Grab your free Residents' Festival vouchers today
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Top attractions in Northumberland are offering free or discounted entry to people living in the county on the weekend of the 12 and 13 March.
Grab your free vouchers now in the official Residents' Festival events guide
The seventh annual Residents’ Festival weekend celebrates the fact that the county is not only a great place to visit but also a fantastic place to live, and aims to give something back to local residents.
The event is also open to employees of Northumberland County Council and Active Northumberland who live outside the county.
The event is being organised by Northumberland County Council in partnership with twenty-nine participating venues. These include the magnificent English Heritage properties, Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, and Chesters Roman Fort and Museum. Also taking part are The Alnwick Garden and Chillingham Castle which are offering 50 per cent off admission prices during the Festival.
This year’s festival also features the National Trust properties: Cragside, Wallington Hall, Seaton Delaval Hall and Lindisfarne Castle. Northumberland Leisure Centres are also taking part with a number of great offers including 2 for 1 soft play.
Councillor Val Tyler, Cabinet member for Arts, Leisure and Culture at Northumberland County Council, said: “The new series of ITV’s Tales from Northumberland programmes with Robson Green shows just what a fantastic county we live in with amazing heritage and historical buildings.
“The Residents’ Festival offers the opportunity for those of us lucky enough to live here to enjoy many of our finest family-friendly attractions and leisure opportunities either free or at a reduced cost.
“We are delighted so many venues are opening their doors to residents during the weekend and we hope that as many people as possible visit these wonderful attractions and iconic landmarks.”