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 […]