Northumberland is full of amazing things to see and do at any time of the year but most of our brilliant attractions are packed with springtime events so here is our pick of the best

Alnwick Gardens1.  The Alnwick Garden

An already brilliant day out, Alnwick Garden is a beautiful contemporary garden with so much to see and do, and this Easter between 5th-12th April you can come along and find the Lindt Gold Bunny! Yes that troublesome rabbit has escaped and needs finding. Pick up an activity pack and hop onto the treasure hunt learning about theKirkley Hall Gardens on the way.

Wallington Ranger walk2.  Wallington Ranger Walks

Pop along to Wallington Estate to learn about the history of Northumberland in the great hall, play in the wild woods or stroll through the walled gardens, on the second Monday of the month from April Until September you can join A Ranger Walk where you can see all of the local wildlife and hear the history of Wallington Estate

Kirkley Hall Zoo


3.  Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Part of Northumberland College, the zoological gardens are a training facility as well as a visitor attraction. Housing over 100 species, visitors can handle the animals learn about the different species and explore the gardens and woodlands. Kirkley Hall will be Hosting ‘Zoo Club’ over Easter for children aged between 5 and 15, a chance to become a Zoo keeper feed the animals, train the cockatoos and exercise the ponies. (Cost is £30 per day)

Kielder Observatory4.  Kielder Observatory

What better way to take advantage of clear spring nights than to look at the beautiful stars frommthe 3rd largest protect dark sky reserve in the world! Bookings go fast for these amazing evening where you can be sure to see some amazing sights using the observatory’s telescopes as well as learning about the universe through video and animation.

Allen Banks


5.  Life Of Bats Allen Banks and Staward Gorge, Bardon Mill

Sticking with an evening theme, we think this is an amazing opportunity to see some of these fascinating creatures. Spend the evening with a ranger and see how many species of bat you can see, you can even have a turn using the bat detector! Now if that doesn’t get your inner superhero raring we don’t know what will