What's on in Northumberland

Northumberland Days Out

Alnwick Farmers Market
31/10/2014 - 29/12/2017 www.alnwickmarkets.co.uk

 9.00 - 14.00 - This market takes place on the last Friday of every month, in the centre of the town.

The Centre, 27 Fenkle Street, Alnwick NE66 1HW

There has been a market in Alnwick for generations and is a showcase for local produce.

Brick Planet at Woodhorn
14/02/2015 - 31/05/2015 www.experiencewoodhorn.com

Pop along for a family day out at Woodhorn Museum and discover a minature world of popular landmarks built in Lego.

 Dates: 14th February - 22 March and 1st April  - 31st May 2015

Amble Puffin Festival
24/05/2015 - 31/05/2015 www.amblepuffinfest.co.uk

 Amble Puffin Festival is a popular annual event which celebrates everything Puffin. With live music, entertainment, arts and craft and photo exhibitions this is a great family event with something for everyone.

Downtown Abbey - Alnwick Castle
01/04/2015 - 31/08/2015 www.alnwickcastle.com/explore/downton-abbey

The cast and crew of the popular drama series Downton Abbey spent two busy weeks at the castle in July and August 2014, filming in the spectacular State Rooms, as well as in the castle's grounds and at the semi-ruined Hulne Abbey in the Duke of Northumberland's parklands in Alnwick.

This year, visitors to Alnwick Castle can explore a new Downton Abbey exhibition, featuring photography, costumes, and props from the filming.

Mini Raders and Invaders
23/05/2015 - 26/05/2015 www.visitnorthumberland.com

Learn the skills of a Viking warrior. Paint your own shield, have a go in the Kids Battle and hear gruesome tales of Viking invasions on the North East shores.

Jurassic Garden - Alnwick Garden
14/06/2015 www.visitnorthumberland.com

At The Alnwick Garden for one day only, travel back in time to the Jurassic period, glimpse T- Rex and Velociraptors as they stalk through The Alnwick Garden. Try our dig site to discover giant dinosaur bones and long lost fossil, and get up close with some of the less ferocious baby dinosaurs.

Mr Stink - Warkworth Castle
31/07/2015 www.visitnorthumberland.com

An outdoor performance at Warkworth Castle of Mr Stink, a family friendly performance suitable for all ages and written by David Walliams should certainly be on your list this summer! 

Booking is recommended as places are limited. Doors open at 6.15pm, performance starts at 7pm.

The Secret Garden - Alnwick Garden
05/08/2015 www.alnwickgarden.co.uk

This most enchanting story loved by generations. Alive with music and song and an array of especially designed puppet creatures, Mary’s story and The Secret Garden promises to capture the very spirit of summer and to be one of the highlights of the open-air garden theatre season.

Performance starts at 6:30pm. Tickets £8 per person, under 3yrs free. Booking is essential. Please call 01665 511354

Villages in Time Guided Walks
04/04/2015 - 04/10/2015 www.visitnorthumberland.com

Throughout the summer, guided walks will take place several times a week in Seahouses and Beadnell, throughout the coastal historical sites of each of the villages. The Seahouses walk is suitable for anybody able to walk approximately two miles. The Beadnell walk goes over sand and rough ground, so if anybody in a scooter or who is uncomfortable walking on such ground is advised to consider its suitability for them.

Maker Faire - Centre For Life
25/04/2015 - 26/05/2015 www.life.org.uk/whats-on

Maker Faire UK is a two day family friendly festival of invention and creativity, bringing together over 300 hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and garden shed inventors from across the world – people who love to make and who want to share their passion with the public.


Corbridge Festival
11/07/2015 www.corbridge-festival.co.uk

The Corbridge Festival is a magical mid-summer music festival, lovingly crafted and tailor-made for the whole family. With its picturesque location, amazing musical line up and magical atmosphere, this hidden gem of the North East could just be the highlight of your Summer. Tickets can be purchased through the website link above.

The North Sea Tall Ships Regatta
26/08/2016 - 29/08/2016 www.northern-drift.net

The North Sea Tall Ships Regatta is heading to Northumberland for the first time. Some of the largest and most spectacular Tall Ships in the world will sail into Blyth. The weekend will be a festival of celebration, with concerts, a sea battle, sporting competitions and a crew parade.

Alnmouth Arts Festival
20/06/2015 - 21/06/2015 alnmouthartsfestival.com

Alnmouth Arts Festival is a free event open between 10am till 5pm. The village of Alnmouth throws open its doors and invites you to see a variety of fantastic art. There is an art trail in both indoor and outdoor venues in this picturesque village. Highlights include arts and craft demonstrations, live music in the park on Saturday evening and free children's activities in the park.

North East Chilli Fest
04/07/2015 - 05/07/2015 www.chillifest-ne.co.uk

Saturday 4th July - Sunday 4th July 2015

Seaton Deleval Hall, The Avenue, Seaton Sluice, Northumberland NE26 4QR

Come and try an array of different Chilli products and test your tastebuds!

The Summertyne Americana Festival
17/07/2015 - 19/07/2015 www.sagegateshead.com/tour-dates/summertyne-americana-festival-2015

Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR

Celebrate the 10th birthday of SummerTyne's Americana Festival with a weekend of American Roots music. 





Ouseburn Festival
04/07/2015 - 05/07/2015 http://www.ouseburn.co.uk/events/ouseburn-festival/

This is a fabulous, family friendly festival which will be packed full of live music, comedy, food stalls, arts and crafts and lots of fun things for the kids to get involved with! 




Kick off your shoes and feel the sand between your toes on NE1's pop up beach and this year it will be bigger and better, you'll even be able to buy yourself an ice cream from an official ice cream seller.

Rugby World Cup
03/10/2015 - 10/10/2015 http://www.newcastlegateshead.net/rwc/home

The Rugby World Cup is coming to Newcastle with five different sides all facing each other for a shot at the biggest prize in the sport. These include defending champions New Zealand, former semi finalists Scotland and two time winners of the cup, South Africa. There will be fan zones and many activites on offer as well as the much anticipated matches! 


North Pennines Walking Festival
26/09/2015 - 04/10/2015 www.northpennines.org.uk

This walk is a fantastic chance to see the wonderful scenery within the Weardale area, including some of the most beautiful sights the UK has to offer. Whether its a short stroll or a long hike, this family friendly walk has something for everyone.

Buddhist Art at the Oriental Museum
02/04/2015 - 07/06/2015 www.dur.ac.uk/oriental.museum/

The Oriental Museum has a huge range of Chinese, Indian, Tibetian, Korean and Singaporean Art and Artefacts on display.  One exhibition, 'The Enlightened One' shows Buddisht printed Art - a very interesting display indeed! 

The Hoppings
19/06/2015 - 27/06/2015 www.hoppingsfunfairs.com

Europe's largest travelling funfair comes to Newcastle's Town Moor bringing with it over 300 rides ranging from children's favorites to adults favorites this enormous funfair will be a hit with everyone.

Beamish Museum- Georgian Fair
28/05/2015 - 31/05/2015 www.beamish.org.uk/georgian-fair

The Georgian Fair is an event that brings the fun! The wonderful family friendly world of Beamish is bringing Georgian life to Durham and you can get involved too! All sorts of activities are on offer, from a traditional Punch and Judy show and a Flea Circus, to traditional Georgian games and even a Swing Boat.

Medieval Mischief
13/06/2015 - 14/06/2015 www.newcastlegateshead.com/whats-on

Medieval Mischief is about to be unleashed at the newly revamped Newcastle Castle! Come along and get involved this June, from Medieval Doctors to Folk Magic and Crafts theres sure to be something to suit everyone! 




Magic Weekend
30/05/2015 - 31/05/2015 www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk/magic_weekend_2015

The Super League Magic Weekend is a sporting extravaganza like no other, with 12 teams and a great atmosphere guaranteed, everyone should be excited for this event! There are 3 games per day including Salford red devils v Widnes Vikings, Hull FC v Hull KR and Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors (Saturday) and Catalan Dragons v Huddersfield Giants, St Helens v Warrington Wolves and Castleford Tigers v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (Sunday). There will also be fan zones, events and activities in and around the grounds.

Sir Tom Jones Concert at Alnwick Castle
08/08/2015 www.alnwickcastle.com/events

Sir Tom Jones, a world class musician and one of the UK's favorite stars, is coming to Alnwick Castle in what promises to be an unforgetable night!

The Great North Run
13/09/2015 - 19/09/2015 www.greatrun.org/great-north-run

The Great North Run is an annual event which started in 1981 and sees thousands of people run from Newcastle to South Shields. This annual event certainly isn't for the faint hearted, but you can of course cheer on the contestants from side lines and you might even catch a glimpse of the breathtaking Red Arrows - The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team! 

Tour of Britain
09/09/2015 - 10/09/2015 www.visitnorthumberland.com/tourofbritain2015

The tour of Britain is a great event for all cycling fans and it will be passing through the beautiful Northumbian country side with its famous land marks such a Hadrians Wall. The route itself will start at The Scottish Borders and pass through Blyth. The next stage will be from Prudhoe to Hadrain's wall. This event will also involve some famous faces such as Bradley Wiggins.

Belsay Boot Camp
23/05/2015 - 29/05/2015 http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

The Belsay Boot Camp event is definately a family adventure to be had! Get ready tobe put through your paces and experience the wartime past of Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens.


Durham Flower Festival
29/08/2015 - 30/08/2015 www.whatsonnortheast.com/festival

The Durham Flower Festival is returning for the second year running after a very successful 2014 show. From exhibits and stalls to special demonstrations its set to be a great event!


Bees and Blooms
14/06/2015 www.northpennines.org.uk

Bees and Blooms is a guided walk within the beautiful North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This particfular walk will take in the spectacular plants, haymeadows and riverbanks with a focus on finding different kinds of Bumble Bees. 



Game On 2.0
23/05/2015 - 01/11/2015 www.life.org.uk

The Game On event is a blast from the past! With 1970s consoles available to play on as well as the modern day favourties and ideas for cutting edge future technology this is the ideal event for any gamer of any age! 

The Northumberland Plate
25/06/2015 - 27/06/2015 www.newcastle-racecourse.co.uk/plate

The Northumberland Plate is an annual horse racing event held at Newcastle Race Course and originates from the 1800s. For those looking to enjoy a day out at the races, look no further! 

Sun Down at Gibside Beer Garden & Pub
22/05/2015 - 24/07/2015 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside/things-to-see-and-do/events

The ideal place to end the week has to be at Gibside Beer Garden and Pub! With free music, Pizza from a traditional woodfired oven and a mini play area for the kids, look no further!   

Explorer Walks
03/03/2015 - 30/11/2015 www.visitnorthumberland.com

There are many Explorer Walks which are way-marked for users which are perfect for exploring the Cragside Estate. Take in the beautiful views of Cragside House, the surrouding estate and the Coquet Valley. 


England vs New Zealand in Durham
20/06/2015 www.durhamccc.co.uk

England are facing New Zealand in the Royal London One Day International! Don't miss you chance to see the England Cricket Team in action, so come along and support some of the biggest names in Cricket. 

Broomstick Training at Alnwick castle
27/03/2015 - 01/11/2015 www.alnwickcastle.com/events

If you've always wanted to fly a Broomstick like the fabulous Harry Potter, you've come to the right place! The wizarding professors of Alnwick Castle will be on hand to train you in the art, in the very same place that Harry took his first lesson!


A garden of fairy tales
23/05/2015 - 30/05/2015 http://alnwickgarden.com/fairytale

Alnwick gardens comes to life with the garden of fairy tales. Don’t miss this fun filled family day out with surprises around every corner in what promises to be an unforgettable time for the whole family.

Seafield Ocean Leisure Club - Day Escapes and Spa Packages
20/02/2012 - 20/12/2016 www.ocean-club.co.uk

Seafield Ocean Club - Day Escapes ans Spa Packages

Why not treat yourself or a loved one whilst on holiday in Northumberland. In Seahouses you'll find a superb private leisure club which offers a selection of Day Esacpes and Spa Packages to non members  - perfect for special occassions! Prices start from £55. For more information about any of these packages, please call reception on: 01665 721600

Seahouses Food Craft Market
05/05/2013 - 15/12/2017 www.seahouses.org

Every Sunday at the Bunker in Seahouses between 11-4pm

 There will be a variety of stalls with an array of home produced goodies and quality gifts, with many of the sellers living in the Northumberland area. These can include homemade scones & cakes, handmade fudge & chocolate, handmade soaps, lotions & potions, silver and copper jewellery, handmade garden ornaments & plaques, jams & chutneys, soft toys, plants, homemade ginger wine, scarves and more (stalls will vary from time to time)

This is a free event for the public, but we are weather dependent so please ring 07811 169200 to check before travelling.


Newcastle Markets
07/02/2014 - 07/11/2018 www.newcastle.gov.uk

Newcastle Farmers Market

Newcastle Farmers Market held on the first Friday of every month at Grey's Monument between 9.30am till 2.00pm.

Newcastle Quayside Market

There is also a market on every Sunday on the Quayside. This is a very popular market held every week on Sunday between 9.30-4pm. You'll find artists, designers, jewellers, food producers, photographers, ceramic artists and fashionistas as well as street artists and buskers.