Family Days Out in the Summer Holidays in Northumberland – Part 1

Published: Wednesday 10th Jul 2019

Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team

If you want some ideas for things to do with the family this summer in Northumberland, then we have rounded up a few ideas for you. Summer is the perfect time of year to visit the county, as you can get out in the fresh air and do some outside activities. Of course, there are many beaches and wildlife parks you can head to in the first instance. But if you need a bit more inspiration, then are here our top few ideas to get you started:


Chillingham Wild Cattle Park - Alnwick, Northumberland


Here is the place to come if you want to spot rare bovines: the purebred Chillingham Wild Cattle herd, which is the only one in the world! You can also see free roaming Roe and Fallow Deer as well as Red Squirrels, Foxes and Badgers. There’s also over 50 species of birds! From the park you will also see Chillingham Castle, which is another great place to head with the family. This is ideal for the animal loving child in your family, as well as keeping adults entertained too.


Opening hours:

29th September to 31st October:

Monday to Friday Tours at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00

Pricing: Adults: £8, Concessions: £6, Children 4 to 16 years old: £3, Family ticket (2 Adults and 2 or 3 Children): £16

You can also get combined Wild Cattle and Castle ticket prices, which are £16 for adults.


Chain Bridge Honey Farm - Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland


At Chain Bridge Honey Farm you can find out all about bees and honey. The kids can see the displays and the whole place has a great educational atmosphere. The most popular display is the observation hive where a living colony of bees can be viewed behind glass. Why don’t you try and spot the queen bee!

Opening hours: Easter – October- Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

This place also has free admission!


Castle Mania Indoor Adventure Play - Amble, Northumberland


If you do find that the weather is changeable, then Castle Mania Indoor Adventure Play Centre is a great place to head. It is located in the seaside town of Amble on the Coquet Enterprise Park. There are many interactive features here and if it does brighten up, the outdoor go karts are a must.

Click here to visit Castle Mania Indoor Adventure Play's website.

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - last check 16:00

Pricing: Entry 1 to 3 years: £3.90, 4 to 12 years: £4.70, Under 1s: £1 (when accompanied by full paying child, otherwise £3.90)

The Grace Darling Holidays Team
The Grace Darling Holidays Team


Your team of holiday experts in Northumberland.


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