August 04th 2020

Staying In – Fun for the Family

Visiting Northumberland but fancy a day indoors, spending quality time with the family? Check out our fun ‘staying-in guide’ below…

Whilst some activities and attractions are still limited at the moment, there’s still lots of fun to be had in your holiday home. Why not enjoy a family games night? From board games to quizzes, there’s plenty to enjoy with the whole family! Try out one of our fun activities below:

Northumberland Fun Facts

1. Northumberland has more castles than any other county in the world

Northumberland is home to the most castles in the whole of England and, indeed, the world with over 70 castle sites still standing today.

2. It’s the birthplace of Earl Grey tea

Earl Grey tea is today enjoyed all over the world, but few know it was invented by a Chinese Mandarin for Northumberland’s Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, British Prime Minister in the 1830s and author of the Reform Bill of 1832.

3. It’s home to Hogwarts

Alnwick Castle was used in the first two Harry Potter films as a double for Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.

4. It was also the inspiration behind Game of Thrones

Hadrian’s Wall was a big inspiration for Game of Thrones writer George R. R. Martin, as avid fans of the hit series will know. Much like our very own Hadrian’s Wall, The Wall in his best-selling series was is also in the north of its country and stretches from coast to coast.

5. Its unique breed of cattle is rarer a giant panda

Found only in Northumberland today, the beautiful Chillingham Wild Cattle are true survivors, having remained remarkably genetically isolated for hundreds of years. You can see them up close at Chillingham Park, which also offers spectacular views of the Cheviot Hills.


Northumberland Wordsearch

Can you find the towns and villages of Northumberland in our wordsearch? Click here to download and find out or see below:

Northumberland Wordsearch




Northumberland Quiz

Fancy a quiz night? We’ve created a quiz all about Northumberland which is sure to cause competition with the family… Click here to download now.

Enjoy your night staying-in!

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