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 below what's on in Northumberland this autumn.

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Family Astronomy
Star gazing events
Family astronomy at Kielder Observatory: what is it all about? Well, the skies, the Universe and everything that is in it! Tonight you sit back, relax and listen to your kids amaze you! Watch their fa ...

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

Create Christmas at Wallington
Arts and Crafts
Morpeth
Visit before it officially opens at Christmas for a sneaky peek behind the scenes and help finish the Christmas decorating. ...

A Universe Full of Stars
Star gazing events
The Universe... Why is it here? How did it start? How old is it? How big is it? How will it end? These are a sample of the questions that have engaged civilisations throughout millennia. Science has c ...

The Gruffalo Spotter
Outdoor Event
The Gruffalo adventure has returned to Kielder Water and Forest Park. The amazing App (download before you leave home) will bring this trail alive for you and your family. The trail is already a hit ...

Christmas by Twilight
Family event
Morpeth
Visit Wallington after dark and see the house beautifully decorated for Christmas and illuminated by thousands of twinkly lights. ...

Alnwick Christmas Market
Outdoor Event
A fantastic Christmas Market hosted in the historic market town of Alnwick, with local produce, gifts and entertainment. ...

Santa and Merlin the Giant  'reindeer'
Fairs and Fetes
Traditional festive market with over 50 food and craft stalls, inside Lady Waterford Hall in Ford Village and outside in a marquee. Music, Santa and his Clydesdale horse, range of delicious refreshmen ...

The Christmas Fair
Family event
Hexham
Over 125 stands of Art, Crafts, Gifts and Food throughout the Leisure Centre and the huge indoor marquee ...

An Evening with Gary Fildes
Star gazing events
Join us for an evening with our Founder and Director Gary Fildes and listen as he uses his enthusiastic teaching to create a wonderful atmosphere of learning. ...

Santa Special Trains
Family event
Ford and Etal Estate
Santa Specials at Heatherslaw Light Railway - fun for all the family. ...

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