The Best of Northumberland’s Events

Throughout the year, a number of fantastic events pop up across Northumberland. Food-related, family-oriented, flower-focused, activity-centred... the list is endless. There is something for all interests, so scroll down to the bottom of this page for our updated list of some of the best events, happenings and experiences in Northumberland.

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Bubble Trains
Family event
Visit the most northerly steam train in England and join in a bubble-blowing extravaganza! ...

Main Evening Event
Star gazing events
Spend an evening at the Kielder Observatory with a team of experienced astronomers and we will share with you the wonders of the Universe. We are located in the heart of the Dark Sky Park and our fant ...

Minimus Weekend
Family event
Minimus and the gang have lots of adventures at Vindolanda come and learn about what they get up to on our Minimus tours- find Minimus' favourite spots! Create your own mouse character with Minimus ar ...

Celebrate Northumberland Day 2019
Family event
Northumberland Day is an initiative which was launched and championed by Langley Castle Hotel and Restaurant, in Langley-on- Tyne, and which was realised thanks to the support of passionate Northumbri ...

Intro to Hogwarts led by Ron
Guided Walk/Tours
  Join us as we combine the historical importance of Alnwick Castle and fascinating anecdotes of the Percy Family with the wonderful magical world of Harry Potter. Every Tuesday and Wednesday.&n ...

Family bushcrafts
Family 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. You’re going to eat so you’ll build and light your ...

Specialist Events
In response to feedback from guests we have started an exciting new programme of events called “Physics in the Forest". These late night events take place in our new state-of-the-art Gillian Dic ...

Family Events
Family event
Our early evening events are aimed to be fun and interesting to everyone, including families with younger children and for these events we offer reduced family tickets for two adults and two children. ...

Red Squirrel Safari
Wildlife events
Search for red squirrels and discover their way of life in a changing world. Join professional naturalist, Bruce Ferguson, to track down one of Britain’s best loved animals, the red squirrel. Mu ...

A Night Safari at Kielder Castle
Wildlife events
Hunt for the elusive night life of the forest including bats, owls and creepy crawlies of all descriptions. Join professional naturalist, Bruce Ferguson, on a night time expedition in search of some o ...

Vindolanda Roman Excavations
Family event
The excavations take place Monday-Friday (they are subject to weather) and you can watch our archaeologists and teams of volunteers from around the world uncovering more of our famous site. You might ...

Little Inventors Takeover - Invention Creation!
Arts and Crafts
Calling all children and their families! Explore Woodhorn Museum, be inspired by the theme of Energy, and dream up your own invention ideas. What does Energy mean to you and what inventions ideas do ...

Weekend Late Night Event
Star gazing events
Most Fridays and Saturdays in the late slot (approx. midnight-3am, please check website for times) we run our premium weekend events. These run similar to our main evening events but have a reduced nu ...

Circus Week
Family event
​​​​​​​ROLL UP ROLL UP Join in the fun of Circus Week this May Half Term Join in our Circus Skills Workshops, learn to spin plates, juggle and much more. ...

Live Music - Brooks Williams
Music & Dance
An evening fusing the Blues and American Roots Music with Brooks Williams ...

Forgotten Garden Adventure Golf
Family event
Once Upon a time in The Alnwick Garden there was a huge shudder and the ground began to move and shake. They called upon ‘the fairest of them all’ to find a solution to the moving ground, but ...

Forestry Commission Centenary
Outdoor Event
Celebrating  100 Years of Forestry 1919-2019, the Forestry Commission continues to protect and enhance the Nation's Forests for wellbeing, the future and the environment. There will be events thr ...

Segway Tour
Outdoor Event
Speed along the Lakeside way at up to 12mph on this fun for all activity! • Perfect your Segway skills with a briefing from our professional instructors. • Explore Kielder on an instructor l ...

Sporting Event
Learn the skills and techniques of shooting a performance bow with an qualified activity instructor. Discover your inner Robin Hood and perfect your arrow technique in the heart of the forest. Test yo ...

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