Northumberland Festive Five

Dark Skies

Winter in Northumberland brings the clearest skies, perfect for a bit of stargazing! Can you spot star constellation Orion making an appearance? Head to one of our observatories for an evening with the experts or pack up the car with a flask and your woollies and head to a Dark Sky Discovery Centre, where you can marvel at our glittering skies for free!

Stocking up your store cupboards

Winter is the time to stock up your cupboards with tasty treats from across Northumberland. From fayres and fetes to markets and food festivals, winter celebrates our local producers promoting their artisan products. Looking for unique and individual Christmas presents? Then look no further than our Northumberland Markets and Christmas Markets!

Santa Experience

In his snow topped lodge in Kielder Forest, keeping cosy down on the farm, visiting our historic market towns, Santa makes his way right across Northumberland in the winter months! Say hello to Santa and his elves at Kielder Winter Wonderland, meet Santa in his cosy grotto at Wallington Hall and enjoy festive fun down at Whitehouse Farm Winter Wonderland with Santa and his furry friends!

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

5 layers are needed for this festive five! It may be nippy, but there’s nothing better than a crisp walk in Northumberland on a cool and clear winter’s day. Head to the coast and be swept away by the stunning views and peaceful surroundings, a great way to blow the cobwebs away! Head to the countryside for idyllic views of rolling hills and catch a glimpse of the beauty Jack Frost leaves behind when he adds a touch of sparkle to nature. Sparkling leaves, frost tipped trees, ice glazed streams – winter walks offer a picture perfect experience when you #visitnorthumberland

Glittering events

What’s on in Northumberland? We can help you with that! Leading the way for Northumberland Events, visitnorthumberland.com can help you plan your winter calendar. Start off with a spot of ice skating, get arty with some festive crafts, take a trip to Enchanted Belsay, before sealing the winter season with a firey celebration at Tar Bar’l Northumberland’s famous New Year traditions held in Allendale.


Still needing more inspiration? Find out below what's on in Northumberland this Winter.

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