Close House at Heddon-on-the-wall is the venue for this year’s British Masters Golf Tournament, which takes place from Thursday 28th September to Sunday 1st October. It will be hosted by Lee Westwood, Close House’s attached tour professional, who originally opened the Colt Course in 2011 as the world’s number one golfer. First held in 1946, […]

It’s Back – Our Luxury Log Cabin Giveaway We have relaunched our competition and this time it’s a Luxury Log Cabin giveaway. Enter to WIN a weekend in one of our stunning Luxury Log Cabins.  It’s for the weekend of 8th December, staying 2 nights for four guests.  It includes your personal hot tub, and […]

Fascinated by astronomy? Experience an unforgettable night on Sunday 24th September under the starry skies of Kielder and the largest expanse of protected dark skies in Europe – the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. ‘Night Sky Safari’ sessions at Kielder Observatory are geared towards maximising observing time through the telescopes. If you own your own […]

Fancy crossing the River Tyne in style? On a zip-wire? You can do just that on Saturday 23rd September or Friday 27th October! You’ll be travelling at speeds of up to 40 mph from a height of 45 metres, from the roof of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. The zip wire is 280 metres […]

It’s back and better than ever! The North East Dog Festival promises a doggy extravaganza like you’ve never seen before. With everything from top class main ring displays, have-a-go activities to try, lots of shopping and great competitions, there’s sure to be something to suit everyone. The venue – Kirkley Hall, Ponteland – provides woodland […]

This year’s Tour of Britain cycling race comes to beautiful Kielder Water and Forest Park in Northumberland on Monday 4th September. Be at Kielder Dam for 10.15am to watch 120 professional riders set off on stage two of the race. Prior to this, there will be a weekend of special events at Kielder, including an […]

You’ll know Alnwick Castle from its starring role as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the first two Harry Potter films. Now, you can put on your best robe and meet characters inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter as they return this summer with all kinds of mayhem and magic! From Monday […]

Druridge Bay is the venue for this year’s Coquetfest, a brilliant four-day festival of music right on the beach, with something for the whole family to enjoy. Apart from the musical entertainment, there will be workshops for the kids (and grown-up kids!) on making music from junk and getting messy with art and crafts. There […]

Singer Jess Glynne will perform at Alnwick Castle on 12th August. She’ll be supported by Kiko Bun and Mullally. Celebrate the seaside this summer at Berwick-upon-Tweed! Over the weekend of 12th/13th August, the annual Seaside Festival will take place all along Spittal Promenade, where you can enjoy many traditional treats such as Punch & Judy […]

The Burgham International Horse Trials (dressage, cross-country and showjumping) is taking place at Felton from 27th to 30th July. Some of the top Olympic and world class riders will compete in a range of classes. Local riders will also compete. It all takes place against a backdrop of trade stands, food stalls, children’s entertainment and […]

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