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: 21/02/2017
  • End date: 22/05/2017
  • Type(s): Events
Little Bear goes North
Family event
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Little Bear returns in an enchanting new planetarium show especially for under 7s. ...
Triceratops
Family event
Ashington
Step back in time with Brick Dinos and meet dinosaurs in miniature each one masterfully built using LEGO® bricks.  ...
19th Century Mini Diggers
Family event
This February half-term, head to Chesters Roman Fort and unearth some of Northumberland's hidden past! ...
Snowdrop Planting Week
Outdoor Event
Cambo
Visit Wallington and help us plant 100,000 snowdrop bulbs during February half term. ...
Butler School
Family event
Belsay
Being the Butler of a Victorian country house is no easy job. Do you think you've got what it takes? Make sure your shoes are polished, your clothes are immaculate and you're standing up straight. ...
Try Your Hand At
Family event
Get ‘hands-on’ to discover how we care for this much loved home of the Trevelyans. ...
Spring Poster
Family event
Cornhill-on-Tweed
February Half-Term Fun at Ford & Etal. Diesel train rides, breadmaking and loads more activities. ...
The Bear by Raymond Briggs
Shows & Displays
The story of a little girl who befriends a mischievous polar bear, this playful, funny and heart-warming tale. ...
Meet & Greet Beauty & Prince Adam
Family event
Cramlington
On Friday 24th February, all Manor of magic awaits as Beauty & The Beast’s Belle & Prince Adam will be stopping by Centre Mall, Manor Walks to meet & great our little shoppers! ...
A Grand Opera Gala
Music & Dance
Chathill
Presenter Mark Langley introduces this programme celebrating the very best opera has to offer ...
Northumbrian Ranters
Music & Dance
Chathill
Northumberland Ranters are a traditional music ensemble ...
Highlights Rural Touring: The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Family event
Hexham
This modern retelling is an exciting, hilarious, poetic and fun adventure. What will happen when the wolf comes?…. ...
In Focus
Wildlife events
In Focus experts will be on-hand with a range of optical equipment such as telescopes and binoculars allowing you to try before you buy. ...
She Wins All The Races
Shows & Displays
Amble
Mad Alice Theatre Company present 'She Wins All The Races’- a tragicomedy with Biscuits. ...
Mother's Day Afternoon Tea
Food Event
Celebrate you wonderful mum or loved one with a fabulous afternoon tea. ...
Mother's Day lunch
Food Event
Surprise your Mum this Mother's Day with a delicious Sunday lunch at Jesmond Dene House. ...
Early Easter Eggstravaganza
Outdoor Event
Hexham
Come and join us for our Geocache Easter Egg Hunt and see if you can find some tasty treats. ...
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
Family event
Visit Wallington, home of the adventurous Trevelyan family and follow our nature themed Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt through the West Wood. ...
Mission Explore
Outdoor Event
Bellingham
Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is MISSION EXPLORE. ...
Kite Festival 2017
Outdoor Event
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Newbiggin by the Sea hosts their 7th Annual Kite Festival, with special kite making workshops for the children. ...
Nutkins
Family event
Enchantingly squirrel-like and riddled with intrigue, Mr and Mrs Nutkin are set to charm the pants off children and adults. ...
Alnwick Easter Market
Family event
A fantastic Easter Market hosted in the historic market town of Alnwick. ...
Easter Sunday lunch
Food Event
Bring the family along for Easter Sunday lunch to celebrate the Bank Holiday in style. ...
Easter Half Term Kids Club
Family event
Cramlington
Families visiting Manor Walks shopping centre over the Easter break can enjoy meeting the animals at the Petting Zoo. ...
Wild Wednesday
Family event
Greenhead
Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park.  ...
Bill Oddities Bewildering Beasts
Family event
Having accidentally been transported to our world, Bill Oddity must find a way home by any means possible. ...
Pitman
Family event
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Eliot Smiths production of 'Pitman' is back at the Centre! Please visit the Centre to find out more about ticket prices. ...
Motor boat
Wildlife events
Come and join us for an 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.  ...

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