Step into Northumberland throughout Spring

Whilst Northumberland is beautiful in all weathers at any time of the year, Northumberland really does blossom in the Spring.

Prepare to get back to nature with England’s most tranquil National Park, the largest reservoir in Northern Europe, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and many Nature Reserves just waiting to be explored. You'll see the Ospreys returning to Kielder Water & Forest Park, discover rare Black Grouse in the heather moorland of the North Pennines AONB, and find freshly-hatched Pufflings on Coquet Island and the Farne Islands on the Northumberland coast.

Our gardens excel themselves in spring, bursting into life after the long winter. Howick Hall Garden & Arboretum is a gardener's paradise, with the grounds packed full of daffodils from March. The Alnwick Garden is open all year round, with events such as the Cherry Blossom Festival showcasing the delights of the new season.

Many of Northumberland’s heritage sites, halls and castles have stunning gardens. Explore the extensive grounds at Cragside, whose Rhododendron display is legendary. Marvel at the microclimate of The Quarry Garden at Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens, home to a vast array of exotic plans and trees usually found across the globe.

Springtime also benefits from two Bank Holidays in May. Take advantage of this free time and make sure a visit to Northumberland in spring is on your to-do list.

Keep an eye on our events guide below to see what's on this spring.

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  • Type: Event
  • Category group: , Wildlife Events, Talk/Lecture, Star Gazing Events, Sporting Event, Shows & Displays, Outdoor Event, Music & Dance, Guided Walk/Tours, Food Event, Family, Exhibition, Cycling Event, Ceremony, Arts and Crafts
  • Start date: 28/04/2017
  • End date: 22/06/2017
  • Type(s): Events
Castle Vale Lily Pond Shelter
Guided Walk/Tours
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Discover Castle Vale Park and Coronation Park on either side of the railway station, where recent investment from Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery has reinvigorated these two little gems.  ...
Afternoon Tea
Food Event
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Tea by the Sea, meet up with friends for an afternoon enjoying the stunning views over the bay while having...Afternoon Tea. ...
The Gruffalo Spotter
Outdoor Event
The Gruffalo adventure has returned to Kielder Water and Forest Park. The amazing App (download before you leave home) will bring this trail alive for you and your family. The trail is already a hit ...
Trai launching her new exhibition
Exhibition
The new exhibition in the Billiard Room offers the opportunity to visit the hotel and see some inspiring photography ...
Volunteer Guided Walk
Guided Walk/Tours
Hexham
Discover the best routes in the Northumberland National Park on our Volunteer Guided Walks. ...
Hadrian's Cavalry
Family event
Bardon Mill
Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site will host a major new exhibition in 2017 celebrating the cavalry regiments that once guarded this famous North West frontier of the mighty Roman Empire. Taking ...
West Wood Challenge
Family event
Take a trip around the West Wood to take part in our interactive transport challenge. ...
Morris Manson Artist
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Exhibition of artwork in the Latimer room by the artist Morris Manson. ...
Moving into Wallington
Exhibition
Discover how the Trevelyans turned the house at Wallington into a home when they moved in. ...
Guided Walks Bamburgh
Guided Walk/Tours
A walk around the history of Bamburgh village and castle with an experienced local tour guide. ...
Blyth Artisan's Market 2017
Arts and Crafts
Blyth
Arts and Craft and food stalls held in the Keel Row shopping centre and outside on the market place ...
Allen Valley Crafted Miracles
Arts and Crafts
Hexham
13 scenes from the Gospels crafted by churches, schools and community groups in the Allen Valleys ...
Scottish Colourists
Exhibition
Berwick-upon-Tweed
'Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection' is the first major touring exhibition curated by the renowned Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation ...
Etal Village Hall
Food Event
Etal
over 15 local foodies and crafters selling their wares; free parking; free admission. ...
Picnic bench
Outdoor Event
Build a shelter, light a fire, cook a meal, make something to take away. You’ll need to build a shelter, your own den in the woods ...
Motor boat
Wildlife events
Come and join us for an afternoon or early evening Osprey and Wildlife motor boat cruise around Kielder Water. Enjoy a guided trip around the lake with us to take in as much wildlife as we can.&n ...
Concert of traditional music
Music & Dance
Craster
Andy and Margaret Watchorn present an informal and lively concert of traditional tunes, songs and stories ...
Concert of traditional music
Music & Dance
Holy Island
Andy and Margaret Watchorn present a lively and informal evening of traditional tunes, songs and stories from the area ...
The Tower House Gallery
Arts and Crafts
Paintings and prints, ceramics, photography, woodcarvings, jewellery, bronze work, mosaics and glass art are all featured in the work for sale ...
Wild Food Forage and Feast
Guided Walk/Tours
Hexham
Our full day foraging courses begin in the springtime when the new growth of plants produces an abundance of choice for the forager. From the versatile ramson (wild garlic), to the unique flavour of h ...
Hadrian's Wall Charity Walk
Guided Walk/Tours
Greenhead
This is a linear walk, taking in some of the most spectacular sections of the Wall. We'll cover a distance of 17.5m/27k, from Walltown to Chollerford, and it should take around eight hours to comp ...
Jams
Outdoor Event
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Traditional farmers market held every 3rd Sunday in the month at the spectacular Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre. ...
Weaving on a Peg Loom
Arts and Crafts
Learn easy weaving with a peg loom and make a beautiful mat, wall hanging or maybe a small cushion cover with colourful plant dyed wool. Lots of colours and textures to explore. Also if time allows, ...
Weaving on a Brinkley loom
Arts and Crafts
Discover how to weave on a Brinkley loom and make a hanging or maybe a small bag with fabulous plant dyed wool fleece. ...

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