7 summer events still to come in Northumberland!

17 Jul 2019

School is officially out, which means it’s time to put on your thinking caps and create six weeks’ worth of fun. If you’re planning a staycation, Northumberland is brimming with activities.

From nature, theatre, food and history to simply exploring the quaint villages and nature parks, it’s time to grab the sunscreen, pack your lunch and head out to see what Northumberland has to offer.

21s t July Simonside Sunday – Art Attack, Simonside Forestry Commission

Join the Ranger team at Simonside Forestry Commission and learn all about the flora and fauna of the Simonside Hills. This is a perfect way to experience the nature of Northumberland and create some art.


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26th July  Introduction to Astronomy – Space kids, Kielder Observatory

Northumberland International Dark Sky Park is Europe’s largest area of protected night sky. Take full advantage and take the little astronomers along to learn all about the stars.


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1st August Family Fun with Fabric – The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre

Celebrating the Year of Green Action, join artist Louise Underwood at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre. Make flags out of fabric and discover local exhibitions.


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3rd – 7th August Joust of the North – Alnwick Castle

Budding historians can step back into history at one of Northumberland’s most exciting days out. Watch knights take part in a real-life joust on horseback at Alnwick Castle.


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17th August  The Bamburgh Festival – Bamburgh Pavilion

Recently voted the best seaside destination in Britain, The Bamburgh Festival is just another excuse to visit this wonderful place.  Enjoy an old English fete vibe with local traders, traditions and music.


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24th – 25th August Outdoor Cinema – Alnwick Castle

Watching movies under the night sky isn’t restricted to 1950s America anymore. With the castle showing both Bohemian Rhapsody and The Greatest Showman, you can enjoy a sing and dance.


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29th August  – 1st September Lindisfarne Festival – Lindisfarne

A festival located on a whimsical coastal island. Expect fire breathers, street art, theatre, creative workshops and music. Attend for the day or stay for the whole weekend!


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If you are planning on attending any of these events, Cheviot Holiday Cottages are perfectly located. Nestled in the Cheviot Hills, our award-winning holiday cottages are a luxury home away from home. Check out the availability here.

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