Build a shelter, light a fire, cook a meal, make something to take away.You’ll need to build a shelter, your own den in the woods

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.

Welcome to Woodhorn Museum
Shows & Displays

A fun filled programme of seasonal activities to entertain the whole family.

Welcome to Woodhorn Museum
Exhibition

Street Life Instantaneous is an exhibition of historic photographs of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

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.

Run Northumberland 5K
Sporting Event
Ponteland

Run Northumberland is part of the RUN NATION series of events and takes in historic and scenic venues.

Kielder Castle
Cycling event
Hexham

Use the clues to find the treasure...

Haltwhistle
Guided Walk

Our guided walks are in the wonderful countryside around Haltwhistle, taking in parts of the Hadrian’s Wall Trail, the North Pennines Area of Outstanding National Beauty and the Northumberland National Park.

Morris dancers
Shows & Displays
Morpeth

The 47th Northumbrian Gathering will take place in Morpeth. The festival includes a vast array of competitions and events from street performances to storytelling.

Hexham Abbey
Shows & Displays
Hexham

This popylar event will see a large range of market stalls together with demonstrations of traditional arts and crafts,various dance displays and a wide variety of hot and cold local food all served in and around a licensed dining area within the abbey grounds.

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!

Dark Skies
Star gazing events

STARGAZERS will be able to observe the fantastic night sky from the vantage point of the Barn at Beal which has far reaching views across to Holy Island and along the Northumberland Coast AONB.

BHF Hike
Guided Walk

Take on a challenging hike along the world famous Hadrian's Wall.

St George
Shows & Displays

Make way for the pageant of St George. Join the Medieval townsfolk, musicians and nobles celebrate St George’s day with military drill, mounted clashes and a pageant in his honour.

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)


Kielder Ospreys
Wildlife events
Kielder

Welcome home for the Ospreys

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

Bywell Hall
Shows & Displays

Bywell Hall is a privately owned stately family home which offers guided tours 28 days of the year.

Guided walk on wonderful Bewick Moor
Guided Walk

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

Cycling
Cycling event

A 2 day mountain bike orienteering event with 3 courses in Kielder Forest.

Cycling
Workshops
Ashington

A fun day out for all of the family with: • Animal handling sessions with Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens • Fairground rides • Face painting • Craft stalls – find the perfect gift or treat yourself • Refreshments and ice cream • Carnival music • Bollywood dance

St. Cuthbert's Cave in the snow 2013
Guided Walk

Belford to St. Cuthbert’s Cave; a farmland, woodland and moorland walk in the rolling Northumberland countryside.

 

Guided walk Bamburgh to Budle Bay & back
Guided Walk

A guided walk along the wilder side of the Northumberland Coast to the north of Bamburgh. Stag Rock, Budle Bay and some different views of that Castle.

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.

Lilburn Tower, Dunstanburgh
Sporting Event
Kielder

A brand new ultra trail running event based around the vast expanse of Kielder Water & Forest Park. There are 100km & 80km 50km routes to choose from.

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.

Star Gazing at Cawfields
Cycling event
Bardon Mill

Ride to the Stars will include a guided 40-mile road ride that will be based around the Hadrian's Wall cycle route, a three course dinner at the Twice Brewed Inn, an informative talk on astronomy, star gazing opportunities and at the end we'll drive you and your bike back to Newcastle's Cycle Hub cafe.

Welcome to Woodhorn Museum
Exhibition

Discover a new exhibition of artwork produced by Newbiggin based art collective, KEAP Creative.

Northumberland Scottish Pipes and Drums
Workshops
Stannington

We are a Highland pipe band, and we formed in September 2012. We are looking for new members of any ability, any age, and we offer tuition whether you are an accomplished player, or you've never picked up an instrument in your life

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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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