1. HARRY POTTER ANTICS AND FASCINATING HISTORY ALL IN ONE
A fantastic day out for the whole family, Lundgren Tours’ award-winning Tour around Hogwarts and Alnwick Town combines the iconic history of Alnwick Castle with the spellbinding world of Harry Potter. The action-packed itinerary even allows you to experience the magic of a broomstick training session!
Explore the beautiful state rooms, then discover the best vantage point for your family selfies and indulge in some tasters of our local ‘tipple’ at the Taste of Northumbria in Alnwick town centre. Find out more and hop on to a tour.
2. CUDDLE BUNNIES, MEET CHICKS AND FEED LAMBS AT WHITEHOUSE FARM
Enjoy some egg-cellent Easter fun at Whitehouse Farm Centre (near Morpeth) with their choc-a-bloc schedule of events throughout the holidays.
From giggle-worthy games with the Easter bunny and bottle feeding the incredibly cute new-born lambs, to entertaining magic shows, there’s so much to do at Whitehouse Farm Centre this Easter. You can even hop on a tractor for a thrilling ride around the farm! See the full details of their Easter Eggstravaganza and plan your day.
3. NEWBIGGIN KITE FESTIVAL
This year marks the 8th annual Kite Festival in Newbiggin by the Sea. Run by Newbiggin Maritime Centre, this year’s event will take place from 10am – 4pm on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21stApril – Easter Weekend. Watch in awe as international kite flyers show off their wonderful kite flying skills. Be sure to get involved in the children’s kite making workshops too!
While you’re there, take time to explore the history of this Northumberland fishing village. The Maritime Centre is home to a three-gallery museum which comprises of the Fishing Gallery, the Community Gallery and the Mary Joicey Hall. All this activity is bound to build up your appetite, so why not pause for a bite to eat at the Breakwater Café? Tuck into local food while taking in the view of the bay.
4. FAMILY EXPLORER CHALLENGE AT HOWICK HALL GARDENS & ARBORETUM
A natural playground for little ones and the young at heart, Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum is the perfect place to explore the outdoors and learn about nature. Their Family Explorer Challenge includes seasonal nature trails for all the family, as well as activities such as scavenger hunts, wildlife spotting and measuring giant trees.
Howick is home to a vast array of flora, fauna, creatures and mini-beasties. Will you encounter native species such as red squirrels, roe deer, swans, herons, ducks, butterflies, damsel and dragon flies?
The family explorer challenge is free of charge – simply ask for a copy at the Admissions Kiosk on arrival. Alternatively, you can download one from their website.
5. GO ON AN ADRENALINE FILLED ADVENTURE
Calling all thrill-seekers, this one is for you. Based in Alnwick, Adventure Northumberland is a reputable provider of outdoor activities to families, schools and groups. Northumberland boasts easy access to a huge range of outdoor sports at the coast, on rivers, crags or hills.
Fancy a trying your hand at coasteering? What about kayaking? We are proud to have partnered with ‘Adventure Northumberland’ to offer our guests a 10% discount off equipment hire. Simply use the promo code ‘stable2015’ when booking to receive this discount. Please note that any booking is subject to Adventure Northumberland terms and conditions.