This Easter there are lots of events in Northumberland suitable for all generations of the family - we put together a handy list of some of our favourite choices.
If you’re looking to entertain your children, or grandchildren, then you will be spoiled for choice in Northumberland this Easter. There are lots of activities for all ages to choose from, so you’re sure to find something for you.
The Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering, 14th – 16th April
Every year Morpeth is host to an exciting, three-day festival which celebrates Northumbrian history and culture. It brings together all generations, celebrating dialect, poetry, dance, drama, music and much more!
Held the weekend after Easter weekend since 1966, to complement Alnwick’s summer gathering, the festival has something for everyone – there are lots of competitions for both adults and children, so it’s a great way to get the little ones interested in local history. There’s even a classic car parade, with classic cars lining up along the river for all to see.
The Easter Bunny and Woodhorn Wildflower Crafts, Woodhorn Museum, Ashington, 7th – 10th April
Children from across Northumberland can be in with a chance of seeing the Easter Bunny at Ashington’s Woodhorn Museum this Easter weekend. The Bunny visits between 11am and 3pm, and those who find him will be rewarded with a sweet treat!
The Museum is also offering Woodhorn Wildflowers craft sessions between 12pm and 3pm every day of the Easter Holidays, so why not get creative?
Heart of Hirst Easter Fair, Ashington, 9th April
Also taking place in Ashington, the Heart of Hirst Easter Fair offers a range of stalls, games and more. There’s even an Easter egg decorating competition, a great chance for the children to practice their artistic skills.
Easter Trail, Northumberlandia Cramlington, 8th April
This popular Easter egg trail returns to Cramlington’s Northumberlandia this Easter weekend. Taking place from 10am – 3:30pm on Saturday 8th April, this downloadable, self-guided trail will lead you through the woodland to try and find all the eggs!
The trail takes place along a wheel-friendly path, so is accessible to those who need a little extra help in a wheelchair or walker, and you can collect a chocolate treat from the café once you complete the trail.
Tickets are £3 for children and are available online.
Easter Willow Obelisk Workshop, Whitley Bay, various dates
A stone’s throw from Blyth, and with various dates available, this Easter Willow Obelisk Workshop is great for green-fingered adults and older children. Suitable for all skill levels, the half-day workshop teaches you how to craft your own willow obelisk, from locally-sourced willow grown in Northumberland National Park. You can take your obelisk home, and use it to grow your favourite climbing plants.
Tickets can be booked online.
Easter Panto, Phoenix Theatre, Blyth, 8th and 9th April
For a ‘swashbuckling adventure’ the whole family can enjoy, why not grab tickets for Treasure Island, which is coming to the Phoenix Theatre in Blyth on 8th – 9th April. Pantomimes hold great memories for so many adults, and could be a new tradition to enjoy with the children, who will love shouting ‘he’s behind you!’
Tickets are available via the Phoenix Theatre website.