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: 26/03/2017
  • End date: 24/06/2017
  • 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.  ...
Lambing Weekend
Wildlife events
Ponteland
Kirkley Hall is celebrating the first signs of spring by inviting the animal loving public to see our new born lambs ...
Mother's Day lunch
Food Event
Surprise your Mum this Mother's Day with a delicious Sunday lunch at Jesmond Dene House. ...
Mother's Day Afternoon Tea
Food Event
Celebrate you wonderful mum or loved one with a fabulous afternoon tea. ...
Wild Tots
Family event
oin us every Wednesday during term time for Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Wild Tots discovery sessions at Northumberlandia. ...
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. ...
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. ...
Easter Egg Hunt
Family event
Cramlington
Children can turn detective by solving a series of clues to find up to nine hidden eggs in the shopping centre. ...
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. ...
Easter Bunny
Family event
Ashington
The Easter Bunny will be visiting Woodhorn over the Easter weekend! Find him on site and receive a small treat! ...
Easter Treasure Hunt
Family event
Drop-in to the centre to collect the first clue which will lead you on a trail around the site, exploring the woodland. ...
Family Fun Day
Family event
Blyth
BLYTH ANNUAL FREE EASTER EGG HUNT AND FAMILY FUN DAY. ...
Alnwick Easter Market
Family event
A fantastic Easter Market hosted in the historic market town of Alnwick. ...
Easter Family Fun Day
Family event
Blyth
Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Bonnet Parade, Mad Hatter Tea Party, Street Theatre, Arts and Craft workshops for 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. ...
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. ...
Easter Egg Run
Family event
Ashington
Hundreds of bikers in the Easter Run which sees donated Easter Eggs being collected and delivered to children's homes and hospital wards. ...
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. ...
Easter Petting Zoo
Family event
Cramlington
Visit Manor Walks on Easter Monday and enjoy getting up close to all kinds of animals at its Petting Zoo. ...
Wild Wednesday
Family event
Greenhead
Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park.  ...
Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering
Family event
An exciting three-day festival of street entertainment, indoor events, music, dance, craft, dialect and traditional fun - this year with a Medieval theme. ...
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. ...
West Wood Challenge
Family event
Take a trip around the West Wood to take part in our interactive transport challenge. ...
An Evening with Boba Fett
Family event
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Chris Cross the Magician proudly presents... An Evening with Boba Fett + Star Wars: The Force Awakens! ...
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.  ...
Wild at Kielder
Wildlife events
A weekend full of fantastic activities suitable for the whole family celebrating the wildlife in Kielder Water & Forest Park. ...
cuckoo
Family event
Wooler
Malcolm Green will lead us on an easy walk along the College Burn in search of this elusive bird, the Cuckoo. ...
Percussion Workshop
Music & Dance
Alwinton
A fun-filled interactive percussion extravaganza with O Duo. ...
Hopalot
Family event
Major Hopalot the world famous Astro-bunny is looking for a suitable launch site to test his new rocket "Big Carrot 3". ...
Northumberland Day
Family event
Ashington
Celebrate our fabulous county and history with a visit to Woodhorn! ...
Rothbury Street Fair
Family event
Rothbury
The Rothbury Street fair is a much loved event which takes place in the traditonal stone market town of Rothbury ...
Wild Wednesday
Family event
Greenhead
Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore Northumberland National Park. This Wild Wednesday is called Safari on Foot. ...
Treasure Trail Challenge
Family event
Hexham
Have fun in Northumberland National Park following one of our trails around Wooler Common.  ...
Belladonna and the Venus Fly Trap
Family event
Meet Belladonna, the beautiful but deadly gardener, as she tries to catch a tasty morsel for her hungry Venus Flytraps. ...
Storytelling
Family event
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Creep down to the farm and listen to stories and folklore from all over the world about insects! ...
Open Farm Sunday
Family event
Open Farm Sunday allows everyone, young and old, to discover at first hand what it means to be a farmer ...
Mighty Dub Fest
Outdoor Event
The most Northern VW weekend festival in England. Set over looking the most famous location Alnwick Castle, Northumberland. ...
Fun Dog Show
Family event
Belford
24 classes over the weekend all winners go through to best in show. Entertainment for all the family ...
Father's Day at Jesmond Dene House
Food Event
Show your Dad that he's your hero by treating him to a mouth-watering 3 course Sunday lunch. ...
Blyth Beach Huts
Music & Dance
A family friendly music festival with music and street theatre from 11am, children's fun fair, a great variety of food with headline band The Undertones. https://www.facebook.com/NorthumberlandLiveFe ...

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