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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Great Big Pop Up Shop Scout Fund Raiser
Family event
Great Big Pop Shop North Northumberland Scouts Fundraiser All sorts of stands and stalls including Teas Coffees and cakes Tombola Raffle and crafts. ...

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! ...

Flower Demonstration
Shows & Displays
Hexham
This is set to be a creative evening with a Flower Club accredited demonstrator showing you some beautiful arrangements which will be raffled off at the end of the evening. £6 per ticket – ...

Ghost hunt
Guided Walk/Tours
Enjoy an evening of real Ghost Hunting at Chillingham Castle with our experienced ghost tour guide Mark Trotter. Take part in an investigation exploring the supernatural activity at one of the most ha ...

Kielder Castle Gathering
Family event
A gathering of present and former staff and the local community to celebrate 100 years of the Forestry Commission at Kielder. ...

Countryside Festival
Family event
Ponteland
Date: Sunday May 12 Time: 10am - 4pm Price: £5 per person, Under 12's - FREE Expect to see a variety of stalls selling local crafts, food and drink; a whole host of get involved activities as we ...

Brandon McPhee - The Jimmy Shand Story
Music & Dance
Hexham
Brandon McPhee and his band celebrate the life and music of the late Sir Jimmy Shand, prolific composer and renowned bandleader, an international star and legend of Scottish Music whose tunes continue ...

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 ...

Ellingham Hall Mother's Day Sunday Lunch
Food Event
Chathill
Spoil your Mother, Grandmother or another special lady in your life to a delicious three-course Sunday lunch in a beautiful country house setting. Why not order our beautiful hand tied Bouquet of sea ...

The Percy Past Trail
Family event
Explore the grounds of Alnwick Castle and stumble upon some extraordinary and formidable figures of days gone by. ...

BYWELL CASTLE FOOD FAIR
Food Event
Stocksfield
Enjoy lovely views of the River Tyne when you visit our first ever Food Fair. Dogs welcome. ...

Northumberland Pride
Outdoor Event
Alnwick
Join us for Northumberland's 2nd LGBT+ event. Promoting visibility and equality for the LGBT+ community in Northumberland. The event will feature entertainment on our main stage (local artists and cha ...

Coal Forest
Exhibition
Coal Forest will see the site transformed through a series of magical and thought-provoking art installations in our museum and colliery heritage buildings. Neon lungs glow in the heart of the collier ...

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 ...

Easter Bunny
Family event
The Easter Bunny will be visiting Woodhorn Museum over the long Easter weekend. Find him on site to receive a small treat! The Easter Bunny is due to visit between 11am and 3pm every day from Friday 1 ...

Build a Teddy Tastic Friend & Easter EGGstravaganza
Family event
Morpeth
A truly special Easter Experience, we have a selection of Bears and Easter themed teddies for your child to make with our team. The first step is to choose your super soft teddy tastic friend from ou ...

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 ...

Raleigh Hybrid
Outdoor Event
Kielder
We will have a range of Raleigh hybrid bikes and Haibike full suspension and hard tail mountain bikes available for demo rides ...

Learn Swedish Basket Making
Arts and Crafts
Hexham
Join us at The Sill for a Beginners Basket Making course led by an experienced willow weaver Ruth Thompson. This basket making course will teach you basic basketry techniques and you will take home yo ...

Alnwick Spring Show
Shows & Displays
Alnwick
Spring flowers galore, Floral Art and Cookery sections. Plants for sale, Local crafts and stalls, Children's section. Refreshments available. ...

Easter Egg Hunt
Family event
Ponteland
Friday 19th April - Sunday 21st April Time: 10am and 12pm (all days) Price: £13 per child (includes one adult), £4.95 (additional adults) The Easter Bunny is getting ready for the busiest ...

Make a Rustic Stool
Arts and Crafts
Using traditional hand tools and locally sourced ash. Make the legs then seat. Expertly led by green wood workier Maurice Pyle. Beginners welcome. ...

Lewis Burn 8
Cycling events
New for 2019 is the Lewis Burn 8.  This 8 hour race is based on the delightful Lewis Burn trail on the south shore of Kielder reservoir.  The loop will be just under 9 miles long with plenty ...

Medieval Camp
Family event
Explore a band of merry peasants bustling medieval encampment and take the opportunity to handle artefacts of authentic origin. Discover Rosa Mundi’s extensive variety of fascinating medieval s ...

Coal Forest art trail opens at Woodhorn Museum
Exhibition
Coal Forest sees magical art installations pop up throughout Woodhorn Museum and its colliery heritage buildings from Saturday 27 October 2018 – Monday 22 April 2019. Accompanied by a six-month ...

Minimus Weekend
Family event
Minimus and the gang have lots of adventures at Vindolanda come and learn about what they get up to on our Minimus tours- find Minimus' favourite spots! Create your own mouse character with Minimus ar ...

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. ...

Mum Goes Free for Mothers Day
Family event
Morpeth
To celebrate Mothers Day weekend, we are giving Mums's and Grandma's FREE ENTRY, when accompanied by a Full Paying Adult or Child. ...

Into the Woods: Open Exhibition
Exhibition
An open art exhibition at Woodhorn Museum exploring the theme of trees, woodlands and forests: past, present and future. Following the success of Woodhorn Museum’s inaugural open art exhibition ...

Bernie Clarkson
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
An exhibition of paintings by Bernie Clarkson in the Latimer Room from January to March 2019. (Please note there are often functions in the Latimer Room, please call to check the artwork is a ...

Kite Festival
Family event
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Newbiggin by the Sea hosts the 8th annual Kite Festival with special kite making workshops for the children and international kite flyers demonstrating spectacular kite flying displays. ...

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 ...

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. ...

Easter Eggstravaganza
Family event
Greenhead
Come and join us for some Easter fun, it's sure to be eggciting!! Take part in our Easter Geocache Hunt and see if you can find some tasty treats. Then get creative and make your own Easter chick. ...

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 ...

POP-UP INDOOR MARKET
Family event
Etal
Lots of things to see & do at the Ford & Etal Estates for all the family. Local arts, crafts, gifts, & much more on Easter Bank Holiday Monday. Opens 11 am. Dog friendly too. Opposite the Lavender Te ...

Walking in a Volcano
Talk/Lecture
Wooler
Join us at The Cheviot Centre in Wooler for Walking in a Volcano. You are able to join us for the Walk and Talk; taking in a walk to The Cheviot followed by a fascinating evening talk with Dr. Ian Kil ...

Sill Sunday - Ladybirds
Family event
Hexham
Join us at The Sill and learn about the different kinds of ladybirds and the important role they play. Then get creative with some ladybird themed arts and crafts. Drop-in sessions run from 11am - 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…)!  ...

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

Easter 2019 at Alnwick Castle
Family event
Witness spellbinding sorcery, astonishing experiments and hilarious theatrics this Easter at Alnwick Castle.  ...

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 ...

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 ...

Osprey 12 MTB Race
Sporting Event
12 hour mountain bike race on the blue Osprey trail. Solo or pairs. ...

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 ...

An exhibition of paintings by Jean Duffitt
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
An exhibition of paintings in the Breakwater Cafe during June 2019 ...

1919 Peace Celebration
Outdoor Event
Join Alnwick Castle for our centenary commemoration, celebrating the enactment of the Treaty of Versailles which officially brought an end to WWI.  ...

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 ...

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.  ...

Bohemian Rhapsody cinema under the stars
Outdoor Event
Bamburgh
Bring a chair and a blanket and enjoy watching this fantastic film under the stars. Picnics are allowed (no glass please) and there will be food and drink available to purchase on the night. Gates ope ...

Sill Sunday - The Wonders of Migration
Family event
Hexham
Sill Sundays are a great way to find out more about Northumberland National Park and its flora and fauna. Come and join our Ranger in welcoming back the birds who use the National Park habitat to bree ...

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 ...

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.  ...

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

Felton Fair
Shows & Displays
Felton
A traditional Village Fair with something for everyone. ...

Amble Puffin Festival
Outdoor Event
Amble
Amble Puffin Festival celebrates everything Puffin! Fun and activities in the Friendliest Port at the best time of year to see the Coquet Island Puffins, as they prepare to take care for their newly h ...

Vintage Car Rally
Shows & Displays
Ashington
Enjoy a grand day out at Woodhorn Museum's Vintage Car Rally. The North of England Classic and Pre-War Automobiles (NECPWA) club will be back at Woodhorn with their amazing array of classic cars. Enjo ...

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 ...

Kielder Vintage Vehicle Run
Shows & Displays
There will be three vehicle runs departing from Kielder Castle: one for mixed vintage and classic vehicles, one for vintage Land Rovers, and one for vintage tractors! ...

Wonderland fun at Manor Walks
Family event
Cramlington
Fall down the rabbit hole at Manor Walks this Easter with an array of Wonderland fun for all of the family to enjoy. Little shoppers are invited to a special tea party in Centre Mall on Wednesday 10t ...

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 ...

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

The Dirty Reiver
Cycling events
  The UK's biggest Gravel Cycle Event with distances from 200km - 65km. Open to all off-road bikes, though we do recommend a Gravel Style Bike and a new E-Bike category This iconic event, now in ...

Celebrate Northumberland Day 2019
Family event
Langley-on-Tyne
Northumberland Day is an initiative which was launched and championed by Langley Castle Hotel and Restaurant, in Langley-on- Tyne, and which was realised thanks to the support of passionate Northumbri ...

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 ...

Percy Tenantry Volunteers
Family event
Witness history in action with Northumberland’s finest local volunteer artillery regiment! Observe thrilling live firing displays and military drill re-enactments, performed by the Duke of North ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Pirelli International Rally
Sporting Event
The Pirelli International Rally is a chance to see both modern and historic rally cars fly through Kielder forest, battling it out to obtain points for their desired championship. The Pirelli Int ...

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. ...

Afternoon Tea
Food Event
Stocksfield
Join us for a wonderful afternoon tea in this beautiful setting. Why not treat that special lady in your life with mother’s day being the next day? £8pp for tea/coffee, sandwiches, scone, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

Mini Keeper Experience - Easter Holidays
Family event
Morpeth
Do you know an animal mad 7-14 year old who would love a hands on experience with us? Bookings are now open for our Mini Keeper Experiences, running throughout February Half Term. Sessions start at 9 ...

Rainbow Writing Tablets
Family event
Practice your skill with a stylus! Can you create a beautiful writing tablet? Have a go at writing your name using the Latin cursive alphabet or write a secret message to your friends! Or even create ...

Brahms German Requiem
Music & Dance
Alnwick
Alnwick and District Choral Society presents Brahms German Requiem - Brahms own personal interpretation of the Requiem, using the Lutheran Bible with texts from the Old and New Testament. ...

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. ...

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 ...

Ugly Bug Ball
Family event
Hexham
Come on let's crawl to the Ugly Bug Ball! Join Chalk for a session of crafting, playing and dancing with your mini beasts! Visit the bug bar where you can design and craft your own bug accessories (th ...

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 throughou ...

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

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

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 ...

The Greatest Showman SIng-along cinema under the stars
Outdoor Event
Bamburgh
Bring a chair, a blanket and your best singing voice to join in with this fantastic showing of The Greatest Showman. This would be a great team building night out as your witness what can be achieved ...

Guest Chef - Jenny from Made with Love and Plants
Food Event
Blanchland
Join Jenny from 'Made With Love & Plants' for an evening of delicious, healthy and glorious vegan food. Watch Jenny make a selection of her favourite 'familiar cooked dishes' raw, from hearty soup ...

Forest Friends: Teddy Bears Picnic Crafts
Arts and Crafts
Cramlington
Child activities at Northumberlandia. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Children to be accompanied by a responsible adult. To book please contact forestfriends2018@outlook.com. ...

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 ...

Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom: The Old School Gallery | Alnmouth
Exhibition
Alnmouth
By The Sea ‘I started early, took my dog And visited the sea’ From By the Sea. Emily Dickinson Mick Manning and Brita Granström have been living together with their four children on t ...

Kielder Vintage and Classic Vehicle Show
Shows & Displays
There will be an amazing display of vintage vehicles at Kielder Castle: cars, motorbikes, tractors, buses and more! Visit the craft fair in the castle to browse for unusual handmade gifts. Grab a bite ...

The Fallen Forest
Arts and Crafts
12noon-3pm Weekends and every day during the Northumberland School Holidays. Help us create The Fallen Forest this winter at Woodhorn Museum as part of our Coal Forest season. ...

Sill Sunday - Chocolate Lolly Making
Family event
Hexham
Drop-in to The Sill this Easter Sunday and decorate your own lolly with Bev Stephenson from award-winning North Chocolates. Sticky, sweet, scrumptious and you get to take your own hand-decorated creat ...

Bohemian Rhapsody cinema under the stars
Book Online
Outdoor Event
Bamburgh
Outdoor cinema event of Bohemian Rhapsody to start at sunset (approx 9pm and finish approx 11pm) within the grounds of Bamburgh Castle. Tickets are £14.50pp (Certificate 12A). Bring your own ch ...

Northumberlandia 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. Drop-in, £3 per child. ...

Forest Friends: Afternoon Tea in the Forest
Wildlife events
Cramlington
Child activities at Northumberlandia. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Children to be accompanied by a responsible adult. To book please contact forestfriends2018@outlook.com. ...

Wild Wednesday
Family event
Go wild at Woodhorn Museum! Get up close and personal with real creepy crawlies as we welcome Guy Tansley of ‘Bugs n Stuff’ to the museum from 10am to 3.30pm. Go wild on your own bug hunt ...

Wild Wednesday
Family event
Go wild at Woodhorn Museum! Get up close and personal with real creepy crawlies as we welcome Guy Tansley of ‘Bugs n Stuff’ to the museum from 10am to 3.30pm. ...

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. ...

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 ...

Art and Craft workshops
Arts and Crafts
Morpeth
Fun and friendly workshops in a well-equipped studio for ages 4 to 18 with a very highly qualified and experienced tutor. Lots of different activities. ...

Belsay Horse Trials
Sporting Event
Belsay
Belsay Horse Trials is organised by Laura and Peter de Wesselow, who live at Belsay and represent the current generation of the Middleton family, alongside a committee of volunteers. Eventing is one o ...

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. ...

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.  ...

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 ...

Colin Pickett Photography Exhibition
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
An exhibition of photographs by Colin Pickett in the Breakwater Cafe throughout April and May 2019 ...

Dan Bugg
Exhibition
Alnmouth
Dan Bugg studied printmaking at the Royal College of Art. He launched the Penfold Press in 2006 as a printmaking studio and publisher of Original Prints. Since then he has regularly worked with a sele ...

Sip & Supper - An Evening with Taittinger
Food Event
Blanchland
Join our expert from Taittinger Champagne for an evening of bubbles - and banter! Feast on head chef Simon's specially created 3 course dinner and sip the perfect Taittinger Champagne pairings. What's ...

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 ...

Longbow Demonstrations
Family event
Observe incredible feats of skill during our live-action longbow demonstrations, with the entertaining master archer Andy Rice. Often the weapon that determined the outcome of many of medieval England ...

Kielder Ultra
Sporting Event
An ultra trail running event based in the vast expanse of Kielder Water & Forest Park, Northumberland. From lakeshore to heather moorland, beautiful trails & superb scenery. With two distances ...

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 ...

Easter Bunny & Magic Steve
Family event
Easter is always an egg-citing time of year at Whitehouse Farm, we have lots of Bunnies to cuddle, little Easter Chicks to meet and Lambs to bottle feed too. We have a choc-a-bloc programme of events ...

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 ...

Wild Intrigue Expedition | Wild Northumbrian | Spring
Wildlife events
Tarset
Immerse yourself in a cocoon of campfires, starscapes and incredible biodiversity in the heart of Northumberland at our blissful Tarset base, Wild Northumbrian. With yurts, shepherds huts and even a t ...

Museums Northumberland launches new exhibition, Into the Woods
Exhibition
Museums Northumberland will be showcasing work by talented artists from across the North East as part of its new exhibition at Woodhorn Museum, Into the Woods, which opens on Saturday 16 February. ...

POP-UP INDOOR MARKET
Family event
Norham
Lots of local arts, crafts, gifts and much more on offer on the day. Open from 10am - 2pm. ...

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 ...

Feast of Fiddles Silver Jubilee Tour Comes to Queen's Hall, Hexham
Music & Dance
Hexham
The Feast of Fiddles band-waggon trundles merrily on in its Silver Jubilee year. Born in Nettlebed on Valentine’s Day 1994 as a one off special concert, Feast of Fiddles has done 25 spring tours ...

Craft Class - Candle and Cosmetic Making
Arts and Crafts
Blanchland
Back by popular demand! Watch Bernice from Lilic & Thyme create bath bombs, skin care and candles using the finest of natural ingredients then have a go yourself. ...

A Day of Mindfulness
Talk/Lecture
Amble
Whether you are new to mindfulness meditation and just want to dip your toe in, or have some prior experience, you will find these days calming and energising. Led by Michael Atkinson, Director of Sch ...

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 ...

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

An exhibition of paintings by Sarah O'Dowd
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
An exhibition of paintings in the Breakwater Cafe during March 2019 ...

Sil Sunday - Call of the Curlew
Family event
Hexham
Join us at The Sill for our next Sill Sunday. Find out all about the Curlews that make the National Park their home. You'll also get creative with curlew themed arts and crafts. Drop in sessions run f ...

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 ...

Alnmouth Food Fest
Food Event
Alnmouth
Our aim is to promote the wealth of artisan food producers that we have in Northumberland. A feast of local produce from chocolate to charcuterie. There is parking in the beach car park which is wel ...

Ashington Fayre Day
Family event
Ashington
Ashington Fayre Day, an event for the whole family to enjoy. Lots to do and see, there will be Fairground Rides, Market Stalls, Live Music, Hot & Cold Food, Facepainters, Street Entertainers, Rock ...

POP-UP INDOOR MARKET
Family event
Etal
Discover the beautiful Ford and Etal Estates. Lots of things to see and do whatever the weather. There's so much to do on the Ford and Etal Estates, you’ll find something for everyone. Pop-Up ...

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 ...

Sip and Supper with Helen Savag- Great Wines of the Loire Valley
Food Event
France's longest river provides a treasure trove of fabulous wines - Helen Savage will guide us through a mouth-watering selection of some of the best. ...

Scoop Festival 2019
Family event
Stocksfield
Northumberland's only family music festival! 69 bands // 4 stages // DJs // World Street Food // Festival Stalls // Workshops // Comedians // Fun Fair // Camping // Glamping ...

POP-UP INDOOR MARKET Bank Holiday Easter Monday
Family event
Etal
Discover the beautiful Ford and Etal Estates. Lots of things to see and do whatever the weather. There's so much to do on the Ford and Etal Estates, you’ll find something for everyone. Pop-Up In ...

Live Firing Drill
Shows & Displays
Witness a spectacular display of military grade firing demonstrations, performed in the shadow of the majestic Alnwick Castle! ...

Craft Class - Spring Bouquet Workshop
Arts and Crafts
Blanchland
Join the talented Harriet & Caro from Flowers Unlimited while they demonstrate, using a range of blooms, how to create a beautifully hand tied bouquet ready for your Easter celebrations. You&rsquo ...

Art Class - Modern Calligraphy for Beginners
Arts and Crafts
Blanchland
Join Anna from Nitwit studios to learn the art of Modern Calligraphy. This is a beginner’s workshop starting from scratch, with a little intro to good technique and some nib knowledge, we'll go ...

Wild Wednesday - Bushcraft Basics
Family event
Greenhead
Join us at Walltown and learn Bushcraft Basics on our next Wild Wednesday sessions. Try out survival skills and join Northumberland National Park Rangers on one of their Bushcraft sessions. Activities ...

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. ...

POP-UP INDOOR MARKET
Family event
Etal
Discover the beautiful Ford and Etal Estates. Lots of things to see and do whatever the weather. There's so much to do on the Ford and Etal Estates, you’ll find something for everyone. Pop-Up ...

GARDEN GIG - Faye Shearer
Music & Dance
Blanchland
Rock up and chill out in the Crewe garden with live music from local lass Faye Shearer. Come rain or shine, we'll have the BBQ up and running for garden feasting. Event is free to attend - just bring ...

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 ...

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!  ...

Jazz in the Village
Music & Dance
Newbrough
Jazz from Scotland. Ian Millar and Dominic Spencer playing piano and saxophone. ...

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 ...

Sandra Rutter
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
An exhibition of paintings and mixed media by Sandra Rutter in the Latimer Room during April and May 2019. (Please note there are often functions in the Latimer Room, please call to check the a ...

An exhibition of paintings by Karen Thompson
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
An exhibition of paintings in the Breakwater Cafe during May 2019 ...

Prang
Exhibition
Alnmouth
Prang - Friday 15th February until 29th March 2019 Join us at the Old School Gallery for the first exhibition for 2019. It's a collision of two artists who have similar aesthetic starting points and ...

Harry Gallagher
Music & Dance
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
An evening of poetry and music with Harry Gallagher and friends ...

Riding of the Bounds 1
Outdoor Event
Riding of the Bounds is a traditional ride-out of the boundaries of Berwick, to keep them known to the Scottish and the English. ...

Into the Woods: Open Exhibition
Exhibition
An open art exhibition at Woodhorn Museum exploring the theme of trees, woodlands and forests: past, present and future. Following the success of Woodhorn Museum’s inaugural open art exhibition ...

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

An exhibition of paintings by Ashington Art Group
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
An exhibition of paintings in the Breakwater Cafe during April 2019 ...

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 ...

7th Edition of International Conference on  Pain Management
Ceremony
We are inviting you to attend our “7th Edition of International Conference on Pain Management” which is scheduled t held at Rome, Italy on March 25-26, 2019. Pain Management 2019 spreads a ...

Haltwhistle Spring Walking Festival 2019
Outdoor Event
Haltwhistle
A ten day festival with 25 guided walks. Haltwhistle is at the heart of the festival, but walks are in a wide area around about, including the Northumberland National Park, the North Pennines AONB and ...

Royal Northern Sinfonia: Gran Partita
Music & Dance
Hexham
A showcase for RNS' complete wind section plus guests, directed by Steven Hudson (oboe), focussing on Mozart's 'Gran Partita', famously featured in the Oscar-winning blockbuster 'Amadeus'. Programme a ...

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 ...

Mauretania Day
Outdoor Event
Amble
A celebration of why Amble has become known as the 'Friendliest Town'. ...

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 ...

Lambing Weekend
Family event
Ponteland
Throughout the Spring, our Kirkley Hall Farm team will be working day and night to welcome our lovely lambs into the world safely. For one weekend only, they would like to invite all zoo visitors to m ...

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. ...

Kielder 26 MIle Sponsored Bike Ride
Cycling events
Take part in an exhilarating 26 mile sponsored bike ride around the breath-taking shoreline of Kielder Water and raise money to help give a disabled person a life changing experience. Enjoy a fantasti ...

The Alnwick Joust 2019 at Alnwick Castle
Family event
Observe one of Northumberland’s most contested tournaments, with armoured knights engaging ruthlessly in England’s oldest sport! ...

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 ...

Art Classes
Arts and Crafts
Morpeth
Friendly and informal tuition in a relaxing studio from a highly qualified and experienced tutor. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Willowcraft for the Garden
Arts and Crafts
Make your own willow wigwam plant trainer with willow weaver Ruth Thompson. ...

Fighting Knights
Family event
Hear Alnwick Castle’s wall ring once again with the sounds of clashing steel in this gripping performance of epic proportions. Witness the drama, pageantry and passion as two armoured knights in ...

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 ...

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