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: 18/06/2019
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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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

A Giant Adventure
Family event
The ground shivered and the trees quivered as a rumbling could be heard throughout The Garden. A giant belly laugh roared as the two new residents looked over the tiny world they had stumbled upon. T ...

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 ...

Midsummer
Family event
Corbridge
Midsummer Evening in Corbridge is a well-established and highly successful event with 50 street food vans, food and craft stalls, music, dancing and entertainment for all the family, running from 16:0 ...

Solarcan Workshop
Family event
Hexham
Solarcan is a unique camera designed to produce extreme time exposures that capture the sun's path across the sky. This is a fun and informative half-day workshop to make your own Solarcan with S ...

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

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

Corbridge Festival
Outdoor Event
Corbridge
The Corbridge Festival is a mid-summer music festival, tailor-made and lovingly crafted for the whole family.  ...

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 ...

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.  ...

Ashington Fayre Day Poster
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 ...

The Dough Zone
Family event
Ford and Etal Estate
Join the Dough Zone... young bakers are invited to come along to Heatherslaw Mill most Mondays to Wednesdays in the summer holidays and practice their skills!  ...

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 ...

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 ...

Blyth Town Carnival
Music & Dance
Blyth
We're back! Getting geared up for the 2019 Blyth Town Carnival on 7th July 12 noon - 4pm. Parade starts at The Quay Road at 12 noon down to the Market Square just like last year. Then you will be gree ...

Wilde Farm Market
Food Event
Ponteland
Ponteland Market - first Sunday of every month. Fresh, seasonable fruit & vegetables. Northumbrian reared meat. Local artists, makers & producers. ...

Belford Arts Festival
Arts and Crafts
Belford
We are now in our third year and hope that the arts festival is going to continue to get bigger and better. The festival has been arranged to showcase local talents from the Borders to the Tyne , and ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

Summer of Fun
Family event
Morpeth
There is a full programme of exciting events and activities everyday throughout the Summer Holidays!!!! Making sure you can have some Farmtastic Fun whatever the weather!!!! Daily Activities Cuddle a ...

Giant Whale
Family event
See our 18m long what and step inside to find out about the impact that plastic has on our environment ...

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. ...

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Family event
Wooler
A free afternoon of family fun - football, tennis, netball, bowls, boxing, traditional races, crafts, face painting, slide and bouncy castle. ...

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

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 ...

Around The World with Phileas Fogg Street Theatre
Family event
Our intrepid adventurers are just hours away from crossing the finish line at the reform club. If they can just coerce their hot air balloons to go in the right direction they stand to win a grand ...

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. ...

Bob the Butterfly & Gerry the Gerbera Street Theatre
Family event
These colourful, playful characters will mix and mingle with ease, as they flutter and flit on stilts, delighting young and old alike. ...

Burgham Horse Trials 2019
Sporting Event
The only horse trial event in the North East to have International status. See the world’s top riders in action in the heart of Northumberland. Enjoy watching some of the World’s best eque ...

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! ...

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!  ...

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…)!  ...

Titan The Robot
Family event
'8ft of Steaming Robotic Loveliness' The Titan the Robot is a unique blend of comedy, street theatre and music creating a fascinating show that is unrivalled in the world today! Funny, fast paced and ...

Jurassic Farm - Summer of Fun
Family event
Morpeth
A ROARSOME adventure awaits for you and your family at our Jurassic Farm event. Come and Meet REX - The King of the Dinosaurs.   ...

The Buzzy Bumble Bees Street Theatre
Family event
These adorable bumble bee are irresistibly cuddly and have left their sting at home to ensure they follow the summer scents ...

Grassblade Jungle
Family event
Greenhead
Use your skills to sweep up a grass bug, scorpion fly or frog hopper! 11-12.30 or 1-2.30pm. ...

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.  ...

Powburn
Outdoor Event
Alnwick
Powburn Show is held on the first Saturday in August each year, starting the local annual show season. The show includes an Industrial tent with entry classes for horticulture, cookery, handicrafts an ...

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.  ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Santa in Summer
Family event
Morpeth
Imagine our excitement when Mrs Claus rang to ask if Santa could join us at the farm for his Summer Holidays again!!!!! This unique and fun event will give your little ones the chance to hear what San ...

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. ...

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 ...

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. ...

Mammal Monitoring at Walltown
Family event
Greenhead
Help find out if mice, shrews and voles are living at Walltown. We will check out special traps then weigh and measure the small mammals found. Then, help release them safely back into the wild. ...

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

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 ...

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