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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Bluebell Walk - Ratcheugh Crag
Family event
Alnwick
The Alnwick Committee of the NSPCC invites you to walk the woods at Ratcheugh Crag and enjoy a stunning display as the bluebells come into full bloom. ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Guest Chef - Jenny from Made with Love and Plants
Food Event
Blanchland
Join Jenny from 'Made With Love & Plants' for an evening of delicious, healthy and glorious vegan food. Watch Jenny make a selection of her favourite 'familiar cooked dishes' raw, from hearty soup ...

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

Riding of the Bounds 1
Outdoor Event
Riding of the Bounds is a traditional ride-out of the boundaries of Berwick, to keep them known to the Scottish and the English. Riders registration is NOW OPEN: https://berwickridersassocia ...

Foods and Feuds: Two Cooks of Hexham
Shows & Displays
Hexham
Join us for a sneak preview of November Club’s new work-in-progress - celebrating the 18th century Hexham born author of the most successful cookbook of all time, The Art of Cookery made Plain a ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

Eliot Smith Dance
Music & Dance
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
A spellbinding new dance Triple Bill by Eliot Smith Dance - a spectacular event not to be missed! ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hexham Hidden Gardens
Outdoor Event
Hexham
A relaxing route through Hexham where you can visit up to 10 Hidden Gardens, large and small, open to the public, with all proceeds to Hexham Community Partnership to support their work in the communi ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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! ...

Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering
Music & Dance
Enjoy a number of musical treats taking place in the museum as part of this annual celebration of Northumbrian heritage.  An opportunity to hear local music and join in a number of activities tak ...

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 Bank Holiday Easter Monday
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 In ...

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 ...

The Alnwick Joust 2019 at Alnwick Castle
Family event
Observe one of Northumberland’s most contested tournaments, with armoured knights engaging ruthlessly in England’s oldest sport! ...

Craft Class - Candle and Cosmetic Making
Arts and Crafts
Blanchland
Back by popular demand! Watch Bernice from Lilic & Thyme create bath bombs, skin care and candles using the finest of natural ingredients then have a go yourself. ...

Saturday 4th May - GOT Tour
Guided Walk/Tours
Hexham
Initial inspiration for George RR Martin’s Game of Thrones began when visiting England. See Hadrian's Wall that inspired THE WALL. ...

GARDEN GIG - Faye Shearer
Music & Dance
Blanchland
Rock up and chill out in the Crewe garden with live music from local lass Faye Shearer. Come rain or shine, we'll have the BBQ up and running for garden feasting. Event is free to attend - just bring ...

Kielder 26 MIle Sponsored Bike Ride
Cycling events
Take part in an exhilarating 26 mile sponsored bike ride around the breath-taking shoreline of Kielder Water and raise money to help give a disabled person a life changing experience. Enjoy a fantasti ...

Amble Puffin Festival
Outdoor Event
Amble
Amble Puffin Festival celebrates everything Puffin! Fun and activities in the Friendliest Port at the best time of year to see the Coquet Island Puffins, as they prepare to take care for their newly h ...

Kielder Vintage Vehicle Run
Shows & Displays
There will be three vehicle runs departing from Kielder Castle: one for mixed vintage and classic vehicles, one for vintage Land Rovers, and one for vintage tractors! ...

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.  ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Haltwhistle
Shows & Displays
Haltwhistle
An annual specialist nurseries plant festival, which is a very popular event for all keen gardeners. ...

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 ...

Flower Demonstration
Shows & Displays
Hexham
This is set to be a creative evening with a Flower Club accredited demonstrator showing you some beautiful arrangements which will be raffled off at the end of the evening. £6 per ticket – ...

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 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 ...

Ellingham Hall Fathers Day Laser Clay Experience
Family event
Chathill
Why not treat your Dad, Grandad or another special gentleman in your life, to a fantastic Laser Clay Shooting experience. Enjoy the stunning grounds and setting, before relaxing with a Northumbrian st ...

Colin Pickett Photography Exhibition
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
An exhibition of photographs by Colin Pickett in the Breakwater Cafe throughout April and May 2019 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Osprey 12 MTB Race
Sporting Event
12 hour mountain bike race on the blue Osprey trail. Solo or pairs. ...

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. ...

Dance Through The Decades
Music & Dance
Hexham
. Dance through the Decades, Torch Centre, Corbridge Road, NE46 1QS Hexham, 6.30pm-8.30pm Come along and dance with us, no experience is necessary, bring those two left feet to a fun evening ...

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.  ...

Little Inventors Takeover - Makers Day
Arts and Crafts
Calling all children and their families! Explore Woodhorn Museum, be inspired by the theme of Energy, and dream up your own invention ideas. Here’s your chance to bring to life your invention idea ...

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 ...

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.  ...

Percy Tenantry Volunteers
Family event
Witness history in action with Northumberland’s finest local volunteer artillery regiment! Observe thrilling live firing displays and military drill re-enactments, performed by the Duke of North ...

Medieval Camp
Family event
Explore a band of merry peasants bustling medieval encampment and take the opportunity to handle artefacts of authentic origin. Discover Rosa Mundi’s extensive variety of fascinating medieval s ...

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

Living North LIVE North East
Exhibition
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Living North LIVE will return to Newcastle Racecourse between 10th-12th May 2019 to celebrate the North East's finest designers, producers and retailers under one roof. ...

Meet The Maker - Steel Bonnets Whisky
Food Event
Hexham
An opportunity to meet the makers of Steel Bonnets Whisky from The Lakes Distillery. Talk to the producers and enjoy a welcome drink, before the team from Fresh Element provide a cookery demonstration ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

Royal Northern Sinfonia: Gran Partita
Music & Dance
Hexham
A showcase for RNS' complete wind section plus guests, directed by Steven Hudson (oboe), focussing on Mozart's 'Gran Partita', famously featured in the Oscar-winning blockbuster 'Amadeus'. Programme a ...

Kielder Castle Gathering
Family event
A gathering of present and former staff and the local community to celebrate 100 years of the Forestry Commission at Kielder. ...

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 ...

Margaret and Andy Watchorn 2019
Music & Dance
Bamburgh
Andy and Margaret Watchorn present a lively and informal evening of traditional tunes, songs and stories from the area ...

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 ...

An exhibition of paintings by Ashington Art Group
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
An exhibition of paintings in the Breakwater Cafe during April 2019 ...

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 ...

Ugly Bug Ball
Family event
Hexham
Come on let's crawl to the Ugly Bug Ball! Join Chalk for a session of crafting, playing and dancing with your mini beasts! Visit the bug bar where you can design and craft your own bug accessories (th ...

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. ...

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.  ...

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 ...

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 ...

Northumberland Pride
Outdoor Event
Alnwick
Join us for Northumberland's 2nd LGBT+ event. Promoting visibility and equality for the LGBT+ community in Northumberland. The event will feature entertainment on our main stage (local artists and cha ...

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

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 ...

Fighting Knights
Family event
Hear Alnwick Castle’s wall ring once again with the sounds of clashing steel in this gripping performance of epic proportions. Witness the drama, pageantry and passion as two armoured knights in ...

Little Inventors Takeover - Invention Creation!
Arts and Crafts
Calling all children and their families! Explore Woodhorn Museum, be inspired by the theme of Energy, and dream up your own invention ideas. What does Energy mean to you and what inventions ideas do ...

Spring Photography with Jason Friend
Talk/Lecture
Amble
Join professional landscape photographer Jason Friend and learn how to get the most out of your equipment.  ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Ashington Fayre Day
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 ...

Open Day - Morpeth Castle
Exhibition
Morpeth
The Landmark we know today as Morpeth Castle was originally a gatehouse built at the entrance to the castle from which it gets its name. Morpeth Castle sits on a hill with fine views of the town and t ...

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. ...

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 ...

Forestry Commission Centenary
Outdoor Event
Join us for a weekend celebrating the centenary of Kielder Castle , 100 Years of Forestry 1919-2019, the Forestry Commission continues to protect and enhance the Nation's Forests for wellbeing, the fu ...

Sill Sunday - Ladybirds
Family event
Hexham
Join us at The Sill and learn about the different kinds of ladybirds and the important role they play. Then get creative with some ladybird themed arts and crafts. Drop-in sessions run from 11am - 2pm ...

Great Big Pop Up Shop Scout Fund Raiser
Family event
Great Big Pop Shop North Northumberland Scouts Fundraiser All sorts of stands and stalls including Teas Coffees and cakes Tombola Raffle and crafts. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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

Haltwhistle Spring Walking Festival 2019
Outdoor Event
Haltwhistle
A ten day festival with 25 guided walks. Haltwhistle is at the heart of the festival, but walks are in a wide area around about, including the Northumberland National Park, the North Pennines AONB and ...

Ghost Hunt
Guided Walk/Tours
Chillingham
Enjoy an evening of real Ghost Hunting at Chillingham Castle with our experienced ghost tour guide Mark Trotter. Take part in an investigation exploring the supernatural activity at one of the mo ...

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 ...

Kielder Vintage and Classic Vehicle Show
Shows & Displays
There will be an amazing display of vintage vehicles at Kielder Castle: cars, motorbikes, tractors, buses and more! Visit the craft fair in the castle to browse for unusual handmade gifts. Grab a bite ...

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 ...

Meet The Maker - Hepple Gin
Food Event
Hexham
Join us for a delicious three-course meal, cookery demonstration and gin tasting with Fresh Element and Northumberland's Hepple Gin. The Sill’s chefs will be showcasing some fascinating ways to ...

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

Travelling by Tuba
Music & Dance
Wooler
Travelling by Tuba is a multi-instrumental, global extravaganza featuring Tibetan Dungs, Swiss Alpine Horn, Italian Cimbasso, American sousaphone, African Kudus to name but a few. Musicians Chris Cra ...

Northumberland Miners’ Picnic 2019
Outdoor Event
You're warmly invited to the Northumberland Miners Picnic 2019 Celebrate the Northumberland Miners’ Picnic, a jam-packed day out for all the family, the Miners’ Picnic is rooted in our loc ...

Minimus Weekend
Family event
Minimus and the gang have lots of adventures at Vindolanda come and learn about what they get up to on our Minimus tours- find Minimus' favourite spots! Create your own mouse character with Minimus ar ...

Father's Day Lunch at Charlton Hall
Food Event
Chathill
Treat your Dad to the Father of all lunches at Charlton Hall this Father’s Day. Served in the stunning Looking Glass, guests can enjoy a delicious three- course meal at Charlton Hall. Starring & ...

Safari on Foot at Walltown
Family event
Greenhead
From mammals to minibeasts, have a go at tracking them. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Countryside Festival
Family event
Ponteland
Date: Sunday May 12 Time: 10am - 4pm Price: £5 per person, Under 12's - FREE Expect to see a variety of stalls selling local crafts, food and drink; a whole host of get involved activities as we ...

An exhibition of paintings by Karen Thompson
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
An exhibition of paintings in the Breakwater Cafe during May 2019 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dan Bugg
Exhibition
Alnmouth
Dan Bugg studied printmaking at the Royal College of Art. He launched the Penfold Press in 2006 as a printmaking studio and publisher of Original Prints. Since then he has regularly worked with a sele ...

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 ...

German Orchestra visiting Newbiggin by the Sea
Music & Dance
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Remscheid Music & Arts College, an outdoor performance by the Young Peoples Folk Ensemble & String Orchestra. Visiting from Remscheid in Germany Twin Town of Ashington and Newbiggin by the Sea si ...

Paint & Sip Beginners Painting Session
Arts and Crafts
RELAX, PAINT & SOCIALISE with The Paint and Sip Party co "Start with a blank canvas and sip and party your way to a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. You will be given the choice of up to 20 paintings. O ...

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 ...

Ugly Bug Ball
Family event
Hexham
Come on let's crawl to the Ugly Bug Ball! Join Chalk for a session of crafting, playing and dancing with your mini beasts! Visit the bug bar where you can design and craft your own bug accessories (th ...

Wild Intrigue Expedition | Wild Northumbrian | Spring
Wildlife events
Tarset
Immerse yourself in a cocoon of campfires, starscapes and incredible biodiversity in the heart of Northumberland at our blissful Tarset base, Wild Northumbrian. With yurts, shepherds huts and even a t ...

Sip & Supper - An Evening with Taittinger
Food Event
Blanchland
Join our expert from Taittinger Champagne for an evening of bubbles - and banter! Feast on head chef Simon's specially created 3 course dinner and sip the perfect Taittinger Champagne pairings. What's ...

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 ...

Live Firing Drill
Shows & Displays
Witness a spectacular display of military grade firing demonstrations, performed in the shadow of the majestic Alnwick Castle! ...

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! ...

Margaret and Andy Watchorn 2019
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 ...

The Sill Food Fair
Food Event
Hexham
This weekend-long gourmet gala comes complete with activities, events and music. ...

Bohemian Rhapsody cinema under the stars
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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 ...

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. ...

Pirelli International Rally
Sporting Event
The Pirelli International Rally is a chance to see both modern and historic rally cars fly through Kielder forest, battling it out to obtain points for their desired championship. The Pirelli Int ...

The Father of all Lunches
Food Event
Alnwick
Treat your Dad to the Father of all lunches at Charlton Hall this Father’s Day. Served in the stunning Looking Glass, guests can enjoy a delicious three-course meal at Charlton Hall. Starring &l ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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. ...

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. ...

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 ...

Longbow Demonstrations
Family event
Observe incredible feats of skill during our live-action longbow demonstrations, with the entertaining master archer Andy Rice. Often the weapon that determined the outcome of many of medieval England ...

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…)!  ...

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

Belsay Horse Trials
Sporting Event
Belsay
Belsay Horse Trials is organised by Laura and Peter de Wesselow, who live at Belsay and represent the current generation of the Middleton family, alongside a committee of volunteers. Eventing is one o ...

Sandra Rutter
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
An exhibition of paintings and mixed media by Sandra Rutter in the Latimer Room during April and May 2019. (Please note there are often functions in the Latimer Room, please call to check the a ...

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

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. ...

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 ...

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. ...

Celebrate Northumberland Day 2019
Family event
Langley-on-Tyne
Northumberland Day is an initiative which was launched and championed by Langley Castle Hotel and Restaurant, in Langley-on- Tyne, and which was realised thanks to the support of passionate Northumbri ...

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 ...

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 ...

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!  ...

Mighty Dub Fest
Family event
Enjoy a weekend packed with entertainment for the whole family. ...

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

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