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5 Fun Things To Do This May Half Term In Northumberland

1. GO TO A PUFFIN FESTIVAL
Saturday 25th – Monday 27th May, Amble

Yes, you read that right, there’s a festival that celebrates all things Puffin and it’s taking place in the ‘Friendliest Port’ of Amble. From birdwatching, boat trips and guided nature walks, to craft fairs, live music and water sports, there really is something to entertain all age groups at the festival. Discover the fun-filled programme of events taking place across various locations in Amble here:

http://www.amblepuffinfest.co.uk

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2. HANG OUT WITH VIKINGS
Sunday 26th and Monday 27th May, Bamburgh Castle

The Northumbria Herred of the Vikings and The Time Bandits will be invading Bamburgh Castle to show visitors what life was like with a tented camp, talks and demonstrations. Find out more about the forthcoming events and plan your visit to the magnificent Bamburgh Castle here:

https://www.bamburghcastle.com/info/news

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3. VISIT A HONEY FARM
Open every day, 10am – 5pm in the summer months (April – October), Berwick-upon-Tweed

Discover first-hand the extraordinary tale of bees and honey at the Visitor’s Centre at Chain Bridge Honey Farm. Explore the comprehensive information and hand-curated exhibits and take a look at the fascinating observation hive where a living colony of bees can be viewed behind glass. Visit the Beekeeper’s Garden and check out Stephen Robson’s incredible display of vintage vehicles before finishing off with a cup of tea and homemade delicacies in the double decker bus café! Find out more and plan your trip:

https://www.chainbridgehoney.com/visitor-centre/

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4. WATCH A KNIGHTS’ TOURNAMENT
Saturday 25th – Monday 27th May, Warkworth Castle and Hermitage

Warworth Castle is always great day out for the whole family, but this half term visitors can even watch arrows fly and swords clash as rival knights compete in a very special Knights’ Tournament.

Stop by the encampment to meet people from the Middle Ages and try on knight’s armour as you immerse yourself in medieval life. Plus, budding warriors can also try their hand at medieval combat by joining in with drills and joining in with the kid’s battle. Find out more and buy your tickets here:

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/warkworth-knights-tournament-25-may-2019/

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Ford Village Shop & Post Office in Northumberland
5. EXPLORE FORD & ETAL ON TWO WHEELS
Subject to availability – book at least 24 hours in advance, Ford Village Shop

Get active and experience the wonderful Ford & Etal estate and the surrounding countryside on bike. With a number of attractions to visit in the area, cycle racks at the ready and plenty of refreshments stops en route, exploring Ford & Etal on bicycles make for a relaxing and enjoyable outing. A particularly lovely trail is Sustrans Route 68, which boasts ample opportunities to observe wildlife on the River Till. Plan your day and book your bicycles here:

https://ford-and-etal.co.uk/what-to-do/heatherslaw-cycle-hire