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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  • Type: Event
  • Category group: , Family
  • Start date: 23/09/2017
  • End date: 22/12/2017
  • Type(s): Events
BFMAF 2017
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is an annual celebration of the art of film, set in the historic border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. ...
10 Mile Family Walk
Family event
To mark their 10th Year, the charity have teamed up with the Hexham Courant to host a special family walking event. ...
World Rivers Day
Family event
Join us on World Rivers Day and find out what creepy-crawlies lurk in the hidden depths of the River Breamish ...
Chris Cross
Family event
Live at the Tyne & Chris Cross present: “The Greatest Show on the Tyne” Fri 6th Oct 2017 | 7.00pm ...
Funny bones & Hallowe'en fun
Family event
Whether you're a scary monster or a spell casting witch, come along to Wallington to start Hallowe'en celebrations. ...
Halloween Half Term at Alnwick Castle
Family event
If you DARE to join us this Halloween Half Term, you’re in for a spooktacular delight! ...
Halloween Week
Family event
Enjoy a spooktacular week of fun at Ford & Etal celebrating hallowe'en - terrorific treats for kids in costume too! ...
Go Batty in Autumn
Family event
Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is about bats.  ...
Autumn Art
Family event
Join us at half term for autumn art in Northumberland National Park. Come have a go at making some nature-inspired art! ...
Forget Me Not - The Alzheimer's Whodunnit
Family event
This one-man comedy poetry theatre show has a lot to say about how we treat and perceive people with dementia. ...
American Wrestling - W3L Wrestling Showdown
Family event
Live American Wrestling action from the World Wide Wrestling League ...
Tall Tales Tree Trail
Family event
Follow this fantastical story trail through the woods and discover fascinating facts about the wonderful trees that grow there. ...
Autumn Craft Fair
Arts and Crafts
Craft Fair down at Newbiggin Maritime Centre ...
The Christmas Fair
Family event
Over 125 stands of Art, Crafts, Gifts and Food throughout the Leisure Centre and the huge indoor marquee ...
Christmas by Twilight
Family event
Visit Wallington after dark and see the house beautifully decorated for Christmas and illuminated by thousands of twinkly lights. ...
The Snow Lion
Family event
From the Forests of Eternal Snow pads the giant white lion, celebrates the light of human kindness in the depths of winter's darkest days. ...
Jingle Bells
Family event
Celebrate the wonder of Christmas by getting up close with these festive characters, starring Crumpet the elf and Blitsen the reindeer. ...
Santa Special Trains
Family event
Ford and Etal Estate
Santa Specials at Heatherslaw Light Railway - fun for all the family. ...
Christmas Penguins
Family event
Lock up your fish! Meet Crumpet the Elf and his friends the penguin family. ...
Christmas Farmers Market
Family event
Indoor Christmas Market with local food and craft/gift producers. ...

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