What's On In Northumberland During March?
Published: Friday 4th Mar 2016
Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team
During March there are a number of events taking part in Northumberland. There is something for everyone, whether you want to go along to them on your own or take the family.
Some of these events are listed below.
- Cragside – Totem Trail
Every Tuesday – Sunday from now until 20th March
This is a National Trust event that starts at Cragside in Morpeth and runs from 10am to 5pm. You can pick up a trail guide from the main shop and follow the Totem Trail around the woodland. The trail lets you discover Cragside’s North American connections.
Normal admission prices to Cragside apply to get into the Trail but the Totem Trail itself is of no extra charge.
- Wallington – Ranger Walk: Beyond the Bounds – Conservation in Action
Tuesday 8th March, 1 – 3pm
Join the Wallington Ranger Team to discover how Wallington is in a conservation battle for a number of species. These species include the red squirrels, which at the moment is a dying breed. This Ranger walk provides the perfect opportunity to find out what projects Wallington are planning in order to support their conservation work.
This is a National Trust event and places are limited so booking in advance is essential.
- Sonrisa – A Taste of Latin
Wark Town Hall & Mechanics Institute, Thursday 10th March, 7pm
Sonrisa return to the rural touring stage with their popular show ‘A Taste of Latin’. This show provides a musical journey from Spain to South America. Sonrisa combine original material with traditional songs from the Latin world. The show is performed by outstanding musicians and comprises of vocals, trumpet, flute, acoustic guitar, bass guitar and percussion.
Tickets for the show are £8 per adult and £5 per child. Family tickets are £20.
- Tea Time Talk – ‘The Royal Observe Corps in Northumberland’. Speaker: Stephen Rickett
St. George’s United Reformed Church Hall, Morpeth, Thursday 10th March
This is one of a series of monthly talks on a wide range of topics. This month’s talk will be given by Stephen Rickett and he will provide an overview of the work of the ROC in Northumberland during WWII and the Cold War.
The talk will be given between 2:30 and 3:30 and this will be followed with a cream tea including home-made scones and jam.
There isn’t a charge for the talk. Instead a donation of between £2 and £3 per person is requested in order to raise funds for St. George’s.
- Wildlife Watch: Signs of Spring
Northumberlandia, Cramlington – Saturday 19th March, 9:30 – 11:30am
Spend a morning looking for signs of spring at Northumberlandia. Learn what the animals will be doing as spring arrives.
This event is suitable for children aged 5-13 years, costs £3 per child and needs to be booked in advance as places are limited. All children must be accompanied by an adult and needs to wear warm and waterproof clothing.
- Snake Encounter
Woodhorn Museum, Ashington – 28th & 29th March
Encounter amazing snakes from around the world and find out fascinating facts about them. Be thrilled by a 12ft Burmese python skeleton and watch displays featuring vipers, cobras and even an anaconda.
Admission is £4.50 per adult and £3.50 per child aged 5-16 years. Under 5’s are free. Family tickets are also available.
The Snake Encounter event is happening during the school Easter holidays so you could book a break with Grace Darling Holidays and make the most of the family time together. Doing this means you will also be able to join in with the other seasonal activities that will be happening in and around Northumberland to celebrate the Easter break.