Easter in Northumberland

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Easter in Northumberland


How is it April already! The weather might not be able to decide what it’s doing but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a plan for Easter.

The holidays are only a ‘bunny’ hop, skip and a jump away so we wanted to share our short guide to what’s on over Easter in Northumberland.


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 lots packed into their diary. An abundance of things for the whole family awaits.

This Easter free with The Alnwick Garden entry they have ‘Around the world in 18 days’. For more information on the garden adventure take a look at their website here.

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!

Wallington Hall

Book in an Easter visit to Wallington Hall and once there, the family can take on the nature trail Easter Egg hunt. Gallop through the woodland exploring ten activities along the way. Complete the trail for your chocolatey surprise!

Bamburgh Castle

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!

Marley the miniature pony will be at the Castle on 11th April. This celebrity pony is quite a character and loves meeting new people!

Alternatively join in the Easter craft making on 12th April where children can explore their creative side.

Heatherslaw Light Railway

Ride the most northernly steam railway in Northumberland at Heatherslaw Light Railway. A fantastic day out that can take in the sights of Ford and Etal Estates. Enjoy a pub lunch at The Black Bull. Tea and Scones at The Lavender Tea Rooms rummage through the antiques at Old Forge Antiques. A day for the whole family!

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.

The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth.

The Mick Oxley Gallery, Craster

Fenwick Gallery, Warkworth

The Old Bath House, Amble

Impressions of Holy Island, Lindisfarne Island

Hauxley Nature Reserve

Have a wild day out and really immerse yourself in nature. This wildlife rich landscape offers one of the best wildlife watching spots in the north east and is right next to the beach.

It is wheel chair friendly too! Grab your binoculars and maybe a pencil and paper and see what you can spot. Alternatively just go to enjoy the scenery and peace and quiet.

Plessey Woods

A country park in the south of the region with 100 acres of woodland and carpets of flora and fauna all year round. Picnic areas, toilets, parking a play area and a visitor centre are all available for use by visitors.

Our coastal treasure map and trail designed especially for Little Hideaways and our guests

Why not head out for a walk and take on the Little Hideaways coastal treasure hunt. Designed for us by the fantastic Blinkinimp.

Take a copy of your coastal trail with you and spot the items on the map. Maybe reward yourself with a piece of cake or an ice cream when you’ve completed it!