Zero tech family holidays!

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Zero tech family holidays!

Want to keep your kids off technology and enjoying a family adventure?

Put the phones down, disconnect with modern life and re connect with now.

Here’s some top suggestions, that will have you and your family nurturing nature on your staycation. Northumberland offers an array of ways to enjoy its wildlife and activities.

Crab hunting

You can always find some wildlife on the beach, take buckets and spades and go rock pooling while the tide is out. There are some great places to rock pool at Alnmouth beach and Sugar Sands DO be very careful and make sure you are aware of tide times and how fast moving the tide is.

Another way to enjoy a spot of rock pooling is to take a guided beach safari with Ranger Jane. Fill yours and your family’s brains with loads of fun facts and useful information about our beaches and rockpool life. More information on Ranger Jane’s beach safari’s can be found here.

Honey to the bee!

Discover a tale of bees, learn all about their bee-haviour and enjoy watching the observation hive in the visitor centre at the Chain Bridge Honey Farm. Their visitor centre is free and in season there is a café bus for lunches, cakes and coffees.

Meet puffins on the Farne Islands

Great news, after two years of having to remain closed due to avian flu, the Farne Islands are once again open! Boat trips will be landing on Inner Farne from 25th March. Grab your waterproof coat, because even if it doesn’t rain you can embrace the sea spray as you head out to the see some of the 43,000 pairs of puffins that call these rocky outcrops home. Enjoy their clown like features as they waddle in and out of their burrows.

Hauxley Nature reserve

is one of the best wildlife watching spots in Northumberland. Pack a picnic and take your binoculars, situated right next to the beach at Druridge Bay it offers fantastic views. Huddle down in a hyde or go for a walk to enjoy a coffee at the café. You can while away a day here that’s for sure.

Connect with nature from your trusty steed!

If you’ve ever wanted to embrace the fresh air from the comforting roll of a four-legged companion, feel at one with nature on a horse ride with Kimmerston Ridding Centre. Immerse yourself in views of the Northumberland Coast and the Cheviots, whilst riding through woodland and streams. No devices, just you and your horse for the day with the fabulous team at Kimmerston.

Experience SNUBA Diving.

Ever fancied exploring marine life but don’t like the thought of learning with all the heavy SCUBA equipment. Or just want a taster to see if you like it?

Discover the underwater world of the Northumberland Coast with SNUBA Diving. A 2 hour class covering safety and exploring the marine life of the North East Coast.

Treasure hunts just for you!

Treasure hunts that have been made especially for you, our Little Hideaways guests, by the fabulous Blinkin Imp. Encourage your family to explore on a family walk by keeping a look out for items on your list.