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: 24/01/2020
  • End date: 23/04/2020
  • Type(s): Events
peter pan
Peter Pan
Family event
Alnwick
Originally written by J.M.Barrie By arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital, Childrens Charity and Samuel French Ltd. Alnwick Theatre Club celebrate their 70th Anniversary by presenting thei ...
17/01/2020 to 25/01/2020
Spring Fair
Spring Fair
Family event
Seahouses
Come along and browse the spring collections we have confirmed pop and flo unique boutique, Hadrians wall gin, there will also be a flower arranging class available. ...
07/03/2020 to 07/03/2020
Dragon Quest
Dragon Quest
Family event
Alnwick Castle, Alnwick
Are you brave enough to enter the Dragons Lair? Join forces with Harry Hotspur and the Dragon Catcher to battle mystical forces, conquer challenging obstacles and come face to face with a terrifying m ...
27/03/2020 to 25/10/2020

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