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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Northumberland

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 290 fun things to do in Northumberland for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Prudhoe, Alnwick and Berwick-upon-Tweed. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 197 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Northumberland day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Northumberland with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Cragside House, Gardens and Estate

  • Morpeth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

As well as being the first house in the whole world to be lit by hydroelectricity, Cragside House is also full of Lord Armstrong's amazing inventions...

Mr Mulligan's Newcastle

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Love crazy golf? Play not one, not two, but THREE space-themed adventure golf courses at Mr Mulligan's Space Golf in Newcastle upon Tyne. Age and ski...

Dinosaur Encounter Adventure Golf

  • Morpeth
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Dinosaur Encounter is a thrilling 12 hole adventure golf course, complete with roaring and moving dinosaurs, artificial rocks and lush vegetation! Al...

Go Ape Matfen

  • Morpeth
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Swing through the trees and fly down the zip wires while lapping up some of the finest scenery in Northumberland at Go Ape Matfen. Your mini daredevi...

Northumberland Country Zoo4.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Morpeth
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Fluffy friends, adorable animals and farmyard fun await you at Northumberland Country Zoo! Set in 15 acres of countryside in the heart of Northumberl...

Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens is like a great big adventure playground. Bring along the kids to explore a fine medieval castle, a Greek Revival vil...

Carlisle Park

  • Morpeth
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Carlisle Park has plenty to be enjoyed, is open every day and is free to visit. If you are feeling active, there is a paddling pool and a skate park...

Whitehouse Farm Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Morpeth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Whitehouse Farm Centre is Northumberland’s largest family run farm. Spend your day playing with and feeding a variety of animals, including cows, pon...



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Treasure Island Morpeth

  • Morpeth
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Treasure Island is Morpeth's indoor soft play centre. As well as the giant climbing frame and pirate ship, we also now offer a range of home baked me...

Northumberland College Zoo

  • Ponteland
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Northumberland College Zoo was originally set up as an educational training facility for Northumberland College’s animal students and opened as a tou...

Druridge Bay Country Park

  • Morpeth
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Druridge Bay Country Park and their modern Visitors' Centre boast 3.5 miles of beautiful beach and sand dunes, plus a freshwater Lake surrounded by w...

The Heritage Centre at Bellingham

  • Bellingham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Heritage Centre at Bellingham Families with young children are especially welcome at the Heritage Centre, Bellingham. As well as viewing the disp...

Space to Play Bedlington

  • Bedlington
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Space to Play Bedlington is an innovative indoor children's play and party area in the North East. There is a fantastic woodland themed play frame wi...

Wicked Wizard of Alnwick Treasure Trail

  • Alnwick
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Wicked Wizard of Alnwick self guided Mystery Themed Treasure Trail is a great way of getting the whole family out exploring rather than just wand...

Bailiffgate Museum

  • Alnwick
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Bailiffgate Museum is a fun day out for all the family. It tells the history of Alnwick and district in colourful, interactive displays. Highlights i...

Castle Mania Indoor Adventure Play

  • Amble
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Castle Mania Indoor Adventure Play Centre is a wonderland for a princess and a challenge fit for a King purpose built for kids. Located in the popula...

Alnwick Castle

  • Alnwick
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Medieval knights, dragons, dressing up AND Harry Potter?! Alnwick Castle may very well be heaven on earth. The castle has a fantastically rich histor...

The Alnwick Garden

  • Alnwick
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Alnwick Garden is home to one of the world's largest wooden tree houses, with walkways in the sky, rope bridges and a fantastic place to eat in t...

Warkworth Beach

  • Morpeth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Warkworth Beach in Northumberland, a long sandy beach that’s perfect for little explorers to explore the seaside.  You’ll be met with a...

Woodhorn Museum

  • Ashington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Woodhorn Museum is a great attraction for the whole family, with plenty of hands on activities, some blockbuster exhibitions, and a great events prog...

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