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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Glendale Show 2020
Outdoor Event
Wooler
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PASADENA ROOF ORCHESTRA
PASADENA ROOF ORCHESTRA
Music & Dance
Alnwick
50th Anniversary The UK’s finest dance band playing music from the roaring 1920s and elegant 1930s is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary. A concert from the Pasadena Roof orchestra is a com ...
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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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OSCiLLATE
OSCiLLATE
Music & Dance
Alnwick
OSCiLLATE A ground breaking energetic tap dance experience choreographed by Avalon Rathgeb and Dre Torres that explores human interaction and the effects of miscommunication in Relationships. ...
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Rumpelstiltskin
Rumpelstiltskin
Music & Dance
Alnwick
An original adaptation of the beloved Grimm Brothers tale of Rumpelstiltskin filmed from a live performance at Northern Stage. ...
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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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Daliso Chaponda
Daliso Chaponda
Talk/Lecture
Alnwick
Daliso shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent and has gone on to amass over 100 million YouTube views, write and star in his critically acclaimed Radio 4 show Citizen of Nowhere, and appear on QI, ...
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ROH LIVE: Fidelio
ROH LIVE: Fidelio
Music & Dance
Alnwick
Encore Broadcast (recorded live Tuesday 17th March) Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas K ...
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Family bushcrafts
Family bushcrafts
Family event
Kielder
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 ...
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The Jamming Band
The Jamming Band
Music & Dance
Berwick-upon-Tweed
The constantly evolving and ever dynamic Jamming Band are guaranteed to entertain you. Bar and Kitchen open from 6pm. Live music from 7pm. ...
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Spring Fair
Spring Fair
Family event
Seahouses
Come along and browse the spring collections we have confirmed pop and flo unique boutique, Hadrians wall gin, there will also be a flower arranging class available. ...
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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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Bird watching basics
Bird watching basics
Wildlife events
Amble
This workshop is designed for complete beginners who want an introduction to birds and bird watching. Starting in the classroom we discuss bird families, terminology, tips for birding in different hab ...
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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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Jane Kell Exhibition
Jane Kell Exhibition
Exhibition
Alnmouth
Jane Kell is a colourist working within the tradition of realism who pushes the boundary with colour and form to achieve a semi-abstract quality in her work. ...
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Kinky Boots - The Musical
Kinky Boots - The Musical
Music & Dance
Alnwick
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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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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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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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