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Family fun

Collect moments & make memories in Northumberland

With a never-ending selection of fantastic days out across Northumberland, you are guaranteed to find an activity to suit adults and children alike. Visit a stunning castle steeped in history, picnic in a charming park or make a splash in the surf of one of Northumberland’s beautiful beaches - perfect for building sandcastles.

Northumberland is also home to one of the most spacious national parks in England, which, coupled with Kielder Water and Forest Park, forms the largest Dark Sky Park in Europe- perfect for stargazing and learning about our galaxy.

Head down to The Alnwick Garden where you're in for a BIG surprise as they welcome some rather large new neighbours who are on a #GiantAdventure this summer.

Get down and dirty at Vindolanda with their archaeological excavations or roam like a Roman as you explore one of the many sites along Hadrian’s Wall, following in the footsteps of the Great Emperor Hadrian and his army.  

If you’re all about creepy crawlies & canny critters then head down to Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens and go bananas with the animals! Theres also cute bundles of fluff for you to pet at Whitehouse Farm - it's their 21st Birthday this year so there's stacks of things going on!

A family break in Northumberland by Jess McGlynn

A Family Break by Jess McGlynn on YouTube.

Pack up a picnic and head to our country parks for some outdoor fun. Wander beside the bluebells, play games or simply rest and relax enjoying the lush green open spaces. A haven for wildlife, Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre gives you the opportunity to explore the outdoors whilst keeping an eye out for red squirrels, a local celebrity in Northumberland! Entry is FREE and donations are welcomed.

Looking for a sprinkling of inspiration? Then check out our family friendly events where you'll find a range of activities to suit every member of the gang!

Whatever your family fancy; you’ll be making memories in no time, without breaking the bank!

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Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Castle
Historic sites
Alnwick
Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the UK; home to the Percy family for over 700 years and film location for Downton Abbey and Harry Potter's Hogwarts.  ...
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Snowy Castle
Lindisfarne Castle
Historic sites
Holy Island
Iconic Tudor Fort converted into an intimate holiday home in 1903 for Edward Hudson by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. With charming Gertrude Jekyll walled garden and stunning coastal views to Bambu ...
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Allout
Allout Adventures
Adventure Sports
Hexham
Welcome to Allout Adventures. The North Easts largest outdoor activity company. Bring along friends, family or work colleagues for an unforgettable experience!   Chose from an exhilarating ...
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Leaplish Ferry
Kielder Waterside
Nature and Wildlife
Kielder
With views of the reservoir Kielder Waterside is the ideal base to recharge and refresh or take part in an action packed day of activities. The Boat Inn Restaurant and bar serves fresh new l ...
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Ariel Obstacle
Calvert Kielder
Adventure Sports
Kielder
Calvert Kielder offers exciting and exhilarating outdoor adventure activities, fully accessible for the whole family, in the heart of Kielder Water & Forest Park, home to the largest man-made lake ...
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Animals at Whitehouse Farm Centre
Whitehouse Farm Centre
Family Attraction
Morpeth
Whitehouse Farm is the all-weather fun attraction with soft play, restaurant, outdoor play areas, tractor-trailer rides and lots of animals to feed, hold and stroke. ...
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Castle and Keep
Warkworth Castle
Historic sites
Warkworth
Set in a quaint Northumberland town, this hill-top fortress and hermitage offers a fantastic family day out. ...
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Puffins on The Farne Islands
Farne Islands
Nature and Wildlife
Farne Islands
The Farne Islands are possibly the most exciting seabird colony in England with unrivalled views of 23 species, including around 37,000 pairs of puffin. It's also home to a large grey seal colony, wi ...
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Druridge Bay Country Park
Druridge Bay Country Park
Great Outdoors
Druridge Bay
Druridge Bay Country Park includes three miles of beautiful beach and sand dunes, as well as a 100 acre lake surrounded by woods and meadows. The variety in the landscape and pleasant coastal environm ...
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Keep
Bamburgh Castle
Historic sites
Bamburgh
A spectacular castle with fantastic coastal views. The stunning Kings Hall and Keep house collections of armour, artwork, porcelain and furniture.     ...
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Welcome to Bailiffgate Museum
Bailiffgate Museum
Museums and galleries
Alnwick
Bailiffgate Museum brings to life the people and places of North Northumberland in exciting interactive style. Art and history-based exhibitions are staged in the gallery. ...
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Northumberland Cheese Company
Northumberland Cheese
Sightseeing and Leisure
Blagdon
The Cheese Farm is a hub of dairy activity! Dairy tours are available during the week and, guided by one of our senior cheesemakers, you will have a fascinating view into our world at Northumberland C ...

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