Family events in Northumberland
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Family events in Northumberland

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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  • Start date: 31/05/2020
  • End date: 29/08/2020
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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 ...
06/06/2020 to 07/06/2020
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) ...
20/06/2020 to 20/06/2020
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 ...
11/07/2020 to 11/07/2020
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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