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What to do in May Northumberland

What to do in May
Whether you are looking for a therapeutic art class, a fun-filled family weekend, a historical day out or a local market, there is something for everyone in Northumberland this May.

Take a look at some of the best events happening this May bank holiday and beyond in Northumberland and add them to your schedule! Whether you're here for a romantic long weekend or a family retreat for the school holidays, you can enjoy makers markets in Northumberland's market towns, family events at historical attractions and more.

Things to do in Northumberland on the May bank holiday weekend


Friday 3 May | Barn on the Bay's Wild Beachside Campout 

Friday 3 May | Wine and Cheese Evening at Langley Castle

Saturday 4 - Monday 6 May | Ugly Bug Safari at Belsay Hall

Saturday 4 - Monday 6 May | Louisa Waterford Prize Exhibition - A perfect Paradise at Lady Waterford Hall

Sunday 5 May | Nature Watercolour painting at Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre

Monday 6 May | Blanchland Artisan Spring Makers Market


Other things to do in Northumberland in May


Saturday 11 May | Foraging and Herbal Medicine Walk

Saturday 11 May | Willow Bird Feeder Workshop

Tuesday 14 May - Wednesday 15 May | Cragend Farm Historic Houses Tours (runs every Tuesday and Wednesday from May - October)

Wednesday 15 May | Wild Food Foraging at Horton Burn

Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 May | Agria Dog Walk at Belsay Hall Hall and Gardens


Things to do in May Half Term in Northumberland


Saturday 25 May | Northumberland County Show

Saturday 25 May - Sunday 26th May | Amble Puffin Festival

Saturday 25 - Sunday 27 May | Viking Reenactments and Marley the Pony at Bamburgh Castle

Saturday 25 May - Sunday 2nd June | Whitehouse Farm Centre Dinosaur and Dragon Weekend and Princesses and Superheroes Half Term Week

Saturday 25 May - Sunday 2nd June | Incredible Insect Trails at Wallington Hall

Saturday 25 May - Sunday 2nd June | Kids rule at Belsay Hall, Warkworth Castle and Chesters Roman Fort

Tuesday 28 May | The Princesses Afternoon Tea at Matfen Hall

Wednesday 29 May | Birds of Prey at Woodhorn Museum

Thursday 30 May | Family Conservation Crafts at Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre

Friday 31 May | Walltown Wild Sounds Safari, Walltown Frogs and Flapjacks and Walltown Nature Rangers

For more events and goings-on next week, just visit our events guide, enter your dates and get searching.

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