Easter in Northumberland | Visit Northumberland

"Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life." S.D. Gordon

Easter is always an egg-citing time of the year in Northumberland.

After the long winter months, spring is on the way (or is already here, depending on when Easter falls!) and everything is starting to feel a little bit brighter. The weather is getting better, the days are longer, and flowers are bursting into bloom.

Spring

Head to Howick Hall Garden & Arboretum, full of cheerful daffodils carpeting the grounds from March to tulips in the wild flower meadows in May. See the spectacular display of cherry blossom trees in The Cherry Orchard at The Alnwick Garden – the largest collection in the world! Marvel as the microclimate of The Quarry Garden at Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens works its magic on several species of rhododendrons.

Celebration

If you’re holidaying here during this spiritual time, Northumberland is scattered with an abundance of beautiful churches. From St Michael & All Angels at Ford & Etal to the infamous St Oswald’s at Heavenfield, you’ll be sure to find a church nearby to celebrate Lent and Easter. Just type ‘church’ into our search-box on the top-right of the screen to find one!

Activities

Even if you don’t follow the Christian traditions, Easter is all about birth, new beginnings, a fresh start – making it a lovely time to get outside for a bit of nature-spotting! Chase away the last of the winter chills with countryside walks, seaside frolics and family-friendly fun at one of Northumberland’s many great attractions.

From Easter Markets and Easter Egg Hunts to outdoor activities and half-term celebrations, our What’s On section will have you covered. 

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  • Category group: , Wildlife Events, Talk/Lecture, Star Gazing Events, Sporting Event, Shows & Displays, Outdoor Event, Music & Dance, Guided Walk/Tours, Food Event, Family, Experience & workshops, Exhibition, Cycling Event, Ceremony, Arts and Crafts
  • Start date: 30/03/2018
  • End date: 02/04/2018
  • Type(s): Events
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.  ...

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. ...

Highway Rat
Outdoor Event
Walking Trail with additional features for all the family, look out for the Gruffalo characters along the way. ...

Medieval crafts and dressing up
Arts and Crafts
Budding knights and princesses can dress up in medieval finery and meet the squires and ladies of the castle ...

Have a go Archery
Family event
Follow in the footsteps of soldiers and try your hand at one of England's oldest skills. ...

Broomstick Training
Family event
Join our resident wizarding professors and take part in one of our famous broomstick training sessions ...

MEDIEVAL ALCHEMIST
Family event
Meet Doctor John Greene, the (allegedly...) celebrated medieval alchemist, with lots of peculiar apparatus and bizarre materials! ...

CRAFTS WITH THE COMPANY OF ARTISANS
Family event
Enter bustling marketplace of Artisans Courtyard and get hands-on with some of the best artisans in the country ...

Pop up Market with St Abbs Traders
Arts and Crafts
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Now 'regulars' in the Ford & Etal calendar, the St Abbs market traders are returning to Etal this season.   ...

Forest wildlife safari
Wildlife events
Discover the secret life of the forest - join professional naturalist, Bruce Ferguson and uncover the tracks, trails and signs left behind by its secretive inhabitants from red squirrels and deer to i ...

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