Northumberland Event Guide
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Northumberland Event Guide

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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Flag Making
Flag Making
Family event
Bamburgh
If you could make a flag to represent your family name what would it look like? Which colours would you use and what does your name represent? Be inspired by the Armstrong flag that can often be seen ...
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Hexham Spring Festival
Hexham Spring Festival
Family event
Hexham
Hexham’s Spring Festival will take place on Saturday 25th April and is a much-loved event held in the beautiful Abbey Grounds which will be bustling with market stalls offering food, arts, craft ...
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Birds of Prey
Birds of Prey
Family event
Alnwick Castle, Alnwick
Witness an exceptional display of medieval falconry, worthy of entertaining the old Earls of Northumberland, from two of the country’s finest historical falconers. Experience a theatrical perfor ...
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Rothbury Street Fair
Rothbury Street Fair
Family event
Morpeth
Join us in Rothbury as we host our successful Rothbury Street Fair on the 25th May 2020. An abundance of stalls, street food, entertainment, childrens rides, arts, crafts and LIVE MUSIC. Open from ...
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Felton & Thirston Fair
Felton & Thirston Fair
Shows & Displays
Felton
This is a traditional village fair with lots of activities and attractions and there is something for all the family. Attractions include Fun Run, craft and flower show, Punch and Judy, children's spo ...
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Anglo Saxons at Bamburgh
Anglo Saxons at Bamburgh
Family event
Bamburgh
Celebrating Bamburgh Castle’s incredible past as an Anglo-Saxon Royal capital and citadel. Recreating Anglo-Saxon period through to the 11th Century. Acle offer demonstrations of living history ...
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Castle Vale Lily Pond Shelter
Walks around the Parks
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.  ...
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Family bushcrafts
Family bushcrafts
Family event
Kielder
Currently suspended due to Coronavirus 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 ...
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Afternoon Tea
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. ...
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Electric Bike
Electric Bike Demo Weekend
Cycling events
Hexham
An opportunity to test ride electric bikes from Raleigh, Haibike and Lapierre. Guided group rides available throughout each day from 10am till 4pm. Helmets provided, please bring a debit/credit card t ...
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Small Mammal Surveying
Small Mammal Surveying
Wildlife events
Rochester
Mice, voles, shrews, hedgehogs, squirrels – furry folk that live around us, many seldom seen. Learn more about their lives and discover ways we can survey for these small wild mammals. Note: Thi ...
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Giselle
Giselle
Music & Dance
Alnwick
Join Ballet Theatre UK in one of the greatest ballets of all time, Giselle. A tragically romantic tale of a young girl who falls deeply in love however she would soon be deceived for he was betrothed ...
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Easter Egg Trail
Easter Egg Trail
Family event
Cramlington
Follow the Easter egg trail on site and answer questions as you go. There's a prize at the end for completing the trail. Collect a question sheet from the visitor centre. £3.50 per child. Please ...
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Alpaca Adventures
Alpaca Adventures
Outdoor Event
Bamburgh
On the longest day of the year why not make the most of it and take an Alpaca for a stroll. £60 per family (up to 2 adults and 3 children) includes a 90 minute walk (with an Alpaca for company) ...
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Easter Bunny
Easter Bunny
Family event
Woodhorn Museum, Ashington
The Easter Bunny will be visiting Woodhorn Museum over the long Easter weekend. The Easter Bunny is due to visit between 11am and 3pm every day from Friday 10th April to Monday 13th April. Find the bu ...
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Hexham Abbey Craft Fair
Hexham Abbey Craft Fair
Arts and Crafts
Hexham
Weekly craft fair in the cloisters porch at Hexham Abbey. Bringing together local traders from around the Tyne valley to showcase their hand made gifts and high quality products. ...
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Alnwick spring show
Shows & Displays
Alnwick
See in the spring with a splash of colour! Daffodils, tulips and other spring flowers. Competitive classes for baking, cookery, sugarcraft, floral art, plus categories for children's arts and crafts. ...
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