Rainy Day Activities in Northumberland

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Rainy Day and Half Term Activities Northumberland

There’s no such thing as bad weather just the wrong clothes in our eyes, but if you want a break there are activities indoors too. Here are just a few ideas to help prepare you for those inevitable rainy days in Northumberland and how to fill a half term holiday if the weather is a bit wet and windy!

Barter Books

A must-visit! Barter Books in Alnwick with a station café and roaring fires it’s easy to spend the afternoon browsing books, LPs, vintage maps and specialist literature. They have a fantastic cafe with warming winter dishes, hot drinks and you can even enjoy a glass of wine or beer.

Castles and Museums

Northumberland is often referred to as the County of Castles and there are lots to get around. Pick one that is open in the Autumn months and step back in history room by room and allow yourself to be transported through time.


Within close proximity to most of our Little Hideaways is The Ocean Club in Seahouses. There’s a fantastic pool as well as gym, health and beauty treatments as well as a delicious coffee shop!


Why not go treasure hunting whilst you’re here?!


With some fantastic local theatres in the area, it’s worth checking out what’s on. Putting on some glad rags and settling in to some live theatre.

Arts, Crafts & Adventure

There are also lots of arts and crafts activities on at Alnwick Garden which has just one Gold at the 2022 Visit England tourist attractions! They’ve also just opened their all new Adventure Golf Tale! Can you be the one to challenge this garden and complete the tasks set? You will need to overcome the giant creatures within this mystical world. With your club in hand and your ball of gall, you will be ready to compete and challenge The Forgotten Garden dwellers.

Galleries are a great place to view on a rainy day and maybe even treat yourself some original local art. We love:

Farms for Kids

Perfect for those days where the weather can’t make up its mind, these two options are both covered:

Foodie Heaven

If you’re a bit of a foodie why not try some comforting Autumn dishes. Create a hearty fish pie with fresh ingredients from nearby Swallow Fisheries, or stock up in the village on local products and try your hand at Panhaggerty, or a Northumbrian cheeses and charcuterie sharing board in front of the box with a glass of wine or two. Try products from The Cheese Room in Alnwick  – they sell over 70 of the finest local and continental cheeses, as well a range of hampers and cheeseboards. Turnbull’s Northumbrian Food Hall is also a must-visit whilst you’re in town. or The Northumbrian Hamper, Seahouses which provides an outlet for over 50 local producers and sells a wide range of cards and gifts.

If you want a break from cooking Swallow Fisheries & Kooked.North offer ready-made dishes.

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