Family events in Northumberland
Corbridge Roman Town along Hadrian's Wall

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: 07/04/2020
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Minibeast hunt
Minibeast hunt
Wildlife events
Amble
Join us in search of the minibeasts that call Hauxley home. Armed with magnifying pots and nets we will scour the reserve in search of interesting insects. Suitable for ages 5-12, all children must be ...
09/04/2020 to 09/04/2020
Easter Egg Trail
Easter Egg Trail
Family event
Cramlington
Follow the Easter egg trail on site and answer questions as you go. There's a prize at the end for completing the trail. Collect a question sheet from the visitor centre. £3.50 per child. Please ...
10/04/2020 to 13/04/2020
Hexham Spring Festival
Hexham Spring Festival
Family event
Hexham
Hexham’s Spring Festival will take place on Saturday 25th April and is a much-loved event held in the beautiful Abbey Grounds which will be bustling with market stalls offering food, arts, craft ...
25/04/2020 to 25/04/2020
Rothbury Street Fair
Rothbury Street Fair
Family event
Morpeth
Join us in Rothbury as we host our successful Rothbury Street Fair on the 25th May 2020. An abundance of stalls, street food, entertainment, childrens rides, arts, crafts and LIVE MUSIC. Open from ...
25/05/2020 to 25/05/2020
Flag Making
Flag Making
Family event
Bamburgh
If you could make a flag to represent your family name what would it look like? Which colours would you use and what does your name represent? Be inspired by the Armstrong flag that can often be seen ...
06/06/2020 to 07/06/2020
Alpaca Adventures
Alpaca Adventures
Outdoor Event
Bamburgh
On the longest day of the year why not make the most of it and take an Alpaca for a stroll. £60 per family (up to 2 adults and 3 children) includes a 90 minute walk (with an Alpaca for company) ...
20/06/2020 to 20/06/2020

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