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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Flour Festival
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.  ...
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Coal Town
Coal Town
Exhibition
Woodhorn Museum, Ashington
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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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Paint and Sip
Paint and Sip
Arts and Crafts
Hexham
Start with a blank canvas and sip and party your way to a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. You will be given the choice of up to 20 paintings. Our expert teachers will then guide you step by step plus give ...
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Segway Tour
Segway Tour
Outdoor Event
Kielder Waterside, Kielder
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 ...
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Makers and Bakers Market
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 ...
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Christmas Fayre
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 ...
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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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Family Moon Trail
Family Moon Trail
Star gazing events
Middleton-in-Teesdale
Follow the themed trail from Bowlees Visitor Centre in Upper Teesdale to discover the secrets of the Moon – celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission. Complete the whole self- ...
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Pop-up Planetarium@Alston
Pop-up Planetarium@Alston
Star gazing events
Alston
Fifty years ago the first people walked on the Moon. Discover the epic story behind this historic moment as we screen ‘CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story’ in our immersive planetarium dome. A shorter fil ...
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Halloween Spooktacular
Halloween Spooktacular
Family event
Morpeth
We dare you to visit Whitehouse Farm Centre from 26th October until 1st November 2019 for our hair raising Halloween Spooktacular Event! Every day in the Ghostly Grim Grotto budding witches & wiza ...
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Science of the Sun and Moon
Science of the Sun and Moon
Star gazing events
Middleton-in-Teesdale
Since the start of civilisation our knowledge of the Sun and Moon has been essential for our survival. Andy Gray, expert astronomer and science educator, will look back to their origins, and what the ...
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Keap Creative
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 ...
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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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Archery
Sporting Event
Kielder Waterside, Kielder
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 ...
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Men in Sheds
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 ...
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Dorothy Steel
Dorothy Steel
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
An exhibition of paintings by Dorothy Steel throughout October 2019 in the Breakwater Cafe ...
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Slaley Live Sept 2019
Slaley Live 2019
Outdoor Event
Hexham
Slaley Live is set in the idilic grounds of Slaley Hall in Northumberland. We are holding a one day music extravaganza with some of the best tribute bands in the UK. http://event.wescantickets.com/ND ...
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Spooky Afternoon Tea
Spooky Afternoon Tea
Family event
Morpeth
Hubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble – Whitehouse Farm Centre has something Spooky brewing this Half Term………… Have a Spooktacular Halloween and treat yourself to a ghouli ...
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Heritage Open Day
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 ...
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