Family events in Northumberland

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. Find family events in Northumberland below.

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  • Type: Event
  • Category group: , Family
  • Start date: 28/04/2017
  • End date: 27/07/2017
  • Type(s): Events
Triceratops
Family event
Ashington
Step back in time with Brick Dinos and meet dinosaurs in miniature each one masterfully built using LEGO® bricks.  ...
West Wood Challenge
Family event
Take a trip around the West Wood to take part in our interactive transport challenge. ...
INDOOR MARKET
Family event
Bamburgh
Lots on offer at our indoor market. At the foot of the beautiful Bamburgh Castle with the cricket pitch stretched out in front of us and the sea beckoning from behind, it's the perfect place to pop in ...
An Evening with Boba Fett
Family event
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Chris Cross the Magician proudly presents... An Evening with Boba Fett + Star Wars: The Force Awakens! ...
Berwick Operatic Society: Oliver!
Shows & Displays
Consider yourself at home with Berwick Operatic Society who proudly present one of Britain's best loved musicals, Lionel Bart's, Oliver! ...
cuckoo
Family event
Wooler
Malcolm Green will lead us on an easy walk along the College Burn in search of this elusive bird, the Cuckoo. ...
Wrestling
Family event
Bedlington
Live American Wrestling action from the World Wide Wrestling League. ...
Percussion Workshop
Music & Dance
Alwinton
A fun-filled interactive percussion extravaganza with O Duo. ...
Hopalot
Family event
Major Hopalot the world famous Astro-bunny is looking for a suitable launch site to test his new rocket "Big Carrot 3". ...
Northumberland Day
Family event
Ashington
Celebrate our fabulous county and history with a visit to Woodhorn! ...
Rothbury Street Fair
Family event
Rothbury
The Rothbury Street fair is a much loved event which takes place in the traditonal stone market town of Rothbury ...
Wild Wednesday
Family event
Greenhead
Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is called Safari on Foot. ...
Treasure Trail Challenge
Family event
Hexham
Have fun in Northumberland National Park following one of our trails around Wooler Common.  ...
Motor boat
Wildlife events
Come and join us for an afternoon or early evening Osprey and Wildlife motor boat cruise around Kielder Water. Enjoy a guided trip around the lake with us to take in as much wildlife as we can.&n ...
Storytelling
Family event
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Creep down to the farm and listen to stories and folklore from all over the world about insects! ...
Belladonna and the Venus Fly Trap
Family event
Meet Belladonna, the beautiful but deadly gardener, as she tries to catch a tasty morsel for her hungry Venus Flytraps. ...
Open Farm Sunday
Family event
Open Farm Sunday allows everyone, young and old, to discover at first hand what it means to be a farmer ...
Mighty Dub Fest
Outdoor Event
The most Northern VW weekend festival in England. Set over looking the most famous location Alnwick Castle, Northumberland. ...
Fun Dog Show
Family event
Belford
24 classes over the weekend all winners go through to best in show. Entertainment for all the family ...
Father's Day at Jesmond Dene House
Food Event
Show your Dad that he's your hero by treating him to a mouth-watering 3 course Sunday lunch. ...
Blyth Beach Huts
Music & Dance
A family friendly music festival with music and street theatre from 11am, children's fun fair, a great variety of food with headline band The Undertones. https://www.facebook.com/NorthumberlandLiveFe ...
Summer Fayre
Family event
Ashington
Ashington Fayre Day, an event for the whole family to enjoy. ...
Flower Fun Day
Family event
Greenhead
Follow a self-led trail discovering some of the beautiful flowers that can be found at Walltown in Northumberland National Park. ...
The secret life of a haymeadow
Family event
Greenhead
Come take a look at the huge variety of flowers and insects to be found in one of Northumberland's best hay meadows. ...
INDOOR MARKET
Family event
Etal
We had a lovely time at Etal Village Hall last Summer so join us again for another successful year. ...
Felton & Thirston Fair
Shows & Displays
Morpeth
A traditional village fair with something for everyone. ...
Pegswood Fayre Day
Family event
Morpeth
A fun day out including Dog Show, Dance demonstrations, Dog Agility, live music, funfair rides, archery and much, much more. ...
Woodhorn Lane Music Festival
Music & Dance
Ashington
A fantastic line up for a live 3 day Music Festival. ...
Prince Amir and Nazreddin
Family event
Join talkative Prince Amir, one of the three wise meerkat kings, following a star atop his grumpy camel Nazreddin. ...
Minibeast Safari
Family event
Greenhead
Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is Minibeast Safari.  ...

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