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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  • Type: Event
Busker's Night
Music & Dance
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Busker's Nights in the Breakwater Cafe - always popular! ...

Glendale Family Fun Day
Outdoor Event
Wooler
A free afternoon of family fun from noon till 4pm with sporting activities including football, goal shoot outs, netball shoot out, bowling, tennis and boxing demos; craft tent, face painting, bouncy c ...

Etal Horticultural Show
Shows & Displays
Ford and Etal Estate
September marks the annual Etal Show, one of the oldest small village shows in the county to be still thriving and flourishing, and nowadays so much more than a horticultural show. Known locally as ju ...

The Handlebards – A Midsummers Nights Dream
Outdoor Event
Join the Worlds first cycling theatre group as they perform a Shakespeare classic. ...

Battlesteads Beer Festival
Food Event
Hexham
The Battlesteads Beer Festival hosted by Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant is a celebration of the best drinks the North East has to offer, from ales, lagers and stouts to gins and ciders. Running f ...

Bluebella Music Festival
Outdoor Event
Belford
The first ever Bluebella Music Festival takes place at The Blue Bell Hotel in Belford on Saturday 18th August. The event starts at 2pm and with free entry and it promises to be a unique, acoustic, mus ...

Morpeth VIP Gin Experience
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Food Event
Morpeth
Three course street food with a premium gin flight, featuring six exclusive gins, and tonics, served with food. Leading distillery masterclass, cocktail making session, live music and a bar featuring ...

North Pennines Observatory - Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Book Online
Star gazing events
Allenheads
Join us up at the North Pennines Observatory for a screening of Steven Spielberg’s 1977 masterpiece, in association with Allenheads Contemporary Arts. This classic sci-fi film was digitally rema ...

North Pennine Observatory - The Dark Side of The Universe
Star gazing events
Allenheads
Most of our universe is missing! When we look into the night sky we realise there is much more out there than meets the eye. Our universe is filled with mysterious dark matter, whose gravity provides ...

Free Beginner's Comedy Improv workshop for anyone over the age of 50.
Music & Dance
Wylam
Discover the joyful art of improv comedy in this free taster workshop for over 50s, organised by the Royal Voluntary Service, as part of the 'First Time for Everything’ campaign in partnership w ...

Public Release event
Wildlife events
Join us for the second water vole release of 2018. We'll show you the whole process of releasing voles and take you to some of the sites we have released at; there may also be the chance to release so ...

Armstrong Tour
Guided Walk/Tours
Visit the hydraulic engineering work of Lord Armstrong of Cragside and see a range of rare breed cattle and sheep. ...

North Pennines - Cloud Chamber Workshop
Star gazing events
Allenheads
Witness beautiful trails made by unseen cosmic particles that are constantly passing through us and our world. A cloud chamber gives us a glimpse into the invisible world of particles produced in the ...

Indigo & Shibori
Arts and Crafts
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Learn how to make an indigo vat, use simple running stitch, folding & clamping fabric.  Take home a bag & more. ...

Guided Bird Walks
Guided Walk/Tours
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
One and a half hour guided bird walk leaving from Newbiggin Maritime Centre with local bird guide followed by a scone and tea/coffee in the Breakwater Cafe. £8.50 per person. ...

The Clarence Household
Family event
The fantastic Clarence Household return for three days of living history, talks and superb demonstrations. (Included in admission) ...

Event Poster
Shows & Displays
Stannington
The village of Stannington will be holding a four day Festival of Remembrance which begins at 7pm on Thursday 8th November at St Mary’s Church when Viscount Ridley will officially open the Festi ...

Into The Fields Music Festival Nr Morpeth
Music & Dance
Morpeth
Set The Scene is proud to announce Into The Fields. A new intimate, family friendly and inclusive two day festival which offers a blend of world, roots and contemporary music and art. This creative un ...

Etal Live Music - Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts
Music & Dance
Ford and Etal Estate
The final music event of the year in Etal.  Tickets £12 - please book and pay in advance. Payment by cheque to 22, Etal Village, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland TD12 4TW or contact as ab ...

Highway Rat
Outdoor Event
Walking Trail with additional features for all the family, look out for the Gruffalo characters along the way. ...

Cupcake decorating
Arts and Crafts
Alnwick
This cupcake decorating workshop is recommended to anyone - it's fun and incredibly relaxing and certainly not competitive! It doesn't matter if you have no experience whatsoever, everyone will be mad ...

North Pennine Observatory - Pop-up Planetarium at Allendale
Star gazing events
Allendale Town
Join us in Allendale Village Hall for a journey through the universe in our spectacular planetarium dome. This immersive experience will take you to infinity and beyond, touring our solar system befor ...

Storytelling week

Great Exhibition of the North
Exhibition
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Newbiggin Maritime Centre will be taking part in the Great Exhibition of the North, showcasing the art of local artists throughout the summer. ...

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

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 ...

The HandleBards - Twelfth Night
Outdoor Event
The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the ...

Minibeast safari
Wildlife events
Cramlington
Come and explore which minibeasts live in the woodland of Northumberlandia. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear for walking on woodland floor. £2 per child. Our drop-in events can ...

CRAFTS WITH THE COMPANY OF ARTISANS
Family event
Enter bustling marketplace of Artisans Courtyard and get hands-on with some of the best artisans in the country ...

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 ...

Berwick Literary Fest
Family event
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berwick Literary Festival 2018 will combine various events over the 19th-21st October, including; readings, workshops, children's authors, book signings, poetry, education and schools events, mee ...

Lunar Eclipse The Sill
Family event
An evening session to see the lunar eclipse. If bad weather a talk on the solar system. 8pm to 10.30pm. ...

Kielder Winter Wonderland
Outdoor Event
Make magical memories to last a lifetime at Kielder Winter Wonderland!   ...

Belford
Exhibition
Belford
To celebrate Heritage open weekend, Belford Museum will tell the story of the "High Street" and the story of Elders of Berwick. ...

Nordic Summer Nights
Music & Dance
Let Royal Northern Sinfonia transport you to the land of the midnight sun and immerse yourself in the toe-tapping dance rhythms, evocative sounds of nature and wonderful string writing of Nordic music ...

Mind of Kennedy
Family event
Newton-by-the-Sea
You are invited to an exclusive evening unlike anything you've ever seen. After a delectable 4-course dinner, you will be joined by one of the most in- demand and sought after dinner entertainers in t ...

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!  ...

Chapterhouse Theatre Company present 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'
Shows & Displays
Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy and the classic tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. ...

Bywell Horse Driving Trial
Sporting Event
Corbridge
Competition Carriage Driving. ...

Chris Cleverley at Rothbury Roots
Music & Dance
Rothbury
Chris Cleverley has emerged as a writer, performer and character who defies comparison, delivering a unique re-sculpting of 21st Century folk music. A true enigma of the UK Folk Scene; at times myster ...

Royal Northern Sinfonia: Nordic Summer Nights
Music & Dance
Hexham
Let Royal Northern Sinfonia transport you to the land of the midnight sun and immerse yourself in the toe-tapping dance rhythms, evocative sounds of nature and wonderful string writing of Nordic music ...

Bellingham All Acoustic Music Festival (BAAFEST)
Music & Dance
Bellingham
A superb weekend of live music set in the North Tyne Valley. Three covered stages with seating, two real ale bars, workshops, stalls, ceilidh and great food! Additional concerts on the Thursday and Fr ...

Eshott Hall Wedding Open Day
Shows & Displays
Morpeth
Planning your special day? Come and see how you can make our spaces yours. Our doors will be open on Sunday 22nd July, from 12 noon to 4pm for all brides and grooms-to-be to explore our beautiful hote ...

Tweed 1000
Exhibition
Colourful exhibition illustrating the turbulent history of Berwick-upon- Tweed and the Tweed Valley from the Battle of Carham in 1018 until the Union of The Crowns of England and Scotland in 1603. ...

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.  ...

Northumberland Guided Bird Walks.
Guided Walk/Tours
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
...

Birds of Prey Demostrations
Shows & Displays
Kielder Water Birds of Prey has one of the largest collections of Birds in the North of England.\r\nEnjoy a demonstration by a selection of the birds at Calvert Kielder ...

Have a go Archery
Family event
Follow in the footsteps of soldiers and try your hand at one of England's oldest skills. ...

Owl pellet dissection
Wildlife events
Amble
Fancy something a bit different to entertain the kids this summer holiday? Have a go at dissecting an owl pellet and find out what our barn owls had for lunch. 1 hour sessions. £3 per child. Sui ...

Night Safari
Wildlife events
Hunt for the elusive night life of the forest including bats, owls and creepy crawlies of all descriptions. Join professional naturalist, Dress for the weather, strong footwear, midge repellent and a ...

Storytelling week
Family event
The stage is set! The audience gathered! The Alnwick Castle Performers Guild return with delightful stories and enchanting plays that are sure to astound, amuse and amaze! Our in-house theatre perform ...

Erksine Regiment
Exhibition
The Erskine Regiment interpret and re-enact the life of soldiers of the 1640's - the bishops wars. Montrose's war and the English Civil War. (Included in admission) ...

Great War Week

X18 Sightseeing
Guided Walk/Tours
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Enjoy the Northumberland Coast with our sightseeing tour. We have teamed up with Northumberland County Council to offer a sightseeing tour of the spectacular coast and countryside on service X18 betw ...

Medieval crafts and dressing up
Arts and Crafts
Budding knights and princesses can dress up in medieval finery and meet the squires and ladies of the castle ...

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Shows & Displays
Deep in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside a terrifying mystery and legendary nemesis await the arrival of the world’s greatest detective ...

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

Family Bushcraft
Outdoor 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 ...

young ecologists photo 2
Wildlife events
We are looking for students aged between 13-18 to further their knowledge in the science of ecology with 2 days of study at Kielder Water & Forest Park.  ...

Sill Sunday Grassblade Jungle
Family event
Bardon Mill
Discover mini-beasts with our Ranger at The Sill. ...

INVASION IX
Family event
Ashington
Enjoy an out-of-this-world experience. The North East's biggest sci-fi/cosplay event attracting fans and costumed characters from the region and outer space for a day of fun and games, a sci-fair and ...

Small Axe Woodcraft
Family event
Explore traditional woodworking techniques with Jon Purkins, have a go yourself or buy a piece of Jon’s stunning work. (Charges may apply) ...

MEDIEVAL ALCHEMIST
Family event
Meet Doctor John Greene, the (allegedly...) celebrated medieval alchemist, with lots of peculiar apparatus and bizarre materials! ...

Royal Northern Sinfonia: Nordic Summer Nights
Music & Dance
Let Royal Northern Sinfonia transport you to the land of the midnight sun and immerse yourselve in the toe-tapping dance rhythms, evocative sounds of nature and wonderful string writing of Nordic musi ...

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!  ...

The Creepy Crawlies Show
Shows & Displays
Meet and earn all about some wonderful creepy crawlies and if you feel brave enough youo can even hold them ...

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

Summer Holiday Wildlife Fun
Wildlife events
Amble
Join us this summer holiday for outdoor, wildlife fun. We have lots of great activties to get children aged 5-12 up close and involved with nature, including mini beast hunts, small mammal walks, bird ...

RAPHAEL FALCONRY
Family event
Step into the world of medieval falconry with two of the country's finest historical falconers. ...

Christmas Fair
Shows & Displays
A range of arts. crafts, food and drink.  Free entry and parking.  A fun day for all the family. ...

Redcoats
Family event
The Redcoats have returned to Berwick Barracks in Northumberland this weekend for a spectacular display of military prowess!  ...

Narbi Price taken by Colin Davison
Exhibition
Ashington
Discover an exhibition of new work by Narbi Price winner of the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2017. ‘The Ashington Paintings’ glimpse at the histories of Ashington’s industrial ...

Minecraft on the Wall
Family event
Bardon Mill
Build a virtual Hadrian's Wall with Electro Cat Studios using Raspberry Pi. Children 7-16 £6.00 pp ...

Merle Yurt amoungst woods and fells
Family event
Join Wild Intrigue Expedition guides Heather Devey and Cain Scrimgeour for an evening at Wild Northumbrian, Thorneyburn. Immersed in a beautiful landscape, we will create delicious stone bake pizzas, ...

Rusty Bodkins
Family event
Join Rusty as he explains the life of a medieval archer, his weapons and training, then have a go yourself and see how well you do! (Small charge for ‘have a go’) ...

CURATOR LED ART TOUR
Outdoor Event
Learn about the inspiration behind some Kielder's most iconic pieces as we take youoff the beaten track and into the forest, Each tour includes Silvas Capitalis (the Forest Head) and a selection of ot ...

Live Music - Anthony John Clarke
Music & Dance
Ford and Etal Estate
Live Music at Etal Village Hall.Please book tickets in advance. Contact for details. Doors open 7.30.pm; music begins at 8.00pm. Bar on site. ...

Crans and Creels
Talk/Lecture
Belford
Iris McMillan will tell the story of her family and the herring trade ...

Birdoswald section of the wall
Family event
Get to grips with the art of kite making in this spectacular setting.  Try it out in the family flying area, where we'll also give you some top tips on making it soar. ...

Potter-Inspired Characters
Family event
Put on your best robe and meet characters inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter! ...

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 ...

Kate Slaughter Textile Exhibition
Exhibition
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Kate Slaughter - Pieces of My Life, an exhibition of textiles in the Breakwater Cafe ...

Introduction to Landscape Photography
Talk/Lecture
Join professional landscape photographer Jason Friend and learn how to get the most out of your equipment. ...

Aventure Awaits at Derwent Waterside Park
Family event
Consett
This summer families can discover the great outdoors at Derwent Waterside Park. During the second week of the school summer holidays the park is inviting families to come along and enjoy a range of fr ...

North Pennines Observatory - Tame your Telescope
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Star gazing events
Allenheads
Do you have a telescope that you do not really know how to use? Join us to ‘tame your telescope’ with Gary Lintern and Andy Gray, both experienced astonomers and astrophotographers. ...

TROUVÈRE MINSTRELS
Family event
Be transported back to medieval times with the Trouvère Minstrels' traditional musical performances. ...

Pigeon Crees
Exhibition
Ashington
Pitmen Painters Inspired Summer Fun at Woodhorn Museum This summer Woodhorn Museum is running a fabulous programme of exhibitions and family fun focusing on the famous Ashington Group or as they are ...

The Music and Dances of Northumbria
Music & Dance
Alnwick
The Alnwick Garden comes alive with the music and dances of Northumbria. A musical day out for all the family – Explore the beauty of the gardens whilst learning about Northumberland’s own ...

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 ...

Revealing the Roof The Sill
Family event
Revealing The Sill's Whin Sill grassland roof with the Park's Ecologist. ...

Ratty Ramble
Wildlife events
Come and join us for a couple of hours, 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 and with lots of crossed finge ...

Den Building
Family event
Cramlington
Challenge yourself and friends to construct a den in the woods to shelter you from the natural elements! Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear for walking on woodland floor. Our drop-in e ...

Clay Pigeon Shoot
Sporting Event
Tarset
Ready, aim, fire! Try your hand at clay pigeon shooting under the guidance of an expert instructor at one of our monthly events.  Whether your an absolute beginner or experienced shooter, you'll ...

Open Gardens
Outdoor Event
Ford and Etal Estate
Not usually open to the public, this event offers a rare opportunity to enjoy a peaceful walk through Etal Manor Gardens whilst supporting HospiceCare North Northumberland. Essentially a woodland gar ...

Knight's Week
Family event
Transport yourself back to an age when chivalry was the order of the day and knights fought valiantly to defend their honour. Hear the medieval walls ring once again with the sounds of clashing steel. ...

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!  ...

Hospice Care Open Gardens 2018
Outdoor Event
Alnwick
A wonderful opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful private gardens in Northumberland, All raising funds for local Hospice, HospiceCare North Northumberland. Homemade Teas, live music and plan ...

Fool's Week
Family event
Whether balancing on stilts, sword-juggling or fire-eating, our resident fools Zooted and Devilstick Peat will have you thoroughly amused with their unabashed tomfoolery! Experience fun-filled family ...

Castle and Keep
Family event
Join our costumed master medieval falconers, Raphael Falconry at Warkworth Castle in Northumberland and be wowed by demonstrations of the Sport of Kings. Witness spectacular aerial displays of birds o ...

Tribute to a Heroine: 80 Years of the Grace Darling Museum
Exhibition
This exhibition celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Grace Darling Museum by highlighting its history and development. ...

KSY Craft Fairs
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Monthly Craft Fair. Local crafters. Third Sunday of the month. ...

Tweed 1000
Heritage Events
Displays and activities illustrating aspects of life and warfare on the Anglo-Scottish border during 600 turbulent years of history. Part of Tweed 1000, a series of events commemorating the 1,000th an ...

Secrets of the Wild - Wildlife Photography
Talk/Lecture
Join professional wildlife photographer, , TV writer and presenter Neil Atkinson for a combination of indoor and outdoor practical tuition. ...

Matt Cardle
Music & Dance
Bedlington
Matt Cardle is coming to Gallagher Park Bedlington! Free event for all the family ...

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 ...

Ride Out Saturday
Music & Dance
Greenhaugh
Ride Out Saturdays at the Holly Bush Inn. Drive out to the Holly Bush Inn, Greenhaugh and enjoy live music, full bar with real ales. BBQ food available. ...

Essential Wilderness Survival Skills
Outdoor Event
Learn the basics for survival in a forest environment with top northern bushcraft teacher, Bruce Ferguson - shelter, fire, food and water. Build a shelter using natural materials, learn a range of fir ...

Knight's Week

Alnwick Camp
Talk/Lecture
Belford
Chris Hunwick will give a fascinating talk on how WW1 affected Alnwick Castle.  This event is free! ...

Ford Christmas Market
Arts and Crafts
Ford and Etal Estate
This popular market offers a wide range of stalls selling local and artisan foods, gifts and crafts. Alongside there's a selection of delicious street-food and refreshments, as well as Santa and ...

Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon
Sporting Event
The Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon route follows an almost entirely off-road course around northern Europe’s largest man-made lake, Kielder Water, in Northumberland. Britain’s Most ...

Ellingham
Exhibition
Chathill
Come and visit the Hall, explore the rooms and grounds and enjoy a glass or two on us. Our expert team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and the Hall will be sparkling clean and ...

LANDERMASON at THE BREWERY SESSIONS
Music & Dance
Bardon Mill
Join acclaimed folk, roots, jazz duo Landermason for a varied evening of songs and tunes plus lots of banter too! Fiona Lander (vocals, piano, whistles, saxophone, clarinet, recorder, percussion) and ...

Pitmen Painters Unseen
Exhibition
Ashington
A super collection of paintings by the celebrated Ashington Group (Pitmen Painters) many of which have never been on public display.  ...

Pop up Market with St Abbs Traders
Arts and Crafts
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Now 'regulars' in the Ford & Etal calendar, the St Abbs market traders are returning to Etal this season.   ...

Great song of the North
Music
Join us for the magical finale event of Great Northumberland 2018 and experience the Great Song of the North! ...

Art Exhibition
Exhibition
Chillingham Castle is proud to be showing the art of 5 very collectable Scottish artists. ...

Broomstick Training
Family event
Join our resident wizarding professors and take part in one of our famous broomstick training sessions ...

A Once A Year Opportunity With A Unique Herd
Family event
Discover the Undiscovered and Roam the Secret History of the Chillingham Wild Cattle The Chillingham Wild Cattle Association (CWCA) are proud to announce their 2018 Wild Cattle Open Day, a special opp ...

Open Gardens
Outdoor Event
Ford and Etal Estate
Not usually open to the public, this event offers a rare opportunity to enjoy a peaceful walk through Etal Manor Gardens whilst supporting HospiceCare North Northumberland. ...

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. ...

Owl pellet dissection
Wildlife events
Amble
Fancy something a bit different to entertain the kids this summer holiday? Have a go at dissecting an owl pellet and find out what our barn owls had for lunch. 1 hour sessions. £3 per child. Sui ...

Berwick cockles
Talk/Lecture
Belford
Cameron Robertson will tell the fascinating story of the making of Berwick Cockles. ...

Peg Loom Weaving
Arts and Crafts
Discover simple peg loom weaving with naturally dyed fleece and take home a mat, bag, hanging or small cushion cover. ...

Natural Dyes
Arts and Crafts
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Discover the gorgeous colours from easy plants, find out how to use them on different natural fibres and fabrics. ...

Living History with St Cuthbert’s Land
Family event
Bringing the archaeology to life with a living encampment and demonstrations including cooking and warfare. ...

North Pennines Observatory - How Old Are You, Really?
Star gazing events
Allenheads
Astronomer and science educator Andy Gray explores how physics and chemistry created biology and how atoms that make up the human body are traceable back to the stars. Followed by stargazing (weather ...

Newbiggin Festival
Family event
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Lots of different activities happening over the Bank Holiday weekend including Dolphin Watch, Fantastic Beasts display, live music and creative workshops (some activities may incur a small charge). ...

Nordic Summer Nights
Music & Dance
Let Royal Northern Sinfonia transport you to the land of the midnight sun and immerse yourself in the toe-tapping dance rhythms, evocative sounds of nature and wonderful string writing of Nordic music ...

Pirate and Princess Day
Family event
Cramlington
Shiver me timbers! Manor Walks and Concordia Leisure Centre are welcoming visitors to enjoy a day of family fun, at its annual Pirate and Princess Day.  ...

Wild food foraging day
Workshops
Kielder
Our full day foraging courses begin in the springtime when the new growth of plants produces an abundance of choice for the forager ...

Activites
Wildlife events
Summer family craft and wildlife activities run throughout Kielder by the Osprey Watch team. ...

How to be a Roman Soldier
Events
Enjoy a heart-thumping contest of skill as two teams of Roman soldiers fight to fend off their foe. With muscle and mastery they'll exchange blows with swords and shields and showcase their prowess at ...

Hadrian's Wall Weekend
Guided Walk/Tours
Hexham
Experience the best of Hadrian’s Wall on an exclusive weekend challenge raising funds for young cancer patients across the UK (Josie's Dragonfly trust).  We have specially selected the best ...

Medieval Life Week
Family event
Alnwick
An entertaining cast of characters shows you what life was really like in the middle ages, from skilled artisans and expert falconers to artful jesters and a frankly inexplicable alchemist! ...

Christmas In Corbridge
Family event
Corbridge
Market stalls, late night shopping, street food, carol singing, entertainment and good cheer plus over 80 festive trees filling St Andrew’s Church. ...

Wizarding Week
Family event
Put on your best robes and join our resident wizarding professors for a week of magical mayhem! ...

Lindisfarne Festival Lineup 2018
Music & Dance
Beal
The ultimate end-of-summer party festival on the spectacular Northumberland coast - overlooking Holy Island!  **150+ acts over 9 unique stages** Live Music • DJs til 4am • BBC Introduci ...

Sandcastle building workshops
Family event
Get beach ready and join us for a fun and inspiring family master-class in sandcastle building with the sand sculpture experts Sand in Your Eye. All age groups, whatever your skill level are welcome. ...

Audience
Festival
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is an annual celebration of the art of film, set in the historic border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. ...

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 ...

Chippendale 300 Exhibition 'The Paxton Style: Neat & Substantially Good'
Exhibition
Berwick-upon-Tweed
To celebrate the tercentenary of Thomas Chippendale's birth, Chippendale 300 is a nationwide celebration of events inspired by the life, work and legacy of Thomas Chippendale, the most famous and infl ...

Pop-Up Ashington Group Hut
Exhibition
Ashington
Have a go at making art in our Pop-Up Ashington Group Hut inspired by the famous Pitmen Painters.  ...

ALTERNATIVE & QUIRKY SEATS AT LONGFRAMLINGTON GARDENS

Jesting with Zooted
Family event
With a hilarious blend of comedy, TRICKERY, fire-eating and sword-juggling, Zooted never fail to entertain and amaze. ...

Royal Northern Sinfonia: Nordic Summer Nights
Music & Dance
Let Royal Northern Sinfonia transport you to the land of the midnight sun and immerse yourself in the toe-tapping dance rhythms, evocative sounds of nature and wonderful string writing of Nordic music ...

Clash of Knights
Events
Feel the heat of this fiery contest as rival knights show their prowess at archery and swordsmanship. Brandishing blades and bows they'll face each other in a test of strength and skill. Explore the m ...

Bouquet Workshop with Cream Tea
Arts and Crafts
Alnwick
Discover how to create delicious liqueurs and learn tips and tricks to spice up your spirits in time for Christmas. ...

Pipistrelle Bat -Taken By Amy Lewis
Wildlife events
A guided walk through Bakethin Nature Reserve listening to bat echolocation calls on bat detectors and learning about their unique ecology and behaviour   Photo image credit goes to Amy Lewis ...

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