Things to do in Northumberland!?...

(37 Posts)
Badvoc Tue 02-Apr-13 21:19:56

Going to Northumberland for our summer hols in July.
2 ds's aged 9 and 4.
Staying near beadnell.
I want to go to:
Alnwick castle
Bamburgh castle
Holy island
Anything else we could check out?
Or that we should give a miss!?
Thanks.

Badvoc Sun 21-Jul-13 17:15:16

Oooooh possibly!

idiot55 Sun 21-Jul-13 17:07:11

We are just back from beadnell, badvov, ! Fab time too!

Possibly saw you, out and about!

Badvoc Sat 20-Jul-13 21:27:01

It really is a beautiful part of the country.
I am sure we will go back.

Badvoc Sat 20-Jul-13 21:26:34

Hello smile
Got back today.
We stayed in between beadnell and seahouses.
3 min walk to beach.
It was wonderful
Probably our best holiday tbh.
Miles and miles of lovely beaches and hardly anyone on them.
Alnwick castle
Bamburgh
Cragside
Lindisfarne
Amazing weather.
Ice creams
Fish and chips.
smile
Happy days.

FrameyMcFrame Sun 14-Jul-13 16:57:57

Did you have a good holiday Badvoc?

I'm from Northumberland so it's lovely to see people are enjoying being up here, it's so beautiful smile

idiot55 Fri 12-Jul-13 21:34:25

Going to beadnell tomorrow for a week, third year in a row, can't wait!

Badvoc Sat 06-Jul-13 19:36:07

Hi!
Well, we are off next week! (Pray the weather holds!)
Thanks so much for all the advice.
We are not actually at beadnell, but between there and seahouses.
We are hoping to do Alnwick, barter books, railway and treasure trial
With any luck they will be at the beach a lot!

It's a gorgeous day here in the north east today!

Imflabulous Sat 06-Apr-13 11:37:05

Eshott meercat farm, I'm off there today just up the a1 heading south about 15min ish from alnwick. It's lovely with lots of animals and its not expensive.

Badvoc Sat 06-Apr-13 11:20:18

Wow.
Thanks everyone.
So...I need 2 plans...
A good weather plan and a bad weather plan!
Thoughts?

idiot55 Fri 05-Apr-13 20:54:27

love Northumberland we are going for the third year in a row,

fab ideas, also recoomend the heathersla wrailway and etal

Fallenangle Wed 03-Apr-13 21:15:10

Get away from Beadnell and be prepared to walk a little way from any car park and you will have half a mile of beach to yourselves, take a walk down to the tern colony at Long Nanny.

Badvoc Wed 03-Apr-13 20:57:18

Oh sad
Am still going though!

Quak Wed 03-Apr-13 20:55:44

You'd better take extra cash then - barter books whilst brilliant, is very expensive for a second hand shop!

Badvoc Wed 03-Apr-13 20:50:18

Oh no, not a book shop!
(I have a slight book buying problem issue!smile)
Better get saving...
I want dh to get a bike holder thing do the car (largish estate car) it he is not keen...how can I convince him? can You get them to hold 2 adult and 2 kids bikes?
Oooohhhh...am getting excited now! smile

LoganMummy Wed 03-Apr-13 20:01:04

Agree with above
Barter Books - amazing!
Anwick Castle has a great treehouse you can have lunch in
The railway mentioned above was loved by our kids
Treasure Trail was great
Seahouses was worth a visit
Boat trip from Seahouses

Try looking on daysoutwiththekids for things to do.

Selks Wed 03-Apr-13 19:56:27

Also Kielder Forest - great for mountain biking and walks

Selks Wed 03-Apr-13 19:53:39

If your DC like books there is an amazing second hand bookshop in Alnwick's old train station - Barter Books
It's a great place for lunch too - it has a wonderful cafe in the old waiting rooms.

Another thing that is great to do is take a boat trip out to the Farne Islands to see the seals and seabirds. When the seabirds are nesting it is an incredible sight - not sure if they still will be by July though, but the seals should still be there smile

Take a stunt kite or two - the beaches are perfect for kite flying grin

BeaWheesht Wed 03-Apr-13 19:35:35

Train goes from Berwick fairly regularly - takes 45 minutes.

Mandy21 Wed 03-Apr-13 19:26:33

I would recommend walk at Newton by the sea - massive beach and my children loved it. Also my favourite children's day out of all time - not Northumberland but North Yorkshire so not far - the Forbidden Corner. Brilliant.

Badvoc Wed 03-Apr-13 19:26:06

We were wondering about Edinburgh on the train tbh...both boys love trains and I have never been.

BeaWheesht Wed 03-Apr-13 19:25:06

Oh and if you wanted to see pandas they're at Edinburgh zoo

If you're going to tynemouth, go on a Saturday - there is a fabulous market in the railway station!

BeaWheesht Wed 03-Apr-13 19:22:51

Oh and there's heatherslaw mill which has a wee railway - you can get train along to etal village - walk up to village / castle / river and have a picnic and then get train back.

BeaWheesht Wed 03-Apr-13 19:21:50

Cocklawburn beach near Berwick is lovely.

Spittal near Berwick has arcades, park, splash park, bouncy castle , chips and ice cream etc.

It's nice up in the Cheviots too for a picnic, walk and paddle in stream.

East links is at Dunbar (40ish miles from beadnell) and is a good farm park but fairly expensive.

Life centre at Newcastle is good for a rainy day - right next to train station - ds (6) loves it.

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