Autumn in Northumberland...

 

At a time when many destinations are winding down, autumn is the perfect time for an indulgent trip to Northumberland, with major food festivals taking place in Alnwick and Berwick in September. 

Earn your tasty treats with long walks in Northumberland’s exquisite autumnal landscapes. See rare animals such as red squirrels gathering food in woodland, or go foraging with experienced guides who can help you source a veritable feast of produce as you explore the area.

If the weather isn’t favourable, lose yourself in Northumberland’s history. From Vikings to Romans, Border Reivers to Pitmen Painters, you can see them brought to life in museums and galleries such as Woodhorn and the Roman Army Museum. At the end of it all, sit back in a cosy pub and sample a locally-sourced menu.

Thanks to the nights becoming cooler and darker, the stars are brighter and clearer in autumn. Get to know our galaxy and more with an evening of stargazing at Kielder Observatory, or graze and gaze with the onsite observatory facilities at award-winning Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant. Choose a Dark Sky Friendly accommodation to make the most of this star-studded canopy at your leisure.

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Family Events
Family event
Our early evening events are aimed to be fun and interesting to everyone, including families with younger children and for these events we offer reduced family tickets for two adults and two children. ...
The Alnwick Garden Light Show
Family event
The Alnwick Garden has been transformed into a festive delight for the family. Whilst meandering through The Garden at night, enjoy the Christmas lights to truly get you in the Christmas spirit. ...
Specialist Events
Talk/Lecture
In response to feedback from guests we have started an exciting new programme of events called “Physics in the Forest". These late night events take place in our new state-of-the-art Gillian Dic ...
Weekend Late Night Event
Star gazing events
Most Fridays and Saturdays in the late slot (approx. midnight-3am, please check website for times) we run our premium weekend events. These run similar to our main evening events but have a reduced nu ...
Coal Forest art trail opens at Woodhorn Museum
Exhibition
Coal Forest sees magical art installations pop up throughout Woodhorn Museum and its colliery heritage buildings from Saturday 27 October 2018 – Monday 22 April 2019. Accompanied by a six-month ...
Main Evening Event
Star gazing events
Spend an evening at the Kielder Observatory with a team of experienced astronomers and we will share with you the wonders of the Universe. We are located in the heart of the Dark Sky Park and our fant ...
In Focus
Wildlife events
Amble
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. Free event, drop in any time during the day. ...
Winter Wonderland Birds
Family event
These magical giant birds with their stunning fanned tails are illuminated for a winter wonderland spectacular as a living example of the song lyric from the Twelve Days of Christmas ‘Two Callin ...
Forgotten Garden Adventure Golf
Family event
Once Upon a time in The Alnwick Garden there was a huge shudder and the ground began to move and shake. They called upon ‘the fairest of them all’ to find a solution to the moving ground, but ...
Kielder Winter Wonderland
Family event
Make magical memories to last a lifetime at Kielder Winter Wonderland!   ...

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