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A Summer of Fun in Northumberland - What's On

Our what's on guide for the summer is always really popular.

Our guides are packed with fun things to do over the holidays. I can't believe how much is on for kids this year. We have lots of fab fun guides to help you keep those kiddies busy this Summer.

Click on the BLUE links to find out more and to book

What's on

Bamburgh Castle

🌞Marley the miniature Pony - Every Monday

🌞Follow in the footsteps of Uhtred - Throughout Summer

🌞Uhtreds School of warriors -Every Wednesday

🌞Queen Bebba in Residence - 29th-30th July

🌞The tale of Peter Rabbit & Benjamin Bunny - 4th August

🌞The Greatest Showman Outdoor cinema - 26th August

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Alnwick Gardens

🌞Wind in the Willows - Outdoor Theatre - Throughout Summer

🌞Poison Garden Tours - Throughout Summer

🌞Lego workshop 5th-6th August

🌞Laser Quest 12th-13th August

🌞Gay Day 26th August

🌞Inflatable assault course 26th-28th August

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Alnwick Castle

🌞Have a go ancient artillery 7th-13th August

🌞Tom the fool 21st - 24th July

🌞Alnwick school of magic 31st July - 3rd August

🌞Raphael historic falconry 15th-20th July

🌞Jesting with Zooted 25th-28th July

🌞Longbow demo 27th-30th July

🌞Medieval alchemist 21st-24th July

🌞Rosa Mundi's medieval camp 26th-28th August

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Kielder Observatory

🌞Space kids Lightyear academy - Various dates Throughout Summer

🌞Space kids - Searching for Alien 25th, 31st July

🌞Space kids - Rockets & More Various dates throughout

🌞Young explorers - Various dates throughout

🌞Space kids Solar Quest - Various dates throughout

*Please not all events at Kielder Observatory MUST be booked

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Whitehouse Farm

🌞Summer of fun - 22nd July-3rd September

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Hexham Old Gaol

🌞Brass rubbings - Daily throughout

🌞Activity Trollies - Daily throughout

🌞Scratch Art Bookmarks & Mini Mangonels 22nd July - 3rd September

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Ford & Etal

Heatherslaw Light Railway

🌞Summer time table - Running daily until 1st September

Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre

🌞Carriage rides - running throughout Summer

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Norham Village Hall

🌞Family Fun Day - 6th August

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Concordia Leisure centre

🌞6 week junior membership - Swimming & Gym pass for £24

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Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum

🌞Wildlife Wednesdays - Throughout Summer

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The Sill

🌞National Park Holiday Club - 27th July - 31st August

🌞Little larks forest school - 29th July, 26th August

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Manor Walks Shopping Centre

🌞Cramlington Conservation Day - 22nd July

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Blyth Beach

🌞Circus School - 4th-5th August

🌞Sandcastle Competition 25th August

🌞Transformers & Dinosaur Invasion - 26th-28th August

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Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Tower Knowe

🌞Osprey Watch -Various dates throughout Summer /

Big Waters Seaton Burn

🌞Guide in the hide - 22nd July

Hauxley Nature Reserve

🌞In Focus 23rd July

🌞Sand Explorers 27th July, 3rd August

🌞Kids Owl Pellets Workshop 2nd August

🌞Brilliant Birds Activity 10th, 17th August

🌞Family mini beast hunt 24th August

🌞Tracks & signs - 31st August


🌞Family Den Building - 25th July

🌞Family nature crafts & stories - 1st August

🌞Mini Beast hut - 8th,29th August

🌞Family nature crafts- Lichen 22nd August

St Nicholas Park

🌞Family nature crafts - Bug Hotel - 26th July

🌞Pond Dipping 2nd,30th August

🌞Tremendous Trees activity - 9th August

🌞Brilliant Birds - 16th August

East Chevington

🌞Bat Walk 16th August

🌞Kids bat walk 1st September


🌞Summer Trail 5th August -3rd September

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National Trust Properties


🌞Victorian Baking - Every Wednesday

More activities to be announced soon.

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🌞Festival of Archaeology - 27th-28th July

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Seaton Delaval Hall - National Trust - Summer of Play

🌞Creative Mondays & Tuesdays Nests & Dens 24th, 25th July

🌞Wednesdays & Thursdays Lets Circus 26th July - 3rd August

🌞Nature Fridays -28th July - 1st September

🌞Creative Mondays & Tuesdays Mad Hatters 31st July - 1st August

🌞Mondays & Tuesdays Beautiful Bats and Bugs 7th - 8th August

🌞Wednesdays & Thursdays The junk orchestra 9th -17th August

🌞Mondays & Tuesdays High Tea & Cakes 14th-15th August

🌞Wednesdays & Thursdays Sock puppets 23rd - 24th August

🌞Wednesdays & Thursdays Mischief makers comedy - 30th -31st August

🌞Delaval Bat Night 1st September

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English Heritage Properties

Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens

🌞Knights Tournament -29th-30th July

🌞Belsay at War - 12th -13th August

🌞Legendary Joust - 26th-28th August

🌞Band Sundays - Throughout

Chester's Roman Fort

🌞Hail Hadrian 5th-6th August

🌞Roman Falconry 19th-20th August

🌞Clash of Romans 26th-28th August

🌞Night Attack 26th-27th August

Warkworth Castle

🌞Knights Tournament 25th-26th July 22nd-23rd August

🌞Medieval Mischief 1st, 2nd, 15th, 16th August

🌞Falconry 8th-9th August

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