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Northumberland Events for Autumn Season

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At a time when many destinations are winding down, autumn is the perfect time for an indulgent trip to Northumberland, with major food festivals taking place in Alnwick and Berwick in September. 

Earn your tasty treats with long walks in Northumberland’s exquisite autumnal landscapes. See rare animals such as red squirrels gathering food in woodland, or go foraging with experienced guides who can help you source a veritable feast of produce as you explore the area.

If the weather isn’t favourable, lose yourself in Northumberland’s history. From Vikings to Romans, Border Reivers to Pitmen Painters, you can see them brought to life in museums and galleries such as Woodhorn and the Roman Army Museum. At the end of it all, sit back in a cosy pub and sample a locally-sourced menu.

Thanks to the nights becoming cooler and darker, the stars are brighter and clearer in autumn. Get to know our galaxy and more with an evening of stargazing at Kielder Observatory, or graze and gaze with the onsite observatory facilities at award-winning Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant.

Crafts at the Artisans Market

26th - 27th October, Alnwick Castle

Enter Northumberland’s most bustling medieval marketplace and take the opportunity to get hands-on with some of the country’s most skillful artisans!

Hosted within Alnwick Castle’s Artisans Courtyard, the Company of Artisans showcase their expertise with a variety of fascinating artistic techniques. Discover how arts & crafts developed and prospered within the medieval period, as well as witnessing demonstrations exploring the skilful nature of stonemasonry and other traditional building crafts.


Kielder Observatory

1st September - 30th November, Kielder

"Most Fridays and Saturdays in the late slot (approx. midnight-3am, please check website for times) we run our premium weekend events. These run similar to our main evening events but have a reduced number of guests to ensure you enjoy the maximum time at the various telescopes and have an intimate observing session with our most experienced astronomers. Join us for a special evening of talks and all your astronomy questions will be answered, then if the skies are clear we’ll be taking a good look at the beautiful sights of the cosmos, if not we have the technology to bring it alive. Of these two events, Late Night Dark Skies is timed to coincide with a new moon when the sky is at its darkest and this is the only event where there is a 30% discount on a future booking if you are unable to observe as well as a free Kielder mug!


The Famous Scarycrow Trail

14th September, Ford & Etal Estates, Heatherslaw, Cornhill-on-Tweed

The famous SCARYCROW TRAIL has been running for over 10 years and causes great excitement among local people and visitors!  Pick up a score sheet from one of the village shops, the railway or the Visitor Centre and follow the trail of weird and wacky 'scarycrows' around the villages, awarding them scores as you go.  Hand in the sheet and we'll add the totals together at the end of the week to pick a winner.


Forgotten Garden Adventure Golf

Year round, 10:00 - 18:00, Alnwick

Once Upon a time in The Alnwick Garden there was a huge shudder and the ground began to move and shake. They called upon ‘the fairest of them all’ to find a solution to the moving ground, but alas even the bravest couldn’t stop the ground from moving. A strange fog set in from the west and a hole emerged in the ground. All manner of creatures, plants and beasts wriggled their way from the shattered earth, rubble and ruins began to appear. A Forgotten Garden had been found! But beware…. it is full of holes. 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. Does your adventure have a happily ever after?


Hexham Races Wedding Fayre

22nd September, Hexham

3 floors full of exhibitors, catwalk, free entry and parking. We will have over 30 exhibitors with everything you'd need for your special day. From photography to guest entertainment. Adele from Bridal Wishes will be doing the catwalk showcasing all her new dresses. Event is free, so come along, browse the stands and speak to your potential wedding suppliers.

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