Family events in Northumberland

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. Find family events in Northumberland below.

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  • Type: Event
  • Category group: , Family
  • Start date: 23/07/2017
  • End date: 21/10/2017
  • Type(s): Events
Hadrian's Cavalry
Family event
Bardon Mill
Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site will host a major new exhibition in 2017 celebrating the cavalry regiments that once guarded this famous North West frontier of the mighty Roman Empire. Taking ...
West Wood Challenge
Family event
Take a trip around the West Wood to take part in our interactive transport challenge. ...
Jesting with Zooted
Family event
With a hilarious blend of comedy, TRICKERY, fire-eating and sword-juggling, Zooted never fail to entertain and amaze. ...
Woodhorn Lane Music Festival
Music & Dance
Ashington
A fantastic line up for a live 3 day Music Festival. ...
Potter-Inspired Characters
Family event
Meet characters inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter as they return this summer with all kinds of magic ...
Motor boat
Wildlife events
Come and join us for an afternoon or early evening Osprey and Wildlife motor boat cruise around Kielder Water. Enjoy a guided trip around the lake with us to take in as much wildlife as we can.&n ...
Glendale Festival
Family event
Wooler
Glendale Festival starts with a Family Fun day on Saturday, followed by live music and street entertainment on Sunday. ...
Invasion VIII
Family event
Ashington
The 8th installment of our annual Sci Fi extravanganza, INVASION will take place on Sunday 23rd July ...
Great War Week
Family event
Travel back to 1914 and discover what life was really like during WW1. ...
Heatherslaw Cornmill
Family event
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Fabulous summer holiday hands-on activity sessions at Heatherslaw Cornmill every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout July and August! Grind some flour, make your own bread to take home. ...
Prince Amir and Nazreddin
Family event
Join talkative Prince Amir, one of the three wise meerkat kings, following a star atop his grumpy camel Nazreddin. ...
School Holiday Fun at Hauxley
Family event
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday during the school holidays for wildlife activities for your budding nature enthusiasts. We'll have lots of great activities to get children aged 5-12 up-close an ...
INDOOR MARKET
Family event
Etal
We had a lovely time at Etal Village Hall last Summer so join us again for another successful year. ...
Minibeast Safari
Family event
Greenhead
Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is Minibeast Safari.  ...
Busy Lizzie
Family event
Meadow sweet and balmy in both scent and nature, meet this colourful wayfarer as she journeys on through the garden of life. ...
Meet the Flintstones
Family event
Greenhead
Enter our time machine and go back to the Stone Age learning about Land Art and how people lived in the Stone Age. ...
Raphael Falconry
Family event
Expert falconry, history and theatre combine in these gripping performances, sure to thrill and entertain! ...
Acorn Academy
Family event
Professor Bramble the Badger pushes a beautiful gypsy cart which he uses as his mobile class room. ...
Crafts with the Company of Artisans
Family event
Enter the bustling marketplace of Knight's Quest and take the opportunity to get hands-on with some of the best artisans ...
Medieval Alchemist
Family event
Meet Doctor John Greene, the (allegedly...) celebrated medieval alchemist, with lots of peculiar apparatus and bizarre materials! ...
Summer Food & Craft Fair
Family event
Fun for all the family. Kirkharle Courtyards section of craft and gift shops are hosting Bernicia Creative's Summer Food & Craft Fair. ...
Annual Charity Summer Fete
Family event
Annual Charity SUMMER FETE In Aid of Hexham Priory School & St Oswald’s Hospice ...
Annual Charity Summer Fete
Family event
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Annual Charity SUMMER FETE In Aid of Hexham Priory School & St Oswald’s Hospice ...
Gorillas
Family event
Watch out! The gorilla and their explorer has been spotted roaming around The Garden. Come and meet them if you dare! ...
Wild Wednesday
Family event
Hexham
Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is Dipping Delights.  ...
RAF Spitfire
Shows & Displays
Morpeth
A spectacular summer event like you've never seen before in Northumberland for the whole family to enjoy.  ...
Peterkin the Jester
Family event
Peterkin is a jester of international repute, an unrivalled historical comedian. ...
Minibeast Safari
Family event
Greenhead
Come along and discover the multitude of minibeasts who live down in the grass and amongst the flowers.  ...
Squawk
Family event
Meet adventurer Captain Jon Voyage and his avian amigos, two vibrant birds in all the colours of the rainbow. ...
Wild Wednesday
Family event
Hexham
Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is Orien'tree'ing.  ...
Circus. In a Field! 2017
Family event
Guyzance
The summer circus festival for the North East returns for the third time to the unlikely location of Guyzance, Northumberland ...
Bellingham Show
Family event
Bellingham
A perfect day out for all the family in the heart of the Northumberland countryside. ...
Treemendous
Family event
Towering over The Alnwick Garden these trees are guaranteed to grab attention. Fully mobile and armed with tree-mendous humour. ...
Veggie Nannies
Family event
The Vegetable Nannies are two everyday gardeners who’ve taken their young vegetables out of the ground for a day trip. ...
BFMAF 2017
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. ...
World Rivers Day
Family event
Hexham
Join us on World Rivers Day and find out what creepy-crawlies lurk in the hidden depths of the River Breamish ...
Chris Cross
Family event
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Live at the Tyne & Chris Cross present: “The Greatest Show on the Tyne” Fri 6th Oct 2017 | 7.00pm ...

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