November 14th 2019

Top 4 Winter Events in Northumberland

There’s no better place to visit than Northumberland in the winter. From exploring the magical castles to taking brisk walks along the beautiful coast, there’s so much to discover. Plus, there are lots of fantastic events for the whole family to enjoy this season too! Please see below a list of the top 4 events to plan on your winter break…

1 – Winter Light Trail, The Alnwick Garden

Dates: Friday 13th December – Monday 23rd December

Nearest cottage: Earl’s Cottage – 2 mins by car/10 mins by foot

Get into the holiday spirit after dark with The Alnwick Garden Winter Light Trail. The Gardens will come to life with an amazing light and sound show like you’ve never seen before! Click here to visit the website and find out more.


2 – Ford Christmas Market

Dates: Sunday 24th November

Nearest cottage: Holburn Mill Cottage – 20 mins by car

The popular Christmas market returns to the Ford and Etal Estate on Sunday 24th November and is not to be missed. Whether you’re on the look-out for gifts or just treats for yourself, the choice of 50 stalls won’t disappoint! Click here to find out more.

christmas market stall

3 – Winter Wonderland Weekends, Whitehouse Farm

Dates: Saturday 23rd November – Tuesday 24th December

Nearest cottage: Newfield House – 13 mins by car

Head to Whitehouse Farm this winter for a fantastic day of twinkling lights, Christmas cookie decorating and meet the Head Elf at ‘Elf School’. Plus, you can meet the animals at the stables and even groom a Christmas pony! Click here to see more about this event.

goat on a farm

4 – Night Sky Safari, Kielder

Various dates

Nearest cottage: The Barns at Otterburn – 35 minutes by car

Enjoy an unforgettable night exploring the beautiful astronomy under the starry skies of Kielder. As part of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, it’s the perfect activity for the whole family to enjoy. Find out more here.

starry sky

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