What's On In Northumberland At The End of July?

Published: Monday 18th Jul 2016

Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team

There are a number of different events happening across the North-East at the end of July.

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Here are a few of the events that are great for all the family to enjoy getting the summer off to a great start. These are also fantastic ways to get out and about and explore Northumberland when on a summer holiday break in the area.

Admission is £8 per adult, children under 16 are free.

21st and 28th July (every Thursday)

Pop-Up Market

The Visitor Centre at Ford & Etal Estates with Heatherslaw Light Railway, Cornhill-on-Tweed

11am – 3 pm

This summer, St. Abbs Market Traders will be popping up at Etal every Thursday throughout July and August. At the markets you will find great local food, arts and crafts, fresh fish, rare breed pork, wild venison products plus many other food delights. With all the produce locally sourced from North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, this market is well worth a visit.

The market is held indoors so there is no need to worry if it is raining. Admission to the market is free.

24th July

David Walliams ‘Ratburger’ Theatrical Production

The Alnwick Garden, Alnwick

6:30pm – 8:45pm

Join the outdoor theatrical premiere of ‘Ratburger’ this summer with Heartbreak Productions.

Voted the top children’s book of 2012, David Walliams’ ‘Ratburger’ encourages us to support Zoe as she battles through a life littered with perils, pitfalls and grizzly individuals.

Join the grand opening party of ‘Armitage’s Ice’, the Ice Cream parlour set up by Zoe and her dad, and follow her journey as she takes on the revolting characters that have proved to be one of the hallmarks of David Walliams’ Appeal.

Recommended for ages 7+, running time 2 hours including a 20 minute interval. All tickets are £10, under 3’s are free. The performance is outside and will continue in all weathers so take along suitable clothing.

25th July – 26th August (Mon – Fri)

Summer Zoo Club

Kirkley Hall Zoo

10am – 4pm

A whole week of events to bring out your inner zoo keeper. Every day there will be different activities for you to join in with including helping the zoo keepers with their daily checks, feeding the lemurs, training the cockatoos and walking the Shetland ponies.

£30 per day, open for children aged 5-8 and 9-15, lunch included.


The Grace Darling Holidays Team
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