January 29, 2018
If you are looking for things to keep the kids entertained this half term in Northumberland, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by all the events on offer. Many are free, or affordable at the least, and it doesn’t have to be perfect dry weather to enjoy a lot of them, either. Here’s just a few that we like the look of:
The kids can join Captain Raggy Beard’s Pirate School at Woodhorn Museum this February and learn some pirate skills. Your kids can even dress as pirates for this fun event, which is running from Saturday 10th - Sunday 18th February at the following times: 10.30 – 11am, 11.30-12noon, 12.30-1pm, 1.30-2pm, 2.30-3pm, 3.30-4pm.
Visit http://www.experiencewoodhorn.com for more details.
Head to Wallington to enjoy the tall trees trail this half term. You can follow this fantastical story trail through the woods. While you are there, you will discover fascinating facts about some of the trees. Your kids will love discovering the magical creatures hiding in the woods and there are stickers to be awarded too. The normal admission charges apply, which is £6.90 for a child.
If you have younger children and you enjoy walking, the trail at Kielder Castle would be a good place to head this half term. The Highway Rat is a character which has arrived at Kielder Castle – from the Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book. Your children will be encouraged to follow panels displaying fun facts and discover the forest where you can see characters from the story. For all the downloads and full information you can head to www.forestry.gov.uk/highwayrat.
This event is coming back due to high demand… the Space Kids event is one that aims to inspire, enthuse and educate children about space. The day starts with a brief talk with the astronomers where kids and adults can ask all the questions they like about space.
Prices from £18.15 - £19.80. Family tickets are also available.
This event takes place at Kielder Water and Forest Park.
There are other family astronomy events taking place at this location, where you can enjoy interactive talks and an introduction on how to use the powerful telescopes.
Tickets priced from £20.15 to £46.75. Head to www.kielderobservatory.org for more information on these fantastic educational events during half term.
Of course, there are many other things you can also do in Northumberland which doesn’t require booking. Try for instance a walk along the coast; there are many beautiful landscapes to explore in this county. You could take the kids out on their bikes, go walking, or fishing. Why not stay longer and book in a Grace Darling holiday cottage where you can enjoy luxurious self-catering accommodation with the children for the week.