Best Things To Do & Days Out In Northumberland

Here at Where To Go With Kids we've found 252 fun things to do in Northumberland for you and the family to discover. Finding the right Northumberland day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Northumberland with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

Things to do in Northumberland

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Cragside House and Gardens

Cragside, B6341 1 mile north of Rothbury, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7PX

Things to do Cragside House and Gardens review Cragside is a stunning Victorian country house near Rothbury in Northumberland. It is a great family day out for the whole family (including dogs!). Firstly, you can visit Cragside house (which was the first house to be lit by hydroelectricity), then...
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Brinkburn Priory and Manor House

Brinkburn Priory and Manor House, Longframlington, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 8AR

Things to do at Brinkburn Priory and Manor House review Brinkburn Priory and Manor House is an English Heritage property in Longframlington, near Morpeth in Northumberland. The priory was a medieval monastery and some parts still remain today. The priory is tucked away amongst woodland within a picturesque loop of...
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Wallington Hall National Trust

Wallington Hall National Trust, B6342, Cambo, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 4AR

Things to do at Wallington Hall National Trust review Wallington Hall is a National Trust property near Cambo in Northumberland. It is a country house and gardens around a 12-mile drive from Morpeth. The estate was owned by the Fenwick family from around 1475 until they ran into financial...
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Chesters Roman Fort and Museum

Chesters Roman Fort and Museum, B6318, Chollerford, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 4EU

Things to do at Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall review Chesters Roman Fort was once a fort on the famous Hadrian's Wall. Named Cilurnum in the past it is located near the village of Walwick in Northumberland. The fort was originally built in 123 AD, not...
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Northumberland Country Zoo

Northumberland Country Zoo, 2 Eshotteugh Farm, Felton, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 9QH

Things to do at Northumberland Country Zoo review The Northumberland Country Zoo is near Felton in Northumberland. It is a family-run zoo which is also a short drive from Morpeth and just over 20 miles from Newcastle. The park has 17 acres to explore with a good range of...
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Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens

Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens, B6309, Newcastle upon tyne, Northumberland, NE20 0DX

Things to do at Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens review Belsay Hall is an English Heritage property in Belsay, Northumberland. It is a Regency-style house and it is regarded as the first British country house to be built entirely in the new Greek Revival style. Belsay has three distinct...
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Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ

Things to do Alnwick Castle review Alnwick Castle is the seat of the Duke of Northumberland, and a castle has stood here since 1096, though it has been remodelled several times. In fact, the current duke and his family still live in part of the castle, making it the...
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Alnwick Garden

Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1YU

Things to do The Alnwick Garden review Whether you are a keen gardener or just an admirer of beautiful spaces, there is lots to see on a day at The Alnwick Gardens. It is hard to imagine that just 25 years ago this site right next door to Alnwick...
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Whitehouse Farm Centre

Whitehouse Farm Centre, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 6AW

Things to do at Whitehouse Farm Centre review Whitehouse Farm Centre is located near Morpeth in Northumberland. They are a farm park with indoor and outdoor play areas making it a fun all-weather attraction. There are plenty of animals to feed, hold and stroke. There is a good range of...
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Kielder Water and Forest Park

Kielder Water and Forest Park, Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1BT

Things to do at Kielder Water and Forest Park review Kielder Water and Forest Park is in Kielder, Northumberland. It is home to northern Europe's largest man-made lake and England's largest forest. The water park is considered one of Northumberland's best attractions. It is great for families that love...
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Woodhorn Museum

Woodhorn Museum, QEII Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF

Things to do at Woodhorn Museum review Woodhorn Museum is a former 19th-century coal mine turned museum near Ashington in Northumberland. The museum depicts the lives of coal mine workers and features original buildings and equipment from the former colliery, Coal Town is an engaging and interactive exhibition. You...
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Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle, Dunstanburgh Rd, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3TT

Things to do Dunstanburgh Castle review Dunstanburgh Castle sits on the coastline roughly 1.5 miles from Craster. The castle is a ruin; however, it is still interesting to look around and imagine what it looked like before it eventually was left to decay. The castle was built on a...
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Ford and Etal

Ford Forge, Heatherslaw, Cornhill-on-tweed, Northumberland, TD12 4TJ

Things to do at Ford and Etal review Ford and Etal are two picturesque villages with a number of attractions in Northumberland. We happened upon them last summer while struggling to find anywhere to visit that wasn't fully booked. We spent a lovely few hours between the two villages. The...
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Vindolanda

Vindolanda, Hexham, Northumberland, HE47 7JN

Things to do at Vindolanda review Vindolanda was a Roman auxiliary fort located just south of Hadrian's wall in Northumberland. Today you can visit what remains of the Roman fort and a world-class museum. The site has a very different feel from the other archaeological sites along Hadrian's wall....
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The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre

The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre, Once Brewed, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7AN

Things to do The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre review Please note: The centre itself is not a 2+ hour visit. However, Hadrian's wall itself is just a 10-minute walk from the centre There is a circular walk and another attraction of interest to visit along the way. The...
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