Sunday, August 21: Wind in the Willows. The Cambridge Touring Theatre perform their own specially-adapted version of Wind in the Willows. There will also be a workshop, aimed at five to 11-year-olds, which will introduce children to the story and the characters. At Eshott Hall. Workshop starts 1.30pm. Production takes place between 3pm-5pm. Tickets £12.50 adults, £9.50 children, £39.50 family (two adults/two children). Luxury picnics £35 for four people or £12.50 per adult and £5 per child individually. To book them, call Eshott Hall on 01670 787454. Tonight: Concert. Traditional music concert with Andrew and Margaret Watchorn. At St Mary’s Church, Newton. 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50, accompanied children U12 free, and are available at the door. For more information, contact Andrew or Margaret Watchorn on 01665 576245 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonight: Rothbury Roots. Singer/song-writer Reg Meuross performs at the latest instalment of Rothbury Roots. At The Queens Head Hotel, Rothbury. 8pm. Tickets £8 can be booked in advance by calling The Queens Head on 01669 620470. More information, visit www.rothburyroots.net
Tomorrow: Friday Night Live. Pete Lincoln of 70s chart toppers The Sweets performs. At The Wellwood, Amble. 9pm. Free.
Monday, August 22: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Live music at The Ship Inn, Low Newton. 8pm. Free. More information, contact 01665 722835.
Today to Friday, September 2: Summer Watersports Activities. Water sports for juniors (8-16 years). Kayaking, sailing,
windsurfing in Druridge Bay Country Park from August 1 to September 2 from 10am–3.30pm each day. £40 per day, if more than one day is booked subsequent days at £35 per day. All equipment is provided. Office hours for booking and inquiries, Monday–Friday, between 9am–1pm, call the Coquet Shorebase Trust on 01665 710367.
Today until Sunday, September 4: Adventure Northumberland. Discover Adventure Northumberland on Bowburn Park Picnic area in Alnwick. There will be river canoes, water rolling, electric bike hire, a climbing wall and an enormous zip wire stretching from the picnic area down to the River fields. All activities are run by Adventure Northumberland and occur an additional charge. Zip Wire – £6 per run. Canoes on the river, £6 per person for 30 mins or £18 for a family ticket (2+2). Water roller £6 per person (10 minutes). Electric bike hire £10 for 2 hours or family of 4 £30 for 2 hours. Climbing wall, £6 for 3 ascents (not available at weekends). At The Alnwick Garden/Castle, Greenwell Lane entrance. 11am–4pm. No activity needs to be pre-booked. More information, call 01665 602925.
Today: Tomahawk Throwing Competition. Learn the Native American technique of tomahawk throwing with Rob Caton from Wildharmony. At Cragside. 11am–3pm. All tickets £2 per person. Normal admission applies. For more information, visit 01669 620333.
Today: Nature’s Helpers – Bird Feeders. A really good way to recycle empty plastic bottles, make a bird feeder for your garden. At The Alnwick Garden. Drop in, 11am–4pm. Free with admission ticket. More information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.
Today: Summer in the Jekyll Garden. Enjoy the garden in its peak. All talks hosted by Philippa Hodkinson, Gardener-in-charge, plus her volunteers. At Lindisfarne Castle. 1pm. For more information, call 01289 389244.
Today to Saturday, August 20: Meet the Gong Farmer. Be entertained by his bizarre sense of comedy. At Alnwick Castle. Shows at intervals throughout the day between 11am–4pm, check times on arrival. More information, visit www.alnwickcastle.com or call 01665 510777.
Today, Tuesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 25: 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 to learn about the growing of fruit and vegetables. Meet in the Roots and Shoots Garden at The Alnwick Garden. 2pm–2.30pm. Free with admission ticket. More information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.
Today and Thursday, August 25: Go Wild at Wallington. Be a Wild Child and join the countryside team for untamed adventures in the woods. Help build a bug hotel, find out about tree-mendous trees, try your hand at wild art and lots more. At Wallington. 11am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–3pm. Normal admission applies plus a small charge for some activities. More information, call 01670 773600.
Tonight: Quiz Night. Charity quiz night in aid of Help for Heroes. Quiz teams are 2-6 people per team and charged at £1 per person. There will also be a raffle, with prizes donated by local businesses. At the Percy Arms, Chatton. Starts 8.30pm.
Tomorrow: Dance for Fun. Designed with the over 50s in mind. This activity explores dance genres of the 20th century. The sessions are light-hearted and focus on the participants exploring their creativity and performance skills. Meet in the Education room at The Alnwick Garden. 10am–11am. £3 payable on the day. No admission ticket required.
Tomorrow: Footcare. Footcare for the over 50s which might include toe nails trimming, hard skin removal or perhaps a massage. 10am–1pm. At The Alnwick Garden. Each session costs £6 and must be booked in advance by calling Heather on 01665 511356 or main reception on 01665 511350, option 4.
Tomorrow: King Swing and Climbing. Fly through the air or challenge the indoor climbing wall. At Calvert Trust Kielder. 10am–4pm. £5 per activity (two turns). Booking not required. More information, call 01434 250232.
Tomorrow: Garden Baby Boogie. Music and dancing, laughter and love. All part of Lynn Campbell’s wonderful Baby Boogie classes in The Alnwick Garden. 11.15am in the Pavilion. £3 payable on the day. No admission ticket required. More information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.
Tomorrow, Monday, August 22 and Wednesday, August 24: Guided tour of The Alnwick Garden. Join a member of the gardening team for a tour to share their love of the garden and all it has to offer. Meet by the what’s on board at The Alnwick Garden. Noon–1pm. Free with admission ticket. More information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.
Tomorrow: An Evening with the Hubble Telescope. Investigate the telescope and observe the images it has taken. At Kielder Observatory. 8pm. £8 adults, £6 conc, booking essential at www.kielderobservatory.org. Call 07805 638469 for assistance.
Saturday, August 20: Mountain Biking Skills Level 2. Aimed at beginners and novice cyclists. Age 16+. At Kielder Water and Forest Park. 10am–3pm. £79, booking essential, call 01434 250532 or visit www.purplemountain.co.uk
Saturday, August 20: Flower Petal Bath Bombs. Capture the fragrance of summer in a bath bomb making workshop. At The Alnwick Garden. Drop in, 11am–4pm. Free with admission ticket. More information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.
Saturday, August 20: Pond-dipping. Have a paddle in the stream and see if you can catch any wildlife. At Cragside. 11am–3pm. Free event. Normal admission applies. More information, call 01669 620333.
Saturday, August 20: Flume Racing. A competitive family challenge. Race the rubber ducks down the flume and see who will win. At Cragside. 1pm–4pm. Free event. Normal admission applies. More information, call 01669 620333.
Saturday, August 20: Whittingham Show. A great day for all the family. Various competitions from cakes to scarecrows. Other attractions include children’s rides, refreshments and craft and trade stalls. Contact 01665 574384 or www.whittinghamshow.co.uk
Saturday, August 20: Warkworth Show. Traditional country crafts, brass band. children’s fancy dress and entertainment, cookery, floral displays and more. At Warkworth Castle. Grounds open 10am, marquee opens 12.30pm. Contact Sally Sample on 01665 711321.
Saturday, August 20: Concert. The Belford Singers offer English Choral Music. This summer concert focuses mainly on works by English composers from the 16th to the 20th century. In the first half, there will be works by some of the great Tudor composers and by Purcell, Wesley and Taverner amongst others, with a contrast being provided by Tchaikovsky, Palestrina and Bruckner. The second half is a mixture of madrigals and folk song settings for choirs. At Brinkburn Priory. 2pm. Admission to the concert is free. Normal Priory admission charges apply.
Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21: Hodman Dodmanott and Sally Forth. This memorable couple amble merrily through The Alnwick Garden bringing laughter and joy wherever they go. An extraordinary puppet based walkabout from The Flying Buttresses. Performances at regular intervals throughout the day, 10am–4pm. More information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.
Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21: Fuchsia Society Show. Belsay’s displays of flowering fuchsias are second to none, and definitely not to be missed. Enjoy the beautiful gardens and for those with green fingers, there will also be expert advice from Northumberland Fuchsia Society. Saturday, from noon, and Sunday, from 10am. Adults £7.50, conc £6.80, children £4.50, family £19.50. English Heritage members and U5s free. Contact 01670 881636.
Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21: Viking Raiders. Meet the terrifying Vikings as they spread a wave of terror and turmoil with their raids on the North East coast of England, where Lindisfarne was first to be set upon on 793AD. Explore their encampment to discover the rigours and entertainments of Viking campaigning. Watch grisly displays of combat culminating in a full-scale, deadly battle. At Lindisfarne Priory. 11am–5pm. Adults £6.50, concession £5.50 and children £4.50. English Heritage members and U5s free.
Sunday, August 21: Steep and Rocky Mountain Biking. Develop your skills, technique and confidence. Age 16+. 10am–3.30pm. £89, booking essential, call 01434 250532 or www.purplemountain.co.uk
Sunday, August 21: Woodland Heritage Day. Meet the countryside team who manage them and explore all things to do with wood, on a day long event in the West Woods at Wallington. 11am–3pm. Normal admission charges apply with small charge for some activities. Contact 01670 773600.
Sunday, August 21: Instant Friends. Make yourself instant friends in this crafty workshop. At The Alnwick Garden. Drop in, 11am–4pm. Free with admission ticket. More information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.
Sunday, August 21: Concert. Northumbrian Pipes of Robsons Choice. Traditional Northumbrian, Scottish and Irish tunes played with harmonies by the sweetest-sounding bagpipes in the world. Robson’s Choice play Northumbrian smallpipes, fiddle and whistle and will play to raise funds for St Oswald’s Hospice in Gosforth. At Brinkburn Priory. 2pm. Admission to the concert is free. Normal admission charges and concessions to the Priory and its grounds apply.
Sunday, August 21 to Wednesday, August 24: Harry Potter Characters – including Hotter than Potter Magic Show. A weekend of Hogwartian style magic and mayhem. Hagrid and Dumbledore are back for more fun, antics, and magic. Witches and wizards, house elves and Harry Potters especially welcome. At Alnwick Castle. More information, visit www.alnwickcastle.com or call 01665 510777.
Monday, August 22: Canoeing. Half hour session in a quiet inlet – great for beginners. Age 5+. At Calvert Trust Kielder.
10am–4pm. £5 per person. Booking not required. More information, call 01434 250232.
Monday, August 22: Posy Making. Learn how to create a posy from the flowers in your garden. In the Roots & Shoots Vegetable Garden at The Alnwick Garden. 2pm. Booking essential, call 01665 511356. More information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.
Monday, August 22 and Wednesday, August 24: Scarecrows. Made with twigs and straw your scarecrow can take pride of place with a great big smile on its face. At The Alnwick Garden. Drop in sessions, 11am–4pm. Free with admission ticket. More information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.
Tuesday, August 23: Jays Animal Encounters. Meet Jay and his wonderful selection of animals. See Mica the meerkat taking his morning walk or have Amber the snake gently coiled around your shoulders. At The Alnwick Garden. Drop in, 11am–4pm. Free with admission ticket. More information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.
Tuesday, August 23: Working Forest Visit. A chance to get up close with some monster machines in England’s largest working forest. At Kielder Water and Forest Park. 2pm–4pm. £10, booking essential, call 01434 250209.
Tuesday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 24: Medieval Crime and Punishment. Meet the master executioner and take on the medieval trails in this weekend of exciting living history. Medieval citizens seek out the culprits of various crimes, but will they be brought to justice? At Warkworth Castle. 11am–5pm. Adults £5.50, conc £5, children £3.50, family £14.50. English Heritage members and U5s free.
Tuesday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 24: The Moscow State Circus. The Moscow State Circus brings its latest and most spectacular show to date to Berwick, as part of its UK tour. At Shielfield Park, Etal Road, Berwick. Tuesday, 5pm and 7.45pm, Wednesday, 2pm and 5pm. Tickets available from Ticketmaster on 0844 856 5555. More information, visit www.moscowstatecircus.com
Wednesday, August 24: Tree Climbing. Fancy being a forester? Don’t look down as you are harnessed in for a climb up the tall trees. At Cragside. £6 per person. Normal admission applies. Booking essential on 01669 622033.
Wednesday, August 24: Wildlife Wednesdays – Animal Tracks. Learn the basics of animal tracking and make a cast to take home. At Kielder Water and Forest Park. 1pm–3pm. £3 per child, booking essential, call 01434 251000.
Wednesday, August 24 and Thursday, August 25: Raphael Falconry. Step into the historical world of medieval falconry. Raphael Falconry blend expert falconry, history and theatre to create an exciting & entertaining falconry show. The Birds of Prey can be viewed all day in the medieval mews. At Alnwick Castle. Flying displays at intervals throughout the day between 11am–4pm, check times on arrival. More information, visit www.alnwickcastle.com or call 01665 510777.
Thursday, August 25: Hobofishing. Back to basics as you learn to fish with a tin can, line and hook. Make your own line and cast off. At Cragside. 11am–3pm. £2 per person. Normal admission applies. Booking essential on 01669 622033.
Thursday, August 25: Wild in the Woods. Test your survival skills by foraging the woodland for materials to construct a
forest shelter. Enjoy a bite to eat on the BBQ and finish off with marshmallows around the fire. At Cragside. Costs £6 per
person. Booking essential on 01669 622033.
Thursday, August 25: Treasure Keepers. Make your very own bag to keep your treasures safe. Using felt and twigs, decorated with buttons and beads. At The Alnwick Garden. Drop in sessions, 11am–4pm. Free with admission ticket. More information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511350.
Today: Guided Walk. Find out about the natural and local history of Holy island. The dunes are full of summer flowers
including the rare Grass of Parnassus. With the right conditions you’ll see butterflies, birds and seals. Wear suitable shoes
for rough tracks. 10am–noon. Meet at the main car park at the village exit. Adults £7, U12s free. There is no need to book,
just turn up. More information, contact Mary Gunn on 01289 389225 or visit www.holyislandhikes.co.uk
Sunday, August 21: Walk. A seven-mile walk exploring Alwinton and the Alwin with Alnwick Ramblers. Starts 10.30am. Meet at Rose and Thistle, Alwinton. If weather is inclement, check with walk leader Daphne Kelly, contact 0191 2586834.
Sunday, August 21: Walk. A six-mile three hour walk around Ford and Etal. Starts at Shipton Dean, at noon, with Morpeth Footpaths Society. Contact morpethfootpathssociety.weebly.com/index.html
Wednesday, August 24: Guided Walk. A five-mile walk exploring the Kirkharle Estate, with its contrasting landscape. Suitable for all ages. Starts at Kirkharle Courtyard, 1pm. £14. More information and to book, visit www.shepherdswalks.co.uk or call 01830 540453.
Thursday, August 25: Guided Walk. Find out about the natural and local history of Holy island. The dunes are full of summer flowers including the rare Grass of Parnassus. With the right conditions you’ll see butterflies, birds and seals. Wear suitable shoes for rough tracks. 5pm–7pm. Meet at the main car park at the village exit. Adults £7, U12s free. There is no need to book, just turn up. More information, visit www.holyislandhikes.co.uk or call Mary Gunn 01289 389225.
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 email@example.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. The Annual Open Exhibition by Alnwick District Arts Association. Until October 1. Open during box office hours.
Bailiffgate Museum, 14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick, 01665 605847. New exhibition, What’s in a Name? runs until September 2. Open 10am–4pm, daily.
Belford Craft Gallery, Market Place, Belford, 01668 213888. Textiles inspired by Northumberland landscape and history, by Audrey Atkin. Until August 23. Open Saturday, 10am–5pm, Sunday, 1pm–4pm, and Tuesday–Friday, 10am–12.30pm and 2pm–5pm.
Crown Studio Gallery, Bridge Street Rothbury, 01669 622890, www.crownstudio.co.uk Twitter @northumberart. Poppies and Butterflies – A Celebration of Summer. An exhibition of original summer landscapes by resident artist Lynda Taylor. Plus the launch of her newest limited edition prints of Northumberland. Also, an eclectic 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 local landscape
photographs by Big River Photography. Runs until August 31.
RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Radcliffe Road, Bamburgh, 01668 214910. Iconic north east lifeboat heroine Grace Darling has inspired a new exhibition. Giulia Resteghini’s ‘Sea-like Sea’ exhibition contains over 20 works exploring the relationship between Grace Darling and the sea. The display, in the museum’s Lantern Room, runs until Sunday, September 4. Open daily 10am–5pm, last admission 4.15pm. Normal museum admission charges apply. Family friendly activities, such as lessons in drawing with felt-tip pen, will accompany this exhibition.
The Aln Gift Shop and Gallery, 57 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, 01665 830245. Original and limited edition prints by Joanne Wishart. New works in the Coastal Cottage Series, including Craster lobster pots. Porcelain by Amanda Mercer. Open daily, 10am–4.30pm, Sundays 11am–4.30pm.
The Congregational Gallery, High Street, Rothbury, NE65 7TL. 01669 621900. A new art space with café, sofas and a log fire. Current exhibition Contemporary British art with a northern edge. Admission free. Open Tuesday to Sunday, plus Bank Holidays, 10.30am–4.30pm. www.thecongregational.co.uk, email Linda@thecongregational.co.uk
The Design Room Art Gallery, 79 High Street, Wooler, NE71 6BD. Rolf Harris limited edition prints now available at the
gallery. Open Monday–Saturday, 10am–4pm, other times by appointment. Call 07921 436427 or visit www.thedesignroomartgallery.co.uk
The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, www.theoldschoolgallery.co.uk 01665 830600. Superb original artwork, prints and photography always on display: photography by Lee Frost, Jeremy Preston and Nigel Lowder; David Hall and Mike Bell prints; Alison Read hand made prints; Tom Davidson, Pam Grimmond and Penny Berry lino-cuts, and much more. Open Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays.
Wallington, 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.
Alnwick Castle, Alnwick. 01665 510777. Open 10am–6pm daily, state rooms open 11am–5pm, last admission 4.15pm. 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.
Alnwick Garden, Alnwick. 01665 511350. Open 10am–6pm daily. 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.
Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. 01665 579443. Open every Friday afternoon. Adult £4, children £1. All proceeds go to local charities.
Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 01665 605847. Open daily, 10am–4pm. 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. 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–5pm daily. Adult £7.50, child £4.50, conc £6.80, family £19.50, English Heritage members free.
Berwick Barracks. 01289 304493. Open Monday–Friday, 10am–5pm. Closed Saturday & Sunday. Adult £3.80, child £2.30, conc £3.40, English Heritage members free. Call for details of Main Guard opening times/prices.
Brinkburn Priory. 01665 570628. Open Thursday–Monday, 11am–4pm. Closed Tuesday & Wednesday. Adult £3.30, child £2, conc £3, English Heritage members free.
Chillingham Castle. 01668 215359. Open noon–5pm daily, closed Saturdays. 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.
Chillingham Wild Cattle Park. Monday–Friday, tours start 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Closed Saturdays. Sunday tours start 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.
Cragside House, Gardens and Estate. 01669 620333. Open Tuesday–Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, Gardens and Estate, 10am–7pm or sunset if earlier, last admission 5pm. House open Saturday–Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 11am–5pm, Tuesday–Friday, 1pm–5pm, last admission 4pm. 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–5pm daily. 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. Adult £3.80, child £2.30, conc £3.40, family £9.90.
Fenton Centre. 01668 216216. Open Wednesday–Sunday, 10am–5pm.
Heatherslaw Cornmill. 01890 820488. Open daily, 10am–5pm. 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
Heatherslaw Light Railway. 01890 820244. Open daily. 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.
House of Hardy Museum, Alnwick. 01665 510027. Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm, Saturday, 9am–4pm. Free.
Howick Hall Gardens. 01665 577285 or at weekends call 01665 577191. Open noon–6pm daily, last entry 5pm. 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. 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.
Lindisfarne Castle. 01289 389244. Open today, 10am–3pm, and then tomorrow up to and including Thursday, August 25, noon–5pm. From now until September 4, the castle hosts the Castle Explorer – giving people the chance to discover the castle’s old secrets and uncover the ‘everyday’ aspects of castle life through the centuries – and a Fossil and Rocks Hunt. Both are free, but normal admission applies.
Lindisfarne Centre. 01289 389004. Open daily, 10am–5pm. Adults £3, children (5–15 years-old) £1, family £8, U5s free.
Lindisfarne Priory. 01289 389200. Open 9.30am–5pm daily. 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.
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 daily, 10am–5pm, last admission 4.15pm. Adult £2.75, child/conc £1.75, family £7.25.
Wallington. 01670 773600. Call to check opening times. Summer holiday fun at Wallington takes place every Tuesday and Wednesday until Wednesday, August 31. There will be themed crafts, games and activities throughout the school holidays, from Punch and Judy and kite-making to sandcastle building and scavenger hunts. Drop in from 11am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–3pm. Normal admission charges apply, plus a small charge for some activities. Contact 01670 773967.
Warkworth Castle. 01665 711423. Open 10am–5pm daily. Adult £4.80, child £2.90, conc £4.30, family £12.50, English Heritage members free.
Warkworth Hermitage. Open Wednesday and Sunday and Bank Holidays, 11am–5pm. Adult £3.20, child £1.90, conc £2.90.