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

2014 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

Auckland Castle 2014

Bishop Auckland

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

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 North of England Open Air Museum 2014

Beamish, Co Durham

Beamish the North of England Open Air Museum 2014

Beamish is a world famous open air museum. We tell the story of the people of North East England. Take a tram ride back to the 1820s, 1910s and 1940s. Explore The Town, Pit Village, Pockerley Old Hall and Waggonway, and , new for 2014, the Second World War Farm, all in the living Mu... 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

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

Blue Reef Aquarium 2014

Tynemouth

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 2014

Barnard Castle

Bowes Museum 2014

Discover the romantic history, beautiful setting and wonderful collections of The Bowes Museum.

The amazing collection of European fine and decorative art is complemented by major exhibitions, while our ever-expanding programme of indoor and outdoor eve... more details

Bowes Museum Summer Events 2014

Barnard Castle

Bowes Museum Summer Events 2014

Discover the romantic history, beautiful setting and wonderful collections
of The Bowes Museum.

The newly transformed Museum houses fine art, textiles, dress, silver & metals, ceramics, furniture, toys and local history. Its amazing collection of E... more details

Coquetdale Arts Centre

Rothbury

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

Errington Reay Pottery 2014

Hexham

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
mill.
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

Gibside - National Trust  2014

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

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 2014

Hexham, Northumberland

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 2014

Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham

High Force, Forest-in-Teesdale 2014

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

Kielder Water & Forest Park

What's On Autumn 2014

Kielder Water & Forest Park

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 Courtyard

Kirkwhelpington

Kirkharle Courtyard

Set beside the Lake inspired by Capability Brown’s original plan, Kirkharle promises Creativity and Culture in the beautiful Northumbrian Countryside. Enjoy a great day out to explore the inspirational landscape and courtyard at the birthplace of the most famous of British heritage l... more details

Locomotion - The National Railway Museum at Shildon 2014

Shildon, County Durham

Locomotion - The National Railway Museum at Shildon 2014

• 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

National Trust Cragside 2014

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

National Trust Lindisfarne, the Farne Islands

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

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 2014

Durham

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

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

Newbiggin Events 2014

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Events 2014 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

Northumberland Wildlife Trust What's On Aug-Dec 2014

Northumberland

Northumberland Wildlife Trust What's On Aug-Dec 2014

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

Wallington, Northumberland

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

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 2014

Staindrop, near Barnard Castle, County Durham

Raby Castle 2014

One of the largest and most impressive of English medieval castles, Raby Castle, in County Durham, Northumbria, provides a wonderful day out for all the family.

Wonder at its towers, turrets, embattled walls, interiors and artworks from the Medieval, Re... more details

River Escapes 2014

Newcastle, Tyne & Wear

River Escapes 2014

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 September - November 2014

Gateshead

Sage Gateshead September - November 2014

Welcome to our autumn diary – bursting with one of our highest ever concentrations of special events as we approach Sage Gateshead’s 10th
Birthday in December.

Our programme includes something to suit everyone! 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

Tees Barrage International White Water Centre, Stockton on Tees 2014

Stockton on Tees

Tees Barrage International White Water Centre, Stockton on Tees 2014

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

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

Visit Hexham 2014

Hexham, Northumberland

Visit Hexham 2014

Discover Hexham!
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

Ashington, Northumberland

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

WWT Washington Wetland Centre 2014

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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