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: 19/10/2017
  • End date: 17/01/2018
  • Type(s): Events
Halloween Half Term at Alnwick Castle
Family event
If you DARE to join us this Halloween Half Term, you’re in for a spooktacular delight! ...
Pumpkins
Arts and Crafts
Ashington
Pick up a Halloween trail sheets at the Welcome Desk and explore the museum to find the hidden pumpkins. ...
Funny bones & Hallowe'en fun
Family event
Morpeth
Whether you're a scary monster or a spell casting witch, come along to Wallington to start Hallowe'en celebrations. ...
Halloween Week
Family event
Enjoy a spooktacular week of fun at Ford & Etal celebrating hallowe'en - terrorific treats for kids in costume too! ...
Beastly Baking and Terrorific Tales
Family event
Ford and Etal Estate
On 23rd, 24th, 30th and 31st October children can join the miller for beastly baking on a hallowe'en theme. ...
PAW Patrol heroes Chase & Marshall are at Manor Walks!
Family event
Cramlington
Come along to Manor Walks Shopping and Leisure this October Half Term to listen to some pawsome adventures! ...
Go Batty in Autumn
Family event
Ingram
Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is about bats.  ...
Autumn Art
Family event
Greenhead
Join us at half term for autumn art in Northumberland National Park. Come have a go at making some nature-inspired art! ...
Spooky Carriage Rides
Family event
Ford and Etal Estate
Special hallowe'en carriage rides with the Hay Farm heavy horses. Pets welcome. ...
Halloween Thrills at The Manor of Horrors
Family event
Cramlington
Manor Walks Shopping and Leisure are hosting a fun-filled day full of free spooky activities for the whole family. ...
Halloween and bonfire night
Family event
Haltwhistle
Our Halloween and bonfire night helps us celebrate yet another great year here at Herding Hill. ...
Forget Me Not - The Alzheimer's Whodunnit
Family event
This one-man comedy poetry theatre show has a lot to say about how we treat and perceive people with dementia. ...
American Wrestling - W3L Wrestling Showdown
Family event
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Live American Wrestling action from the World Wide Wrestling League ...
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. ...
Autumn Craft Fair
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Craft Fair down at Newbiggin Maritime Centre ...
Antiques Fair
Family event
Hexham
Antiques and Vintage with over 100 stands of ceramics, jewellery, tools, books, postcards, vintage lighting and decorative furnishings. ...
The Christmas Fair
Family event
Hexham
Over 125 stands of Art, Crafts, Gifts and Food throughout the Leisure Centre and the huge indoor marquee ...
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. ...
The Snow Lion
Family event
From the Forests of Eternal Snow pads the giant white lion, celebrates the light of human kindness in the depths of winter's darkest days. ...
Christmas at Wallington
Family event
Morpeth
You can also enjoy Christmas music, make festive things and hear stories with Mrs Christmas. ...
Ellingham Hall Christmas Fair
Family event
Alnwick
Escape the hustle of the high street and experience a truly magical atmosphere browsing high quality craft stalls ...
Woodhorn Winter Market
Family event
Ashington
The Market features fabulous selections of gifts and food from some of the region's finest makers, crafters and producers. ...
Jingle Bells
Family event
Celebrate the wonder of Christmas by getting up close with these festive characters, starring Crumpet the elf and Blitsen the reindeer. ...
Father Christmas
Family event
Take a spin around the outdoor skating rink and meet Father Christmas in his magical stable grotto. ...
Santa Special Trains
Family event
Ford and Etal Estate
Santa Specials at Heatherslaw Light Railway - fun for all the family. ...
Christmas Penguins
Family event
Lock up your fish! Meet Crumpet the Elf and his friends the penguin family. ...
Christmas Farmers Market
Family event
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Indoor Christmas Market with local food and craft/gift producers. ...

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