Easter fun at Belsay Castle, Hall & Gardens

Easter in Northumberland

Enjoy Easter
There are so many ways to spend Easter in Northumberland. Enjoy exciting events and activities during the Easter holidays, admire Northumberland's spring landscapes, fauna and wildlife, and so much more. Scattered with an abundance of beautiful churches, Northumberland is the perfect place to celebrate Easter more traditionally or just kick back and enjoy the long weekend.

Springtime celebration

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

After the long winter months, spring is on the way 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.

Visit The Alnwick Garden and see the spectacular floral displays and their iconic cherry blossoms, head to Howick Hall Garden & Arboretum where you’ll see cheerful daffodils carpeting the grounds from March 'till well into May, and marvel at the beautiful rhododendrons at Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens.

If you’re holidaying here during this spiritual time, Northumberland is scattered with an abundance of beautiful historical sites and 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.

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, you’re guaranteed to spend the Easter bank holiday well in Northumberland.

Easter Egg Hunts in Northumberland

Hop to Cragside House and Gardens for a cracking time along their Easter trail, with an egg and spoon obstacle course, a giant game of noughts and crosses and more | 29-31 March 10.30-15.30.

You’re in for a treat at Seaton Delaval Hall. Take in the beautiful grounds and join sunflower seed planting, wheelbarrow racing, target practice and more along the way | 23 March - 14 April - 10.00-17.00 (last entry 4pm).

Explore Wallington Hall’s Easter trail around the Courtyard and West Wood and try target practice, wild art, music making and hopscotching before collecting your egg | 29 March - 1 April - 10.00-16.00.

Join Warkworth Castle for a cracking adventure quest and hunt for clues in the grounds, track down Easter eggs and explore the castle | 23 March- 14 April - 10.00-17.00.

Hunt for Easter eggs while you admire the buttery daffodils of Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, searching for clues and tracking down chocolate treats | 23 March- 14 April - 10.00-17.00.

Combine Easter with ancient history on the Easter quest at Chesters Roman Fort, where you can search for Easter Eggs amongst the ruins | 23 March- 14 April - 10.00-17.00.

At The Alnwick Garden, Prunus blossom flutters in the breeze of The Ornamental Garden where you can join an exciting Easter Egg Hunt, plant your own veg and join a Garden Gang Tea Party | 30 March - 14 April.

Nevermind Easter eggs, seek out dragons and fossils at Bamburgh Castle this Easter, as well as joining a number of other roarsome Easter activities. 29 March-14 April.

Go in search of The Gruffalo this Easter in Kielder Forest, as The Gruffalo Trail launches on 28th March.
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