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: 21/08/2017
  • End date: 19/11/2017
  • Type(s): Events
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. ...
Heatherslaw Cornmill
Family event
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Fabulous summer holiday hands-on activity sessions at Heatherslaw Cornmill every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout July and August! Grind some flour, make your own bread to take home. ...
Squawk
Family event
Meet adventurer Captain Jon Voyage and his avian amigos, two vibrant birds in all the colours of the rainbow. ...
School Holiday Fun at Hauxley
Family event
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday during the school holidays for wildlife activities for your budding nature enthusiasts. We'll have lots of great activities to get children aged 5-12 up-close an ...
INDOOR MARKET
Family event
Etal
We had a lovely time at Etal Village Hall last Summer so join us again for another successful year. ...
Wild Wednesday
Family event
Hexham
Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is Orien'tree'ing.  ...
Photographed by Matthew Smith
Family event
Guyzance
The summer circus festival for the North East returns for the third time to the unlikely location of Guyzance, Northumberland ...
Jesting with Zooted
Family event
With a hilarious blend of comedy, TRICKERY, fire-eating and sword-juggling, Zooted never fail to entertain and amaze. ...
Treemendous
Family event
Towering over The Alnwick Garden these trees are guaranteed to grab attention. Fully mobile and armed with tree-mendous humour. ...
Bellingham Show
Family event
Bellingham
A perfect day out for all the family in the heart of the Northumberland countryside. ...
Potter-Inspired Characters
Family event
Meet characters inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter as they return this summer with all kinds of magic ...
Weighton Waytes Choir
Family event
The choir is returning to perform a mixed programme of secular and sacred, choral and instrumental music. ...
Veggie Nannies
Family event
The Vegetable Nannies are two everyday gardeners who’ve taken their young vegetables out of the ground for a day trip. ...
BFMAF 2017
Festival
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is an annual celebration of the art of film, set in the historic border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. ...
World Rivers Day
Family event
Hexham
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
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Live at the Tyne & Chris Cross present: “The Greatest Show on the Tyne” Fri 6th Oct 2017 | 7.00pm ...
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
Ingram
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
Greenhead
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. ...
Autumn Craft Fair
Arts and Crafts
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Craft Fair down at Newbiggin Maritime Centre ...

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