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The 2013 Northumberland Residents' Festival takes place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March and offers discounted or free entry to many of Northumberland's most famous attractions. This is the fourth time that the event (that is open to Northumberland residents only) has been organised by Northumberland County Council and attractions taking part include: Alnwick Garden, Bailiffgate Museum, Bamburgh Castle, Belsay Hall, Chesters Roman Fort, Corbridge Roman Town, Cragside, Dunstanburgh Castle, Etal Castle, Kirkley Hall, Lindisfarne Castle, Lindisfarne Priory, Longframlington Gardens, Newbiggin Maritime Centre, RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Seaton Delaval Hall, Wallington Hall, Warkworth Castle, Woodhorn Museum and Hexham Old Gaol!
As residents we often don't appreciate fully the fantastic attractions that draw people to Northumberland year after year in their thousands. This festival gives us all the chance to explore our history and get reacquainted with some of our County's real treasures. An information brochure with details of all the offers and printable vouchers can be found at the County Council website.
The first Northumberland Restaurant Week takes place between Monday 18th March and Sunday 24th March 2013. It's an event to celebrate the wonderful produce and amazing food in our great County! Over 30 restaurants far and wide are coming together to bring you amazing offers, restaurants taking part include: Close House Hotel, Battlesteads, The Treehouse Restaurant, DK at Vallum, Linden Tree Pub, Barluga, La Bodega, Corbridge Larder, Bouchon and many, many more! Visit the Northumberland Restaurant Week page for more information.
The Alnwick Garden is already open for the new season, but if you'd like to visit the Castle you will have to wait until the end of the month as it opens again on the 29tht March. Regular weekly events at the Alnwick Garden throughout the month include music, performances, storytelling, workshops, exhibitions, classes, tours and much more. Every visit is different with something new to experience, and much of the programme is free for visitors.
Cragside House and Gardens are celebrating their 150th anniversary this year and there will be a host of special events to showcase this landmark throughout the year. They also have Victorian Baking Days every Wednesday between 1pm and 4pm where costumed cooks will be recreating Victorian recipes! Visit the National Trust website for full information about the activities on offer.
Easter Weekend brings many events including a Treasure Trail for children from Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April at The Kitchen Garden at Meldon Park (£2 entry on the day). Visit and do their treasure trial in the garden, kids will be given a free Easter Egg, but make sure you eat it before you see the dragon “Melody” because she may be hungry!
Cinema and the Arts
Northumberland's Arts Centres and Cinemas offer an excellent choice and range of theatre and film. If the weather is bad, or just too cold to tackle, why not stay indoors and enjoy some culture or a film. The Maltings in Berwick, Alnwick Playhouse, Queen's Hall Arts Centrein Hexham, The Forum Cinema in Hexham, The Phoenix Theatre in Blyth. For a list of weekly Markets and Farmer's Markets visit our Markets in Northumberland page.
March - Events and What's On in Northumberland
|Madagascar Weekend||2 March 2013||Kirkley Hall Zoo||Website|
|Indoor Climbing Adventure||3 March 2013||Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort||Website|
|Madagascar Weekend||3 March 2013||Kirkley Hall Zoo||Website|
|Luxury Antiques Weekend||8 March 2013||Linden Hall|
|Luxury Antiques Weekend||9 March 2013||Linden Hall|
|Morpeth 100 Zip||10 March 2013||Morpeth Rugby Football Club||Facebook Page|
|Mother's Day at Cragside||10 March 2013||Cragside House||Website|
|Luxury Antiques Weekend||10 March 2013||Linden Hall|
|Antiques, Vintage and Retro Fair||12 March 2013||Wentworth Leisure Ctr, Hexham||Event Website|
|Flodden - Many Questions and Perhaps a Few Answers||13 March 2013||Cheviot Centre in Wooler||Website|
|Free Guided Tours for Members||13 March 2013||Belsay Hall (English Heritage)||Website|
|Live Music: Megson||15 March 2013||Riverdale Hall Hotel, Bellingham||Website|
|Northumberland Residents' Festival||16 March 2013||Across the County||Website|
|Craft Fair - Friends of Bailiffgate Museum||16 March 2013||9.30am-12.30pm, Northumberland Hall, Alnwick|
|Postcard and Stamp Fair||16 March 2013||The Parish Centre, The Parade, Berwick-upon-Tweed|
|Northumberland Residents' Festival||17 March 2013||Across the County||Website|
|Northumberland Restaurant Week||18 March 2013||Northumberland||Website|
|Northumberland Restaurant Week||19 March 2013||Northumberland||Website|
|Northumberland Restaurant Week||20 March 2013||Northumberland||Website|
|Northumberland Restaurant Week||21 March 2013||Northumberland||Website|
|Live Music: Rothbury Roots||21 March 2013||Queens Head, Rothbury||Website|
|Northumberland Restaurant Week||22 March 2013||Northumberland||Website|
|Northumberland Restaurant Week||23 March 2013||Northumberland||Website|
|Lambing Weekend||23 March 2013||Kirkley Hall Zoo||Website|
|Lambing Weekend||24 March 2013||Kirkley Hall Zoo||Website|
|Northumberland Restaurant Week||24 March 2013||Northumberland||Website|
|Easter Fair||24 March 2013||11am - 1pm, Ovingham Reading Rooms||Website|
|Hexham Book Festival Starts||27 March 2013||Hexham||Website|
|Alnwick Castle Re-opens||29 March 2013||Alnwick||Website|
|Antiques, Vintage and Retro Fair||29 March 2013||Willowburn Leisure Centre, Alnwick||Website|
|Housesteads Easter Trail||29 March 2013||Housesteads car park||Website|
|Stargazing for Beginners||29 March 2013||Herding Hill Farm, Hadrian's Wall||Website|
|Easter Treasure Trail||29 March 2013||(4 days) Meldon Park||Website|
|Allen Banks Easter Trail||30 March 2013||Allen Banks car park|
|Housesteads Easter Trail||30 March 2013||Housesteads car park||Website|
|Kite Flying Extravaganza||30 March 2013||Newbiggin Maritime Centre||Website|
|Easter Market||30 March 2013||Alnwick Marketplace||Website|
|Table Top & Car Boot Sale||31 March 2013||10am-4pm Black Bull, Etal|
|Housesteads Easter Trail||31 March 2013||Housesteads car park||Website|
|Allen Banks Easter Trail||31 March 2013||Allen Banks car park|
|Kite Flying Extravaganza||31 March 2013||Newbiggin Maritime Centre||Website|
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