August - Events and What's On in Northumberland


Family day at Blagdon Hall on Sunday 10th August, 10am – 3pm
Entrance is £3.50 with all monies raised donated to Changing Lives, a national charity which provides specialist support for thousands of vulnerable people and their families every month. Enjoy tea and cake, craft stalls, entertainment, tractor rides and a cricket tournament. Explore the beautiful grounds of this private estate, not normally open to the public. For more information visit our website:

Summer Zoo Club, Monday 5th – Friday 9th August, 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 keepers with their daily checks, feed the lemurs, training the cockatoos and walking the Shetland ponies. Book between one and five days, the choice is yours!

£30 per day with a 20% discount when booking all five days, open for children aged 9-15, lunch included.

Dragonfly Zipwire which is being held in the grounds of Alnwick Castle, Northumberland on the 23rd, 24th, and 25th of August 2014.

 The event will be an exciting summer activity for both children and adults and proceeds will be going to brightening the lives of children and young people with cancer.


There is a registration fee of £10 which you are able to do online, and minimum sponsorship is £50. This can be done by getting in contact with Josie's Dragonfly Trust on 01434 602043 or

Date: 31st August 2013

Location: Vyner Park, Swarland, Northumberland

Event details: A show for all the family located just 10 minutes south of Alnwick. Activities include Show tent with prizes awarded on the day, refreshments, Dog show, local painting and arts, children’s craft tent, Climbing wall and bouncy slide, free face painting, car boot sale and classic vehicle display.

Entrance Fee: £2.50 for adults, children free.

Craft and Food Fair, Berwick Upon Tweed, Town Hall, 2nd August 2014 11 till 2pm, Free Entry, Refreshments available 

Heighley Gate Vintage Car Show
Heighley Gate Garden Centre, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 3DA on Sunday 17th August, 11am - 4pm
Take a visit to the Heighley Gate Nursery and Garden Centre for the annual vintage car show in aid of St Oswald’s Hospice. There will be more than 70 classic cars on show and plenty of activities to get involved with. Entry is free. For more information please visit

Kay’s Ceilidh
The Portland Hotel, Station Road, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 8HG on Saturday 23rd August, 7.30pm ‘til late
Enjoy a night of traditional Ceilidh folk music and dancing with live entertainment from Fiddler’s Elbow and a raffle. Tickets cost £5. In aid of St Oswald’s Hospice. For tickets and more information please contact Kay Patterson on 07737220594.
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Music Weekend at The Ship 4 August 2012 The Ship Inn, Low Newton Website 
Powburn Show 4 August 2012 North of the National Park on A697 Website 
Music Weekend at The Ship 5 August 2012 The Ship Inn, Low Newton Website 
Hethpool Country Fair 5 August 2012 Hethpool  
Gilsland Agricultural Show 5 August 2012 Hadrian’s Wall B6318 near Greenhead Website 
College Valley Show 5 August 2012 Kirk Yetholm Hethpool Showfield, NE71 6TW 01289 388484 
Northumbria Food and Wine Festival 10 August 2012 Tynedale Park Festival Website 
Spittal Seaside Festival 11 August 2012 Spittal Promenade Website 
St Cuthberts Way Challenge Walk 11 August 2012 Check website Website 
Northumbria Food and Wine Festival 11 August 2012 Tynedale Park Festival Website 
Warkworth Flower Festival 11 August 2012 Warkworth  
Glanton Show 11 August 2012 North of the National Park just off A697 near Alnwick Website 
Simonside Country Fair 12 August 2012 Coquet Valley near Rothbury Website 
Spittal Seaside Festival 12 August 2012 Spittal Promenade Website 
Allendale Lions Beer & Band Festival 13 August 2012 The Red Lion, Newbrough Event Website 
Open Air Theatre – HMS Pinafore 18 August 2012 Wallington House, Gardens & Estate Website 
Craster Harbour Day 18 August 2012 Craster Info Poster 
Falstone Border Shepherd's Show 18 August 2012 North Tyne Valley, by the Kielder Dam, B6320 Website 
Kirknewton Show and Sheepdog Trials 19 August 2012 North of the National Park on B6351 from Wooler  
The Railway Children 23 August 2012 Warkworth Castle Website 
Bamburgh Classic Car Show 25 August 2012 Bamburgh Show Website 
Amble Lifeboat Harbour Day 26 August 2012 Amble RNLI Station  
Great North Bike Ride 26 August 2012 Seahouses Website 
Bellingham Show 27 August 2012 Central National Park. On the B6320 from Chollerford (B6318) Website 
Elsdon Fete 27 August 2012 Redesdale, on A696/A68 near Otterburn 01830 520295 
Swarland Show 31 March 2013 Swarland  
Traditional Northumbrian Music 1 August 2013 St. Mary’s Church, Holy Island TD15 2RX Website 
Alnwick Music Festival 3 August 2013 Alnwick Website 
Northumberland Steam Fair 3 August 2013 Druridge Bay  
Northumberland Steam Fair 4 August 2013 Druridge Bay  
Alnwick Music Festival 4 August 2013 Alnwick Website 
Alnwick Music Festival 5 August 2013 Alnwick Website 
Alnwick Music Festival 6 August 2013 Alnwick Website 
Alnwick Music Festival 7 August 2013 Alnwick Website 
Traditional Northumbrian Music 8 August 2013 The Cheviot Centre, Wooler NE71 6BL Website 
Alnwick Music Festival 8 August 2013 Alnwick Website 
Alnwick Music Festival 9 August 2013 Alnwick Website 
Billingham International Folklore Festival starts 9 August 2013 Billingham Website 
Alnwick Music Festival 10 August 2013 Alnwick Website 
Traditional Northumbrian Music 15 August 2013 St. Mary’s Church, Low Newton NE66 3EH Website 
Antique & Collectors Fair 17 August 2013 The Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed  
Billingham International Folklore Festival ends 17 August 2013 Billingham Website 
Birds of Prey 19 August 2013 Kirkley Hall Zoo Website 
Birds of Prey 20 August 2013 Kirkley Hall Zoo Website 
Traditional Northumbrian Music 22 August 2013 The Creighton Hall, Embleton NE66 3UP Website 
Postcard and Stamp Fair 24 August 2013 The Parish Centre, The Parade, Berwick-upon-Tweed  
Provincial Booksellers Fair 24 August 2013 Northumberland Hall, Alnwick Website 
Glendale Agricultural Show 26 August 2013 At Wooler, North of the National Park on A697 Website 
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