Enjoy egg-cellent array of events

From family trails to craft activities, an array of Easter-themed fun awaits young and old alike over the next few days.

The Gazette takes a look at a selection of events that are taking place around north Northumberland.

Many attractions are also opening their doors for the summer season this weekend. Turn to page 57 for opening times and admission details.


Tomorrow: Passion Play. Production in Alnwick Market Place. Turn to page 53.

Alnwick Castle

01665 510777

Easter Day: Dragon Egg Trail. Find the nest of Northumbrian Ridgeback dragon eggs hidden somewhere within the castle. Free with admission. Check times on arrival.

Alnwick Garden

01665 511350

Saturday, March 30, and Monday, April 1: Eggcellent Cosies. Make a personalised egg cosy. 11am–4pm.

Easter Day: Easter cards and daffodil picking. 11am–4pm.

Wednesday, April 3: Eggcellent Easter. Design and make an Easter bag. 11am–4pm.

Bamburgh Castle

01668 214515

Easter Day: Create a Faberge Egg. Join Rachel from Sticks and Stones to create a Faberge egg using paint, vinyl and glitter. Included in admission.

Easter Day and Monday, April 1: Beastly Egg Hunt. Help find the Bamburgh Beast’s eggs and enter the King’s draw for a beastly prize. Included in admission.


Easter Day: Easter Disco. At the community club, Belford. 6.30pm–9.30pm.

Monday, April 1: Easter Bingo. At the community club, Belford. 7.45pm.


01669 620333

Tomorrow to Monday, April 1: Building Dreams Easter Trail sponsored by Cadbury. Explore Cragside and take part in the Building Dreams-themed Easter trail. Complete the trail and receive a chocolate reward. 10am–3pm. £3 per trail, normal admission applies.

Ford and Etal Estate

01890 820338

Easter Day and Monday, April 1: Egg-citing Easter Activities from 11am–5pm. Decorate an Easter bunny or basket at Lavender Tearooms; Guess how many eggs in the jar at Ford Village Shop; Easter bunny hunt at Heatherslaw Light Railway; Craft table at Heatherslaw Cornmill (normal admission applies). Different venues around the estate will have Easter-themed displays. The Black Bull, in Etal, is hosting a table-top sale on Sunday in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Lindisfarne Castle

01289 389244

Today to Thursday, April 4: Family Trails for Easter. Tackle the trail and claim a Cadbury egghead. Normal admission applies. Runs until April 14.


01670 773600

Tomorrow to Monday, April 1: Easter Trail. Follow a children’s trail and be rewarded by a Cadbury chocolate prize. 11am–4pm. Normal admission applies.

Easter Day and Monday, April 1: Easter Eggstravaganza. Craft activities, face-painting, games and races plus an Easter bonnet competition on Sunday and decorated egg competition on Monday. 11am–4pm. Normal admission applies.