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.

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  • Type: Event
  • Category group: , Outdoor Event
  • Start date: 01/01/2017
  • End date: 31/12/2017
  • Type(s): Events
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 ...
Hauxley Nature Reserve
Wildlife events
Cramlington
Join us for the chance to see site improvements on the reserve. ...
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. ...
Volunteer Guided Walk
Guided Walk/Tours
Hexham
Discover the best routes in the Northumberland National Park on our Volunteer Guided Walks. ...
Wild Tots
Family event
oin us every Wednesday during term time for Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Wild Tots discovery sessions at Northumberlandia. ...
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 ...
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. ...
Night Rockpooling
Wildlife events
Cresswell
Join NWT for an evening rockpooling session at Cresswell Shore. ...
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. ...
Kielder 4x4 Safari
Outdoor Event
Kielder 4×4 Safari - driving the tracks deep in the heart of Kielder Forest in Northumberland. ...
Dawn Chorus Walk
Guided Walk/Tours
Join us at Hauxley Nature Reserve at dawn for a guided walk to enjoy the dawn chorus. ...
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. ...
Rangers Favourite Walk
Outdoor Event
Henshaw
Join the National Trail Ranger for a walk along Hadrian's Wall on a circular walk looking at all the different walls ...
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. ...
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. ...
The Schil
Guided Walk/Tours
Perfect if you’re new to hill walking and want to learn the skills you need to go on your own walking adventures ...
Alnwick Easter Market
Family event
A fantastic Easter Market hosted in the historic market town of Alnwick. ...
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. ...
Wild Wednesday
Family event
Greenhead
Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park.  ...
Haltwhistle Spring Walking Festival 2017
Guided Walk/Tours
Twice yearly walking festivals organized by local volunteers. Walkers have a choice of walks of various lengths and grades. ...
Dawn Chorus Walk
Outdoor Event
Bellingham
To celebrate International Dawn Chorus month join our Ecologist, Gill Thomson at Hareshaw Linn to listen to the beautiful dawn chorus.  ...
Rangers Favourite Walk
Guided Walk/Tours
Greenhead
Join Head Ranger Paget Lazzari, for an easy walk around the Walltown Country Park before heading up to Hadrian’s Wall ...
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.  ...
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. ...
Mayday Murder
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Rumour has it a murder is set to take place and guests will be required to help solve this crime. ...
Amble Puffin Festival
Outdoor Event
Amble
Amble Puffin Festival celebrates everything Puffin! Fun and activities in the Friendliest Port at the best time of year to see the Coquet Island Puffins, as they prepare to take care for their newly h ...
Dragon Cycle Trail Opening
Cycling event
Family cycling comes to Wallington. The opening of our new Dragon Cycle Trail starts with two days celebrating all things pedal powered. ...
Rangers Favourite Walk
Guided Walk/Tours
Kirknewton
Join Ranger Shaun Hackett on this springtime walk around the woodlands and streams of Kirknewton. ...
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.  ...
XC in front of the Castle
Sporting Event
Belsay
Belsay Horse Trials will be celebrating its' 5th Anniversary.  Come and join us for one of the top sporting events in Northumberland. ...
Print the View
Arts and Crafts
Bardon Mill
Join us for a printing workshop with a difference. Inspiration drawn from Greenlee Lough, a hidden haven for wildlife. ...
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 ...
Harthope Valley
Guided Walk/Tours
Hexham
This Harthope Valley walk has a short steep climb which is worth the effort for spectacular views of valley and coast.  ...
Farne Tour
Wildlife events
Join us for a great package holiday based at our Bellingham site. ...
Mighty Dub Fest
Outdoor Event
The most Northern VW weekend festival in England. Set over looking the most famous location Alnwick Castle, Northumberland. ...
Taste of The North
Food Event
After last years success, we are pleased to welcome back our two day Taste of The North event in Alnwick's Market Square. ...
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 ...
Northumbria History Tour Package
Guided Walk/Tours
From hadrian to Victoria! Join us for a Camping Package that includes 2 historical daytrips/tours. ...
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. ...
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. ...
Rangers Favourite Walk
Guided Walk/Tours
Hexham
One of the Ranger's favorite walks, this follows a circular route passing magnificent meadows and babbling burns.  ...
Felton & Thirston Fair
Shows & Displays
Morpeth
A traditional village fair with something for everyone. ...
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. ...
CURATOR LED ART TOUR
Book tickets
Outdoor Event
Find out about Kielder’s art and architecture programme directly from experienced curator Peter Sharpe  Advanced booking essential ...
Mestival 2017
Sporting Event
Hexham
Run or crawl (your choice!) your way around the grounds of Hesleyside Hall, the stunning backdrop for Mestival 2017. ...
Festival on the Wall
Festival
Heddon-on-the-Wall
A new and exciting fusion of music, culture and entertainment is coming to Northumberland in August 2017. ...
Family Bushcrafts Survival Challenge
Outdoor Event
A family survival adventure – stick together, solve the problems, learn the skills, stay alive. You’re light airplane has crash landed in dense forest hundreds of miles from civilisation. ...
Spittal don Williams
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed
In 2017, the annual Seaside Festival takes place on 12th & 13th August, along the full length of Spittal Promenade. ...
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.  ...
Minibeast Safari
Family event
Greenhead
Come along and discover the multitude of minibeasts who live down in the grass and amongst the flowers.  ...
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.  ...
Bellingham Show
Family event
Bellingham
A perfect day out for all the family in the heart of the Northumberland countryside. ...
Great North Bike Ride 2017
Cycling event
Charity cycle ride 60 miles of beautiful Northumbrian coastline. ...
All you want to know about bats!
Outdoor Event
Greenhead
National Park Ecologist Gill Thompson and bat expert Tina Wiffin will tell us about bats, before a short walk to Thirwell Castle.  ...
Alnwick Food Festival
Food Event
Following on from last years success, this two day event is set to be bigger and better than before. ...
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 ...
Kielder 4x4 Safari
Outdoor Event
Kielder
A day of guided trail blazing in the heart of Kielder Forest in your own 4x4.  ...
The Shepherd's Cairn
Guided Walk/Tours
Alnham
Join our National Park Rangers on one of their favourite walks to the Shepherd’s Cairn.  ...
Kielder Marathon
Sporting Event
Kielder
The Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon route follows an almost entirely off-road course around northern Europe’s largest man-made lake, Kielder Water. ...
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! ...
Alnwick Christmas Market
Outdoor Event
A fantastic Christmas Market hosted in the historic market town of Alnwick, with local produce, gifts and entertainment. ...

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