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: 16/02/2019
  • End date: 17/05/2019
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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. ...

Coal Forest art trail opens at Woodhorn Museum
Coal Forest sees magical art installations pop up throughout Woodhorn Museum and its colliery heritage buildings from Saturday 27 October 2018 – Monday 22 April 2019. Accompanied by a six-month ...

February Half Term Fun
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Looking for something to keep the kids entertained this February Half Term? We have a jam packed schedule of fun planned for the whole family to enjoy - whatever the weather!!!! Mini Keeper Experience ...

The Fallen Forest
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Help us create The Fallen Forest this winter at Woodhorn Museum as part of our Coal Forest season. Set in our stunning heritage Tanky Engine Shed, this immersive art installation will shift with the s ...

Photo Trail at Hauxley
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Self-led photo trail starting from the visitor centre. Match the photo to the places as you walk through the woodland and get a prize for solving the puzzle at the end! £3 per child. Please wea ...

Into the Woods: Open Exhibition
An open art exhibition at Woodhorn Museum exploring the theme of trees, woodlands and forests: past, present and future. Following the success of Woodhorn Museum’s inaugural open art exhibition ...

Art and Craft workshops
Arts and Crafts
Fun and friendly workshops in a well-equipped studio for ages 4 to 18 with a very highly qualified and experienced tutor. Lots of different activities. ...

Mini Keeper Experience - February Half Term Fun
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Do you know an animal mad 7-14 year old who would love a hands on experience with us? Bookings are now open for our Mini Keeper Experiences, running throughout February Half Term. Sessions start at 9a ...

Step Into Spring - February Half Term
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Looking for things to do in half-term? Attractions and activities aplenty at Ford & Etal from 19th-22nd February! ...

Birds 'r' Brill
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Our Rangers will help you make your own binoculars and then help you spot some birds with them. You'll even get the chance to make your own bird box to take home with you.(extra charge for bird box). ...

Photo Trail
Family event
Self-led photo trail starting from the visitor centre. Match the photo to the places as you walk through the woodland and get a prize for solving the puzzle at the end! £3 per child. ...

Children's Concert: Revolting Rhymes and Marvellous Music
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Roald Dahl’s versions of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ ‘The Three Little Pigs’ & Three ‘Dirty Beast’ poems with music by Paul Patterson and Martin Butler. The ...

The Percy Past Trail
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Explore the grounds of Alnwick Castle and stumble upon some extraordinary and formidable figures of days gone by. ...

Easter 2019 at Alnwick Castle
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Witness spellbinding sorcery, astonishing experiments and hilarious theatrics this Easter at Alnwick Castle.  ...

Peterkin the Jester
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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 ...

Potter Inspired Characters
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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. ...

The Medieval Alchemist
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Discover mysterious medicines, peculiar concoctions and bizarre apparatus with Dr John Green, the most celebrated medieval alchemist in the entire land (allegedly…)!  ...

Artisans Market
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Enter Northumberland’s most bustling medieval marketplace and take the opportunity to get hands-on with some of the country’s most skilful artisans! ...

Kite Festival
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Newbiggin by the Sea hosts the 8th annual Kite Festival with special kite making workshops for the children and international kite flyers demonstrating spectacular kite flying displays. ...

Percy Tenantry Volunteers
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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 ...

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

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