Northumberland Events Guide

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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Kielder Winter Wonderland
Outdoor Event
Make magical memories to last a lifetime at Kielder Winter Wonderland!   ...

A Universe Full of Stars
Star gazing events
The Universe... Why is it here? How did it start? How old is it? How big is it? How will it end? These are a sample of the questions that have engaged civilisations throughout millennia. Science has c ...

Make a Snowman Craft
Arts and Crafts
Cramlington
Do you want to build a snowman? Come by Manor Walks Cramlington to create your very own frosty friend! ...

Santa Special Trains
Family event
Ford and Etal Estate
Santa Specials at Heatherslaw Light Railway - fun for all the family. ...

Kielder Dark Sky 10k Trail race
Sporting Event
The Kielder Dark Sky 10k Trail race is held in the heart of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. ...

Introduction to winter bird identifcation
Wildlife events
Amble
Improve your identification of winter birds using sight and sound as we walk around Hauxley reserve. ...

Kielder 4x4 Safari
Outdoor Event
Kielder 4×4 Safari - driving the tracks deep in the heart of Kielder Forest in Northumberland. ...

The Three English Tenors
Music & Dance
Alnwick
The Three English Tenors return once more to the festival with their wide range of musical genres ...

Christmas Art Exhibition
Arts and Crafts
Newcastle Upon Tyne
We welcome you and your friends to Alan Reed Christmas Exhibition Preview on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th November. ...

Christmas Robin Trail
Family event
Amble
Come visit us from the 1st-31st of December (closed 25-26) to try your hand at our new Christmas robin trail ...

Mary Wilkins Cookery Demo & Dine
Food Event
Mary Wilkins cooks hearty winter warmers that you will love recreating at home. ...

Aurora Night
Star gazing events
Our most popular event... The Northern Lights! What are they? How do we see them? They have influenced fairy tales and folklore for millennia, shaped communities and religious beliefs, provided civili ...

An Evening with Gary Fildes
Star gazing events
Join us for an evening with our Founder and Director Gary Fildes and listen as he uses his enthusiastic teaching to create a wonderful atmosphere of learning. ...

Santa’s Grotto at Manor Walks
Family event
Cramlington
This Christmas Manor Walks Cramlington has a very exciting and jolly special guest all the way from the North Pole! ...

Night Sky Safari
Star gazing events
Come and experience an unforgettable night of observational astronomy under the starry skies of Kielder and the largest expanse of protected dark skies in Europe - the Northumberland International Dar ...

Tweed 1000
Exhibition
Colourful exhibition illustrating the turbulent history of Berwick-upon- Tweed and the Tweed Valley from the Battle of Carham in 1018 until the Union of The Crowns of England and Scotland in 1603. ...

Kielder 4x4 Safari
Outdoor Event
Kielder
A day of guided trail blazing in the heart of Kielder Forest in your own 4x4.  ...

Late Night Explorer
Star gazing events
We are delighted to introduce additional late night events as we observe the very special night skies. ...

Kielder Off Road Duathlon
Sporting Event
The event consists of an a 8km trail run followed by a 20km mountain bike finishing with a final 6km trail run. ...

An Evening of Sacred Music
Music & Dance
Alnwick
North Wales Opera Studio presents an evening of some of the most moving and spiritual sacred music. ...

The Gruffalo Spotter
Outdoor Event
The Gruffalo adventure has returned to Kielder Water and Forest Park. The amazing App (download before you leave home) will bring this trail alive for you and your family. The trail is already a hit ...

Boxing Day Lunch
Food Event
After the festive celebrations join us in the Restaurant for a relaxing three-course lunch. ...

Kielder Trail Reavers
Outdoor Event
Kielder
We are a voluntary group of enthusiastic mountain bikers who maintain and build the Mountain Bike trails at Kielder.  We meet up once a month and all volunteers are welcome. ...

Festive Afternoon Tea in the Great Hall
Food Event
Take a break from the madness of Christmas shopping and treat yourself to a Champagne afternoon tea ...

Introduction to spring bird identification
Wildlife events
Amble
Improve your identification of spring birds using sight and sound as we walk around Hauxley reserve. ...

Festive Afternoon Tea
Food Event
Take a break from the madness of Christmas shopping and treat yourself to a Champagne afternoon tea ...

The Percy Country Dog and Hound Show
Shows & Displays
Alnwick
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Castle Vale Lily Pond Shelter
Guided Walk/Tours
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Discover Castle Vale Park and Coronation Park on either side of the railway station, where recent investment from Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery has reinvigorated these two little gems.  ...

Introduction to Landscape Photography
Wildlife events
Amble
Join professional landscape photographer Jason Friend and learn how to get the most out of your equipment. ...

Alive and Kicking at Clennell Hall Country House
Music & Dance
Harbottle
Alive & Kicking have played North East music scene for 20 years. Influences from BB King - Elvis - Little Feat ...

Elf School
Family event
Cramlington
Calling all wanna be elves! Come along to Manor Walks Cramlington to learn how to become one of Santa’s little helpers. ...

Alnwick Music Festival
Music & Dance
Alnwick
An 8 day festival of music, song and dance with performances on stage in the Market Place and other venues. ...

Kielder Winter Trail
Sporting Event
The Kielder 10 mile trail run is open to all abilities of runners. ...

Christmas Farmers Market
Family event
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Indoor Christmas Market with local food and craft/gift producers. ...

Christmas Party
Music & Dance
Corbridge
Why not join us for our Ultimate Christmas Party; this amazing event will certainly be a night to remember. ...

Full Moon Party
Star gazing events
The Moon.... Our nearest neighbour in space. Its big, its bright and we know it well. ...

Santa's Winter Wonderland
Family event
Morpeth
Its the most Magical time of year at Whitehouse Farm Centre, join us making Festive memories at Santa's Winter Wonderland ...

Christmas by Twilight
Family event
Morpeth
Visit Wallington after dark and see the house beautifully decorated for Christmas and illuminated by thousands of twinkly lights. ...

Christmas Market
Arts and Crafts
All stall holders have been hand-picked by The Alnwick Garden and are sure to delight. ...

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 ama ...

Austin Gunn and Friends - Spring Serenade
Music & Dance
Alnwick
Austin and his guests have chosen a programme of song that will usher in the sweetness of spring! ...

Geminids
Star gazing events
Join us at Kielder Observatory for the Geminids meteor shower, named after the constellation Gemini from which they appear to radiate. ...

Christmas Day Lunch
Food Event
A festive turkey feast will be on offer in both our Restaurant and the Great Hall. ...

Father Christmas
Family event
Take a spin around the outdoor skating rink and meet Father Christmas in his magical stable grotto. ...

Christmas at Wallington
Family event
Morpeth
You can also enjoy Christmas music, make festive things and hear stories with Mrs Christmas. ...

HMS Pinafore from Scratch
Music & Dance
Alnwick
This promises fun, a singing role for everyone, and a prize for the best pinafore- related costume amongst the audience. ...

Tall Tales Tree Trail
Family event
Morpeth
Follow this fantastical story trail through the woods and discover fascinating facts about the wonderful trees that grow there. ...

An Opera Gala Evening
Music & Dance
Alnwick
North Wales Opera Studio presents, under the instruction of professional soprano Anne Williams-King, an evening of magnificent music. ...

Manford's Comedy Club
Shows & Displays
Berwick-upon-Tweed
his live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK, personally selected by Jason Manford. ...

Introduction to great crested newts and other amphibians
Wildlife events
A workshop designed to give a good understanding of great crested newts and other amphibians ...

Magnificent Milky Way
Star gazing events
The magnificent Milky Way... our home in the Universe! ...

Secrets of the Wild - Wildlife Photography
Talk/Lecture
Amble
Join professional wildlife photographer Neil Atkinson for a combination of indoor and outdoor practical tuition. ...

New Year's Eve Dinner
Food Event
Celebrate the arrival of a new year in the beautiful surroundings of our 3 AA Rosette restaurant. ...

Winter Wonderland
Family event
Hexham
Wrap up warm and enjoy some festive magic as our owls fly off to Lapland with your letters for Santa. ...

Christmas Party Night
Food Event
If you want to party but don't want to organise one, we've got just the thing. ...

Orion
Star gazing events
The giant constellation of Orion has been rcecognised throughout millennia as one of the most inspiring sights of the night sky. ...

Afternoon Tea
Food Event
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Tea by the Sea, meet up with friends for an afternoon enjoying the stunning views over the bay while having...Afternoon Tea. ...

A Year in Review
Star gazing events
2017 was a spendid year in the cosmos and we had a wonderful time explaining it all to our guests. ...

Tweed 1000
Heritage Events
Displays and activities illustrating aspects of life and warfare on the Anglo-Scottish border during 600 turbulent years of history. Part of Tweed 1000, a series of events commemorating the 1,000th an ...

Santa Sunday Lunches
Family event
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Join us in the Bridge Brasserie for lunch, and the little ones will get a chance to visit Santa in his grotto, to find out if they have been Naughty or Nice! ...

Family Astronomy
Star gazing events
Family astronomy at Kielder Observatory: what is it all about? Well, the skies, the Universe and everything that is in it! Tonight you sit back, relax and listen to your kids amaze you! Watch their fa ...

New Years Eve Party
Star gazing events
Kielder
Who needs fireworks when you've got a sky lit by thousands of nuclear furnaces!? ...

New Year's Day Lunch
Food Event
Start the year with a refreshing stroll through Jesmond Dene followed by a three-course lunch in our Restaurant. ...

Cambridge Prime Brass
Music & Dance
Alnwick
This highly acclaimed ten-piece ensemble  was formed in 1989 and since then has become a conductor-less dectect. ...

An Evening of North East Music - Graeme Danby
Music & Dance
Morpeth
This concert will be a celebration of the rich musical heritage of an area with a range of traditional songs. ...

The Northumbrian Ranters
Music & Dance
Alnwick
With their choice of traditional music from both Northumberland and beyond, Northumbrian Ranters’ concert has always been a festival highlights ...

Frank N Knight
Guided Walk/Tours
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Ghost Tours based in Northumberland with local guides and local knowledge in the paranormal. ...

Kielder Ultra Trail Race
Sporting Event
An ultra trail running event based from Kielder Castle. The event consists two route options of 50km & 100km. ...

2018 Logo
Sporting Event
Come and join us for one of the top sporting events in Northumberland. ...

Late Night Dark Skies
Star gazing events
Come and join our inspirational team of astronomers as we observe the darkest of night skies above the internationally renowned Kielder Observatory. ...

Space Kids
Family event
A return of one of our most popular holiday time events…for the parents and the young scientists they accompany. ...

Christmas Penguins
Family event
Lock up your fish! Meet Crumpet the Elf and his friends the penguin family. ...

Christmas Carol Service
Family event
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Friendly and informal service. Kids are invited to take part as we re-tell the nativity story. ...

Christmas Aurora Night
Star gazing events
What better way to start off the festivities than with a night learning all about the Aurora Borealis. ...

Christmas Lat Night Dark Skies
Star gazing events
A festive deep sky get together and a chance to let those festive spirits fly, tonight we will guide you through the deep distant universe... ...

Christmas Penguins
Family event
Lock up your fish! Meet Crumpet the Elf and his friends the penguin family. ...

Festive Barn Lunch 2 courses £10
Food Event
Corbridge
Special offer throughout December, where you can enjoy 2 courses for £10 or 3 courses for £13 from our Barn Lunch menu. ...

Grotto event
Family event
Meet Santa in his Grotto and get a present if you’ve been good!  Christmas-themed trail.   ...

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