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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  • Category group: , Family
  • Start date: 21/11/2018
  • End date: 19/02/2019
  • Type(s): Events
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. ...
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 ...
Coal Forest art trail opens at Woodhorn Museum
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 ...
Kielder Winter Wonderland
Family event
Make magical memories to last a lifetime at Kielder Winter Wonderland!   ...
Head Elf & Nelson the Pig
Family event
Its the most Magical time of year at Whitehouse Farm Centre, join us to make some Festive memories at Winter Wonderland Tuesday 20th November - Monday 24th December (closed Mondays except 24th Decembe ...
Alnwick Christmas Lights 2018
Family event
A variety of events take place in and around the Market Place, where the Lights are switched on at 7pm.The lights will be switched on by the Duchess of Northumberland. ...
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 ...
Bamburgh Christmas lights
Shows & Displays
Bamburgh's Annual switch on of the Christmas lights will take place on the 24th of November 2018- commencing with a service at St Aidan's Church. ...
Northumberland County Zoo - Christmas Owl events
Family event
"This Festive season, the Christmas owls have returned to collect your Letters to Santa and fly them up to the North Pole! The fun starts off with a visit to the Christmas Grotto where children wil ...
Manor Walks’ Christmas Light Switch On
Family event
Manor Walks Cramlington is inviting families to a fun filled festive day, to celebrate its Christmas light switch on featuring Britain’s Got Talent winner, Lost Voice Guy, and hosted by the love ...
Whitehouse Farm Santa Experience 2018
Family event
Join us this Festive Season to make some lasting memories with your family, the Santa Experience is our Premium Christmas Event and will add a touch of Magic to Christmas 2018. ...
Meet Santa @ Whitehouse Farm
Family event
Join us this Festive Season to make some lasting memories with your family, the Santa Experience is our Premium Christmas Event and will add a touch of Magic to Christmas 2018.  ...
The Grand Lantern Parade
Family event
"If you have never been before, this is a magical live music, light and movement spectacular. ...
Manor Walks’ Santa’s Grotto
Family event
Taking time out of their busy festive schedule, Santa and his little helpers will be meeting and greeting children at Manor Walks Cramlington this festive season to find out what’s at the top of ...
Ford Christmas Market
Arts and Crafts
Ford and Etal Estate
This popular market returns in 2018, offering a wide range of stalls selling local and artisan foods, gifts and crafts.  ...
Northumberland Theatre Company: The Little Maid who danced to every mood (children's show)
Shows & Displays
Hear about the impact philanthropy has had on Northumberland Theatre Company and then enjoy a performance of ‘The Little Girl Who Danced To Every Mood’. We follow our heroine on her journe ...
Ashington Christmas Light Switch-On
Family event
A fun family event is planned to run from 1pm till 7pm on the main section of Station Road. The event will include musical performances from Swing Singer Paul Skerritt as well as Bothal Primary Choir ...
Jack and the Beanstalk
Family event
Seaton Delaval
Our hero Jack, his mother Dame Trott and his brother Simon haven’t a bean to their name! Their friendly cow Daisy has gone dry and worse still the village is being destroyed by the evil giant Bl ...
Santa's Arrival at Berwick Garden Centre
Family event
Welcome Santa to Berwick Garden Centre! Arrive for 10.15am for a MAGICal surprise from Damo and Marvo before meeting Santa at 11am. Visit Santa every Saturday & Sunday 11-4pm, until Christmas. Las ...
Christmas Belles
Family event
Summon the spirit of Christmas past with these charming Christmas Belles. Our joyous duo shimmer scarlet with waving gold ribbons and ring out yuletide chimes of good cheer with syncopated hand ch ...
Christmas Belles
Family event
Summon the spirit of Christmas past with the Christmas Belles on stilts. ...
Wooler Famers' Market and Christmas lights switch on
Family event
Wooler is holding its Christmas Farmers' Market and Christmas lights switch on on Sunday Dec 2. The market runs from noon-3pm in the bus station off the High St. Then there's a free family Christmas f ...
Ellingham Hall Christmas Fair 2018
Family event
Our annual Family Christmas Fair’ is a festive day out for all the family. Visit a range of stalls offering gifts, crafts, foodie treats and Christmas goodies. ...
Christmas In Corbridge
Family event
Market stalls, late night shopping, street food, carol singing, entertainment and good cheer plus over 80 festive trees filling St Andrew’s Church. ...
Enchanted Belsay
Family event
Step into a magical fairy-tale world this December and follow our themed Alice in Wonderland trail through our famous Himalayan quarry gardens and wooded grounds. ...
Hexham Christmas Market and Abbey Fair
Outdoor Event
Come along and visit 70 stalls and shop for gorgeous gifts, unique arts and crafts, fabulous food and of course a warming glass of mulled wine.   ...
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. ...
The Alnwick Garden Christmas Light show
Outdoor Event
Come and join us after dark this Christmas to see our fantastic Christmas light show, new for 2018 ...
Northumberland Pride Charity Christmas concert
Music & Dance
Join us for the very first Northumberland Pride Christmas Concert (by candlelight). ...
The Snow Lion at The Alnwick Garden
Family event
Returning this year from the Forsets of Eternal Snow is the giant, white snow lion ...
Relaxed Early Opening: Pit Yard Skating
Family event
Woodhorn Museum will open early and this magical event will provide a more relaxed session for visitors on the autism spectrum and those who would feel more comfortable in a quieter environment. Come ...
Santa Specials on the Railway
Family event
Santa Specials at Heatherslaw Light Railway - fun for all the family. Trains run at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm, cost £12.00 per person.  ...
Langley Castle Hotel Children Santa Party
Family event
Come and enjoy some festive family fun at our Santa Party on Sunday 16th December 2018.   This year Santa is taking some time out of his busy schedule to come and visit us at Langley Castle befo ...
Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centres Christmas Fayre
Family event
The whole centre is transformed ready to welcome Santa before he leaves mid afternoon with Merlin pulling his special Christmas Carriage. ...
Lunch with Santa at Alnwick Castle
Family event
Enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch and meet Santa before he starts his Christmas rush. ...

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