20 Best Tourist Attractions In Northumberland Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Tourist Attractions In Northumberland

We've rounded up the best tourist attractions in Northumberland in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 35 Northumberland tourist attractions to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the tourist attractions we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Map and booklet for Wicked Wizard of Alnwick Treasure Trail

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...

Kids on broomsticks at Alnwick Castle

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...

Lights at night in The Alnwick Garden

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...

Aerial view of Northumberlandia in Cramlington

Northumberlandia

  • Cramlington
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Pop on your wellies and grab your walking sticks, as it’s time for an adventure! Come and meet the Lady of the North at Northumberlandia. Walk over a...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

Wylam Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Wylam
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The people of Wylam need YOU! Why? The Wylam Mystery Treasure Trail needs cracking and you and your crew are the only ones who can get to the bottom...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

Hexham Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Hexham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Throw away your captain’s hat and hook for something a little more fitting: a thinking cap! You’ll need it on the Hexham Treasure Hunt Trail. What is...

Outside view of Preston Tower in Chathill

Preston Tower

  • Chathill
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Preston Tower is a great example of medieval masonry, with the walls containing stone blocks that are 7foot (Over 2m) thick! The ground floor contain...

Ruins at Hadrians Wall and Fort in Fort Hexham

Hadrians Wall and Fort

  • Hexham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Hadrians Wall and Fort is one of the UK's iconic features and a 'must do' while you're in the area! Witness the stunning views, explore varied natura...

Tyne bridge on Curious About Newcastle trail

Curious About Newcastle

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Discover Newcastle with two fabulous discovery walks around this famous city. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne is England's most northern city: more than twice as...

Millenium Bridge on huntfun Newcastle upon Tyne trail

Huntfun Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Looking for something fun to do with the kids in town? Turn your family walk into an adventure quest with the huntfun treasure hunt in Newcastle upon...

Families looking at St Marys Lighthouse in Whitley Bay

St Marys Lighthouse

  • Whitley Bay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

St Mary's Lighthouse can be found on St Mary's Island, a small ‘part time' island that can only be reached by a short causeway that is covered...

Newcastle Codebreaking Walk

Newcastle Codebreaking Walk

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Planning a day out in Newcastle? Discover one of the most exciting cities in the UK on a whirlwind puzzle-solving adventure with the Tramble app and...

Kids on Spy Mission Treasure Trail

The Newcastle Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to explore the streets for clues on The Newcastle Spy Mission Trail. It’s a self-guided adventure which wil...

Boy and girl dressed at Pirates on Crab & Compass : Whitley Whale Coastal Trail

Crab & Compass : Whitley Whale Coastal Trail

  • Whitley Bay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Wanting to take the kids out and get exploring? Take your little ones on a self guided tour with Crab and Compass, perfect for those wanting to creat...

Men dressed as Romans at Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum in Wallsend

Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum

  • Wallsend
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Segedunum Roman Fort is the most excavated and developed Fort along the famous Hadrian's Wall and features a 35m high observation tower providing...

Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

Tynemouth Treasure Trail

  • Tynemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

The Tynemouth self guided themed Treasure Trail, is a great way to get you and the kids out and about exploring. This Trail is one of 27 Trails aroun...

Kynren

Kynren

  • Bishop Auckland
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Are you ready for something truly epic? Time to experience Kynren - the must-see live action outdoor theatre  show which brings 2,000 of English hist...

Outside view of Tynemouth Priory and Castle

Tynemouth Priory and Castle

  • Tynemouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Tynemouth Priory and Castle on the coast of North East England was once one of the largest fortified areas in England. Overlooking the North Sea and...

Night sky at Kielder Observatory

Kielder Observatory

  • Kielder
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Do you ever stare up at the stars at night and wish you knew more about the depths of space. Go investigate at the Kielder Observatory gives anyone t...

Family on Treasure Hunt Trail

Seahouses Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Seahouses
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Have you got eagle eyes? Or a nose for clues? Put them to good use on the Seahouses Treasure Hunt Trail! It’s a great test of teamwork. This seaside...

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