Family events in Northumberland
Stunning views around Redesdale

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.

Find your next adventure

Search for events

Photo Gallery

  Sign up for our newsletter


Looking for inspiration

  • Take a look at Family
  • Start date: 10/12/2019
  • End date: 09/03/2020
  • Type(s): Events
Stories with Santa
Stories with Santa
Family event
We are excited to launch our first ever Story Time with Santa event, this magical experience will delight your children this Festive Season. Your journey starts when you meet Santa’s Elves in th ...
26/11/2019 to 17/12/2019
Bowl with Santa
Bowl with Santa
Family event
Bowl with Santa at Concordia Leisure Centre Why not treat the kids to Bowling with Santa and some festive fun at Concordia Leisure Centre this Christmas. The Christmas event includes breakfast, bowlin ...
14/12/2019 to 15/12/2019
Fetsive Movie Afternoon
Festive Movie Afternoon
Family event
Come and join us in our coffee shop for a festive afternoon showing the polar express.  All children will receive a complimentary hot chocolate and can even wear their pjs to get into the spirit. ...
15/12/2019 to 15/12/2019

The Best Of #VisitNorthumberland

Officially the best place to visit