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: 23/04/2019
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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 ...

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 ...

Ugly Bug Ball
Family event
Hexham
Come on let's crawl to the Ugly Bug Ball! Join Chalk for a session of crafting, playing and dancing with your mini beasts! Visit the bug bar where you can design and craft your own bug accessories (th ...

Sill Sunday - Ladybirds
Family event
Hexham
Join us at The Sill and learn about the different kinds of ladybirds and the important role they play. Then get creative with some ladybird themed arts and crafts. Drop-in sessions run from 11am - 2pm ...

Percy Tenantry Volunteers
Family event
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 ...

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

Saturday 4th May - GOT Tour
Guided Walk/Tours
Hexham
Initial inspiration for George RR Martin’s Game of Thrones began when visiting England. See Hadrian's Wall that inspired THE WALL. ...

POP-UP INDOOR MARKET Bank Holiday Easter Monday
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 In ...

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 ...

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

Countryside Festival
Family event
Ponteland
Date: Sunday May 12 Time: 10am - 4pm Price: £5 per person, Under 12's - FREE Expect to see a variety of stalls selling local crafts, food and drink; a whole host of get involved activities as we ...

Bluebell Walk - Ratcheugh Crag
Family event
Alnwick
The Alnwick Committee of the NSPCC invites you to walk the woods at Ratcheugh Crag and enjoy a stunning display as the bluebells come into full bloom. ...

Longbow Demonstrations
Family event
Observe incredible feats of skill during our live-action longbow demonstrations, with the entertaining master archer Andy Rice. Often the weapon that determined the outcome of many of medieval England ...

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 ...

Minimus Weekend
Family event
Minimus and the gang have lots of adventures at Vindolanda come and learn about what they get up to on our Minimus tours- find Minimus' favourite spots! Create your own mouse character with Minimus ar ...

The Alnwick Joust 2019 at Alnwick Castle
Family event
Observe one of Northumberland’s most contested tournaments, with armoured knights engaging ruthlessly in England’s oldest sport! ...

Medieval Camp
Family event
Explore a band of merry peasants bustling medieval encampment and take the opportunity to handle artefacts of authentic origin. Discover Rosa Mundi’s extensive variety of fascinating medieval s ...

Celebrate Northumberland Day 2019
Family event
Langley-on-Tyne
Northumberland Day is an initiative which was launched and championed by Langley Castle Hotel and Restaurant, in Langley-on- Tyne, and which was realised thanks to the support of passionate Northumbri ...

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 ...

Fighting Knights
Family event
Hear Alnwick Castle’s wall ring once again with the sounds of clashing steel in this gripping performance of epic proportions. Witness the drama, pageantry and passion as two armoured knights in ...

Safari on Foot at Walltown
Family event
Greenhead
From mammals to minibeasts, have a go at tracking them. ...

Northumberland Miners’ Picnic 2019
Outdoor Event
You're warmly invited to the Northumberland Miners Picnic 2019 Celebrate the Northumberland Miners’ Picnic, a jam-packed day out for all the family, the Miners’ Picnic is rooted in our loc ...

Mighty Dub Fest
Family event
Enjoy a weekend packed with entertainment for the whole family. ...

The Father of all Lunches
Food Event
Alnwick
Treat your Dad to the Father of all lunches at Charlton Hall this Father’s Day. Served in the stunning Looking Glass, guests can enjoy a delicious three-course meal at Charlton Hall. Starring &l ...

Ellingham Hall Fathers Day Laser Clay Experience
Family event
Chathill
Why not treat your Dad, Grandad or another special gentleman in your life, to a fantastic Laser Clay Shooting experience. Enjoy the stunning grounds and setting, before relaxing with a Northumbrian st ...

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

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
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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