Things to do for Kids in Northumberland

Discover the magic of Northumberland and step into a world of fun and adventure. With a number of castles to explore, your little ones can let their imagination run wild as they encounter Wizards, Knights, Jesters and more. A beautiful coastline of unspoiled sandy stretches and vast countryside provide the perfect environment for the great choice of child-friendly action packed activities on offer in Northumberland, guaranteed to keep the kids smiling all day long.


Alnwick Castle ·

Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ

Step into the wizarding world and learn to fly a broomstick in the exact spot that Harry, Hermione and Ron took to the skies. Featured in the Harry Potter movies, the majestic Alnwick Castle is a great choice for a memorable day out. With medieval craft sessions, a dress up box of medieval finery, Jester shows and the popular Dragon Quest attraction, it’s easy to understand why this iconic attraction is a huge hit with kids.


Whitehouse Farm Centre ·

Whitehouse Farm Centre, Morpeth, NE61 6AW

Get up close and personal with a host of amazing animals from fluffy, soft bunnies and ponies to curious critters and reptiles. Both educational and fun, kids will be spoilt for choice with the range of activities and animals to meet and greet at Whitehouse Farm. Adventure playgrounds, soft play, indoor racing cars and tractor rides are also on offer to ensure that your little ones love every minute of their busy day at the farm.


Go Ape Matfen ·

Matfen, Newcastle, NE20 0RH

Built in the grounds of a stunning country house hotel, Matfen Hall, Go Ape is a great option for older kids looking for an adrenaline fuelled day out. Climb high onto platforms nestled in the tree tops for the most outstanding views of Northumbrian countryside. Swing through the trees and fly down super speedy zip lines for an unforgettable experience and adventure.


Fun at the beach ·

Blyth Beach, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 3PL

Build castles all day long upon the golden unspoiled sands of Blyth beach. Convenient and colourful beach huts are available for hire along with plentiful parking, toilets, cafes, ice cream parlours and children’s play areas. There is also a lovely promenade perfect for bike rides and relaxing strolls. If you’re lucky, you may even spot marine wildlife such as dolphins or seals.