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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!


Game On 2.0
23/05/2015 - 03/01/2016 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! 

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. 


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!


Great Nights out at St Mary's Inn
26/08/2015 - 31/12/2017 www.stmarysinn.co.uk

A pub with tradition at its heart serving generous food and great ale with warm, friendly hospitality. Tuesday nights are Pie & Pint Night and Thursday nights are Burger & Dog – a special, side and fries with a glass of house wine or pint of St Mary’s Ale for £10.50. Live music often on Friday nights. Afternoon Tea served every day and great value Sunday lunch. Children welcome and Dog friendly.


Poppies Weeping Window at Woodhorn
12/09/2015 - 01/11/2015 www.experiencewoodhorn.com/poppies

For a limited time only Woodhorn are proud to host this wonderful installation. Weeping Window is from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red. Poppies and original concept: Paul Cummins. Installation design: Tom Piper. By Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces at HM Tower of London 2014. Several thousand handmade ceramic poppies are displayed, one to honour every death in the British and Colonial forces of the First World War.

Image credit: © Richard Lea-Hair and Historic Royal Palaces


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.