Northumberland Events Guide

Where else can you find a puffin festival, international music events and a cavalcade of 150 horses and riders setting off to ‘ride the bounds’, but in Northumberland?

From food festivals to agricultural shows celebrating rural life, Northumberland plays host to a host of events throughout the year.

Food festivals with celebrity chefs and a smorgasbord of fine local produce to tuck into take place at Berwick, Alnwick and Tynedale. Discover walking festivals to strike out upon in Haltwhistle, Rothbury and Berwick.

There are events ranging from the downright bizarre, like Allendale’s Tar Bar’l where costumed men celebrate New Year by carrying flaming barrels of tar on their heads; to events to learn new skills, like star gazing into Northumberland’s darkest skies at Kielder Observatory.

English Heritage, the National Trust and Northumberland National Park run events and activities throughout the year. Visit their websites for more details or browse our events listings for more information.

Whatever your age or interest there are plenty of events for everyone to enjoy in Northumberland.

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Andrew Gray
Exhibition
Alnmouth
Andrew Gray 19th July – 30th August 2019 Born and bred Northumbrian landscape photographer with a difference! Combining the love of history and mythology, creating abstract and impressionist wor ...

The Famous Scarycrow Trail
Family event
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Follow the famous scarycrow trail around the villages... ...

Titan The Robot
Family event
'8ft of Steaming Robotic Loveliness' The Titan the Robot is a unique blend of comedy, street theatre and music creating a fascinating show that is unrivalled in the world today! Funny, fast paced and ...

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 ...

Blyth Town Carnival
Music & Dance
Blyth
We're back! Getting geared up for the 2019 Blyth Town Carnival on 7th July 12 noon - 4pm. Parade starts at The Quay Road at 12 noon down to the Market Square just like last year. Then you will be gree ...

St Oswald's Everything's a £1 Event
Shows & Displays
Ashington
We'd love for you to join us at our special Everything's a £1 event in Ashington. The shop is perfect for those that like to upcycle and want to get the maximum value out of every item. We sell ...

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. ...

Gangsta Granny Outdoor Theatre
Shows & Displays
oin us on the lawn for this amazing open air production of David Walliams "Gangsta Granny"! Fun for the whole family - why not bring your Granny, too?! ...

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

Powburn
Outdoor Event
Alnwick
Powburn Show is held on the first Saturday in August each year, starting the local annual show season. The show includes an Industrial tent with entry classes for horticulture, cookery, handicrafts an ...

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!  ...

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 ...

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 ...

Corbridge Festival
Outdoor Event
Corbridge
The Corbridge Festival is a mid-summer music festival, tailor-made and lovingly crafted for the whole family.  ...

Marvellous Marine
Arts and Crafts
Cramlington
Join us for a selection of marine themed crafts this summer to celebrate National Marine Week. Suitable for ages 5-12. All children must be accompanied by an adult. £5 per child. ...

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. ...

Etal Live Music
Music & Dance
Etal
Tight vocals, traditional instruments and a contemporary feel from this spellbinding duo. ...

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 ...

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

Bob the Butterfly & Gerry the Gerbera Street Theatre
Family event
These colourful, playful characters will mix and mingle with ease, as they flutter and flit on stilts, delighting young and old alike. ...

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

Glendale Festival
Music & Dance
Wooler
Music and dance festival. Opens with pipe band parade at noon. Street fair, dance displays and live bands until 9pm. ...

Pump Room Tours
Guided Walk/Tours
Delve a little further with a tour of The Grand Cascade and Pump Room. Learn how this magnificent structure pumps huge quantities of water every minute allowing you to enjoy the water displays. Ask a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Midsummer
Family event
Corbridge
Midsummer Evening in Corbridge is a well-established and highly successful event with 50 street food vans, food and craft stalls, music, dancing and entertainment for all the family, running from 16:0 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 thr ...

Floraphone
Arts and Crafts
Weekends and Northumberland school holiday days, 12noon-3pm Our historic Colliery Cage Shop (and former Tanky Engine Engine Shed) will be playfully transformed into a family friendly creative space th ...

Wild North Discovery Nature Trail
Guided Walk/Tours
3. Grab your walking shoes, waterproofs (just in case), some water, your camera, then come and join us for a nature walk with professional naturalist, Bruce Ferguson from Wild North Discovery, we'll u ...

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 ...

Around The World with Phileas Fogg Street Theatre
Family event
Our intrepid adventurers are just hours away from crossing the finish line at the reform club. If they can just coerce their hot air balloons to go in the right direction they stand to win a grand ...

July concert Craster
Music & Dance
Craster
A friendly and informal concert of music and song, featuring Andy Watchorn (Northumbrian smallpipes, Swedish pipes and guitar) and Margaret Watchorn (fiddle, voice, hummelchen and nyckelharpa). Join t ...

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 ...

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 ...

Geoff Brown in 2018
Sporting Event
Bywell
Carriage Driving National Championships 2019  and  Para Drivers Championships ...

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 ...

Santa in Summer
Family event
Morpeth
Imagine our excitement when Mrs Claus rang to ask if Santa could join us at the farm for his Summer Holidays again!!!!! This unique and fun event will give your little ones the chance to hear what San ...

The Tempest at The Sill Handlebards
Outdoor Event
Hexham
The world's first cycling theatre company, The Handlebards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costumes to perform evironmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe. ...

Ford Christmas Market
Arts and Crafts
Ford and Etal Estate
This popular market returns in 2018, offering a wide range of stalls selling local and artisan foods, gifts and crafts.  ...

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 ...

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Family event
Wooler
A free afternoon of family fun - football, tennis, netball, bowls, boxing, traditional races, crafts, face painting, slide and bouncy castle. ...

August concert Bamburgh
Music & Dance
Bamburgh
Andy and Margaret Watchorn present a lively and informal evening of traditional tunes, songs and stories from the area ...

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 ...

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

Basket Making
Arts and Crafts
Hexham
Work with experienced basket makers Ruth Thompson and Liz Beech to make your very own willow basket. You will use willow harvested from Northumberland and will learn styles such as three rod walin ...

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 ...

September concert Holy Island
Music & Dance
Holy Island
A friendly and informal concert of music and song, featuring Andy Watchorn (Northumbrian smallpipes, Swedish pipes and guitar) and Margaret Watchorn (fiddle, voice, hummelchen and nyckelharpa). Join t ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Willow Animal Making at The Sill
Arts and Crafts
Hexham
Work with Anna Turnbull of Bitabout Arts who has made amazing willow animals you see around The Sill. Make your own dragonfly or mouse from willow grown and harvested in Northumberland. ...

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 ...

Giant Whale
Family event
See our 18m long what and step inside to find out about the impact that plastic has on our environment ...

Live Music - Broom Bezzums
Music & Dance
Etal
Few acts manage to attract a wider no-folk audience and please traditionalists at the same time. ...

Burgham Horse Trials 2019
Sporting Event
The only horse trial event in the North East to have International status. See the world’s top riders in action in the heart of Northumberland. Enjoy watching some of the World’s best eque ...

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
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 ...

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.  ...

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 ...

Royal Northern Sinfonia: Dvořák in America
Music & Dance
Cullercoats
Join Royal Northern Sinfonia as we bring the sounds of the new world to our region's beautiful churches this July. Dvořák said he could not have written his New World Symphony if he had never ...

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 ...

Reading St. Cuthbert's Way: author Katharine Tiernan reads from her new novel 'Cuthbert of Farne'
Talk/Lecture
Wooler
There will be an opportunity to meet local author Katharine Tiernan at a Meet the Author Event hosted by the Cheviot Centre in Wooler at 10.30 on Friday 28 June. Katharine will be talking about her la ...

Royal Northern Sinfonia: Dvořák in America
Music & Dance
Join Royal Northern Sinfonia as we bring the sounds of the new world to our region's beautiful churches this July. Dvořák said he could not have written his New World Symphony or American Quar ...

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 ...

Tipi Weddings Fair Kielder Waterside
Shows & Displays
Two of our fabulous alpacas will be on site for future brides and grooms to meet . Hopefully our cute alpacas will be invited to lots of wedding in the future ! We also do walks with the alpacas at ou ...

The Buzzy Bumble Bees Street Theatre
Family event
These adorable bumble bee are irresistibly cuddly and have left their sting at home to ensure they follow the summer scents ...

A Giant Adventure
Family event
The ground shivered and the trees quivered as a rumbling could be heard throughout The Garden. A giant belly laugh roared as the two new residents looked over the tiny world they had stumbled upon. T ...

July concert Embleton
Music & Dance
Embleton
A friendly and informal concert of music and song, featuring Andy Watchorn (Northumbrian smallpipes, Swedish pipes and guitar) and Margaret Watchorn (fiddle, voice, hummelchen and nyckelharpa). Join t ...

Ashington Cricket Club Real Ale, Cider, Gin and Music Festival
Outdoor Event
Ashington
Real ale, cider and music weekend. Friday - from 6pm. Music from Dead Man's Shoes from 8pm Saturday - from midday. Music from 'Buddy' - Buddy Holly tribute from 8pm Sunday - from midday. Music from Gr ...

Christmas Fayre
Arts and Crafts
Ford and Etal Estate
The centre is closed in December, however we open specially for the Christmas Market. The whole centre is transformed ready to welcome Santa before he leaves mid afternoon with Merlin pulling his spec ...

21st Corbridge Chamber Music Festival: To the New World
Music & Dance
Festival directors Gould Piano Trio and clarinettist Robert Plane welcome guest artists Donald Grant, Gary Pomeroy, Pascal Siffert, Martin Storey and composer John Casken to perform works by Haydn, Dv ...

Mammal Monitoring at Walltown
Family event
Greenhead
Help find out if mice, shrews and voles are living at Walltown. We will check out special traps then weigh and measure the small mammals found. Then, help release them safely back into the wild. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Poison Garden Tours
Talk/Lecture
Myths and legends are uncovered alongside gruesome scientific fact and history. The Poison Garden features many plants grown unwittingly in back gardens, and which can be found in the British countrys ...

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

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

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 ...

Wartime-themed Art Exhibition
Exhibition
Blyth
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, there are two wartime-themed art and poetry exhibitions - at Blyth Library and also at Blyth Battery Museum. They feature drawings, photos and poetry by E ...

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 ...

Belford Arts Festival
Arts and Crafts
Belford
We are now in our third year and hope that the arts festival is going to continue to get bigger and better. The festival has been arranged to showcase local talents from the Borders to the Tyne , and ...

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. ...

Grassblade Jungle
Family event
Greenhead
Use your skills to sweep up a grass bug, scorpion fly or frog hopper! 11-12.30 or 1-2.30pm. ...

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 ...

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 ...

August Concert Newton
Music & Dance
Newton-by-the-Sea
A friendly and informal concert of music and song, featuring Andy Watchorn (Northumbrian smallpipes, Swedish pipes and guitar) and Margaret Watchorn (fiddle, voice, hummelchen and nyckelharpa). Join t ...

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

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 ...

Serenades and sunsets - live music in the walled garden
Outdoor Event
Make the most of the summer evenings by exploring the walled garden during late opening. Roll out a blanket, unpack a picnic and find the perfect spot to enjoy live music. Every Friday and Saturday i ...

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 ...

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. ...

Looking Back at Hay Farm
Family event
Ford and Etal Estate
Heavy horses, once common, are now a rare breed. Learn about the role they played in farming life before the arrival of the tractor. ...

Summer of Fun
Family event
Morpeth
There is a full programme of exciting events and activities everyday throughout the Summer Holidays!!!! Making sure you can have some Farmtastic Fun whatever the weather!!!! Daily Activities Cuddle a ...

Seaton Delaval Pantomime Society present Disney's Aladdin JR
Music & Dance
Seaton Delaval
Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tale! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar and Kassim are down on their luck until Aladdin discover ...

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.  ...

Royal Northern Sinfonia: Dvořák in America
Music & Dance
Join Royal Northern Sinfonia as we bring the sounds of the new world to our region's beautiful churches this July. Dvořák said he could not have written his New World Symphony or American Quar ...

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!  ...

Matt Stokes: Soundmirror Exhibition
Exhibition
Daily Exhibition In Summer 2019, Museums Northumberland is thrilled to be sharing some of Northumberland’s most extraordinary hidden stories with you. Over the past year we have been working cl ...

Our House - The Madness Musical
Music & Dance
Seaton Delaval
The right path? The wrong path? What happens if you choose both? Joe Casey is about to find out! On the night of his sixteenth birthday, Jo takes Sarah, the girl of his dreams, out on their first date ...

Wild Woodland Challenge Walltown
Family event
Greenhead
Join our Ranger to see how far you can throw a pine cone, go on a treasure hunt through the woods and make your own medal. ...

July concert Holy Island
Music & Dance
Holy Island
A friendly and informal concert of music and song, featuring Andy Watchorn (Northumbrian smallpipes, Swedish pipes and guitar) and Margaret Watchorn (fiddle, voice, hummelchen and nyckelharpa). Join ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Solarcan Workshop
Family event
Hexham
Solarcan is a unique camera designed to produce extreme time exposures that capture the sun's path across the sky. This is a fun and informative half-day workshop to make your own Solarcan with S ...

colourful borders
Talk/Lecture
Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout June, head to the walled garden for talks with our gardening experts. Covering topics including bee-keeping, the Conservatory and its plants, nature in the garden ...

Ian Bolton Exhibition
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
An exhibition of paintings by Ian Bolton in the Breakwater Cafe during December 2019 ...

By the Sea – Brita Granstrom & Mick Manning
Exhibition
Alnmouth
By the Sea – Brita Granstrom & Mick Manning Friday 24 May – Friday 12 Jul 2019 Both artists’ themes embrace the natural wonders of living beside and walking on this unspoilt coas ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

September Concert Bamburgh
Music & Dance
Bamburgh
A friendly and informal concert of music and song, featuring Andy Watchorn (Northumbrian smallpipes, Swedish pipes and guitar) and Margaret Watchorn (fiddle, voice, hummelchen and nyckelharpa). Join ...

Heritage Open Day
Talk/Lecture
Rothbury
Cragend Farm opens its doors for Heritage Open Day in association with Cragside, the National Trust property in Rothbury. Lord Armstrong of Cragside reinvented the farm in 1880's to demonstrate ...

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 ...

The Legendary Neville Staple and his Band at North East Chilli-Fest.
Outdoor Event
Blyth
“Nothing came close to the sensational Neville Staple Band who really got the party started and had the masses dancing along” Anita Merritt-Exeter Express & Echo. Neville Staple, Legen ...

Pond Dipping Walltown
Family event
Greenhead
Discover the creatures that live in an underwater world. 11am to 12noon or 1pm to 2pm. ...

An evening of traditional music with Andy and Margaret Watchorn
Music & Dance
Craster
Join Andy and Margaret for a lively evening of music and songs from Northumberland and beyond. ...

Summer Bloom
Arts and Crafts
Every weekend until 14th July 2019 get crafty this Summer at Woodhorn Museum and make a spectacular summer bloom from tissue paper and pipe cleaners. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Wooler Farmers' Market
Food Event
Wooler
A friendly country market with local food and craft producers offering a wide variety of goods from cheese and beers to plants and bath bombs. The July event joins forces with the Glendale Festival, s ...

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 ...

August concert Holy ISland
Music & Dance
Holy Island
A friendly and informal afternoon concert of music and song, featuring Andy Watchorn (Northumbrian smallpipes, Swedish pipes and guitar) and Margaret Watchorn (fiddle, voice, hummelchen and nyckelharp ...

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.  ...

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 ...

Wilde Farm Market
Food Event
Ponteland
Ponteland Market - first Sunday of every month. Fresh, seasonable fruit & vegetables. Northumbrian reared meat. Local artists, makers & producers. ...

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

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 ...

Sing Morpeth
Music & Dance
Join us at Woodhorn on Saturday June 22nd for an informal concert by Sing Morpeth. Sing Morpeth is a community choir based in Morpeth, Northumberland, built on the ethos of accessibility and inclusiv ...

Bushcraft Basics
Family event
Greenhead
Try out your survival skills with our Rangers. Including fire lighting, den building and using tools. 10am to 12noon or 1pm to 3pm. £10 per child. ...

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 ...

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 ...

October concert Craster
Music & Dance
Craster
A friendly and informal concert of music and song, featuring Andy Watchorn (Northumbrian smallpipes, Swedish pipes and guitar) and Margaret Watchorn (fiddle, voice, hummelchen and nyckelharpa). Join t ...

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).  ...

Super Senses at Walltown
Family event
Greenhead
Use your senses to make the most of your ears, eyes, nose and fingers at Walltown Country Park. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Invasion X
Family event
Join us at Woodhorn on Sunday 21st July for the 10th instalment of the annual sci-fi extravaganza, Invasion Meet a host of science fiction characters ranging from Daleks to Doctors, Jedis to Jawas an ...

Jaspah Crewe 3rd Birhday
Arts and Crafts
Blanchland
Jaspah Crewe is a beautiful shop in Blanchland. It is a cooperative of members who produce art and crafts and also work in the shop. Jaspah has been in Blanchland three years and we would like to cele ...

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 ...

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! ...

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.  ...

Headway
Talk/Lecture
Blyth
With the help of a nice cup of tea, home-made biscuits and stories from South East Northumberland, Yinka invites us in to take a peek through the keyhole. ...

Royal Northern Sinfonia: Dvořák in America
Music & Dance
Ponteland
Join Royal Northern Sinfonia as we bring the sounds of the new world to our region's beautiful churches this July. Dvořák said he could not have written his New World Symphony if he had never ...

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…)!  ...

Northumberland Live @ Blyth 2019
Outdoor Event
The headliner announcement for Northumberland Live 2019 is here! Headlining the festival are the PIGEON DETECTIVES and ANDY BENNETT (Ocean Colour Scene). Also performing at this year’s event inc ...

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. ...

July concert Bamburgh
Music & Dance
Bamburgh
A friendly and informal concert of music and song, featuring Andy Watchorn (Northumbrian smallpipes, Swedish pipes and guitar) and Margaret Watchorn (fiddle, voice, hummelchen and nyckelharpa). ...

Rig and Furrow Art Exhibitiion
Exhibition
Hexham
Exhibition of vibrant wildlife and landscape paintings, prints, cards and luxury gifts ...

Jurassic Farm - Summer of Fun
Family event
Morpeth
A ROARSOME adventure awaits for you and your family at our Jurassic Farm event. Come and Meet REX - The King of the Dinosaurs.   ...

Ashington Fayre Day Poster
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 ...

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 ...

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Family event
Seaton Delaval
Roll up! Roll up! The Circus is in town! Dame Gertie Dollop runs the show with her son Silly Billy but they’ve fallen on hard times. Particularly with the dastardly Ringmaster Heinkel, owner of ...

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 ...

Norham Castle, on the River Tweed. c1822-3. Turner, Joseph Mallord William 1775-1851. Tate. Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856. (c) Tate, London 2019
Exhibition
This major new exhibition of works by JMW Turner, one of the most renowned of English Romantic artists, explores his transformation from an architectural draughtsman, when he set out on his first Nort ...

Lunchtime Organ Recital
Music & Dance
Morpeth
Organ recital. ...

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