What’s on in Northumberland – to Thursday, November 3

LIVE MUSIC

Tonight: Glendale Accordion and Fiddle Club. The Andy Kaine Trio performs. Bar available. At The Glendale Hall, Cheviot Street, Wooler. 7.30pm. Membership £8. Admission, members £4.50, non-members £6, includes supper. For more information, contact Sheila on 01668 281535.

Tomorrow: Friday Night Live. Maddy Stuckey with her Divas of Song act. At The Wellwood, Amble. 9pm. Free.

Saturday, October 29: Northumbrian Night. With music from Fiona Lander and Paul Mason, who will sing and play on whistles and lots of other instruments, guitarist Pete Scott, who is a singer and songwriter. Morpeth Gadgie Alex Swailes is MC. Geoff Allan, the mobile chippy from Wooler, will also attend with fish and chips. In aid of All Saints’ Church, Rothbury. At the village’s Jubilee Hall. 7.30pm. Tickets, £13, are available from Tully’s of Rothbury and from Chris on 01665 574574.

Monday, October 31: Folk Singaround. All welcome, come and join in the choruses. At The Mason’s Arms, Rennington. 8pm. Free. More information, contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835.

Thursday, November 3: Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club. Andrew Gibb trio at the Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm. Annual membership £8, members admission £3, non-members £5. Musicians and visitors welcome. Contact 01668 281307.

EVENTS

Today: Archery. At Alnwick Castle. £3 for eight arrows. Weather permitting and at intervals. For times, visit www.alnwickcastle.com or call 01665 510777.

Today: Jays Animal Encounters - Snakes and spiders galore. See Jay’s fantastic selection of snakes, spiders and dragons. At Alnwick Garden. Drop in 11am-4pm. Free with admission ticket. For more information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.

Today: Wizarding with Hagrid and Dumbledore. Hogwartian style magic and mayhem. Hagrid and Dumbledore are back for more fun, antics, and magic. At Alnwick Castle. For more information, visit www.alnwickcastle.com or call 01665 510777.

Today: Guided tour of The Roots and Shoots Vegetable Garden. Join a member of the gardening team on a tour of the Roots & Shoots Vegetable Garden, at The Alnwick Garden. 2pm–2.45pm. Meet by the ‘what’s on’ board. Free with admission ticket. For more information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.

Today and tomorrow: Wallington Walking Week. Themed walks around Wallington. At 11.30am and 2pm. Normal admission applies plus small charge for the walks – adult £2, child £1, family £5. More information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington or call 01670 773600.

Today and Saturday, October 29: Make your own Wizard Wand. At The Alnwick Garden. Drop in 11am-4pm. Free with admission ticket. For more information, visit www.alnwickgar den.com or call 01665 511350.

Today and Saturday, October 29 to Sunday, October 30: Make a Witch Pot. At Alnwick Castle. For more information, visit www.alnwickcastle.com or call 01665 510777.

Today to Sunday, October 30: Bamburgh Beast Zip Wire. Over 200 metres of adrenaline rush as you zip down the North of England’s longest zip wire. 10am–4pm. Also try one of the night-time flights. At Bamburgh Castle. For more information, call 01668 214208.

Today to Sunday, October 30: Nelly Moss’s Magical Emporium. Budding young witches and wizards can enter the magical emporium for a lesson in the art of wand-making and potions. Select your ingredients, perhaps a newts eye or old mans beard, and create a potion to banish the homework blues. At Cragside. £1 per child. Normal admission charges apply. 11am–3pm. More information, call 01669 620333.

Today to Sunday, October 30: Time Travellers Go…Take a journey into the horrors of ghastly punishments and terrifying tales from days gone by. At Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 11am–4pm. Normal admission but £1 extra per child taking part in Time Travellers Go. For more information, visit www.english-herit age.org.uk/belsayhall or call 01661 881636.

Today to Sunday, October 30: Broomstick Training. At Alnwick Castle. At intervals every day, weather dependent. Check times on arrival. More information, visit www.alnwick castle.com or call 01665 510777.

Today to Sunday, October 30: Battleaxe to Broomsticks Tours. At Alnwick Castle. Tours take place at 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm. Check the meeting place upon arrival. For more information, visit www.alnwickcastle.com or call 01665 510777.

Today to Sunday, October 30: Tours of the Castle and Grounds. At Alnwick Castle. Daily, check times on arrival. More information, visit www.alnwickcastle.com or call 01665 510777.

Tonight: Cash Bingo. All welcome. At Alnwick Cricket Club. 7.30pm. More information, call Ted Sisterson on 01665 602958.

Tomorrow. Apple day at Alnwick Farmers Market. Bring along local apples, watch freshly-pressed juice being made, plus local apples used as ingredients in the produce on offer. Try your hand at the longest peel competition or apple bobbing. Warm apple punch on sale too. Supported by The National Trust. At Alnwick Market Place. 9am–3pm.

Tomorrow: Dance for Fun. Explore dance genres of the 20th century. At The Alnwick Garden. 10am–11am. £3 payable on the day. No admission ticket required. For more information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.

Tomorrow: Coffee and Crayons. Free play session for U5s. At The Alnwick Garden. 10am–noon. No admission ticket required. For more information, visit www.alnwickgar den.com or call 01665 511350.

Tomorrow: Guided tour of The Alnwick Garden. Join a member of the gardening team for a tour of The Alnwick Garden. Noon–1pm. Free with admission ticket. Meet by the ‘what’s on’ board. For more information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.

Tomorrow: Make a Wizard Wand. At Alnwick Castle. For more information, visit www.alnwickcastle.com or call 01665 510777.

Tomorrow: Fifth Birthday and The Big Draw. See a specially commissioned Cutter Building birthday cake and join in the creation of a giant artwork with the Big Draw! Also see a presentation celebrating the last five years of activity in the historic Pick-Sharpeners building. At Woodhorn – Museum and Northumberland Archives. For more information, visit www.experiencewoodhorn.com or call 01670 528080.

Tomorrow: Jupiter in Opposition. Learn all about this incredible planet. At Kielder Observatory. 8pm. £8 adults, £6 conc, booking essential at www.kielderobservatory.org or call 07805 638469 for assistance.

Saturday, October 29: WI County Day. At Glendale Middle School, Wooler. 10am–4pm.

Saturday, October 29: Canoeing. Half-hour session in a quiet inlet – great for beginners. Age 5+. At Calvert Trust Kielder. 10am–4pm. £5. For more, call 01434 250232.

Saturday, October 29: 4X4 Safari. Drive some of the more challenging trails the forest has to offer. At Kielder Water and Forest Park. 10am–4pm. £50 per car (includes cooked breakfast for driver), booking essential, call 08445 889965 or visit www.gton.co.uk

Saturday, October 29: A Rock Art Expedition to a site in the locality, with Glendale Local History Society. Date may change according to weather. For more, call 01668 283703.

Monday, October 31: Salsacise. Dynamic and exciting class full of Latin and exotic music flavours. In the Pavilion at The Alnwick Garden. 11am–noon. £3 payable on the day. No admission ticket required. For more information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.

Tuesday, November 1: Alnwick and District Flower Club. AGM with pooled supper, workshop, Christmas table. At Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick. 7pm. More information, call Jean O’Hanlon on 01665 602736.

Wednesday, November 2: Public Observing at Kielder Observatory. Learn about the incredible dark sky with your naked eye, binoculars or telescopes – or bring your own. Experts on hand to guide you around the sky and instruments. 8pm. Adults £8, conc £6, booking essential, visit www.kielderobseratory.org or call 07805 638469.

Thursday, November 3: Alnwick and District MS Branch. Drop-in for a coffee and a chat. At Costa Coffee, Alnwick. 11am and 1pm. Branch helpline 07581 460207.

Thursday, November 3: Talk. Ian Armstrong will give an illustrated talk entitled A Love of Birds to Alnwick & District Natural History Society. At Costello Centre, Bailiffgate, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Refreshments served from 7.15pm. Membership £6. Visitors £1.50. More information, call Coral Turnbull on 01665 602614.

Thursday, November 3: Cricket Club Quiz. Alnwick Cricket Club’s popular annual Super Quiz. Ten rounds on various topics including music and picture rounds, jokers and beer rounds. Good cash prizes. At Alnwick Cricket Club’s clubhouse. 7.30pm start. Enter teams of four to Ted Sisterson, 01665 602958.

Thursday, November 3: Any Questions. Hosted by Alnwick Civic Society. The panel will include Gordon Castle, Carlo Biagioni, Nick Lewis and Heather Cairns. At Barter Books, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Join the society beforehand for a glass of wine.

WALKS

Today to Sunday, October 30: Cragside Walking Festival. Step out and enjoy a week-long offer of walks, from guided or self-guided, with maps or waymarkers, a group walk or a solo stroll. At Cragside, Rohtbury. 10am–4pm. For more information, call 01669 620333.

Sunday, October 30: Walk. Time and chance – a walk from the ice age to the Costa del Hauxley. Take a short ramble with Northumbria University Lecturer Dr Mike Jeffries to discover how climate changes have affected the ecology and geomorphology of the Hauxley coastline and hinterland. 10.30am–noon. Meet at the temporary Visitor Centre at Hauxley Nature Reserve. Free event, but booking required, call 0191 284 6884.

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.

EXHIBITIONS

Alnwick Playhouse, Bondgate Without, Alnwick, 01665 510785. New exhibition by Alnwick & District Camera Club. The Annual Exhibition by members of the club, demonstrating a variety of photographic skills and printing techniques ranging from careful records of people, places, things and events to creative interpretations, adaptations and abstractions. Until December 3. Open during box office hours.

Amble Photographic Group. The group is staging an exhibition of photographs in the Town Council Office, The Quayside, Amble. Until November 6. Open 10am–4pm daily, but Sundays are 12.30pm–4pm. Members of the Group will attend on Saturdays/Sundays.

Bailiffgate Museum, 14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick, 01665 605847. Alnwick has the Art Factor. Vote on which local artist’s work you enjoy the most. Until Tuesday. Also, A5RT, in aid of HospiceCare North Northumberland features work by local artists, photographers, patients, art clubs and others. On display at the museum until Monday and can be purchased for only £5. Open 10am–4pm, daily. A new exhibition – A Stroll in the Parks – starts November 4.

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

Crown Studio Gallery, Crown Studio Gallery, Bridge Street Rothbury, 01669 622890, www.crownstudio.co.uk, Twitter @northumberart. Autumn Colours – An exhibition of original Northumbrian landscapes by resident artist Lynda Taylor. A tempting selection of jewellery created by professional artist makers, designer silk scarves, sculptural ceramics, domestic stoneware, studio glass, etchings, prints and cards. Open Tuesday–Saturday 9am–5pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.

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

Kielder Castle, Kielder, 01434 250209. Kielder Castle’s Duchess Gallery plays host to an exhibition of photography by the Infinity Group. Until Sunday.

The Aln Gift Shop and Gallery, 57 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, 01665 830245. Autumn display by Joanne Wishart with limited edition and original hare prints. Original work and prints by Emma Holliday. Open daily, 10am–5pm, Sundays 11am–4.30pm.

The Congregational Gallery, High Street, Rothbury, NE65 7TL. 01669 621900. Autumn and winter exhibition featuring the work of Japanese artist Hideyuki Sobue, as well as Stephen King, Liz Tainsh, Jo Kirkham-Knaggs and the sculptures of Lisa Delarny. Closed Monday and Wednesday. Open Tuesday, as well as Thursday–Saturday, 10.30am–4.30pm, Sunday 11.30am–4.30pm. Check website for events and suppers, www.thecongregational.co.uk, email Linda@thecongregational.co.uk

The Design Room Art Gallery, 79 High Street, Wooler, NE71 6BD. New work exhibited by artist Roz Bell and Nigel Cooke. Open Monday–Saturday, 10am–3pm, other times by appointment. Call 07921 436427 or visit www.thedesignroomartgallery.co.uk

The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, www.theoldschoolgallery.co.uk 01665 830600. Autumn Exhibition – Jo Hume. Jo paints with skill and enthusiasm and comes to Alnmouth for her first major exhibition of landscape, seascape, floral and abstract works in oil and acrylic. Until Sunday, November 6. Ring or visit website for further details. Open Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Wallington Hall, Cambo, Morpeth, 01670 773600. Wallington celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of William Bell Scott – the 19th century poet, writer, artist and teacher – with an exciting new contemporary art exhibition entitled Unfinished Business. The contents will not remain static – artworks will be introduced and removed throughout the following months. Closes end of October.

ATTRACTIONS

Alnwick Castle, Alnwick. 01665 510777. Open daily 10am–6pm, state rooms open 11am–5pm, last admission 4.15pm, up to and including Saturday, October 29. Adult £13, conc £10.40, child (5–16) £6, U5s free, family £34, group £9pp. Combined tickets for Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Garden also available. The castle closes at 4pm on Sunday, October 30 and is then closed for the winter.

Alnwick Garden, Alnwick. 01665 511350. Open 10am–6pm daily. From Friday, November 4, the garden is open daily, 11am–4pm Adult £11, conc £9 (including an optional £1 Gift Aid donation), child 1p, group £7pp. Combined tickets for Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle also available.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 01665 605847. Open daily, 10am–4pm during October. From November, the museum is open Tuesdays–Sundays, 10am–4pm. Closed Mondays. Adults £2.50, conc, seniors, students, unemployed £2, U16s free, family (2 adults/1 conc) £6.70, family (2 adults plus 2 conc) £7.60.

Bamburgh Castle. Open daily, 10am–5pm, last admission 4pm, in October. From November, the castle is open weekends only, 11am–4.30pm, last admission 3.30pm, and closed Monday–Friday. Adult £8.50, child £4 (under 5 free), senior £7.50, family £21. Groups call 01668 214 208. Schools £2 per pupil.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 01661 881636. Open 10am–4pm daily in October. From November, open Saturday and Sunday only, 10am–4pm, and closed Mondays–Fridays. Adult £7.50, child £4.50, conc £6.80, family £19.50, English Heritage members free.

Chillingham Castle. 01668 215359. Open noon–5pm daily, closed Saturdays, during October. Adult £8.50, conc £7.50, child (5–15) £4, family £21. Combined tickets to visit both the Castle and the Chillingham Wild Cattle are available at a discounted rate. From November, the castle is closed for the winter. During the closed season – November–April – the castle welcomes groups by special appointment.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park. Today and tomorrow, tours start 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Tour route not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. Adults £6, children (4–16yrs) £2, conc £4, family (of five) £14. Combined tickets available at discounted rate to visit both the cattle and the castle. Ask Warden for details. From Saturday, Ocotber 29 it is closed for winter.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate. 01669 620333. Gardens and Estate, open today–Sunday, October 30, 10am–7pm, and then Wednesday, November 2 and Thursday, November 3, 11am–4pm. Closed Monday, October 31 and Tuesday, November 1. House open today–Sunday, October 30, 11am–5pm, then closed Monday, October 31–Thursday, November 3. Admission (gift aid prices), House, Gardens and Estate, adults £14.60, children (5–17) £7.35, family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £36.50. Gardens and Estate, adults £9.45, children £4.80, family £22.70, U5s/National Trust members free.

Dunstanburgh Castle. 01665 576231. Open 10am–4pm, daily during October. From November, open Saturdays and Sundays only, 10am–4pm, and closed Mondays–Fridays. Adult £4, child £2.40, £3.60 conc. English Heritage free. If weather is poor, ring ahead to check opening hours.

Edlingham Castle. Open during daylight hours. Free.

Etal Castle. 01890 820332. Open 11am–4.30pm daily during October. From November, open Saturdays and Sundays only, 10am–4pm, and closed Mondays–Fridays. Adult £3.80, child £2.30, conc £3.40, family £9.90.

Fenton Centre. 01668 216216. Open Wednesday–Sunday, 10am–4pm.

Heatherslaw Cornmill. 01890 820488. Open daily, 10am–5pm up to and including Sunday, October 30. Adult £3.75, conc £2.75, family (2 adults/2 children) £10. Last entry to mill is 45 minutes before closing. Joint tickets for entry to Heatherslaw Mill & Lady Waterford Hall are also available. From Monday, October 31, the Cornmill is closed for the winter.

Heatherslaw Light Railway. 01890 820244. Open daily up to and including Sunday, October 30. Railway shop and ticket office open from 10am. Train times, from Heatherslaw, every hour from 11am, up to and including 3pm, and from Etal, every hour from 11.30am, up to and including 3.30pm. Return journey prices: Adult £6.50, child £4, U5s £2, babies free, OAPs £5.50. All tickets are for return journeys and can be bought at the ticket office, or at Etal from the guard. From Monday, October 31, the Railway is closed for the winter.

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

Howick Hall Gardens. 01665 577285 or at weekends call 01665 577191. Open today up to and including Saturday, October 29, noon–6pm, last entry 5pm. On Sunday, October 30, as well as Wednesday, November 2 and Thursday, November 3, open 10.30am–4pm. Closed Monday, October, 31 and Tuesday, November 1. Adults £6, Over 60s £5, children free. Prices include 10 per cent voluntary Gift Aid donation.

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

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

Lady Waterford Hall. 01890 820503. Open daily, 11am–5pm up to and including Sunday, October 30. Adult £2.50, conc £2, family £7.50, U5s free. Last entry to Hall 45 minutes before closing. Joint tickets to Lady Waterford Hall & Heatherslaw Mill also available. From Monday, October 31, the Hall is closed for the winter.

Lindisfarne Castle. 01289 389244. Open today–Sunday, October 30, 10am–3pm. Closed Monday, October 31–Thursday, November 3.

Lindisfarne Centre. 01289 389004. Adults £3, children (5–15 years-old) £1, family £8, U5s free.

Lindisfarne Priory. 01289 389200. Open 9.30am–4pm daily during October. From November, only Saturday and Sunday only, 10am–4pm, and closed Mondays–Fridays. Adult £4.80, child £2.90, conc £4.30, English Heritage members free.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road, Longframlington. 01665 570382. Open 8.30pm–5pm daily during October. From November, open by pre-arrangement only. Garden and arboretum £4.25 adults, supervised children free. No charge to look around the plant centre.

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

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Radcliffe Road, Bamburgh, 01668 214910. Open Tuesday–Sunday and Bank Holidays, 10am–4pm, last entry 3.30pm. Adult £2.75, child/conc £1.75, family £7.25.

Wallington. 01670 773600. Call to check opening times.

Warkworth Castle. 01665 711423. Open daily, 10am–4pm, during October. From November, open Saturdays and Sundays only, 10am–4pm. Closed Mondays–Fridays. Adult £4.80, child £2.90, conc £4.30, family £12.50, English Heritage members free.