Have a Cracking Easter in Northumberland

What is there not to love about Easter? The time of year means that the winter frost finally thaws, the evenings are lighter, and dewy, sunny days become more and more common. The Northumbrian landscape gains a new lease of life as the daffodils begin to bloom, the rolling hills are alive with the buzz of spring and the kids are awarded with their long-awaited Easter holidays in order to celebrate. Where better to do so than in Northumberland.

Hare-raising Activities

For your little ones, there are always Easter Egg hunts going on around Northumberland that can often be booked in advance, so you can relax while the children navigate their way towards some chocolatey treasure. Easter is also a great time to visit one of Northumberland’s farms, such as Kirkley Hall Farm or Whitehouse Farm Centre, during their lambing season. You may even get a chance to feed the lambs! Plus, it’s not only lambs that are just opening their eyes in the early months of spring in Northumberland, but gatherings of adorable, newly-hatched pufflings can be admired on the Farne Islands.

Spring in your Step

As Northumberland’s landscape becomes rich with vibrant fauna in spring, Easter weekend walks are a must. Bright flowers and bleating lambs are scattered across the land surrounding Hadrian’s Wall, and Kielder Water & Forest Park’s peaceful reservoir and spring wildlife make for brilliant walking opportunities. If you prefer a gentle walk, The Alnwick Garden’s Cherry Orchard is adorned with cherry blossom and looks like something from a fairy tale, making it a delightful spot for a stroll. An abundance of daffodils drift in the breeze around many historical sites such as Warkworth Castle and Howick Gardens and Arboretum, acting as the perfect accompaniment as you wander around their grounds.

Celebrations and Services

For those seeking a spiritual Easter weekend, many of Northumberland’s historical churches hold celebratory services. Visiting one of the many churches by the coast, such as Alnmouth’s St John the Baptist church, Amble’s Sacred Heart and St Cuthbert RC and Craster’s St Peter the Fisherman CE, would mean that you could follow your celebrations with a walk across one of Northumberland’s many wonderful beaches.

Holy Island is also a must for visitors in search of spirituality over the Easter period. Visitors can enter attend a service at The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, or alternatively can head towards the 12th century priory and experience the tranquillity of the incredible Anglo-Saxon ruins here. There are, of course, other churches to choose from across Northumberland, and if a church service isn’t on your agenda they are still well-worth visiting for their heritage and beauty.

So, it’s time to dust off the sleepy winter mornings and frosty nights and start planning your Easter holiday. Just scroll down to see our eggs-tensive ideas for your Easter break!

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Discover soothing entertainment of a medieval style, amidst the spectacular setting of one of Northumberland’s, as well as England’s, finest castles. ...

Easter Egg Hunt
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Potter Inspired Characters
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Put on your most enchanting robes, summon your favourite wand and come meet the characters likened to those from the magical world of Harry Potter. ...

Easter Egg Hunt
Family event
Ponteland
Friday 19th April - Sunday 21st April Time: 10am and 12pm (all days) Price: £13 per child (includes one adult), £4.95 (additional adults) The Easter Bunny is getting ready for the busiest ...

Easter Eggstravaganza
Arts and Crafts
Blanchland
Jaspah Crewe is a cooperative of artists and crafts people who make and sell their work in Blanchland .THe shop is ran by the members. There will be a Free Easter Trail around the village - starting a ...

Northumberlandia Easter Egg Trail
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Cramlington
Follow the Easter egg trail on site and answer questions as you go. There's a prize at the end for completing the trail. Drop-in, £3 per child. ...

The Percy Past Trail
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Explore the grounds of Alnwick Castle and stumble upon some extraordinary and formidable figures of days gone by. ...

Easter 2019 at Alnwick Castle
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Witness spellbinding sorcery, astonishing experiments and hilarious theatrics this Easter at Alnwick Castle.  ...

Easter Fun!
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Cornhill-on-Tweed
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Build a Teddy Tastic Friend & Easter EGGstravaganza
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Morpeth
A truly special Easter Experience, we have a selection of Bears and Easter themed teddies for your child to make with our team. The first step is to choose your super soft teddy tastic friend from ou ...

Artisans Market
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Enter Northumberland’s most bustling medieval marketplace and take the opportunity to get hands-on with some of the country’s most skilful artisans! ...

Easter Bunny
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The Easter Bunny will be visiting Woodhorn Museum over the long Easter weekend. Find him on site to receive a small treat! The Easter Bunny is due to visit between 11am and 3pm every day from Friday 1 ...

Easter Chocolate Lolly Making
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Drop in to The Sill and decorate your own lolly with Bev from North Chocolates. ...

Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering
Music & Dance
Enjoy a number of musical treats taking place in the museum as part of this annual celebration of Northumbrian heritage.  An opportunity to hear local music and join in a number of activities tak ...

Sill Sunday - Chocolate Lolly Making
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Drop-in to The Sill this Easter Sunday and decorate your own lolly with Bev Stephenson from award-winning North Chocolates. Sticky, sweet, scrumptious and you get to take your own hand-decorated creat ...

POP-UP INDOOR MARKET Bank Holiday Easter Monday
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Etal
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Birds of Prey
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Witness an exceptional display of medieval falconry, worthy of entertaining the old Earls of Northumberland, from two of the country’s finest historical falconers. ...

Ugly Bug Ball
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Hexham
Come on let's crawl to the Ugly Bug Ball! Join Chalk for a session of crafting, playing and dancing with your mini beasts! Visit the bug bar where you can design and craft your own bug accessories (th ...

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