Our Luxury Cabins offer the perfect base to explore the wealth of attractions Northumberland has to offer, and Woodhorn located on the edge of Queen Elizabeth II Country park, is the perfect place to spend a day.
Originally a working coal mine, employing up to 2,000 miners until 1981, Woodhorn became a museum in 1986. Following a huge redevelopment in 2006 it is now an amazing day out for all the family.
Permanent exhibitions include the fabulous Ashington Group Pitmen Painters. This display shows the works of a group of Pitmen brought together by The Works Education Association for Art Appreciation classes. We can’t imagine these miners thought they would create something so special and long lasting as they trundled off to their classes at the time! They are now quite famous for their fabulous paintings.
There’s also ‘Coal Town’ where you can discover what it was really like to be a miner. ‘The Colliery Experience” is a discovery of the workings of the pit and an opportunity to learn about what it was like to work down the mine.
Currently running as part of Woodhorn’s special exhibitions is the Awesome (we couldn’t resist the pun, sorry) ‘Brick Planet’ an exhibition which is bound to be a hit with Lego fans of all ages. Showcasing miniature wonders of the world made from Lego creations from Lego brick artist Warren Elsmore and some specially commissioned Lego construction versions of our very own Angel of The North, Tyne Bridge and Bamburgh Castle. Once you’ve ‘oohed and aahed’ at all the amazing constructions, you can have a turn at making some yourself in the creation station!
When you are exhausted from discovering all Woodhorn has to offer revive yourself with a tasty cup-pa and some lovely snacks made using locally sourced food and local suppliers in the Woodhorn Cafe. Then you will be ready to hop aboard the Woodhorn Railway. A narrow gauge train that will take you through the QEII Country park to the North Shore of its fantastic 40 acre lake. Perfect for cycling, walking and watersports the park boasts lots of country wildlife too, so keep your eyes peeled for the gorgeous red squirrels and woodpeckers.
We think you’ll be ready to head back for an evening of relaxation in your log cabin after all the excitement where you can relax on your terrace and take in the peace of the park.
Article supplied by Karen English (Monkeyfooted Mummy)