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Summer lovin'...havin' some fun

Discover Alnmouth

Visitors to Northumberland are spoilt for choice in Summer, with an abundance of attractions and activities to choose from. Stay beside the seaside and explore miles of golden sandy beaches, enjoy fantastic freshly caught seafood and take in the unrivalled vistas that only the Northumberland Coast offers; visit Bamburgh Beach where you can see Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island and the Farne Islands from one spot.

Venture inland and discover a multitude of walking, cycling and sightseeing opportunities. Take a guided walk through the Northumberland National Park, uncover the rugged beauty of the North Pennines , made more accessible with the E-bike hire scheme, or delve into the epic history surrounding Hadrian’s Wall. A vastly varied events programme can make your summer holiday even more memorable.

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Keep an eye on our events guide below to see what's happening in Northumberland this Summer.

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  • Type: Event
  • Category group: , Wildlife Events, Tour Guides, Sporting Event, Shows & Displays, Outdoor Event, Music & Dance, Family, Cycling Event
  • Start date: 01/06/2018
  • End date: 30/09/2018
  • Type(s): Events
Highway Rat
Outdoor Event
Walking Trail with additional features for all the family, look out for the Gruffalo characters along the way. ...

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

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

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.  ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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

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. ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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.  ...

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!  ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Hands on History: How To Be a Redcoat
Family event
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Holiday activities for children - learn to stand guard as a Redcoat, load a cannon, make a soldier puppet and much more. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Summer Fun at Manor Walks
Family event
Cramlington
Manor Walks Cramlington is encouraging visitors to enjoy a range of free, family fun for all ages this summer with its range of exciting events ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

St Mary's church
Exhibition
Wooler
The Cuthbert Way - an exhibition running from mid July to 13th September will be staged at St Mary’s Church, Wooler. The central exhibit, from which all the events and activities over the summer ...

Farm Market
Shows & Displays
Ford and Etal Estate
Shop local at Hay Farm's market, held every third Sunday in the month from April to September. A range of locally produced food and crafts on sale. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Exploring Dilston Physic Garden with digital photography
Outdoor Event
If you have a hankering to learn more about the subject of close-up photography then this is the workshop for you whilst exploring the garden at the same time. You don’t need any specialised equ ...

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 ...

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. ...

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

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 ...

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). ...

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

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

Bedlington Live Street Fair
Family event
Bedlington
A big family day out full of live music, street theatre, outdoor ring circus, workshops, fairground rides, street food, featuring music from The Baghdaddies, King Bee Funk, Grace Under Pressure, Drumd ...

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 ...

Stamfordham Village Fayre
Outdoor Event
Stamfordham
Looking for something great to do on Bank Holiday Monday 1-4pm? Stamfordham Village Fayre will be back for the third year back after a thirty year break. ...

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 ...

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 ...

36th Annual Village Show
Food Event
Seahouses
The North Sunderland & Seahouses Gardening Association is hosting the 36th Annual Village Show. There will be classes for vegetables, flowers, bakery and handicrafts. There will also be a children ...

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 ...

Celebrate 250 Years of the Circus with a themed The Greatest Showman Event
Family event
Cramlington
We invite you to join us to celebrate 250 years of the circus with a themed show of The Greatest Showman!! ...

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. ...

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 ...

Joey Landreth
Music & Dance
An Evening with Joey Landreth (the "Forgiveness" Tour) Back by popular demand to support Joey on the evening is the outstanding local guitarist and singer Johnny Dickinson.  ...

A Necessary Woman
Talk/Lecture
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
An amazing play written and performed by Clair/Obscur, Presented by Emily Inspires. Performed in the South of England and the Houses of Parliament to great acclaim. “How far would you go for ...

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

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. ...

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.  ...

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. ...

Counterfeit Sixties show
Music & Dance
Blyth
Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. ...

Morpeth VIP Gin Experience
Book Online
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 ...

The Great Big pop up shop
Family event
There will be a pop up shop and craft fair in Berwick Town Hall.  Hot and cold refreshments will be available to purchase.  There will be a number of stalls as well as a tombola.  The e ...

Flour Festival
Food Event
Ford and Etal Estate
A brand new festival at Heatherslaw Miill, celebrating all things floury! Classes, competitions and activities throughout the day, with free entry into the mill (donations welcome).  ...

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. ...

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 ...

Eshott Hall Wedding Open Weekend
Exhibition
Morpeth
Planning your special day? Come and see how you can make our spaces yours. Our doors will be open for all brides and grooms-to-be to explore our beautiful hotel and grounds, meet our team of experienc ...

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