Northumberland and North East – Places to visit, things to do, attractions, activities and days out
Daysoutinfo.co.uk aims to provide you with the greatest choice of things to do and places to visit in Northumberland and the North East, including Alnwick, Beamish, Darlington, Durham, Hartlepool, Hexham and Newcastle. Explore indoor or outdoor attractions, activities, events, shopping, heritage or family fun.
Below you will find a choice of things to do during your time in Northumberland and the North East including visitor attractions, art galleries, castle, historic houses, museums, shops, railways, riding centres and activity centres, . You can even download your chosen leaflet by following the links below.
The following leaflets have been found for the Northumberland & the N East region.
2014 Binchester Roman Fort
Nr Bishop Auckland, Co Durham
Explore the impressive remains of a Roman bath house with its amazing 1,700 year old underfloor heating system. Find out why taking a bath in Roman times was about more than just getting clean! Walk in the footsteps of the soldiers around the remains of The Commander’s House - see if... more details
Auckland Castle 2014
Steeped in over a thousand years of history, Auckland Castle is one of the most important episcopal palaces in Europe, and the magnificent home of England’s only Prince Bishop. more details
Bay Horse Inn
West Woodburn, Northumberland
The Bay Horse Inn, West Woodburn, is a delightful 18th Century Coaching Inn built in mellowed sandstone, nestling by a stone bridge over the River Rede in the Rede Valley of Northumberland.
This is the place to stop on your journey: to rest, eat, drink ... more details
Beamish the Living Museum of the North
Beamish, Co Durham
Beamish is a world famous open air museum. We tell the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s.
Beamish stands in 300 acres of beautiful County Durham countryside. With so many things to see, Beamish is a wonderful day out for people of all ages. more details
Bellingham Heritage Centre
The Heritage Centre at Bellingham is the museum for the North Tyne and Redewater area of Northumberland, England. The Centre also houses the Bellingham Tourist Information Centre. There is full access for wheelchair users, and free parking.
"...the bes... more details
Billy Shiels Boat Trips to the Farne Islands & Holy Island
from Seahouses, Northumberland
Take a boat trip from Seahouses to the Farne Islands or Holy Island (Lindisfarne). See the sea birds and grey seals. more details
Birkheads Secret Garden
Sunniside, Newcastle upon Tyne
Birkheads was created from a field by the present owners Christine & Mike Liddle, professional garden designers. Christine is the obsessive plantswoman and Mike whose main interests are, photography & food, runs the coff... more details
Blue Reef Aquarium 2014
Blue Reef with ocean views! Situated in historic Tynemouth overlooking the stunning Longsands beach, home to surfers, sunbathers and the occasional seal!
Blue Reef is family friendly with under 3s admitted free. It’s easily accessible for pushchairs and... more details
Bowes Museum 2015
Named after its founders, John & Joséphine Bowes, this fascinating French–style château building opened to the public in 1892. Today, the newly transformed Museum has more than ever for you to enjoy.
Complementing the Museum’s collection of European... more details
Coquetdale Arts Centre
We have a large gallery exhibiting the work of more than 100 local artists. Our studio offers classes throughout the year to all ages and abilities. The gallery will reopen on 1st April, 2012. From then, until mid December it will be open every day. Monday to Saturday 10.30 - 4.00, ... more details
Eggleston Hall Nursery & Gardens 2015
Eggleston, Barnard Castle, Co Durham
Eggleston Hall Nursery & Gardens are often referred to as “The Jewel amongst the Hills”...and not without good reason. Situated in beautiful Teesdale the nursery is framed by the Pennine hills. Enclosed and sheltered within high stone walls the gardens retain all the atmosphere, ... more details
Errington Reay Pottery 2014
The original founders,Robert Errington and William Reay, established their pottery at Bardon Mill in 1878, in the once water powered woollen
Since Victorian times Errington Reay has remained a traditional family run pottery. Errington Reay is the last commercial pottery in Br... more details
Gibside - National Trust 2014
Rowlands Gill, Derwent Valley, Gateshead
Discover magnificence and grandeur in George Bowes’ creation at Gibside. Two hundred years ago, old and new ideas met here, combining straight, formal vistas such as the Long Walk, with more irregular and meandering paths and streams that epitomise the eighteenth century English land... more details
Matfen Hall Hotel, Near Hexham
Go Ape is the UK's number one Tree Top Adventure. Head into some of the UK's most beautiful forests for two to three hours in the trees, taking on zip wires, Tarzan swings and a variety of high-wire crossings.
This season we've also branched out and you... more details
Hadrian's Wall Section 1 The Eastern Approaches
South Shields/Newcastle to Hexham
Places to stay, eat and drink and other businesses that can make your exploration of Hadrian’s Wall Country from Newcastle to Hexham even more enjoyable. more details
Hadrian's Wall Section 2 The Spectacular Frontier
Hexham to Brampton
This section lists the accommodation between the Roman sites of Chesters and Birdoswald. more details
Hexham Old Gaol 2014
Delve into Northumberland's dark history....
Hexham Old Gaol is the oldest purpose-built prison in England.
Visit if you dare! more details
High Force, Forest-in-Teesdale 2015
Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham
High Force is one of the most impressive waterfalls in England. The River Tees has been plunging into this gorge for thousands of years but the rocks it reveals are much more ancient - with origins dating back over 300 million years! more details
Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum
The gardens are our pride and joy and are deliberately aimed at garden lovers.
Our extensive grounds (in total 90 acres) offer the chance to wander in beautiful, tranquil, natural surroundings and observe a wide variety of pl... more details
Kielder Water & Forest Park
What's On Autumn 2014
Kielder Water & Forest Park is officially England’s best tourism experience (Visit England 2013) so what better excuse is there to pay us a visit.
There’s a whole host of activities you can do in your own time such as walking, cycling and mountain b... more details
Kirkharle, near Wallington
KIRKHARLE LAKE AND COURTYARD, near Wallington in Northumberland is a truly unique shopping experience set in the relaxed atmosphere of an historic farm setting.
Just 30 minutes from Newcastle upon Tyne, Hexham, Morpeth and Rothbury. Here you can enjoy a... more details
Locomotion - The National Railway Museum at Shildon 2015
Shildon, County Durham
• A fantastic free day out for all the family
• The greatest changing railway collection in the North East!
• Explore our railway heritage through interactive displays
• Exciting special events programme all year round
• Platform 7 café serving light refreshments
• Picnic and p... more details
National Trust Cragside 2014
Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland
Discover the world of Lord Armstrong – Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius. Cragside house was a wonder of its age. Built on a rocky crag, it is crammed full of ingenious gadgets and was the first house in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity. The gardens are incre... more details
National Trust Lindisfarne, the Farne Islands
and the Northumberland Coast 2014
Discover Lindisfarne Castle, one of the north's most iconic landmarks.
Take a boat to the Farne Islands, one of Europe's most exciting wildlife experiences, and get up close to thousands of birds and grey seals.
Discover b... more details
National Trust Ormesby Hall
Ormesby, Near Middlesbrough
Home of the Pennyman family for nearly 400 years, this Georgian mansion, Victorian kitchen and laundry, gardens and estate walks provide lively resources for local schools, community groups and is a unique venue for weddings.
Weekend visitors can exper... more details
National Trust Penshaw Monument & the Durham Coast 2014
A great day out for all the family. more details
Newbiggin by the Sea
Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea is a traditional seaside town, which harks back to the heyday of the British seaside holiday. There is lots to explore including the Newbiggin Maritime Centre, Art Trail, beach, promenade, independent shops, cafés, restaurants, world famous Couple Sculpture and so much more.... more details
Newbiggin Events 2014
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Events 2014 more details
Newcastle Life Science Centre - Maker Faire 25-26 April 2015
Maker Faire UK is the greatest show (and tell) on Earth! It’s a two day family-friendly festival of invention and creativity, bringing together hundreds of hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and garden shed inventors from across the globe - people who love to make stuff and who want t... more details
NGS Gardens Open for Charity NE
Numberland & the N East
A great range of Gardens across the North Eastern counties.
Along with locations, opening times and much much more. more details
Northumberland Sporting Clays
Nr Morpeth, Northumberland
Northumberland Sporting Clays is situated at Longwitton Dene near Morpeth in Northumberland. NE61 4JL. It is set up to promote safe clay target shooting for absolute beginners wanting to learn a new sport and experienced shots wanting to practice. This sport appeals to men and women ... more details
Northumberland Wildlife Trust What's On Dec 2014 - March 2015
Northumberland Wildlife Trust is the largest, non-government funded environmental charity in the region working to safeguard all native wildlife.
One of 47 Wildlife Trusts across the UK, Northumberland Wildlife Trust has campaigned for nature conservation for over 40 years.
It aims... more details
NT - Wallington House, Walled Garden & Estate 2014
A place to enchant and delight…
Take a journey through this family home. Explore the history of Northumberland portrayed by the famous Bell Scott paintings in the Pre Raphaelite Central Hall. Discover the dolls’ houses, gaze at the Cabi... more details
18th century Otterburn Mill still maintains a tradition of selling high quality textiles and craft products, including one of the largest selections of outdoor clothing in the North East.
The large showroom is housed in the original Mill buildings along... more details
Raby Castle 2015
Staindrop, near Barnard Castle, County Durham
One of the best-preserved castles in North East England, Lord Barnard's home provides over 600 years of history and a glimpse of life throughout the ages. With examples of fine interiors and architecture spanning the Medieval, Victorian, Georgian and Regency periods providing a magni... more details
River Escapes 2014
Newcastle, Tyne & Wear
Newcastle Gateshead from the river
With a fleet of three luxury equipped vessels accommodating up to 180 people, the River Escapes Latis, the River Escapes Fortuna and the River Escapes Coventina, we have something to offer all tastes, ... more details
Sage Gateshead Events December 2014 - February 2015
This December The Sage celebrates its 10th Birthday - so in addition to all the other riches in this diary (and the special 10th Birthday events threaded through this whole season) you’ll find a 6-day festival around the exact anniversary, combining events which celebrate particular ... more details
Sage Gateshead Events March - May 2015
Welcome, to three months folded around another feast of festivals - our acclaimed Gateshead International Jazz Festival (this year’s programme already winning admiring previews), Fiddles on Fire with its trademark blaze of exciting folk-based violin-playing, the youthfully extrovert ... more details
Slate & Nature
Using reclaimed materials from across Northumberland, Slate & Nature produces a wide range of products for both the home and garden.
Every product has its own unique character; each product is made out of carefully selected suitable recycled materia... more details
Stargazing in Northumberland
Northumberland, various locations
Few people have seen a truly dark sky, but here in Northumberland, where there are few people and low levels of light pollution, we’ve got the darkest skies in England, making it the best place in the country for stargazing. 1500 square kilometres comprising the
whole of the Northum... more details
Stargazing in the Northern Pennines
Northern Pennines, various locations
Few people have seen a truly dark sky, but here in the North Pennines, where there are few people and low levels of light pollution, we’ve got the darkest skies in England, making it one of the best places in the country for stargazing.
Big telescopes g... more details
Tees Barrage International White Water Centre, Stockton on Tees 2014
Stockton on Tees
It’s your chance to try the UK’s newest white water course. With a £4.6 million redevelopment we are back and ready for action. Get ready to experience the thrills, obstacles and drops of world class white water rafting.
This fantastic new course can o... more details
Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage is ideal for anyone regardless of their age, state of health or level of flexibility and is one of the few types of massage that can be carried out during pregnancy.
Massage is one of the three main branches of the ancient Thai Medical... more details
The Garden Station
Langley on Tyne, Hexham
A restored Victorian railway station in a woodland garden in Langley-on-Tyne, near Hexham in beautiful Northumberland
Courses in Gardening - Environment - Art - Sculpture - Writing - Food
A Visi... more details
Visit Hexham 2014
A picturesque market town, just a few miles from Hadrian's Wall and the ideal base for your visit to Northumberland.
An awe inspiring mediæval Abbey.
Unique independent boutiques next to high street favourites.
Award winning restaurants, quality hotels and cosy B... more details
Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland 2014
From coalmining communities to contemporary art; discover a proud past, The Pitmen Painters and the best in art & heritage at Northumberland's biggest museum! more details
WWT Washington Wetland Centre 2014
Washington, Tyne & Wear
your ticket to a wild day out…
Whatever the weather, whatever the season - there’s always something to fascinate, inspire or engage. Explore a diverse mix of wetland, woodland and wildlife reserve. Home to rare and exotic wildfowl, flo... more details