Spring is finally here! The nights are lighter, the days are longer and there is lots to see and do in Northumberland
Easter seems to be the mile post in the world of UK tourism, however we find that our cottages are busy all year round!
Never the less Easter is often the time we hope the weather is better, more attractions are open for the season and the schools are on holiday. Easter definitely brings with it a buzz of egg-citement!
You can more or less guarantee that all the large attractions in Northumberland will be well prepared for Easter with lots going on.
Here’s our 2023 round up!
The Alnwick Garden
The Alnwick Garden is often a main stay of visiting Northumberland and gets a lot of press, but that is often because they have an abundance of activities packed into their diary. Experiences for the whole family await!
This Easter The Alnwick Garden aren’t hunting for eggs, but hunting for treasure with their pirate themed treasure hunt!
The annual duck race also takes place in the garden cascade on Saturday 8th April, a fun packed event, purchase your duck via The Alnwick Round Table and see if your rubber duck have what it takes to win some great prizes!
Don’t forget to also keep a close eye on their Blossom Watch camera. This is their live camera on their website showing the stage of the blossom coming into bloom. A great tool if you want to plan your trip and try and hit the right time to see the Taihaku cherry blossom in all it’s glory!
The all new and much anticipated Ad Gefrin has opened in Wooler! This brand new Anglo Saxon and Whisky Distillery is now open and well worth adding to the visit list. Northumbrian Whisky making has been re-awakened after 200 years, what’s more it’s only a stones thrown from our very own Swallows Rest
For a more traditional event, book in an Easter visit to the National Trust’s Wallington Hall and once there, the family can take on the nature trail Easter Egg hunt. Gallop through the woodland completing the trail for your chocolatey surprise!
Bamburgh Castle have a range of activities on over the Easter break. Hope, the resident dragon has an Easter trail for the family to take part in. Follow the clues, solve the puzzle to claim your prize or take in some Easter craft projects during your visit.
It can sometimes seem like holidays and attractions can be expensive at times but they don’t have to be. You can steer clear of the main stay visitor attractions and head for lower cost or free things to do.
Art Gallery Tour.
Why not take yourself on a local art gallery tour? Meander these local galleries for inspiration.