Northumberland – Things To Do

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Visit Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens and see over one hundred species of animals including ring tailed and ruff lemurs, meerkats, coatis, marmosets, capybara and wallaby. There are plenty of forest trails and picnic areas, and for this kids there are play areas and children’s activities.
Kirkley Hall, Ponteland, Northumberland, NE20 0AQ

Whitehouse Farm Centre

Northumberland’s largest farm attraction has so much to offer. Interact with bunnies, snakes, meerkats and marmosets, and feed the farm animals, including sheep and llamas. Explore the many play areas such as soft play barn, adventure playground, Frisbee Golf, Go-karts and trampolines.
North White House Farm, Stannington, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 6AW

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle has stood guard above the spectacular Northumberland coastline for over 1,400 years. Spanning nine acres of land on its rocky plateau, Bamburgh Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country. Learn about the Anglo Saxons in this stunning historical site, also available for weddings.
Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE69 7DF

Alnwick Castle

Used as a filming location for Downton Abbey, as well as famous films such as Harry Potter and Transformers, Alnwick Castle is the perfect place to explore. Take part in workshops to learn about the everyday life of previous castle residents. There is also a shop selling intriguing books and merchendise.
Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ

Chillingham Castle

Chillingham Castle is a 13th century, Grade 1 Star-listed stronghold in Northumberland, famed for action and battles. With its fine rooms, gardens, lakes, fountains and tea rooms, the castle has an extraordinary ownership bloodline which runs back to the 1200s. It’s also one of the most haunted castles in England, with ghost tours and a tourture chamber.
Chillingham Castle, Chillingham, Alnwick, Northumberland, UK, NE66 5NJ