What’s on in north Northumberland: week ending Thursday, May 24

Sunday, May 20: Teasel Theatre Company – Grisly Tales from Tumblewater. Grisly Tales is like Charles Dickens crossed with Roald Dahl via Horrible Histories with laughs, frights and live music. Daniel Dorey is a fearless orphan armed only with his wits and a satchel of spine-chilling stories. Can he bring down evil landowner Caspian Prye? Can he even stay alive long enough to tell his tales? A funny, spooky and playful adaptation of Bruno Vincent’s deliciously dark novel. Suitable for ages 8+. At Howick Village Hall. 7pm. Tickets £7, £4 child, £20 family. To book, contact 01665 577384.

Tomorrow: Repertoire Dogs. Acoustic trio at The Railway Inn, Acklington. 8pm. Free entry. More information, contact 01670 760320.

Tomorrow: Hague. Singer/songwriter performes at The Craster Arms, Beadnell, from 9pm. More information, contact the venue on 01665 720272 or visit haguemusic.co.uk

Saturday, May 19: Cloud City Trap. Live music at The Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 9pm. More information, contact 01665 576658.

Sunday, May 6: Acoustic Afternoon Session. Singer/songwriter Hague performs at Tomlinson’s of Rothbury from 3pm. This event will take place every Sunday in May. More information, visit haguemusic.co.uk

Monday, May 21: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Live music at The Railway Inn, Acklington. 8pm. Free. More information, contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835.

Wednesday, May 23: Open Mic Night. Hosted by We Steal Flyers. At The Trap, North Broomhill. 8.30pm. Free.

Today and Tomorrow: Fashion from the Past – Costume Display. Tudor costume fit for a King and Queen on display. A variety of replica costume for Tudor nobles, plus hands on activity for children. At Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 10am–5pm. Normal admission applies. More information, contact 01661 881636.

Today to Thursday, May 24: Alnwick Castle Grounds Tour. Hear fascinating stories of the Castle’s history and architecture with an informed guide. Daily at intervals. More information, visit www.alnwickcastle.com or contact 01665 511350.

Today to Thursday, May 24: Broomstick Training. Take part in a broomstick lesson on the very spot where Harry Potter had his first flying lesson in the film production of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. At Alnwick Castle. Daily at intervals. More information, visit www.alnwickcastle.com or contact 01665 511350.

Today to Thursday, May 24: Archery. At Alnwick Castle. Daily weather permitting. More information, visit www.alnwickcastle.com or contact 01665 511350.

Today to Thursday, May 24: Battleaxe to Broomsticks Tour. Find out about Alnwick Castle’s two famous Harrys – Potter and Hotspur – and how they shaped the future of Alnwick. At Alnwick Castle. Daily at intervals. More information, visit www.alnwickcastle.com or contact 01665 511350.

Today and Thursday, May 24: Cragside Another Side. Step back in time to the year 1880 as Cragside House comes to life. Journey through a day in the house and watch Lord Armstrong’s servants as they go about their daily chores. See Lord Armstrong and Joseph Swan discussing the electric light bulb and Lady Armstrong planning her dinner menu with the cook. 1pm–5pm. Booking not needed, normal admission applies. More information, contact 01669 620333.

Tonight: Annual Quiz. The Aln Valley Railway Society team will take on the Gunnerton Railway Circle team in the annual quiz to see who will hold the Flat-bottomed Trophy for the next 12 months. This year the quiz will be held at Alnwick. In the Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station. 7pm for 7.30pm. Refreshments available from 7pm. Visitors, members and their guests welcome for a small donation towards meeting costs. More information, contact Roger Jermy on 01665 606168.

Tonight: Warkworth and District Flower Club Open Meeting. Demonstrator Anne Codd – The Darling Buds Of...At Memorial Hall, Warkworth. 7.30pm.

Tonight: Dennis Alexander, Songs, Stories and Downright Lies. Dennis has spent the last twenty years performing as the lead part of successful duo Crooked Jack, for audiences all over the globe, and has also undertaken a lot of solo work. The concert is presented by The Rothbury Traditional Music Festival. At the Queens Head Hotel, Rothbury. 8pm. Tickets £6, available from the Queens Head.

Tomorrow: Amble Business Club social night. With a full buffet and live entertainment. All welcome. At the Radcliffe Club, Amble. 7.30pm. £5 per head, pay on the door.

Tomorrow: Knit 2gether. Local knitting group for experienced and beginners alike. Bring needles and wool. Spares available for those who need them. The group will meet every Friday. At Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 1pm–3.30pm. £1.50 per session, includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Anyone interested, call Dianne on 01665 510603 or the museum on 01665 605847.

Tomorrow: Meet the Curator. Meet Wallington’s expert curator, Andrew McLean, to find out about the work that goes on behind the scenes at Wallington and discover the story behind some of the wonderful objects in the collection. 1pm–3.30pm. Free. Booking not needed. More information, contact 01670 773600.

Tomorrow: Boys Are Loud. A choir for boys aged eight–14 singing a wide-range of songs. The choir has a series of rehearsals, starting tomorrow. The rehearsals will also take place on May 25, as well as June 15, 22 and 29. The choir will be working towards a performance at Alnwick Playhouse on July 6, as part of Alnwick Sings. Boys need to commit to attend all the rehearsals and take part in the performance. New members welcome. At Alnwick’s Duchess’s Community High School, Bailiffgate Site. 3.45pm–5pm. £20 per course. Parents are asked to complete an enrolment form, and pay for the term on enrolment. To book, contact 01670 852445, email info@20000voices.org or come along tomorrow to enrol.

Tomorrow: God or Physics at Kielder Observatory. 14th Astronomer Royal, Professor Sir Arnold Wolfendale, will debate the origins of the Universe with the Reverend Professor David Wilkinson. After the talk, use the Observatory’s powerful telescopes. 8pm. Adult £15, conc £12, family £50. Booking essential, contact 07805 638469.

Saturday, May 19: Mobile Climbing Tower and Bag-pack. 1st Whittingham BP Scout Group fund-raiser, as part of attempts to raise enough money for an expedition to Africa in the summer to help underprivileged people. The climbing tower will be in the car park of Homebase in Alnwick. £4 for 3 climbs, all welcome. The Scouts will also be bag-packing in Sainsbury’s, Alnwick, to help the cause. Both will run from around 9am to 5pm.

Saturday, May 19: Christian Aid Coffee Morning. At URC Hall, Warkworth. 10am–11.30am. All welcome.

Saturday, May 19: Adventure Northumberland Activities. Kayaking, 10am, rock climbing, 1.30pm, and surfing. Visit www.adventurenorthumberland.co.uk or contact 01665 602925.

Saturday, May 19: Get in to bushcraft – Family Taster Course. Choose from either a family taster course or an overnight experience and discover the natural world for yourself in the stunning setting of the Cragside woodland.

This family taster course is a fun way of spending time with your family in the outdoors. This one day workshop will give you an insight in to the world of campcraft and outdoor living skills. Learn about shelter, fire, water and food in a woodland environment. 10.30am–4pm. Meet at Blackburn car park. Ask for directions from a member of staff on arrival. £15 National Trust members, £20 non-National Trust members. Booking essential, contact 0844 249 1895.

Saturday, May 19: Concert. Men Allowed are a small and friendly community-based male choir who are part of The Sage Gateshead’s Adult Programme. Their performances include a varied repertoire, ranging from folk and classical to more modern works. At Brinkburn Priory. At Brinkburn Priory. 2pm. Concert free, normal admission applies. More information, contact 0191 2853059 or email tony@theheritageconsultant.co.uk

Saturday, May 19: The New Rope String Band. The New Rope String Band are truly unique entertainers with elements of circus, clowning and slapstick spliced with beautiful acoustic music from various world traditions. They have delighted audiences around the globe. Performing at Rennington Village Hall. 6pm. Tickets cost £20, by calling 01665 577535.

Saturday, May 19: Hubble Space Telescope - Kielder Observatory. Sit in the classroom warmed by the log-burning stove and listen to an astronomer tell how the Hubble Space Telescope works and see some of the most incredible images it has taken. After the talk, use the Observatory’s powerful telescopes. 8pm. Adult £10, conc £8, family £27. Booking essential, contact 07805 638469.

Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20: Aln Valley Railway Gardening Weekend. Volunteers are needed to help the railway, by raking soil, preparing beds and both planting and seed sowing at the new Alnwick (Lionheart) station site, which is adjacent to the Lionheart Enterprise Park on the outskirts of Alnwick. The site will be open from 9am–5pm on both days. Bring spades and rakes, as well as bedding plants if you have them. Refreshments provided, toilet facilities on site and car-parking spaces available. Anyone interested should contact Dudley George by calling 01665 604502 or emailing dudley@alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20: Fashion from the Past – Costume Presentations. A weekend of fashion from the past, taking a look at costumes from Victorian sporting life, appropriate for this year’s Olympics. And presentations of medieval dress for the nobles and servants. Plus sumptuous Tudor costume on static display. At Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 11am–5pm. Normal admission applies. More information, contact 01661 881636.

Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20: Survival Training UK Course. Courses led by James Reay, designed to be fun and safe, while passing on the knowledge to live comfortably in the wilderness. All courses are hands on and ran in Kielder Water and Forest Park. Choose between an eight-hour session (£65) or a 24-hour session (£120). Contact 07712 172768.

Sunday, May 20: Car Boot Sale. At Alnwick Town Football Club. 10am–2pm. Free admission. Refreshments and clubhouse bar open. Sellers arrive 9am. Cars £10, vans £12. Information and bookings to Alan on 01665 720395. The boot sale will take place every Sunday to raise money for the club. Weather permitting.

Sunday, May 20: Adventure Northumberland Activities. Mountain biking, 10am, coasteering, 1.30pm, one-day bushcraft session, and surfing. Visit www.adventurenorthumberland.co.uk or contact 01665 602925.

Sunday, May 20: Jubilee Family Fun Day. Performances from Ragroof Theatre Company and explore 1950s memorabilia, juke box and life-sized Elvis. Displays of banners and bunting, photographs and memories recorded from older members of our local community during ‘reminiscence days’. There will also be craft sessions - such as making mini bunting - on offer, as part of our Budding Artists Programme. At The Alnwick Garden. 10am–4pm. For more information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or contact 01665 511350.

Sunday, May 20: Open Day and Countryside Fair. Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall campus hosts a fun-packed day with activities, displays, trade and craft stalls. With live entertainment, a coconut shy, hog roast and more than 80 stalls offering a range of hand-made gifts, authentic crafts and tasty food from around the region. For the children there will be animal displays, face-painting and fairground rides. As well as the Fair, the students of Northumberland College will host an open day showcasing the land-based skills they have learnt at college such as climbing trees, horse-riding displays, hanging-basket demonstrations and dog grooming. Also find out about the courses, training and apprenticeships on offer at the Kirkley Hall campus. Gates open 10am–4pm. £2 entry, which includes entry to Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens. For more information, visit www.kirkleyhallzoo.co.uk, call Kirkley Hall on 01670 841235 or email zoo@kirkleyhall.co.uk

Sunday, May 20: North East Military Vehicle Rally. The Fenton Centre plays host to the 41st anniversary celebrations of this club. Members of the public are welcome to come and look around these fabulous restored vehicles. There is no charge for this, the club only ask for a donation to the Army Benevolent Fund. 11am–3pm.

Sunday, May 20: Cars in the Courtyard: Post-vintage and Classic Cars. Admire a selection of post-vintage and classic cars in the courtyard at Wallington courtyard. Normal admission applies. 11am–4pm. More information, contact 01670 773600.

Sunday, May 20: Concert. Werca’s Folk – named after Werca from whom the village of Warkworth derived its name - are known for their passionate singing of the beautiful songs of their region, and songs which express the joys, hardships and hopes of women of all times. At Brinkburn Priory. 2pm. Concert free, normal admission applies. More information, contact 0191 2853059 or email tony@theheritageconsultant.co.uk

Sunday, May 20: Open Garden. Mindrum House, Cornhill on Tweed, has a magical combination of rose gardens, lawns, woods and water. A fun day for all the family in aid of HospiceCare North Northumberland. Tuck into refreshments and peruse the plant stall. Also, take part in the Northumberland Hospice Duck Race. Help the charity by sponsoring a duck (call 01665 606515 to sponsor a duck prior to the event). 2pm–6pm. Entrance £3.50, U12s free. No dogs.

Monday, May 21, to Friday, May 25: Fashion from the Past – Costume Display. Tudor costume fit for a King and Queen on display. A variety of replica costume for Tudor nobles men and women, plus hands on activity for children. At Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 10am–5pm. Normal admission applies. More information, contact 01661 881636.

Monday, May 21: Stories, Rhymes and Crafts. An afternoon of stories, rhymes and crafts for babies and toddlers. For children aged six months to three years and their parents or carers. At Alnwick Library, Green Batt. 2pm–2.45pm. Free. More information, contact 01665 602689.

Monday, May 21: Dual the A1 Discussion Meeting. For anyone who runs or works in a business in Northumberland, Scotland or the North East to talk about the potential economic impact of a dualled A1 on your business. At Paxton House, Berwick-upon-Tweed. 6pm–8pm.

Monday, May 21: Musical Banquet. Critically-acclaimed Oxfordshire Early Music trio Musical Banquet perform at St Mary’s Church, Holy Island. 8pm. Tickets £12, £8 conc, children free.

Tuesday, May 22: Boot Camp. Fifth session of six fun fitness classes at The Alnwick Garden. Participants will be pushed to their maximum ability during the classes. All activities can be adapted to a range of ages and abilities. 6pm–7pm. £4 per session. Booking essential on 01665 511350.

Tuesday, May 22: Aglow International, Alnwick. A network of caring Christian women from all denominations who meet in the Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick. £6.50, including evening meal, Christian songs of praise and a talk by an invited speaker giving their personal testimony and a message from the word. All women welcome. More information and to book, contact Pam on 01665 605017.

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Wednesday, May 23: Swarland Craft Group. New members welcome. In Swarland Village Hall. 1.30pm–3.30pm. More information, contact Margaret on 01670 787705 or Joyce on 01670 787855.

Wednesday, May 23: Aurora Night at Kielder Observatory. Explore how science has discovered the processes that create the aurora in the sky. After the talk, tour of the facility taking in the telescopes and how they work. 8pm. Adult £10, conc £8, family £27. Booking essential, contact 07805 638469.

Thursday, March 24: Talk Time at Wallington: Reiving – The Dark Tradition. Join medieval historian Michael Thomson as he traces the origins of Reiving, through the era of Braveheart back to the time of British resistance to Rome, and considers the influence of landscape, climate, politics and Celtic tradition on the people of the Borders. The talk will be followed by a light lunch in the Clocktower Café. At Wallington. 10am–2pm. £22, including coffee and lunch. Booking essential, contact 01670 773600.

Thursday, May 24: Spring in the Gertrude Jekyll Garden. Discover what Gertrude Jekyll planned for this summer flowering garden in this unique location. See how her 1911 plan will unfold into huge sweeps of colour and scent over the next three months. At Lindisfarne Castle. 1pm. More information, contact 01289 389244.

Thursday, May 24: Public Observing at Kielder Observatory. Use the Observatory’s equipment under supervision – including the computer-controlled 14”” Meade telescope and the 20”” Newtonion reflector telescope. Experts on hand to help beginners and experienced astronomers alike. 8pm. Adult £8, conc £6, family £22. Booking essential, contact 07805 638469.


Today and Thursday, May 24: Guided Photography Walk. Join local professional photographer Andy Craig for a two-hour PhotoTrail on the Northumberland Coast. Learn how to document the story of the landscape as you pass through it. Meet at Dunstanburgh Golf Club, 9.30am. £15. Contact 01665 576012.

Today: Walk. A walk along the Harthope Valley looking at late spring flora and fauna with Alnwick and District Natural History Society. Meet at Carey Burn Bridge, 2pm. Contact Coral Turnbull on 01665 602614.

Sunday, May 20: Alnwick Ramblers. A seven-mile Wooler circular walk via Coldmartin Loughs. 10.30am. Meet at the car park adjacent to Riverside Bar. For more information or if weather is inclement, contact walk leaders Derek or Elidh Gardiner on 01665 574839.

Sunday, May 20: Walk. A five-mile, three-hour walk of The Drake Stone, Harbottle. 11am. More information, visit morpethfootpathssociety.weebly.com

Sunday, May 20: Nordic Walk. Join Terry Gregg, a INWA qualified instructor, on a 10km Nordic Walk. The walk is open to all who have done Nordic Walking before and is suitable for those who currently walk regularly and are comfortable with the distance. The actual walk and distance may change dependent upon the prevailing weather and the overall fitness of the group on the day. At Kielder Water and Forest Park. 16yrs+. Booking essential, contact Terry by emailing nordic@staykielder.co.uk or calling 01434 250462.

Monday, May 21: Walk. Join NWT’s Coquetmouth Group for an early evening walk at Newton-by-the-Sea. Meet at Low Newton car park. 6.30pm. More information, contact Atholl Swanston on 01665 711177 or Diana Webber on 01665 713439.

Alnwick Health Walks (Long). Every Wednesday at 10am from Alnwick Tourist Information Centre, Market Place. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Alnwick Health Walks (Starter). Every Wednesday at 10am from Alnwick TIC. Maximum 30 minutes. Contact Jon Monks on 01665605030.

Amble Health Walks. Every Tuesday at 1.30pm from Amble Tourist Information Centre. Starter and intermediate. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030. Belford Health Walks. Short walk, every Monday, 1.30pm; long walk every Monday, 2pm. For both walks meet at Bell View Resource Centre, West Street. Contact North Northumberland Sports Development Team on 01665 511494.

Berwick Health Walks (Beginner and Intermediate). Both Wednesday. Meet at 1.30pm at The Maltings. Contact North Northumberland Sports Development Team on 01665 511494.

Hadston Health Walks (Starter). Every Wednesday at 1pm from Hadston House. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Rothbury Health Walks (Starter). Every Friday at 10.30am from Rothbury TIC. Intermediate/long walks every Friday at 10.30am. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Seahouses Health Walks. Every Monday at 2pm. Meet at the Resource Centre. Contact Kelvin Rusworth on 01665 721868 or send a text to 07745 571802 or email seahouseswalking@hotmail.com

Wooler Health Walks (Intermediate). Every Thursday at 1.30pm. Meet at the Cheviot Centre. Contact North Northumberland Sports Development Team on 01665 511494.


Alnwick Playhouse, Bondgate Without, Alnwick, 01665 510785. Pam Vardy, Land, Sea and Sky. Until June 2. Open box office hours.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick, 01665 605847. Olympic Torch: Shrove Tuesday Football Match. Until May 29. Open daily, 10am–4pm. Adults £2.50, conc £2, U16s free, family (2 adults/1 concession) £6.70, family (two adults/one concession) £7.60.

Belford Craft Gallery, Market Place, Belford, 01668 213888. Visit www.belfordcraftgallery.com

Cragside, Rothbury. 01669 620333. The Servants’ Side. See the real faces of the Cragside servants and find out about the untold stories of life in service. Discover the romance of James McDougle and see his original footman’s livery uniform. Learn the Victorian recipe for brown bread ice cream, served to Cragside’s Royal guests. With close up photographs of original parts of the servants’ tower you’ll get a real glimpse behind closed doors. Until Sunday, November 4. Free, normal admission charges apply.

Crown Studio Gallery, Crown Studio Gallery, Bridge Street Rothbury, 01669 622890, www.crownstudio.co.uk, Twitter @northumberart. Made March Hares! Exhibition of new, original hare-based ceramic designs, jewellery and cards by resident artist Lynda Taylor. Plus a selection of new small Northumbrian landscape paintings and limited edition prints and fine crafts. Open Tuesdays–Saturdays, 9am–5pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Fenwick Gallery, Warkworth, 01665 711136. For information, visit www.fenwickgallery.co.uk

The Aln Gift Shop and Gallery, 57 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, 01665 830245. New original coastal work by Joanne Wishart, as well as original work and prints by Emma Holliday. Open Mondays–Saturdays, 10am–5pm, Sundays 11am–4.30pm.

The Congregational Gallery, Upper High Street, Rothbury, 01669 621900, www.thecongregational.co.uk. Summer exhibition, featuring work by Judy Appleby, Barbara Franc, Japanese artist Hideyuki Sobue, Beth Roberts Fiddes, Allan Scott and Walter Holmes. Cafe with real food and coffee. Open Tuesdays as well as Thursdays–Saturdays, 10.30am–4.30pm, and Sundays, 11.30am–4.30pm. Closed Mondays and Wednesdays, but open Bank Holidays.

The Design Room Art Gallery, 79 High Street, Wooler, NE71 6BD. Featured artist Paresh Nrshinga and new originals by Ken Spencer. Open Mondays–Saturdays, 10am–4pm. Other times by appointment. Call 07921 436427 or visit www.thedesignroomartgallery.co.uk

The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, 01665 830600, www.theoldschoolgallery.co.uk. New exhibition starts Saturday, May 19, when Cliff Blakey returns with a fine display of acrylic/mixed media works entitled Looking North. The following week sees the run up to the Alnmouth Arts Festival weekend in June, when Ken Spencer, featured artist of the festival, will be showing new original works together with Cliff in the main gallery space. Also, other original works, hand-made prints, photography and prints constantly on display. Visit website for further details. Open Wednesdays–Sundays and Bank Holidays. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives, QEII Country Park, Ashington, 01670 528080. A truly out-of-this-world experience is guaranteed for all visitors to Invasion, the new exhibition at Woodhorn. Costumes, props and even robots from favourite TV and sci-fi film blockbusters have been brought together for this thrilling show. Until September 3. £3.95 adult, £3.50 conc, £2.95 Children and £12.50 (2 + 2) family ticket. Visit www.experiencewoodhorn.com for opening times and more information.

Wallington, Morpeth. 01670 773600. A Tale of Two Dresses. Explore this exhibition which unpicks the threads of a 250-year-old mystery surrounding two society beauties, two famous artists and one dress, as a well-loved portrait of Suky Trevelyan is joined by the portrait of the Countess of Dysart on a special visit from Ham House. Open daily, noon–5pm. Until July 1. Normal admission charge applies.


Alnwick Castle. 01665 510777. Open daily, 10am–6pm, last admission 4.15pm. State Rooms open 11am–5pm, last admission 4.30pm. Visit www.alnwickcastle.com for admission details, including information about the new Unlocked ticket.

Alnwick Garden. 01665 511350. Open daily, 10am–6pm. Visit www.alnwickgarden.com for admission details, including information about the new Unlocked ticket.

Armstrong Household and Farming Museum, North Charlton Farm, Chathill. 01665 579443. Open every Friday, 10am–5pm. Admission charges apply.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 01665 605847. Open daily, 10am–4pm. Adults £2.50, conc £2, U16s free, family (2 adults/1 conc) £6.70, family (2 adults/1 conc) £7.60.

Bamburgh Castle. 01668 214515. Open daily, 10am–5pm, last admission 4pm. Adult £9, conc £8, child £4, family £22 (two adults and up to three children).

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 01661 881636. Open daily, 10am–5pm. £7.70, child £4.60, conc £6.90, family £20. English Heritage members free.

Berwick Barracks. 01289 304493. Open Mondays–Fridays, 10am–5pm. Closed Saturdays–Sundays. £3.90, £2.30 child, £3.50 conc. English Heritage members free.

Chillingham Castle. 01668 215359. Open daily, except for Saturdays when it is closed. Noon–5pm, last entry 4.30pm. £8.50, conc £7.50, children £4, U5s free, family £21.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park. Open Mondays–Fridays, with tours every hour from 10am with the last tour at 4pm, and Sundays, with tours at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Closed Saturdays. £6, £4 conc, £2 children, £14 family.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate. 01669 620333. Gardens/woodlands open Tuesdays–Sundays, 10am–7pm or sunset if earlier. House open Tuesdays–Fridays, 1pm–5pm, and Saturdays–Sundays, 11am–5pm. Cragside closed Mondays. Admission, including Gift Aid – whole property: £14.60 adults, £7.35 children, £36.50 family. Gardens and woodland only: £9.45 adults, £4.80 children, £22.70 family.

Dunstanburgh Castle. 01665 576231. Open daily, 10am–5pm. Adult £4, child £2.40, conc £3.60, English Heritage members free.

Edlingham Castle. Open during daylight hours. Free.

Etal Castle. 01890 820332. Open daily, 11am–4.30pm. £3.90, child £2.30, conc £3.50, family £10.10. English Heritage members free.

Heatherslaw Cornmill. 01890 820488. Open daily, 11am–3pm, last entry 45 mins before closing. £3.75, conc £2.75, family £10, U5s free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway. 01890 820244. Open daily. Train times – from Heatherslaw, every hour on the hour from 11am to 3pm. From Etal, every hour on the half-hour from 11.30am to 3.30pm. Return journey prices, £6.50, children £4, U5s £2, babies free, senior citizens £5.50. Specials at Easter and October. Railway shop and ticket office open from 10am.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre. 01890 820338. Open daily, 11am–3pm. Admission free.

House of Hardy Museum, Alnwick. Call 01665 510027 for opening times. Free.

Howick Hall Gardens. 01665 577285. Open daily, noon–6pm, last entry 5pm. Prices, including 10 per cent voluntary Gift Aid donation, adults £6.60, over 60s £5.50, children free.

Hulne Park, Ratten Row, Alnwick. Open 11am to dusk.

Kirkharle Courtyard, Kirkwhelpington, 01830 540362. Shops, arts and craft workshops and food outlets in a 15th century farm courtyard.

Lady Waterford Hall. Open daily, 11am–3pm, last entry 45 minutes before closing. £2.50, conc £2, family £7.50, U5s free. The Hall may occasionally be closed for private functions. Call 01890 820503 to check.

Lindisfarne Castle. 01289 389244. Open daily, 10am–3pm, except for Monday, May 21, when it is closed. Gift Aid admission – £6.95, £3.50 child, £17.40 family.

Lindisfarne Centre. 01289 389004. Open daily, 10am–5pm.

Lindisfarne Priory. 01289 389200. Open daily, 9.30am–5pm. £4.90, £2.90 child, £4.40 conc. English Heritage members free.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road, Longframlington. 01665 570382. Open daily, 8.30am–5pm. Admission for gardens/arboretum, adults £4.25, free for U16s who are accompanied by an adult.

Preston Tower. 01665 589227. Open daily 10am to dusk. Adult £2, child 50p, conc/groups £1.50.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Radcliffe Road, Bamburgh, 01668 214910. Open daily 10am–5pm. Free entry.

Wallington Hall & Gardens. 01670 773600. Walled garden open daily 10am–7pm, cafe and gift shop open daily 10.30am–5.30pm. House open daily noon–5pm, except for Tuesdays when it is closed. Admission, including Gift Aid – whole property: £10.80 adults, £5.40 children, £27.00 family. Garden and grounds only: £7.50 adults, £3.75 children, £18.75 family.

Warkworth Castle. 01665 711423. Open daily, 10am–5pm. £4.90, child £2.90, conc 4.40, family £12.70. English Heritage members free.

Warkworth Hermitage. Open Sundays and Wednesdays, 11am–5pm. £3.30, child £2, conc £3.