National Trust Events
Water fountains at Cragside

National Trust Events

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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Electric Bike
Electric Bike Demo Weekend
Cycling events
Hexham
An opportunity to test ride electric bikes from Raleigh, Haibike and Lapierre. Guided group rides available throughout each day from 10am till 4pm. Helmets provided, please bring a debit/credit card t ...
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Castle Vale Lily Pond Shelter
Walks around the Parks
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.  ...
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Easter Egg Trail
Easter Egg Trail
Family event
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. Collect a question sheet from the visitor centre. £3.50 per child. Please ...
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Dragon Quest
Dragon Quest
Family event
Alnwick Castle, Alnwick
Are you brave enough to enter the Dragons Lair? Join forces with Harry Hotspur and the Dragon Catcher to battle mystical forces, conquer challenging obstacles and come face to face with a terrifying m ...
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Rothbury Street Fair
Rothbury Street Fair
Family event
Morpeth
Join us in Rothbury as we host our successful Rothbury Street Fair on the 25th May 2020. An abundance of stalls, street food, entertainment, childrens rides, arts, crafts and LIVE MUSIC. Open from ...
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Hexham Spring Festival
Hexham Spring Festival
Family event
Hexham
Hexham’s Spring Festival will take place on Saturday 25th April and is a much-loved event held in the beautiful Abbey Grounds which will be bustling with market stalls offering food, arts, craft ...
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St John Passion
St John Passion
Music & Dance
Corbridge
The Bishop’s Consort will be singing St. John Passion in St. Andrew’s Church on Sunday 29th March from 6.30pm – 9.00pm ...
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Giselle
Giselle
Music & Dance
Alnwick
Join Ballet Theatre UK in one of the greatest ballets of all time, Giselle. A tragically romantic tale of a young girl who falls deeply in love however she would soon be deceived for he was betrothed ...
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Small Mammal Surveying
Small Mammal Surveying
Wildlife events
Rochester
Mice, voles, shrews, hedgehogs, squirrels – furry folk that live around us, many seldom seen. Learn more about their lives and discover ways we can survey for these small wild mammals. Note: Thi ...
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Glendale Show 2020
Outdoor Event
Wooler
The Glendale Show is the premier show in North Northumberland, and attracts 10,000 visitors annually with its huge choice and variety of attractions for all members of the family. With the backdrop of ...
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Family bushcrafts
Family bushcrafts
Family event
Kielder
Currently suspended due to Coronavirus 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 ...
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Flag Making
Flag Making
Family event
Bamburgh
If you could make a flag to represent your family name what would it look like? Which colours would you use and what does your name represent? Be inspired by the Armstrong flag that can often be seen ...
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Minibeast hunt
Minibeast hunt
Wildlife events
Amble
Join us in search of the minibeasts that call Hauxley home. Armed with magnifying pots and nets we will scour the reserve in search of interesting insects. Suitable for ages 5-12, all children must be ...
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Alnwick spring show
Shows & Displays
Alnwick
See in the spring with a splash of colour! Daffodils, tulips and other spring flowers. Competitive classes for baking, cookery, sugarcraft, floral art, plus categories for children's arts and crafts. ...
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Easter Bunny
Easter Bunny
Family event
Woodhorn Museum, Ashington
The Easter Bunny will be visiting Woodhorn Museum over the long Easter weekend. The Easter Bunny is due to visit between 11am and 3pm every day from Friday 10th April to Monday 13th April. Find the bu ...
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Anglo Saxons at Bamburgh
Anglo Saxons at Bamburgh
Family event
Bamburgh
Celebrating Bamburgh Castle’s incredible past as an Anglo-Saxon Royal capital and citadel. Recreating Anglo-Saxon period through to the 11th Century. Acle offer demonstrations of living history ...
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Alpaca Adventures
Alpaca Adventures
Outdoor Event
Bamburgh
On the longest day of the year why not make the most of it and take an Alpaca for a stroll. £60 per family (up to 2 adults and 3 children) includes a 90 minute walk (with an Alpaca for company) ...
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Birds of Prey
Birds of Prey
Family event
Alnwick Castle, Alnwick
Witness an exceptional display of medieval falconry, worthy of entertaining the old Earls of Northumberland, from two of the country’s finest historical falconers. Experience a theatrical perfor ...
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Hexham Abbey Craft Fair
Hexham Abbey Craft Fair
Arts and Crafts
Hexham
Weekly craft fair in the cloisters porch at Hexham Abbey. Bringing together local traders from around the Tyne valley to showcase their hand made gifts and high quality products. ...
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Felton & Thirston Fair
Felton & Thirston Fair
Shows & Displays
Felton
This is a traditional village fair with lots of activities and attractions and there is something for all the family. Attractions include Fun Run, craft and flower show, Punch and Judy, children's spo ...
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Afternoon Tea
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. ...
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