What’s on in north Northumberland January 21-28

The Snow Queen at Alnwick Playhouse
The Snow Queen at Alnwick Playhouse

See what’s on in north Northumberland for the next seven days. Covering theatre, films, live music, walks and other events taking place in Northumberland this week. If you have an entry email the address above.

Stage/Theatre

Today until Saturday

Alice’s Adventures – A Pantomime. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm, also a Saturday matinee at 2pm. Join Alnwick Theatre Club for its annual pantomime. Tickets: premier £11, standard £10, concs £9, child/student £6. See www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk for details.

Today until Saturday

Beauty and the Beast, Morpeth Pantomime Society. King Edward VI School, Morpeth, 7pm, with Saturday matinee at 2pm. Tickets: £5 from Morpeth Chantry Tourist Information Centre. See www.morpethpantomimesociety.com for further information.

Today until Sunday

Spittal Variety Group Pantomime: Jack and the Beanstalk. The Maltings, Berwick. Join Spittal Variety Group in the village of Windy Bottom, where Dame Dotty Dimple is trying to make a living in her dairy with Buttermilk the cow and her sons Simple Simon and Jack. Cheer the goodies, boo the baddies, laugh, clap and sing along for a family night of good old fashioned entertainment. Tickets: stalls £11, concs £9.50 (no concessions Friday or Saturday evenings), box £33 (double occupancy). To book a box call 01289 330999. Times vary. See www.maltingsberwick.co.uk for details.

Thursday, January 28

The Snow Queen. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Join Ballet Theatre UK live at Alnwick Playhouse in its beautiful re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale ballet, The Snow Queen. Tickets: premier £17.50, standard £16.50, concs £15.50, child/student £11.50. See www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk for information.

Until January 30

Hairspray. Theatre Royal, Newcastle. A new production of the international smash hit Hairspray. Tickets available from £16. See www.theatreroyal.co.uk for information.

Films

Tuesday

BFS: The Connection. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Inspired by the real-life investigation, this absorbing crime story is a little known angle on events depicted in the 1970’s film, The French Connection. Jean Dujardin (The Artist) plays Marseilles magistrate Pierre Michel, a man on a determined crusade to take apart the biggest and most infamous European-based drug smuggling cartel in history. French with English subtitles. Tickets: £7.75, concs £6.75, BFS Passholders free. Certificate (15).

Wednesday

Royal Ballet: Rhapsody/The Two Pigeons (encore broadcast). The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. A wonderful treat as Royal Ballet presents two of Frederick Ashton’s ballets in one broadcast. Tickets: £16.50, concs £15.75, child £8.75, school students £5 and teacher free (minimum 10 students). See www.maltingsberwick.co.uk

Thursday, January 28

National Theatre: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (live broadcast). The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Following the hugely successful broadcasts of Coriolanus and King Lear, National Theatre Live brings the Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated new production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses to cinemas, broadcast live from the Donmar’s London home. Tickets: £16.50, concs £15.75, child £8.75, school students £5 and teacher free (minimum 10 students). See www.maltingsberwick.co.uk

live music/dance

Tomorrow (Friday)

Rod Clements. Gallery 45, Felton, 7.30pm. The ex-Lindisfarne member will be performing a cafe-style concert with music from his new album. Tickets: £8. Guests are invited to bring along their own alcoholic drinks.

Tuesday

Jennifer Pike. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. A renowned violinist, Jennifer has taken the musical world by storm with her unique artistry and compelling insight into music from the Baroque to the present day. Aged 12, she became the youngest winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the youngest major prizewinner in the Menuhin International Violin Competition. At 15 she made acclaimed debuts at the BBC Proms and Wigmore Hall, and soon after became a BBC New Generation Artist, winner of the first international London Music Masters Award and the only classical artist ever to win the South Bank Show/Times Breakthrough Award. This season Jennifer will make her debut at Carnegie Hall with New York Chamber Orchestra. Tickets £16, concs £15, full time students under 26 free. See www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk

Wednesday

The Pitmen Poets. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. The Pitmen Poets celebrate the songs, humour and culture of the North East’s coal mining tradition, bringing together four of the region’s leading champions of it’s musical heritage – ex-Lindisfarne singer and writer Billy Mitchell, West End songman Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and Folk Awards nominee songwriter Jez Lowe. With archive footage and photographs, this is a journey through the centuries of a once-great industry, from the songs that saw it thrive and dominate, to those that saw it’s demise and the resulting aftermath. Tickets: premier £18.50, standard £17.50. See www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk

Thursday, January 28

Rothbury Roots: Maz O’Connor. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury, doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start. Maz O’Connor has a beautiful voice and writes beautiful songs to match. If you’ve not heard her before then she comes highly recommended. Tickets: £10 on 01669 620470.

walks

Sunday

Berwick Ramblers. Heatherslaw and Ford Moss. Six-mile walk. Meet at Wallace Green car park, Berwick, at 10am. Please bring refreshments and wear suitable clothing and footwear. For more information telephone 01289 388668 or 01289 309581. See www.ramblers.org.uk

Sunday

Morpeth Ramblers. Saltwell Park Circular. Seven-and-a-half mile walk. Meet at Haymarket Metro at 10am. Leader Vicky Ludbrook. For more information telephone 01670 511570 or see www.ramblers.org.uk

EVENTS

Every Thursday

Gateway Drop-In. Shilbottle Community Hall, from 10am to 4pm. Come along to a free drop-in to meet friends over refreshments, and maybe play cards, read newspapers, watch television, or use the internet, and in the afternoon join the craft group.

Every Thursday

French reading group. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, 7.30pm. We read a short novel, translate a chapter or two, have a coffee and a chat, followed by some word games, quizzes or a song. There are about 16 of us with various levels of fluency and understanding. There are no charges, apart from one small termly fee for the use of the room. We are starting a new book today (January 21). For more information, ring Monique on 01665 830898.

Every Friday

Coffee morning. Enjoy a cup of rich coffee and tasty biscuits and do your bit for the lifeboats every Friday morning at Alnwick Playhouse. Coffee is served from 10am, upstairs in the bar.

Saturday

Burns Night Supper. Newcastle House Hotel, Rothbury, 7pm with the traditional piper bringing in the haggis at 7.15pm. A three-course meal and live music. Tickets £20. For further information call 01669 6203334.

Saturday

Burns Supper and Ceilidh. Whalton Village Hall, 7.30pm. Vegetarian option on request. Dancing until midnight with Real to Reel. Tickets: £15 on 01670 775540.

Saturday and Sunday

Family Tree Craft. Woodhorn Museum, noon to 3pm. Make an archive-inspired family tree to fold up or hang on your wall. Create your own heraldic crest, draw your family and have a go at writing with quill pens. All donations welcome. See www.experiencewoodhorn.com for further information.

Wednesday

Alnwick Wildlife Group: Stories from the Stores. St Michael’s Church hall, Bailiffgate, Alnwick, 7.30pm. An illustrated talk by Dan Gordon about the ‘stores’ (Great North Museum Natural History collections). Non-members £2, includes refreshments. See www.nwt.org.uk for more information.

Wednesday

Wild Tots. Northumberlandia, 10am to 11.30am. Come along to Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s discovery sessions. Run by Sarah and Annie, from Footprints on the Moon, these sessions allow you to enjoy natural outdoor activities with your toddler in a safe and fun environment. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear sensible footwear, warm clothes and waterproofs. Meet at Northumberlandia Café. Under fives £3, parent/guardian free. Booking required at www.nwt.org.uk or call 0191 284 6884 for information.

Until Sunday

Berwick Visual Arts presents: Where is the Line? Drawings from mima’s collection. The Granary Gallery, Berwick, from 11am. Where is the Line? brings together a number of works from the collection of the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA). Free admission.

Thursday, January 28

Joy of Jive. A new batch of classes of modern jive for the new year, at 8pm, in Lowick village hall. Entrance fee of £4 each. The classes will continue every other Thursday evening. Beginners are welcome and partners are not necessary. More events are to be announced in the future so watch the Facebook page joyofjive or email joyofjive@gmail.com for details.

Until February 7

Our Streets. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick (Museums and Galleries), 10am to 4pm. A celebration of the successful three-year programme of community activity in the area involving schools, streets and community groups, all funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The output on show includes films, books and artworks, plus the Memory Box of oral history captured from Alnwick district residents. Free with museum entry.

Until March 3

Winter 2016 Mixed Open Exhibition. Gallery 45, Felton. A range of subjects and media from artists, including Sarah O’Dowd, Nick Potter, Malcolm Coils, Angela White, Jina Gelder and Emily Ward.

Until March 6

The Ashington District Star. Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives, Ashington. Inspired by the Ashington Group Painters, photographic artist Julian Germain has embarked on a two-year collaboration with local people to produce a newspaper, The Ashington District Star. The exhibition incorporates the original paintings and maps the process involved in developing a new collection of photographs about contemporary Ashington. Free. Parking charge of £3.50 applies.

Attractions

All attraction opening times may vary during the winter season.

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick: 0300 030 3311. For opening times and further details visit the website www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Alnwick Castle: 01665 511100. Please note, Alnwick Castle is now closed until March of this year. For further information, visit the website www.alnwickcastle.com

Alnwick Garden: 01665 511350. Please see the website online at www.alnwickgarden.com for winter opening hours. Prices are £7.70 adult, £5.83 concs, £4.40 child, £21.50 family.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick: 01665 605847. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10am to 4pm, but is closed on Mondays. Admission is £4, £3 concs, £1 child, under-fives free.

Bamburgh Castle: 01668 214515. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm, last admission 4pm. Please call for winter opening hours. Admission £10.50, £5 child, £10 senior, £25 family.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station: 01665 604888. Open daily, from 9am to 5pm.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens: 01661 881636. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Admission £9.20, £8.30 concs, £5.50 child, £23.90 family.

Berwick Barracks: 01289 304493. Open Monday to Friday, from 10am to 6pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Admission £4.80, £4.30 concs, £2.90 child, £12.50 family.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: 01668 215250. Open Monday to Friday: Tours at 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Sundays: Tours at 10am, 11am, noon. Closed Saturday. Admission £8, £6 concs, £3 child, £16 family.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate: The house is closed and the gardens and woodlands are only open Friday to Sunday. Closed completely on December 20 for winter, then open again on February 13.

Dunstanburgh Castle: 01665 576231. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £4.90, £4.40 concs, £2.90 child, £12.70 family.

Edlingham Castle: 0870 333 1181. Open during daylight hours. Free admission.

Etal Castle: 01890 820332. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £4.80, £4.30 concs, £2.90 child, £12.50 family.

Heatherslaw Cornmill: 01890 820488. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm. Admission £3.80, £3.20 concs, £10 family, under-fives free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway: 01890 820244. Open daily, from 10am to 4pm, first train at 11am. Return journey prices: £6.50, £6 seniors, £4.50 child, £2.50 under-fives, babies free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre: 01890 820338. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm.

Howick Hall Gardens: 01665 577285. Open daily, from 10.30am to 6pm, last entry 5pm. Gift aid entry: £7.70, over 60s £6.60, children free. Closed until February.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford: 01890 820338. Open daily, from 11am to 5pm. Admission £3, £2.70 concs, £8 family, under-fives free.

Lindisfarne Castle: 01289 389244. Call for opening times. Gift aid admission: £7.80, child £3.90, family £19.40.

Lindisfarne Centre: 01289 389004. Call for opening times. Admission £4, £3.50 concs, £2 child, £10 family, under-fives free.

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £6.20, £5.60 concs, £3.70 child, £16.10 family.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road: 01665 570382. Winter season at the gardens and arboretum. For details, including opening times, visit www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk

Preston Tower, Chathill: 01665 589227. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm, or dusk, whichever is earlier. Admission £2.50 child, £1.50 concs or groups.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh: 01668 214910. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm, last admission 4.15pm. Free admission.

Wallington: 01670 773600. Stately home near Cambo: Open Thursday to Monday, and Wednesday, from noon to 5pm. Closed Tuesday. Walled garden: Open daily, from 10am to 7pm. Garden and estate: Open daily, from 10am to dusk. Gift aid entry: £12.60, child £6.30, family £31.50.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage: 01665 711423. Castle: Open daily, from 10am to 6pm (times may vary through the winter). Gift aid entry: £6, £5.40 concs, £3.60 child, £15.60 family. Hermitage: Open on Sunday and Monday only, from 11am to 4pm. Admission £4, £3.60 concs, £2.40 child, £10.40 family.

Woodhorn Museum and Archives: 01670 624455, Museum: Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am to 5pm. Northumberland Archives: Open Wednesday to Saturday, from 10am to 4pm.Stage/Theatre

Today until Saturday

Alice’s Adventures – A Pantomime. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm, also a Saturday matinee at 2pm. Join Alnwick Theatre Club for its annual pantomime. Tickets: premier £11, standard £10, concs £9, child/student £6. See www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk for details.

Today until Saturday

Beauty and the Beast, Morpeth Pantomime Society. King Edward VI School, Morpeth, 7pm, with Saturday matinee at 2pm. Tickets: £5 from Morpeth Chantry Tourist Information Centre. See www.morpethpantomimesociety.com for further information.

Today until Sunday

Spittal Variety Group Pantomime: Jack and the Beanstalk. The Maltings, Berwick. Join Spittal Variety Group in the village of Windy Bottom, where Dame Dotty Dimple is trying to make a living in her dairy with Buttermilk the cow and her sons Simple Simon and Jack. Cheer the goodies, boo the baddies, laugh, clap and sing along for a family night of good old fashioned entertainment. Tickets: stalls £11, concs £9.50 (no concessions Friday or Saturday evenings), box £33 (double occupancy). To book a box call 01289 330999. Times vary. See www.maltingsberwick.co.uk for details.

Thursday, January 28

The Snow Queen. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. Join Ballet Theatre UK live at Alnwick Playhouse in its beautiful re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale ballet, The Snow Queen. Tickets: premier £17.50, standard £16.50, concs £15.50, child/student £11.50. See www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk for information.

Until January 30

Hairspray. Theatre Royal, Newcastle. A new production of the international smash hit Hairspray. Tickets available from £16. See www.theatreroyal.co.uk for information.

Films

Tuesday

BFS: The Connection. The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. Inspired by the real-life investigation, this absorbing crime story is a little known angle on events depicted in the 1970’s film, The French Connection. Jean Dujardin (The Artist) plays Marseilles magistrate Pierre Michel, a man on a determined crusade to take apart the biggest and most infamous European-based drug smuggling cartel in history. French with English subtitles. Tickets: £7.75, concs £6.75, BFS Passholders free. Certificate (15).

Wednesday

Royal Ballet: Rhapsody/The Two Pigeons (encore broadcast). The Maltings, Berwick, 7.30pm. A wonderful treat as Royal Ballet presents two of Frederick Ashton’s ballets in one broadcast. Tickets: £16.50, concs £15.75, child £8.75, school students £5 and teacher free (minimum 10 students). See www.maltingsberwick.co.uk

Thursday, January 28

National Theatre: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (live broadcast). The Maltings, Berwick, 7pm. Following the hugely successful broadcasts of Coriolanus and King Lear, National Theatre Live brings the Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated new production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses to cinemas, broadcast live from the Donmar’s London home. Tickets: £16.50, concs £15.75, child £8.75, school students £5 and teacher free (minimum 10 students). See www.maltingsberwick.co.uk

live music/dance

Tomorrow (Friday)

Rod Clements. Gallery 45, Felton, 7.30pm. The ex-Lindisfarne member will be performing a cafe-style concert with music from his new album. Tickets: £8. Guests are invited to bring along their own alcoholic drinks.

Tuesday

Jennifer Pike. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. A renowned violinist, Jennifer has taken the musical world by storm with her unique artistry and compelling insight into music from the Baroque to the present day. Aged 12, she became the youngest winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the youngest major prizewinner in the Menuhin International Violin Competition. At 15 she made acclaimed debuts at the BBC Proms and Wigmore Hall, and soon after became a BBC New Generation Artist, winner of the first international London Music Masters Award and the only classical artist ever to win the South Bank Show/Times Breakthrough Award. This season Jennifer will make her debut at Carnegie Hall with New York Chamber Orchestra. Tickets £16, concs £15, full time students under 26 free. See www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk

Wednesday

The Pitmen Poets. Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm. The Pitmen Poets celebrate the songs, humour and culture of the North East’s coal mining tradition, bringing together four of the region’s leading champions of it’s musical heritage – ex-Lindisfarne singer and writer Billy Mitchell, West End songman Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and Folk Awards nominee songwriter Jez Lowe. With archive footage and photographs, this is a journey through the centuries of a once-great industry, from the songs that saw it thrive and dominate, to those that saw it’s demise and the resulting aftermath. Tickets: premier £18.50, standard £17.50. See www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk

Thursday, January 28

Rothbury Roots: Maz O’Connor. Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury, doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start. Maz O’Connor has a beautiful voice and writes beautiful songs to match. If you’ve not heard her before then she comes highly recommended. Tickets: £10 on 01669 620470.

walks

Sunday

Berwick Ramblers. Heatherslaw and Ford Moss. Six-mile walk. Meet at Wallace Green car park, Berwick, at 10am. Please bring refreshments and wear suitable clothing and footwear. For more information telephone 01289 388668 or 01289 309581. See www.ramblers.org.uk

Sunday

Morpeth Ramblers. Saltwell Park Circular. Seven-and-a-half mile walk. Meet at Haymarket Metro at 10am. Leader Vicky Ludbrook. For more information telephone 01670 511570 or see www.ramblers.org.uk

EVENTS

Every Thursday

Gateway Drop-In. Shilbottle Community Hall, from 10am to 4pm. Come along to a free drop-in to meet friends over refreshments, and maybe play cards, read newspapers, watch television, or use the internet, and in the afternoon join the craft group.

Every Thursday

French reading group. Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, 7.30pm. We read a short novel, translate a chapter or two, have a coffee and a chat, followed by some word games, quizzes or a song. There are about 16 of us with various levels of fluency and understanding. There are no charges, apart from one small termly fee for the use of the room. We are starting a new book today (January 21). For more information, ring Monique on 01665 830898.

Every Friday

Coffee morning. Enjoy a cup of rich coffee and tasty biscuits and do your bit for the lifeboats every Friday morning at Alnwick Playhouse. Coffee is served from 10am, upstairs in the bar.

Saturday

Burns Night Supper. Newcastle House Hotel, Rothbury, 7pm with the traditional piper bringing in the haggis at 7.15pm. A three-course meal and live music. Tickets £20. For further information call 01669 6203334.

Saturday

Burns Supper and Ceilidh. Whalton Village Hall, 7.30pm. Vegetarian option on request. Dancing until midnight with Real to Reel. Tickets: £15 on 01670 775540.

Saturday and Sunday

Family Tree Craft. Woodhorn Museum, noon to 3pm. Make an archive-inspired family tree to fold up or hang on your wall. Create your own heraldic crest, draw your family and have a go at writing with quill pens. All donations welcome. See www.experiencewoodhorn.com for further information.

Wednesday

Alnwick Wildlife Group: Stories from the Stores. St Michael’s Church hall, Bailiffgate, Alnwick, 7.30pm. An illustrated talk by Dan Gordon about the ‘stores’ (Great North Museum Natural History collections). Non-members £2, includes refreshments. See www.nwt.org.uk for more information.

Wednesday

Wild Tots. Northumberlandia, 10am to 11.30am. Come along to Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s discovery sessions. Run by Sarah and Annie, from Footprints on the Moon, these sessions allow you to enjoy natural outdoor activities with your toddler in a safe and fun environment. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear sensible footwear, warm clothes and waterproofs. Meet at Northumberlandia Café. Under fives £3, parent/guardian free. Booking required at www.nwt.org.uk or call 0191 284 6884 for information.

Until Sunday

Berwick Visual Arts presents: Where is the Line? Drawings from mima’s collection. The Granary Gallery, Berwick, from 11am. Where is the Line? brings together a number of works from the collection of the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA). Free admission.

Thursday, January 28

Joy of Jive. A new batch of classes of modern jive for the new year, at 8pm, in Lowick village hall. Entrance fee of £4 each. The classes will continue every other Thursday evening. Beginners are welcome and partners are not necessary. More events are to be announced in the future so watch the Facebook page joyofjive or email joyofjive@gmail.com for details.

Until February 7

Our Streets. Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick (Museums and Galleries), 10am to 4pm. A celebration of the successful three-year programme of community activity in the area involving schools, streets and community groups, all funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The output on show includes films, books and artworks, plus the Memory Box of oral history captured from Alnwick district residents. Free with museum entry.

Until March 3

Winter 2016 Mixed Open Exhibition. Gallery 45, Felton. A range of subjects and media from artists, including Sarah O’Dowd, Nick Potter, Malcolm Coils, Angela White, Jina Gelder and Emily Ward.

Until March 6

The Ashington District Star. Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives, Ashington. Inspired by the Ashington Group Painters, photographic artist Julian Germain has embarked on a two-year collaboration with local people to produce a newspaper, The Ashington District Star. The exhibition incorporates the original paintings and maps the process involved in developing a new collection of photographs about contemporary Ashington. Free. Parking charge of £3.50 applies.

Attractions

All attraction opening times may vary during the winter season.

Aln Valley Railway, Alnwick: 0300 030 3311. For opening times and further details visit the website www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Alnwick Castle: 01665 511100. Please note, Alnwick Castle is now closed until March of this year. For further information, visit the website www.alnwickcastle.com

Alnwick Garden: 01665 511350. Please see the website online at www.alnwickgarden.com for winter opening hours. Prices are £7.70 adult, £5.83 concs, £4.40 child, £21.50 family.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick: 01665 605847. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10am to 4pm, but is closed on Mondays. Admission is £4, £3 concs, £1 child, under-fives free.

Bamburgh Castle: 01668 214515. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm, last admission 4pm. Please call for winter opening hours. Admission £10.50, £5 child, £10 senior, £25 family.

Barter Books, Alnwick Station: 01665 604888. Open daily, from 9am to 5pm.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens: 01661 881636. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Admission £9.20, £8.30 concs, £5.50 child, £23.90 family.

Berwick Barracks: 01289 304493. Open Monday to Friday, from 10am to 6pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Admission £4.80, £4.30 concs, £2.90 child, £12.50 family.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park: 01668 215250. Open Monday to Friday: Tours at 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Sundays: Tours at 10am, 11am, noon. Closed Saturday. Admission £8, £6 concs, £3 child, £16 family.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate: The house is closed and the gardens and woodlands are only open Friday to Sunday. Closed completely on December 20 for winter, then open again on February 13.

Dunstanburgh Castle: 01665 576231. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £4.90, £4.40 concs, £2.90 child, £12.70 family.

Edlingham Castle: 0870 333 1181. Open during daylight hours. Free admission.

Etal Castle: 01890 820332. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £4.80, £4.30 concs, £2.90 child, £12.50 family.

Heatherslaw Cornmill: 01890 820488. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm. Admission £3.80, £3.20 concs, £10 family, under-fives free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway: 01890 820244. Open daily, from 10am to 4pm, first train at 11am. Return journey prices: £6.50, £6 seniors, £4.50 child, £2.50 under-fives, babies free.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre: 01890 820338. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm.

Howick Hall Gardens: 01665 577285. Open daily, from 10.30am to 6pm, last entry 5pm. Gift aid entry: £7.70, over 60s £6.60, children free. Closed until February.

Lady Waterford Hall, Ford: 01890 820338. Open daily, from 11am to 5pm. Admission £3, £2.70 concs, £8 family, under-fives free.

Lindisfarne Castle: 01289 389244. Call for opening times. Gift aid admission: £7.80, child £3.90, family £19.40.

Lindisfarne Centre: 01289 389004. Call for opening times. Admission £4, £3.50 concs, £2 child, £10 family, under-fives free.

Lindisfarne Priory: 01289 389200. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. Gift aid admission: £6.20, £5.60 concs, £3.70 child, £16.10 family.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road: 01665 570382. Winter season at the gardens and arboretum. For details, including opening times, visit www.longframlingtongardens.co.uk

Preston Tower, Chathill: 01665 589227. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm, or dusk, whichever is earlier. Admission £2.50 child, £1.50 concs or groups.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh: 01668 214910. Open daily, from 10am to 5pm, last admission 4.15pm. Free admission.

Wallington: 01670 773600. Stately home near Cambo: Open Thursday to Monday, and Wednesday, from noon to 5pm. Closed Tuesday. Walled garden: Open daily, from 10am to 7pm. Garden and estate: Open daily, from 10am to dusk. Gift aid entry: £12.60, child £6.30, family £31.50.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage: 01665 711423. Castle: Open daily, from 10am to 6pm (times may vary through the winter). Gift aid entry: £6, £5.40 concs, £3.60 child, £15.60 family. Hermitage: Open on Sunday and Monday only, from 11am to 4pm. Admission £4, £3.60 concs, £2.40 child, £10.40 family.

Woodhorn Museum and Archives: 01670 624455, Museum: Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am to 5pm. Northumberland Archives: Open Wednesday to Saturday, from 10am to 4pm.