All the National Trust places in Northumberland have stuff going on all year round. There are things for families to do everywhere: this could be mud pie making for the little ones at Wallington or rock climbing adventures for teenagers at Hadrian’s Wall or Staward Gorge. We have a list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ so the younger ones can get cracking on ticking things off, like climbing a tree, rolling down a hill, catching a crab or building a den. Some of these things are free entry and free to do; many of them are free to join in with normal admission prices applying; and for some, there is a small additional charge. The events go on all year, with Easter Trails in spring, summer outdoors events, Hallowe’en spooky goings on in the autumn, and Father Christmas to visit or Christmas crafts in the winter.


For adults, we have guided walks, talks on the fascinating and sometimes hair-raising stories behind our places, outdoor and indoor music and theatre, sporting activity like park runs, craft and garden talks and workshops, pub nights, food markets and more.


On our website, there are downloadable walking trails from short rambles to serious hikes, with wildlife tips and historical insights; cycle trails from an 11 mile flat route on the old Haltwhistle - Alston railway line to 109 miles ticking off World Heritage Site Hadrian’s Wall, the Victorian splendour of Cragside and the Palladian beauty of Wallington; plus running routes and groups.


Visit the events section of our website to start planning your days out.

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Druridge Bay Country Park
Shows & Displays
Red Row Vintage Club Annual Rally held the first weekend of August every year now in are 31st year. The club is a group of like-minded people who work year round to put on a 2 day Rally for the benefi ...

Andy Hull
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
An exhibition of art and 'n evryfink by Andy Hull in the Latimer Room from June to August 2019. (Please note there are often functions in the Latimer Room, please call to check the artwork is a ...

Museum Tots October
Family event
A monthly term-time group for pre-school children and their parents or carers. Includes stories, songs, games, craft activities and a healthy snack. Numbers are limited and advance booking is essentia ...

Margaret Tait: Film Makar
Shows & Displays
I don’t have to know what it’s all about. That’s not what I’m trying to know. It’s the looking that matters, The being prepared to see what there is to see. From Seeing& ...

In a New Light: From Page to Screen followed by a screening of Rear Window
Shows & Displays
This richly illustrated and interactive lecture explores Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window (1954) based on Cornell Woolrich’s short story “It had to be Murderer” (1942). We will e ...

This August at Alnwick Castle
Family event
Attend one of Northern England’s most thrilling spectacles as armoured knights engage in full combat on horseback.  ...

Ratty Ramble
Wildlife events
Come and join us for the morning; we’ll talk to you about our project and take you out into the forest to look for signs of our recently released water voles. Meet at Kielder Castle under the ar ...

Glendale Festival
Music & Dance
Wooler
Music and dance festival. Opens with pipe band parade at noon. Street fair, dance displays and live bands until 9pm. ...

Pond Dipping Walltown
Family event
Greenhead
Discover the creatures that live in an underwater world. 11am to 12noon or 1pm to 2pm. ...

The Medieval Alchemist
Family event
Discover mysterious medicines, peculiar concoctions and bizarre apparatus with Dr John Green, the most celebrated medieval alchemist in the entire land (allegedly…)!  ...

Birds of Prey
Shows & Displays
Witness an exceptional display of medieval falconry, worthy of entertaining the old Earls of Northumberland, from two of the country’s finest historical falconers. ...

In a New Light: Soviet Cinema of the 1950's followed by a screening of The Cranes are Flying
Shows & Displays
In his lecture, Roger will trace the development of Soviet cinema in the ideological thaw that followed Nikita Kruschev’s denunciation of Stalin in Feb 1956. That thaw saw a relaxation of repres ...

Foprest Friends - Clarts n Crafts
Arts and Crafts
Cramlington
Woodland based activities at Northumberlandia. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Children to be accompanied by a responsible adult. To book please contact forestfriends2018@outloo ...

Floraphone
Arts and Crafts
Weekends and Northumberland school holiday days, 12noon-3pm Our historic Colliery Cage Shop (and former Tanky Engine Engine Shed) will be playfully transformed into a family friendly creative space th ...

Wilde Farm Market
Food Event
Ponteland
Ponteland Market - first Sunday of every month. Fresh, seasonable fruit & vegetables. Northumbrian reared meat. Local artists, makers & producers. ...

Beer and Food Pairing: Fyne Ales Beer Showcase
Music & Dance
Come and join us for an extra special evening with Scottish brewers ‘Fyne Ales’. They are renowned for their classic ales such as ‘Jarl’, ‘Avalanche’ and ‘Hig ...

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. ...

POP-UP INDOOR MARKET
Family event
Etal
POP-UP INDOOR MARKETS ​in the Bothy Bar, The Barn at BEAL www.barnatbeal.com ...

Morpeth Food + Drink Festival 2019
Food Event
Morpeth Food and Drink Festival is an annual celebration of local food and drink held in the centre of Morpeth, Northumberland. It is a not-for-profit community event organised by a select committee o ...

Wild Intrigue Bats & Pizza Nights | Family Nights
Wildlife events
Tarset
Rewild your week by joining one of our Bats and Pizza Nights at the tranquil, rural glamping site; Wild Northumbrian. This beautiful spot is set in the heart of Northumberland National Park, on the ed ...

Matt Stokes: Felons Exhibition
Exhibition
In Summer 2019, Museums Northumberland is thrilled to be sharing some of Northumberland’s most extraordinary hidden stories with you. Over the past year we have been working closely with artist ...

Around The World with Phileas Fogg Street Theatre
Family event
Our intrepid adventurers are just hours away from crossing the finish line at the reform club. If they can just coerce their hot air balloons to go in the right direction they stand to win a grand ...

Jurassic Farm - Summer of Fun
Family event
Morpeth
A ROARSOME adventure awaits for you and your family at our Jurassic Farm event. Come and Meet REX - The King of the Dinosaurs.   ...

Game of Thrones Themed Tour of Hadrian's Wall
Guided Walk/Tours
Newcastle Upon Tyne
To celebrate the ending of the award winning tv series, Game of Thrones, we are providing a trip to Hadrian’s Wall. The initial inspiration for George RR Martin’s masterpiece began when he ...

Segway Tour
Outdoor Event
Speed along the Lakeside way at up to 12mph on this fun for all activity! • Perfect your Segway skills with a briefing from our professional instructors. • Explore Kielder on an instructor l ...

Knight School
Family event
Join Northumberland’s finest medieval knights for a fascinating armoury demonstration, with the opportunity to handle their armour first-hand, or stumble upon a medieval princess and learn what ...

Looking Back at Hay Farm
Family event
Ford and Etal Estate
Heavy horses, once common, are now a rare breed. Learn about the role they played in farming life before the arrival of the tractor. ...

Alnwicky plus Support: A Night of Folk
Music & Dance
Since winning a prestigious battle-of-the-bands competition in 2016, Alnwicky have gone from strength to strength, playing at festivals, concerts and private events all over the North East. ...

Rock and Roll Revolution 2019, featuring The Bluejays
Shows & Displays
Award-winning band The Bluejays are back! Featuring stars of Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, Dreamboats & Petticoats and Million Dollar Quartet, this "Immense...faultless...fantastic band" (Y ...

Kirkharle Courtyard Rocks!
Arts and Crafts
The resident artists of The Creative Chicken & Rebecca Noelle Art at Kirkharle Courtyard have been busy painting rocks and are hiding them around the courtyard and lake. ...

The Dough Zone
Family event
Ford and Etal Estate
Join the Dough Zone... young bakers are invited to come along to Heatherslaw Mill most Mondays to Wednesdays in the summer holidays and practice their skills!  ...

Keap Creative
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
An exhibition of art by Keap Creative in the Latimer Room during September and October 2019. (Please note there are often functions in the Latimer Room, please call to check the artwork is avai ...

Titan The Robot
Family event
'8ft of Steaming Robotic Loveliness' The Titan the Robot is a unique blend of comedy, street theatre and music creating a fascinating show that is unrivalled in the world today! Funny, fast paced and ...

Matt Stokes: Soundmirror Exhibition
Exhibition
Daily Exhibition In Summer 2019, Museums Northumberland is thrilled to be sharing some of Northumberland’s most extraordinary hidden stories with you. Over the past year we have been working cl ...

Royal Northern Sinfonia: Dvořák in America
Music & Dance
Join Royal Northern Sinfonia as we bring the sounds of the new world to our region's beautiful churches this July. Dvořák said he could not have written his New World Symphony or American Quar ...

October concert Craster
Music & Dance
Craster
A friendly and informal concert of music and song, featuring Andy Watchorn (Northumbrian smallpipes, Swedish pipes and guitar) and Margaret Watchorn (fiddle, voice, hummelchen and nyckelharpa). Join t ...

Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon
Sporting Event
Now in it's 10th year, the Kielder Marathon weekend offers up something for all the family. A 10K and Duathlon on the Saturday and a Half Marathon, Marathon and Junior Races on the Sunday. Welcomes ov ...

Mills and Farms of Spindlestone Estate
Exhibition
Belford
This year the Front Room Exhibition features the Mills and Farms of the Spindlestone Estate and the Port of Waren. Find out about ‘one of the best mills’ the engineer John Smeaton ever de ...

Sheep Tales Wool Festival
Arts and Crafts
Alnmouth
Wool Festival with stalls that include local wool suppliers, artists and makers, craft demonstrations and an exhibition about the history of Northumberland shepherding. ...

Rothbury Traditional Music Festival
Music & Dance
Rothbury
Rothbury Traditional Music Festival is a small, friendly, community-run festival set in the heart of Northumberland, in the beautiful Coquet Valley. Over the last four decades it has established a uni ...

Crosby Tyler and Durango Blue: The Sunday Sessions
Music & Dance
CROSBY TYLER: a Critically acclaimed artist from L.A who gives a bluesy take on Americana. "The term Americana is Tyler-made for the likes of Crosby. With so much music having been absorbed by Tyler ...

Bushcraft Basics
Family event
Greenhead
Try out your survival skills with our Rangers. Including fire lighting, den building and using tools. 10am to 12noon or 1pm to 3pm. £10 per child. ...

Weekend Late Night Event
Star gazing events
Most Fridays and Saturdays in the late slot (approx. midnight-3am, please check website for times) we run our premium weekend events. These run similar to our main evening events but have a reduced nu ...

Kielder Challenge Walk
Outdoor Event
The Kielder Challenge Walk has become one of the most popular challenge walks in Northumberland over the past few years. The route is easy to navigate and is great underfoot so is suitable for runners ...

Andrew Gray
Exhibition
Alnmouth
Andrew Gray 19th July – 30th August 2019 Born and bred Northumbrian landscape photographer with a difference! Combining the love of history and mythology, creating abstract and impressionist wor ...

The Berwick But-they-no-longer-fly cabinet
Arts and Crafts
11am – 12.30pm, daily during Weekends and Northumberland school holidays. Create your own insect for our curious cabinet. Today we are facing a huge decline of insect species across the world. I ...

A Night Safari at Kielder Castle
Wildlife events
Hunt for the elusive night life of the forest including bats, owls and creepy crawlies of all descriptions. Join professional naturalist, Bruce Ferguson, on a night time expedition in search of some o ...

A Giant Adventure
Family event
The ground shivered and the trees quivered as a rumbling could be heard throughout The Garden. A giant belly laugh roared as the two new residents looked over the tiny world they had stumbled upon. T ...

Jim Skipsey
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
An exhibition of paintings by Jim Skipsey throughout September 2019 in the Breakwater Cafe ...

Gangsta Granny Outdoor Theatre
Shows & Displays
oin us on the lawn for this amazing open air production of David Walliams "Gangsta Granny"! Fun for the whole family - why not bring your Granny, too?! ...

Paint the coast with wool......
Arts and Crafts
Felt Art - Anna Turnbull Paint the coast with wool...... 4 nights residential felt art course 3 days tutorial with Anna Turnbull. Course Details Each day will start with some discussion of artists wo ...

Potter Inspired Characters
Family event
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. ...

Kielder 4x4 Safari
Outdoor Event
The Kielder 4×4 Safari is an off road adventure driving your own 4x4 on the tracks and trails of Kielder Forest. Kielder 4×4 Safari is an event based in Northumberland, the event exists to ...

The North East Dog Festival
Outdoor Event
Have-A-Go Activities - * Hoopers * Agility * Flyball * Canicross * Fastest Recall * Temptation Alley * Gundog Scurry * Whippet Racing * Steeplechase * and more..... Main Ring Displays - Join us for a ...

Jesting With Zooted
Family event
Experience fun filled family entertainment, suitable for aristocracy of Northumberland, with this eccentric duo’s side-splitting theatrical performance of visual and verbal comedy!  ...

Red Squirrel Safari
Wildlife events
Search for red squirrels and discover their way of life in a changing world. Join professional naturalist, Bruce Ferguson, to track down one of Britain’s best loved animals, the red squirrel. Mu ...

Lost in the Jungle
Family event
Cramlington
Calling all little explorers! Join Manor Walks this summer for a week of jungle fun and release your inner pioneer on an epic journey throughout the shopping centre. Come along and learn all about wil ...

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

100 Years of Fashion
Exhibition
A stunning exhibition of what we wore when we dressed up for the Big Night Out! Featuring the timeless elegance of Chanel’s Little Black Dress to the edgy, exciting, excess of Vivienne Westwood ...

Forgotten Garden Adventure Golf
Family event
Once Upon a time in The Alnwick Garden there was a huge shudder and the ground began to move and shake. They called upon ‘the fairest of them all’ to find a solution to the moving ground, but ...

Museum Tots
Family event
A monthly term-time group for pre-school children and their parents/ carers. Includes stories, songs, games, craft activities and a healthy snack. This taster session if free (normally £3 per ch ...

Newbiggin Festival
Family event
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
A range of activities and exhibitions taking place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend (Some charges apply) ...

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 ...

Edible wild mushrooms
Wildlife events
There’s a certain amount of fear in Britain about eating wild mushrooms and although we do well to treat them with respect, fungi can be a wonderful source of food and can add a great deal of in ...

Marvellous Marine
Arts and Crafts
Cramlington
Join us for a selection of marine themed crafts this summer to celebrate National Marine Week. Suitable for ages 5-12. All children must be accompanied by an adult. £5 per child. ...

Museum Tots December
Family event
A monthly term-time group for pre-school children and their parents or carers. Includes stories, songs, games, craft activities and a healthy snack. Look out! It might be snowing in the gallery! Numbe ...

From Coble to Shannon: A History of our Lifeboats
Exhibition
Bamburgh
RNLI lifeboats have evolved  beyond recognition since the earliest recorded rescues at sea. This exhibition explores 230 years of lifeboat history. ...

Bat Safari & Introduction to Bat Detectors
Wildlife events
Otterburn
Enter the hidden world of Otterburn's Bats on this guided bat walk with Wild Intrigue. Learn how to use Magenta 4 bat detectors to identify these elusive mammals, a skill which residents of Redesdale ...

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Family event
Wooler
A free afternoon of family fun - football, tennis, netball, bowls, boxing, traditional races, crafts, face painting, slide and bouncy castle. ...

Wag & Company Walk for Wag and Business Walk
Family event
Wag & Company is a registered Charity in the North East of England. We enable volunteers and their dogs to befriend older dog lovers who miss the company of a dog.Over 50,000 older people in our r ...

The Tempest at The Sill Handlebards
Outdoor Event
Hexham
The world's first cycling theatre company, The Handlebards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costumes to perform evironmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe. ...

Archery1
Sporting Event
Learn the skills and techniques of shooting a performance bow with an qualified activity instructor. Discover your inner Robin Hood and perfect your arrow technique in the heart of the forest. Test yo ...

The Counterfeit Seventies Show
Shows & Displays
Following an extensive tour of The Counterfeit Sixties Show, the band are back and bigger than ever with The Counterfeit Seventies Show – so get your glad rags on and boogie on down! ...

Forestry Commission Centenary
Outdoor Event
Celebrating  100 Years of Forestry 1919-2019, the Forestry Commission continues to protect and enhance the Nation's Forests for wellbeing, the future and the environment. There will be events thr ...

Medieval Music by Trouvere Minstrels
Music & Dance
Discover soothing entertainment of a medieval style, amidst the spectacular setting of one of Northumberland’s, as well as England’s, finest castles. ...

Willow Animal Making at The Sill
Arts and Crafts
Hexham
Work with Anna Turnbull of Bitabout Arts who has made amazing willow animals you see around The Sill. Make your own dragonfly or mouse from willow grown and harvested in Northumberland. ...

Essential Bushcraft Skills
Workshops
An introduction to the basics for survival with top northern bushcraft teacher, Bruce Ferguson, with over 30 years bushcraft experience: shelter, fire, food and water. ...

Watch the Birdie
Exhibition
An exhibition of Victorian photography featuring some of Alnwick's noteworthy residents ...

August Concert Newton
Music & Dance
Newton-by-the-Sea
A friendly and informal concert of music and song, featuring Andy Watchorn (Northumbrian smallpipes, Swedish pipes and guitar) and Margaret Watchorn (fiddle, voice, hummelchen and nyckelharpa). Join t ...

July concert Craster
Music & Dance
Craster
A friendly and informal concert of music and song, featuring Andy Watchorn (Northumbrian smallpipes, Swedish pipes and guitar) and Margaret Watchorn (fiddle, voice, hummelchen and nyckelharpa). Join t ...

I Am Inspired - Gillian Lee Smith
Arts and Crafts
I Am Inspired - Gillian Lee Smith 20th October 2019 - 25th October 2019 - 5 nights residential art workshop holiday, 4 days tutorial with Gillian Lee Smith. Course Details: Since moving to the truly ...

RSC Measure for Measure Encore Broadcast
Shows & Displays
"To whom should I complain?" When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. ...

Buskers Evenings
Music & Dance
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
A great night of musical entertainment! ...

Makers and Bakers Market
Family event
Cramlington
Manor Walks’ food and craft market features independent traders from across the North East selling homemade goods and home grown produce, from 9am-5pm both indoors and outdoors of the centre, ev ...

Heritage Open Day
Talk/Lecture
Rothbury
Cragend Farm opens its doors for Heritage Open Day in association with Cragside, the National Trust property in Rothbury. Lord Armstrong of Cragside reinvented the farm in 1880's to demonstrate ...

Alnwick Food Festival
Food Event
Alnwick Food Festival is back on the 21st and 22nd September. After a fantastic 2018 event we will be bringing back the popular Kidz Zone format. Totally excited to announce what we have planned! Stay ...

The Handlebards - The Tempest
Outdoor Event
Cramlington
Join The HandleBard's 2019 Summer Tour for a unique open air performance of the Shakespeare classic 'The Tempest' at Northumberlandia.   ...

Mammal Monitoring at Walltown
Family event
Greenhead
Help find out if mice, shrews and voles are living at Walltown. We will check out special traps then weigh and measure the small mammals found. Then, help release them safely back into the wild. ...

Kielder 4x4 Safari
Outdoor Event
A day of guided trail blazing in the heart of Kielder and Wark Forests raising money for Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team. You will get to drive your own 4x4 through a variety of trac ...

Royal Northern Sinfonia: Dvořák in America
Music & Dance
Ponteland
Join Royal Northern Sinfonia as we bring the sounds of the new world to our region's beautiful churches this July. Dvořák said he could not have written his New World Symphony if he had never ...

Andrew Gray Exhibition - The Old School Gallery | Alnmouth
Exhibition
Alnmouth
Born and bred Northumbrian landscape photographer with a difference! Combining the love of history and mythology, creating abstract and impressionist works using a camera as if it were a brush. Andy ...

Santa in Summer
Family event
Morpeth
Imagine our excitement when Mrs Claus rang to ask if Santa could join us at the farm for his Summer Holidays again!!!!! This unique and fun event will give your little ones the chance to hear what San ...

Family Bushcrafts
Family event
Build a shelter, light a fire, cook a meal, make something to take away. You’ll need to build a shelter, your own den in the woods. You’re going to eat so you’ll build and light your ...

Bamburgh Festival
Family event
The inaugural Bamburgh Festival will be held on the 17th of August, on Castle Green in Bamburgh. ...

Royal Northern Sinfonia: Dvořák in America
Music & Dance
Join Royal Northern Sinfonia as we bring the sounds of the new world to our region's beautiful churches this July. Dvořák said he could not have written his New World Symphony or American Quar ...

Super Senses at Walltown
Family event
Greenhead
Use your senses to make the most of your ears, eyes, nose and fingers at Walltown Country Park. ...

Geoff Brown in 2018
Sporting Event
Bywell
Carriage Driving National Championships 2019  and  Para Drivers Championships ...

In a New Light: The Sound of American Cinema followed by a screening of Taxi Driver
Shows & Displays
In his lecture, Martin will explore the evolution of sound in American cinema, spanning a period from the 1970s through to the present day. Taxi Driver, one of the great American films, was written by ...

Family Bushcrafts Survival Challenge
Family event
A family survival adventure – stick together, solve the problems, learn the skills, stay alive. Your light airplane has crash landed in dense forest hundreds of miles from civilisation. You have ...

Invasion X
Family event
Join us at Woodhorn on Sunday 21st July for the 10th instalment of the annual sci-fi extravaganza, Invasion Meet a host of science fiction characters ranging from Daleks to Doctors, Jedis to Jawas an ...

Royal Northern Sinfonia: Dvořák in America
Music & Dance
Cullercoats
Join Royal Northern Sinfonia as we bring the sounds of the new world to our region's beautiful churches this July. Dvořák said he could not have written his New World Symphony if he had never ...

The Chantry Lasses Informal Performance
Music & Dance
The first Wednesday of each month at 2pm. Hear Northumberland’s unique instrument, the Northumbrian Pipes Enjoy an informal performance and a chance to talk to the performers about this special ...

Morpeth Christmas 2019!
Shows & Displays
Morpeth Christmas Light Switch on 2019! Following the success of last years Christmas event, Sanderson Arcade have teamed up again with Morpeth Town Council to switch the towns lights on. With a full ...

Matt Stokes: A Traveller and A Shepherd Exhibition
Exhibition
In Summer 2019, Museums Northumberland is thrilled to be sharing some of Northumberland’s most extraordinary hidden stories with you. Over the past year we have been working closely with artist ...

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Family event
Seaton Delaval
Roll up! Roll up! The Circus is in town! Dame Gertie Dollop runs the show with her son Silly Billy but they’ve fallen on hard times. Particularly with the dastardly Ringmaster Heinkel, owner of ...

Wildlife and Osprey Motor Boat Cruise
Wildlife events
Enjoy a guided motor boat trip around beautiful Kielder Water, with experienced Calvert Kielder staff and knowledgeable NWT volunteers ...

Ellingham Hall Dine & Stay
Food Event
Chathill
Discover our Luxury Dine & Stay package… A perfect chance to whisk your other half away for some much-needed quality time and respite. Tuck yourselves away for the night and wake up feeling ...

Coal Town
Exhibition
Find out about an industry and a way of life that has vanished forever Woodhorn Colliery and the people who worked it were typical of a way of life that has vanished forever. So what was coal mining r ...

Christmas Fayre
Arts and Crafts
Ford and Etal Estate
The centre is closed in December, however we open specially for the Christmas Market. The whole centre is transformed ready to welcome Santa before he leaves mid afternoon with Merlin pulling his spec ...

Wooler Farmers' Market
Food Event
Wooler
A friendly country market with local food and craft producers offering a wide variety of goods from cheese and beers to plants and bath bombs. The July event joins forces with the Glendale Festival, s ...

August concert Holy ISland
Music & Dance
Holy Island
A friendly and informal afternoon concert of music and song, featuring Andy Watchorn (Northumbrian smallpipes, Swedish pipes and guitar) and Margaret Watchorn (fiddle, voice, hummelchen and nyckelharp ...

Matt Stokes: Beyond the Field Exhibition
Exhibition
In Summer 2019, Museums Northumberland is thrilled to be sharing some of Northumberland’s most extraordinary and little-known stories with you. ‘Beyond the Field’ by artist Matt Stok ...

Dark Skies Star Gazing
Star gazing events
Discover the beauty of the Dark Skies of Kielder. We’ll start with an introductory indoor session using an amazing software programme that allows you to view all the wonders of the night sky in ...

August Bank Holiday Lebanese BBQ
Food Event
August Bank Holiday BBQ Weekender, Saturday and Monday Positioned on a culinary crossroads, the cuisine of Lebanon is a delicious blend of the flavours, aromas and textures of Europe and the Middle Ea ...

Family Events
Family event
Our early evening events are aimed to be fun and interesting to everyone, including families with younger children and for these events we offer reduced family tickets for two adults and two children. ...

Kielder MTB Marathon
Cycling events
50 mile sportive or 100 mtb race using the trails around Kielder ...

Bob the Butterfly & Gerry the Gerbera Street Theatre
Family event
These colourful, playful characters will mix and mingle with ease, as they flutter and flit on stilts, delighting young and old alike. ...

Medieval Siege: Castle Under Attack
Family event
Learn how to successfully storm Northumberland’s finest fortress with a variety of historical artillery at your disposal.  ...

Intro to Hogwarts led by Ron
Guided Walk/Tours
  Join us as we combine the historical importance of Alnwick Castle with the wonderful magical world of Harry Potter. Every Tuesday and Wednesday.  ...

Great North Bike Ride for the Chris Lucas Trust
Cycling event
Great North Bike Ride Charity cycle ride for Childhood Cancer Research Start Seahouses down 60 miles of beautifus coastline passing Alnmouth Bay Amble Marine Warkworth Catle to Tynemouth Priory. Cycle ...

Osprey watch
Wildlife events
Kielder
Join us to observe the beautiful Kielder ospreys. You can see all the action close up through a live camera feed ...

Museum Tots November
Family event
A monthly term-time group for pre-school children and their parents or carers. Includes stories, songs, games, craft activities and a healthy snack. Numbers are limited so advance booking is essential ...

The Famous Scarycrow Trail
Family event
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Follow the famous scarycrow trail around the villages... ...

Two Nations Run

Flour Festival
Food Event
Ford and Etal Estate
A brand new festival at Heatherslaw Miill, celebrating all things floury! Classes, competitions and activities throughout the day, with free entry into the mill (donations welcome).  ...

Ford Christmas Market
Arts and Crafts
Ford and Etal Estate
This popular market returns in 2018, offering a wide range of stalls selling local and artisan foods, gifts and crafts.  ...

Jailbirds: Make & Do
Arts and Crafts
11am – 12.30pm, daily during Weekends and Northumberland school holidays. Create your own book-bird and add it to the flock! Hexham Old Gaol holds hundreds of years of stories in its walls. It&r ...

Wild Intrigue Bats & Pizza Nights | No Kids! Nights
Wildlife events
Tarset
Rewild your week by joining one of our Bats and Pizza Nights at the tranquil, rural glamping site; Wild Northumbrian. This beautiful spot is set in the heart of Northumberland National Park, on the ed ...

The Steve Morrison Band and Shindiggers: Northstar Fundraiser
Music & Dance
Join us for a party with The Shindiggers and The Steve Morrison Band. All money raised goes to The Northstar Centre: a centre for adults with learning disabilities serving Berwick-upon-Tweed and the s ...

St Oswald's Everything's a £1 Event
Shows & Displays
Ashington
We'd love for you to join us at our special Everything's a £1 event in Ashington. The shop is perfect for those that like to upcycle and want to get the maximum value out of every item. We sell ...

Summer of Fun
Family event
Morpeth
There is a full programme of exciting events and activities everyday throughout the Summer Holidays!!!! Making sure you can have some Farmtastic Fun whatever the weather!!!! Daily Activities Cuddle a ...

July concert Holy Island
Music & Dance
Holy Island
A friendly and informal concert of music and song, featuring Andy Watchorn (Northumbrian smallpipes, Swedish pipes and guitar) and Margaret Watchorn (fiddle, voice, hummelchen and nyckelharpa). Join ...

Giant Whale
Family event
See our 18m long what and step inside to find out about the impact that plastic has on our environment ...

Roman Falconry
Wildlife events
In a world ruled by gods and goddesses, birds were very important within the Roman belief system. Their power of flight gave them superiority and symbolism, their vision taken as prophecy and warning. ...

Kielder Yacht Club Open Days
Outdoor Event
Kielder
An opportunity for visitors interested in boating to find out about keeping a motor cruiser or sailing yacht on Kielder Water. ...

Ellie Davison - Archer
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
An exhibition of drawings by Ellie Davison-Archer throughout August 2019 in the Breakwater Cafe ...

Family bushcrafts
Family event
Build a shelter, light a fire, cook a meal, make something to take away. You’ll need to build a shelter, your own den in the woods. You’re going to eat so you’ll build and light your ...

Lego Tyne and Wear Metro
Arts and Crafts
The Lego workshops are in conjunction with the 125th anniversary of 1st Lord Armstrong purchasing Bamburgh Castle so what better way to celebrate inventing and creating than to be let loose with Lego. ...

Concert: Alnwick Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Music & Dance
A selection of light classical music arranged and conducted by Ray Thompson ...

September concert Holy Island
Music & Dance
Holy Island
A friendly and informal concert of music and song, featuring Andy Watchorn (Northumbrian smallpipes, Swedish pipes and guitar) and Margaret Watchorn (fiddle, voice, hummelchen and nyckelharpa). Join t ...

Vindolanda Roman Excavations
Family event
The excavations take place Monday-Friday (they are subject to weather) and you can watch our archaeologists and teams of volunteers from around the world uncovering more of our famous site. You might ...

Bellingham Show
Family event
Bellingham
A perfect day out for all the family in the heart of the Northumberland countryside. ...

August concert Bamburgh
Music & Dance
Bamburgh
Andy and Margaret Watchorn present a lively and informal evening of traditional tunes, songs and stories from the area ...

Peterkin the Jester
Family event
Experience fun filled family entertainment, fit for the aristocracy of Northumberland, with our resident jester’s hilarious blend of medieval comedy, magic and occasional mischief! Whether wobbl ...

NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy (Encore Broadcast)
Shows & Displays
The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley an ...

Pump Room Tours
Guided Walk/Tours
Delve a little further with a tour of The Grand Cascade and Pump Room. Learn how this magnificent structure pumps huge quantities of water every minute allowing you to enjoy the water displays. Ask a ...

Wizarding Week
Family event
Put on your most enchanting robes and join our resident wizarding professors for some magical mayhem! ...

Rob Newman's Total Eclipse of Descartes
Shows & Displays
In a world gone crazy, can philosophy help? This sparklingly brilliant new show tries to give you the answer. Rob Newman (stand up legend, best-selling novelist, Radio 4 Sony Award Winner) attempts to ...

Poison Garden Tours
Talk/Lecture
Myths and legends are uncovered alongside gruesome scientific fact and history. The Poison Garden features many plants grown unwittingly in back gardens, and which can be found in the British countrys ...

Etal Live Music
Music & Dance
Etal
Tight vocals, traditional instruments and a contemporary feel from this spellbinding duo. ...

Get hands on with history
Outdoor Event
Get hands on with the Romans for a taste of life nearly 2,000 years ago by joining the Roman army. Enrol in the sword school, learn the marching drills and try out the archaeologist trade as you dig f ...

Mermaid and Pirate Festival
Family event
Morpeth
Have you ever wondered what mermaids eat? Where they sleep? Or how Santa Claus delivers their presents at Christmas? Well, now you have a chance to get the answers! Come and meet the mermaids and ask ...

Joust
Shows & Displays
Jousting goes back to its roots in this no-holds-barred tournament of strength, skill and horsemanship. Charging at each other at full speed with only chain mail for protection, each knight will attem ...

21st Corbridge Chamber Music Festival: To the New World
Music & Dance
Festival directors Gould Piano Trio and clarinettist Robert Plane welcome guest artists Donald Grant, Gary Pomeroy, Pascal Siffert, Martin Storey and composer John Casken to perform works by Haydn, Dv ...

Ian Bolton Exhibition
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
An exhibition of paintings by Ian Bolton in the Breakwater Cafe during December 2019 ...

Powburn
Outdoor Event
Alnwick
Powburn Show is held on the first Saturday in August each year, starting the local annual show season. The show includes an Industrial tent with entry classes for horticulture, cookery, handicrafts an ...

In a New Light: Transnational Cinema followed by a screening of Wajib
Shows & Displays
The concept of ‘national’ cinema has increasingly been questioned across contemporary scholarship in a globalized era and the focus has shifted towards the concept of ‘transnational& ...

The Maltings Youth Theatre's Play-in-a-Week
Shows & Displays
Our popular Summer workshop returns! Join Wendy and Ross for a fun- packed week as together, you create a play. Monday 12 - Friday 16, 10am - 3.30pm Watch the story develop before your very eyes, crea ...

Roger Albert Clark Rally
Sporting Event
This rally is for historic rally cars from 1970's and 1980's. It is the longest rally in UK totalling 300 miles in forest and 700 miles on public roads. ...

Breath of Colour
Exhibition
A stunning display of free for weaving by Eta Ingham Lawrie ...

Main Evening Event
Star gazing events
Spend an evening at the Kielder Observatory with a team of experienced astronomers and we will share with you the wonders of the Universe. We are located in the heart of the Dark Sky Park and our fant ...

Wild Wednesday - Pond Dipping
Family event
Greenhead
Join Northumberland National Park Rangers for our next Wild Wednesday sessions. Be amazed and learn about the creatures that are specially adapted to live in an underwater world. Each session lasts up ...

September Concert Bamburgh
Music & Dance
Bamburgh
A friendly and informal concert of music and song, featuring Andy Watchorn (Northumbrian smallpipes, Swedish pipes and guitar) and Margaret Watchorn (fiddle, voice, hummelchen and nyckelharpa). Join ...

Men in Sheds
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
A weekend exhibition of photographs by Men in Sheds in the Breakwater Cafe on 02 and 03 November 2019 ...

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.  ...

Grassblade Jungle
Family event
Greenhead
Use your skills to sweep up a grass bug, scorpion fly or frog hopper! 11-12.30 or 1-2.30pm. ...

Live Music - Broom Bezzums
Music & Dance
Etal
Few acts manage to attract a wider no-folk audience and please traditionalists at the same time. ...

Bagpipe Beasties Make & Do
Arts and Crafts
Every Monday (22nd July, 29th July, 5th Aug, 12th Aug, 19th Aug, 26th Aug, 2nd Sep, 9th Sep, 16th Sep), 11am – 12.30pm. Create your own curious pipe creature or a bagpipe book. Explore the Museu ...

Berwick Festival Opera 2019: The Maltings and Rocket Opera present: Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance
Shows & Displays
Berwick Festival Opera’s latest fully staged co-production of a classic Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera is their hilariously full-blown assault on Romance and Melodrama The Pirates of Penzanc ...

The Art of Dressage
Family event
Witness an exquisite display of beautifully maintained horses, demonstrating the movements, airs and graces, that have made dressage as we know it today! Experience the art of dressage being brought ...

Specialist Events
Talk/Lecture
In response to feedback from guests we have started an exciting new programme of events called “Physics in the Forest". These late night events take place in our new state-of-the-art Gillian Dic ...

Archaeological Excavation of Iron-Age/Romano-British Settlement
Outdoor Event
Otterburn
‘Lost Redesdale’ Community Archaeology Project invites you to take part in an excavation of an Iron-Age/Romano-British enclosed settlement at Ratteraw Farm. No previous experience is required ...

Dorothy Steel
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
An exhibition of paintings by Dorothy Steel throughout October 2019 in the Breakwater Cafe ...

An evening of traditional music with Andy and Margaret Watchorn
Music & Dance
Craster
Join Andy and Margaret for a lively evening of music and songs from Northumberland and beyond. ...

Basket Making
Arts and Crafts
Hexham
Work with experienced basket makers Ruth Thompson and Liz Beech to make your very own willow basket. You will use willow harvested from Northumberland and will learn styles such as three rod walin ...

Wild Woodland Challenge Walltown
Family event
Greenhead
Join our Ranger to see how far you can throw a pine cone, go on a treasure hunt through the woods and make your own medal. ...

Burgham Horse Trials 2019
Sporting Event
The only horse trial event in the North East to have International status. See the world’s top riders in action in the heart of Northumberland. Enjoy watching some of the World’s best eque ...

The Buzzy Bumble Bees Street Theatre
Family event
These adorable bumble bee are irresistibly cuddly and have left their sting at home to ensure they follow the summer scents ...

In a New Light: Jeanne Moreau followed by a screening of Lift to the Scaffold
Shows & Displays
Already established as a stage actor, Jeanne Moreau had her film career break with Louis Malle's suspenseful first feature, Lift to the Scaffold (1958). In François Truffaut's Jules et Jim (196 ...

Lunchtime Organ Recital
Music & Dance
Morpeth
Organ recital. ...

Norham Castle, on the River Tweed. c1822-3. Turner, Joseph Mallord William 1775-1851. Tate. Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856. (c) Tate, London 2019
Exhibition
This major new exhibition of works by JMW Turner, one of the most renowned of English Romantic artists, explores his transformation from an architectural draughtsman, when he set out on his first Nort ...

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