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: 29/06/2017
  • End date: 27/09/2017
  • 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. ...
The secret life of a haymeadow
Family event
Greenhead
Come take a look at the huge variety of flowers and insects to be found in one of Northumberland's best hay meadows. ...
Turma!
Family event
Gilsland
On Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July witness the dramatic sight of 30 cavalrymen performing intricate manoeuvres and showcasing their skills with spears and other weapons in ‘Turma! Hadrian’s Cavalry C ...
NT Live: Peter Pan
Shows & Displays
When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. ...
Flower Fun Day
Family event
Greenhead
Follow a self-led trail discovering some of the beautiful flowers that can be found at Walltown in Northumberland National Park. ...
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. ...
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 ...
INDOOR MARKET
Family event
Etal
We had a lovely time at Etal Village Hall last Summer so join us again for another successful year. ...
Felton & Thirston Fair
Shows & Displays
Morpeth
A traditional village fair with something for everyone. ...
Chopwell WoodFest
Family event
Prudhoe
A free event with lots for the whole family to do, bringing the heritage of the area to life ...
Pegswood Fayre Day
Family event
Morpeth
A fun day out including Dog Show, Dance demonstrations, Dog Agility, live music, funfair rides, archery and much, much more. ...
Bats & Pizzas Night for Families
Family event
Greenhaugh
Fancy doing something a little wild with your family? Then join Wild Intrigue guides Heather and Cain on a Bats & Pizza Night at Wild Northumbrian! ...
Holy Trinity First School Summer Show 2017
Shows & Displays
Talented children of Holy Trinity Church of England Aided First School, Berwick-upon-Tweed return for their annual theatrical production. ...
Woodhorn Lane Music Festival
Music & Dance
Ashington
A fantastic line up for a live 3 day Music Festival. ...
Invasion VIII
Family event
Ashington
The 8th installment of our annual Sci Fi extravanganza, INVASION will take place on Sunday 23rd July ...
Glendale Festival
Family event
Wooler
Glendale Festival starts with a Family Fun day on Saturday, followed by live music and street entertainment on Sunday. ...
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 ...
Prince Amir and Nazreddin
Family event
Join talkative Prince Amir, one of the three wise meerkat kings, following a star atop his grumpy camel Nazreddin. ...
Minibeast Safari
Family event
Greenhead
Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is Minibeast Safari.  ...
Busy Lizzie
Family event
Meadow sweet and balmy in both scent and nature, meet this colourful wayfarer as she journeys on through the garden of life. ...
Meet the Flintstones
Family event
Greenhead
Enter our time machine and go back to the Stone Age learning about Land Art and how people lived in the Stone Age. ...
Acorn Academy
Family event
Professor Bramble the Badger pushes a beautiful gypsy cart which he uses as his mobile class room. ...
Summer Food & Craft Fair
Family event
Fun for all the family. Kirkharle Courtyards section of craft and gift shops are hosting Bernicia Creative's Summer Food & Craft Fair. ...
Gorillas
Family event
Watch out! The gorilla and their explorer has been spotted roaming around The Garden. Come and meet them if you dare! ...
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 Dipping Delights.  ...
RAF Spitfire
Shows & Displays
Morpeth
A spectacular summer event like you've never seen before in Northumberland for the whole family to enjoy.  ...
Minibeast Safari
Family event
Greenhead
Come along and discover the multitude of minibeasts who live down in the grass and amongst the flowers.  ...
Squawk
Family event
Meet adventurer Captain Jon Voyage and his avian amigos, two vibrant birds in all the colours of the rainbow. ...
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.  ...
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. ...
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 ...

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