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: 19/11/2017
  • End date: 17/02/2018
  • Type(s): Events
Tall Tales Tree Trail
Family event
Morpeth
Follow this fantastical story trail through the woods and discover fascinating facts about the wonderful trees that grow there. ...

Santa's Winter Wonderland
Family event
Morpeth
Its the most Magical time of year at Whitehouse Farm Centre, join us making Festive memories at Santa's Winter Wonderland ...

Santa’s Grotto at Manor Walks
Family event
Cramlington
This Christmas Manor Walks Cramlington has a very exciting and jolly special guest all the way from the North Pole! ...

The Christmas Fair
Family event
Hexham
Over 125 stands of Art, Crafts, Gifts and Food throughout the Leisure Centre and the huge indoor marquee ...

Manor Walks' Christmas Lights Switch On
Family event
Cramlington
Manor Walks Cramlington is inviting you to join its illuminating seasonal celebrations on Saturday 25th November between 10am and 4pm. ...

Christmas Lights
Family event
Ashington
Ashington Christmas Light Switch On and Christmas Market. Market starts at 1pm and Light Switch On activities from 3pm. ...

Christmas by Twilight
Family event
Morpeth
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. ...

Snow Lion
Family event
Come forth and witness the mystery and majesty of the largest lion to walk the earth ...

Christmas at Wallington
Family event
Morpeth
You can also enjoy Christmas music, make festive things and hear stories with Mrs Christmas. ...

Making letters to Santa
Family event
Cramlington
Get into the Christmas spirit this season at Manor Walks Cramlington by writing your letter to Santa! ...

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. ...

Jingle Bells
Family event
From across the tundra rides the North Pole Postal Service, starring Crumpet the elf and Blitsen the reindeer. ...

Ellingham Hall Christmas Fair
Family event
Alnwick
Escape the hustle of the high street and experience a truly magical atmosphere browsing high quality craft stalls ...

Father Christmas
Family event
Take a spin around the outdoor skating rink and meet Father Christmas in his magical stable grotto. ...

Woodhorn Winter Market
Family event
Ashington
The Market features fabulous selections of gifts and food from some of the region's finest makers, crafters and producers. ...

Santa Special Trains
Family event
Ford and Etal Estate
Santa Specials at Heatherslaw Light Railway - fun for all the family. ...

Antiques Fair
Family event
Hexham
Antiques and Vintage with over 100 stands of ceramics, jewellery, tools, books, postcards, vintage lighting and decorative furnishings. ...

Elf School
Family event
Cramlington
Calling all wanna be elves! Come along to Manor Walks Cramlington to learn how to become one of Santa’s little helpers. ...

Christmas Penguins
Family event
Lock up your fish! Meet Crumpet the Elf and his friends the penguin family. ...

Christmas Penguins
Family event
Lock up your fish! Meet Crumpet the Elf and his friends the penguin family. ...

Grotto event
Family event
Meet Santa in his Grotto and get a present if you’ve been good!  Christmas-themed trail.   ...

Christmas Farmers Market
Family event
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Indoor Christmas Market with local food and craft/gift producers. ...

Space Kids
Family event
A return of one of our most popular holiday time events…for the parents and the young scientists they accompany. ...

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