Autumn in Northumberland
Autumn falls into Northumberland

Autumn in Northumberland

Fall for Northumberland this Autumn

There’s a chill in the air, crunchy leaves lie underfoot, and your ice lolly cravings have been replaced with the desire to wrap your hands around a hot mug of coffee and curl up with a blanket. It’s officially autumn, so grab your chunky knits from the back of the wardrobe and let Northumberland leaf a smile on your face.
 

Cawfields Crags Roger Clegg
Cawfields Crags by Roger Clegg

Blow away the cobwebs with a walk through the golden landscape that takes over Northumberland when September strikes. Step into your hiking boots and admire the vibrant reds and oranges that line the National Park trails, or pull your woolly hat over your ears and wander along a windy beach as you breathe in the fresh sea air. If you’re an early bird, time your walk with sunrise and watch the horizon light up with a pink glow, or stroll after sunset and look out for the Northern Lights that have been known to swirl across Northumberland’s skies. Then, escape from the chill by nipping into a traditional pub where you can warm your toes by the open fire, slurp on a hot chocolate and fill your belly with some pub grub.

There’s something about the cold that makes you feel especially indulgent, and many of Northumberland’s food festivals fall at just the right time. Pop-up stalls and bunting line the cobbled streets of Berwick, Alnwick and Morpeth between September and December, as the delicious scent of regional street food drifts into your nostrils, cookery demonstrations pass you by and a selection of local tipples are on offer to warm you up.

If the weather takes a turn for the worst and you’re looking to take shelter, one of Northumberland’s many museums, castles, halls and houses are sure to lure you in. Ancient Romans, Vikings, The Border Reivers and famous Victorian figures are just a few snapshots of history that are represented in Northumberland’s historical sites.

Thanks to the darkness setting in earlier and the nights becoming longer, the stars appear brighter, clearer and more spectacular in autumn. Get to know Northumberland’s galaxy at Kielder Observatory, graze while you gaze at award-winning Battlesteads’ shooting star supper, or pick a Dark Sky Friendly accommodation so you can stargaze until you fall asleep.

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Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea
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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. ...
21/08/2016 to 30/12/2020
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Archery
Sporting Event
Kielder Waterside, Kielder
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 ...
01/02/2019 to 31/12/2019
Makers and Bakers Market
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 ...
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Ingram Cafe Music Sessions
Ingram Cafe Music Sessions
Music & Dance
Alnwick
We have live music with local musicians on the last Saturday of every month from 5pm to 8pm. We also have selected hot food to purchase and a range of hot and cold beverages including wine and Ales. ...
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Stories with Santa
Stories with Santa
Family event
Morpeth
We are excited to launch our first ever Story Time with Santa event, this magical experience will delight your children this Festive Season. Your journey starts when you meet Santa’s Elves in th ...
26/11/2019 to 17/12/2019
Bowl with Santa
Bowl with Santa
Family event
Cramlington
Bowl with Santa at Concordia Leisure Centre Why not treat the kids to Bowling with Santa and some festive fun at Concordia Leisure Centre this Christmas. The Christmas event includes breakfast, bowlin ...
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Fetsive Movie Afternoon
Festive Movie Afternoon
Family event
Seahouses
Come and join us in our coffee shop for a festive afternoon showing the polar express.  All children will receive a complimentary hot chocolate and can even wear their pjs to get into the spirit. ...
15/12/2019 to 15/12/2019

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