Autumn in Northumberland...


At a time when many destinations are winding down, autumn is the perfect time for an indulgent trip to Northumberland, with major food festivals taking place in Alnwick and Berwick in September. 

Earn your tasty treats with long walks in Northumberland’s exquisite autumnal landscapes. See rare animals such as red squirrels gathering food in woodland, or go foraging with experienced guides who can help you source a veritable feast of produce as you explore the area.

If the weather isn’t favourable, lose yourself in Northumberland’s history. From Vikings to Romans, Border Reivers to Pitmen Painters, you can see them brought to life in museums and galleries such as Woodhorn and the Roman Army Museum. At the end of it all, sit back in a cosy pub and sample a locally-sourced menu.

Thanks to the nights becoming cooler and darker, the stars are brighter and clearer in autumn. Get to know our galaxy and more with an evening of stargazing at Kielder Observatory, or graze and gaze with the onsite observatory facilities at award-winning Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant. Choose a Dark Sky Friendly accommodation to make the most of this star-studded canopy at your leisure.

Find out what's on this autumn below...

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Halloween At The Alnwick Garden
Family event
The Spooky Trail If you like a good spook come and take a look. Immerse yourself in our Halloween trail around The Garden. The Spook Zone There will be gruesome sights and corpses to behold. En ...

Spooky Build a Bear & Halloween Craft Workshop
Arts and Crafts
This spooky Halloween craft activity is going to be Fangtastic and a great fun afternoon for you and your family We will be enjoying a whole range of Halloween themed activities including: Build your ...

Pumpkin Trail
Family event
Can you find all the pumpkins that are hiding in the shadowy corners of Woodhorn Museum? Pick up your trail sheet at the Welcome Desk then explore the museum and colliery buildings to try and find all ...

The Alnwick Garden Spooky Walk
Outdoor Event
As the darkness of the night crawled over The Garden a change in the air starts to happen. A once beautiful and enchanted place changes into a hideous zombie infested realm. Are you brave enough ...

Ghost Stories of Woodhorn Museum
Family event
Join professional storyteller Stephen Skelton and enjoy some spine-chilling tales about Woodhorn Museum These special ghost stories are all based on spooky encounters experienced by staff and visitors ...

Spooky Afternoon Tea
Family event
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 ...

Introduction to Landscape Photography
This is an adult only workshop, part of the new Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre Adult Workshop Programme, suitable for ages 18+. £35 per person, please book places online. ...

Glamping in magical woods
Family event
Be transported away from the hustle and bustle of everyday, stressful life for a weekend of outdoor crafty glamping in magical woodland at Langley, near Hexham. Our Crafty Glamper weekends incorporate ...

Coal Forest art trail opens at Woodhorn Museum
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 ...

In Focus
Wildlife events
In Focus experts will be on-hand with a range of optical equipment such as telescopes and binoculars allowing you to try before you buy. Free event, drop in any time during the day. ...

Northumberland Wildlife Trust: Wild Weekend at Druridge Bay
Outdoor Event
Get closer to nature and drop in for some wild activities for both adults and children. Try owl pellet dissection (£3 per person), bird bingo, guided walks and talks, plus all the usual trails, ...

Wild Weekend - GeNErosity Festival
Wildlife events
Get closer to nature and drop in for some free wild activities for both adults and children. Try bird bingo, guided walks and talks, plus all the usual trails, bird hides and natural play. Owl pellet ...

Forgotten Garden Adventure Golf
Family event
Once Upon a time in The Alnwick Garden there was a huge shudder and the ground began to move and shake. They called upon ‘the fairest of them all’ to find a solution to the moving ground, but ...

Creatures of the night
Wildlife events
Join us for a walk after dark this Halloween in search of the creatures that call our reserve home. Learn all about bats and listen to their calls through the bat detector. Weather permitting we will ...

The Alnwick Garden Light Show
Family event
The Alnwick Garden has been transformed into a festive delight for the family. Whilst meandering through The Garden at night, enjoy the Christmas lights to truly get you in the Christmas spirit. ...

Bulb Planting
Family event
You can make The Alnwick Garden blooming marvellous by planting bulbs. We need your help to plant 25,000 Jonquila ‘Pueblo’ bulbs in our Cherry Orchard. ...

Blyth Fireworks Festival
Outdoor Event
Once again Blyth hosts a free spectacular Fireworks Festival at the beach, with superb food, street theatre, including fire-eaters family fun fair, and a fantastic fireworks show. Our resident DJ and ...

Kielder Winter Wonderland
Family event
Make magical memories to last a lifetime at Kielder Winter Wonderland!   ...

Winter Wonderland Birds
Family event
These magical giant birds with their stunning fanned tails are illuminated for a winter wonderland spectacular as a living example of the song lyric from the Twelve Days of Christmas ‘Two Callin ...

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