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.

Bay Horse Inn

West Woodburn, Northumberland

Bay Horse Inn

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 the Living Museum of the North

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

Bellingham, Northumberland

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

Billy Shiels Boat Trips to the Farne Islands & Holy Island

Take a boat trip from Seahouses to the Farne Islands or Holy Island (Lindisfarne). See the sea birds and grey seals. more details

Binchester Roman Fort

Nr Bishop Auckland, Co Durham

Binchester Roman Fort

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

Birkheads Secret Garden

Sunniside, Newcastle upon Tyne

Birkheads Secret Garden

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

Bowes Museum 2015

Barnard Castle

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 2015

Rothbury, Northumberland

Coquetdale Arts Centre 2015

We have a large gallery, exhibiting the work of more than one hundred local artists. There are around two hundred and fifty paintings for sale at any one time, with a wide range of craft; glassware, jewellery, woodwork and textiles, all original and at affordable prices. We also sto... more details

Diggerland 2015

Langley Park, County Durham DH7 9TT

Diggerland 2015

Ride, drive and operate real full-sized construction machinery - no driving licence required! With over 100 Diggers & Dumpers at each park, there really is something for everyone! more details

Eggleston Hall Nursery & Gardens 2015

Eggleston, Barnard Castle, Co Durham

Eggleston Hall Nursery & Gardens 2015

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

Hexham

Errington Reay Pottery

The original founders,Robert Errington and William Reay, established their pottery at Bardon Mill in 1878, in the once water powered woollen
mill.
Since Victorian times Errington Reay has remained a traditional family run pottery. Errington Reay is the last commercial pottery in Br... more details

Go Ape

Matfen Hall Hotel, Near Hexham

Go Ape

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

Hadrian's Wall Section 1 The Eastern Approaches

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

Hadrian's Wall Section 2 The Spectacular Frontier

This section lists the accommodation between the Roman sites of Chesters and Birdoswald. more details

Hexham Old Gaol

Hexham, Northumberland

Hexham Old Gaol

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, Forest-in-Teesdale 2015

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

Alnwick, Northumberland

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

Ice Skating Frozen Adventures

Billingham Forum, Stockton-on-Tees TS23 2LJ

Ice Skating Frozen Adventures

Super Cool Family Fun!

Frozen Adventures

Planning your next family day out?
Look no further than a unique and fun-filled ice skating experience at the North East's premier ice arena, Billingham... more details

Killhope - Lead Mining Museum 2015

Near Cowshill, Upper Weardale, Co. Durham

Killhope  - Lead Mining Museum 2015

Killhope - The North of England Lead Mining Museum is a fully restored nineteenth century Victorian lead mine which lies high up in the stunning North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Stunning landscape, underground adventure, fascin... more details

Kirkharle Courtyard

Kirkharle, near Wallington

Kirkharle Courtyard

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

Locomotion - The National Railway Museum at Shildon 2015

• 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 2015

Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland

National Trust Cragside 2015

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 Gibside 2015

near Rowlands Gill, Tyne & Wear NE16 6BG

National Trust Gibside 2015

Experience the freedom to enjoy the simple pleasures of life in an 18th century garden under construction, with over 600 acres of woodland, gardens, historic buildings and ruins to discover.

more details

National Trust Lindisfarne Castle, Farne Islands & Coast 2015

Northumberland

National Trust Lindisfarne Castle, Farne Islands & Coast 2015

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 Lindisfarne Castle, Farne Islands & Coast 2015

Northumberland

National Trust Lindisfarne Castle, Farne Islands & Coast 2015

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 North East Regional Guide & Map 2015

Northumberland & the North East

National Trust North East Regional Guide & Map 2015

From one great day out to another...
...and another! Fire up your imagination with these great
days out in the North East.
Head to the Farne Islands for brilliant bird-watching,
go on a story hunt at Wallington or stretch your legs
alongside the mighty Hadrian’s Wall... go on, g... more details

National Trust Ormesby Hall

Ormesby, Near Middlesbrough

National Trust Ormesby Hall

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 2015

Durham

National Trust Penshaw Monument & the Durham Coast 2015

Get outdoors and discover your own favourite spot in Wearside and County Durham.

Climb the steps to Penshaw Hill’s summit and you’ll be rewarded by panoramic views of Wearside, Tyneside and County Durham. Nearby woodland can ... more details

National Trust Wallington 2015

Cambo, off A696, Northumberland NE61 4AR

National Trust Wallington 2015

Gifted to you by Sir Charles Philips
Trevelyan, socialist MP and ‘illogical
Englishman’, our 13,000 acre estate has
something for everyone.

Visit the impressive home of
Sir Charles and discover
more about this remarkable
man and his unconventional
family.

The Trevelyan... more details

Newbiggin by the Sea

Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland

Newbiggin by the Sea

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 2015

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

Newbiggin Events 2015

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Events 2015

What's on this summer to get you moving, doing, trying and enjoying! more details

NGS Gardens Open for Charity NE

Numberland & the N East

NGS Gardens Open for Charity NE

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

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

Otterburn Mill

Otterburn, Northumberland

Otterburn Mill

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

Raby Castle 2015

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

RNLI Grace Darling Museum 2015

Bamburgh, Northumberland

RNLI Grace Darling Museum 2015

Welcome to the RNLI Grace Darling Museum In the true spirit of the lifeboat service, Grace Horsley Darling (1815–42) risked her life to rescue others from certain death in a terrible storm. Grace’s heroism earned her the first RNLI Medal for Gallantry to be awarded to a woman. Grace ... more details

Sage Gateshead Events March - May 2015

Gateshead

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

Northumberland

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

Stargazing in Northumberland

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

Stargazing in the Northern Pennines

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

Thai Yoga Massage

Otterburn, Northumberland

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

The Garden Station

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

White Water Rafting at Tees Barrage 2015

Stockton on Tees

White Water Rafting at Tees Barrage 2015

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

Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland

Ashington, Northumberland

Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland

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

Washington, Tyne & Wear

WWT Washington Wetland Centre

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

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