Residents' Festival

also known as: Attractions, Castles, English Heritage, Festival, National Trust, Resident.

Find out what’s on offer during the Residents’ Festival weekend and how to take part.

The Residents' Festival 2015 will be taking place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March 2015. The festival is organised by Northumberland County Council in partnership with leading visitor attractions.

Please see below last year's leaflet and venue information.

The Residents' Festival is open to all Northumberland residents and is an opportunity to enjoy free or discounted entry to top attractions across the county.
Click here to view the Residents Fesitval Brochure

Residents' Festival 2014:

The festival weekend took place on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 March 2014.

You can view the Residents' Festival Brochure here.

Venues 2014:

We had over 30 attractions taking part in last year's festival. Have a look at what the venues had to offer below.

Alnwick Garden

Mums can get free entry to the Alnwick Garden, children entry for 1p and all other adults can receive entry for just £3 per person.

The Alnwick Garden is one of the world’s most exciting contemporary gardens, with acres of beautiful landscapes and magnificent architecture, all brought to life with water.

Learn about the deadly plants that lie within the Poison Garden, watch the Grand Cascade’s magnificent water displays and visit one of the world’s largest treehouses.

To celebrate the Residents' Festival the Alnwick Garden are hosting free special activities including:

  • Budding artists- family arts & crafts activities
  • Ministry of Food- family activities based in the Ministry of Food cooking school
  • Lunch Time Concert- live music concerts in the Pavilion
  • Residents' Festival dates: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of March 2014
  • Residents' Festival opening times:  Saturday10am – 7pm  & Sunday 10am - 5pm 
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Available
  • Address: Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1YU (Tel: 01665 511350)
  • View map and directions here
  • View Alnwick Gardens website here

About the Residents' Festival:

Alnwick Garden is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland only. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Bailiffgate Museum

Explore the rich heritage of Alnwick and north Northumberland in the newly refurbished Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery. Discover the land of The Border Reivers and The Percies.

  • Residents' Festival dates: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of March 2013
  • Residents' Festival opening times: 10am – 4pm (Last admission 3.30pm)
  • Accessibility: Wheelchair access is available
  • Address: 14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick, Postcode: NE66 1LX (Tel: 01665 605847)
  • View map and Directions here
  • Visit Bailiffgate Museum website here

About the Residents' Festival:

Bailiffgate Museum is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland only. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Bamburgh Castle

Experience the sights, stories and atmosphere of over 2000 years of exhilarating history. With fourteen public rooms and over 3000 artefacts including arms and armour, porcelain, furniture and artwork.

These formidable stone walls have witnessed dark tales of royal rebellion, bloody battles, spellbinding legends and millionaire benefactors.

  • Residents' Festival dates: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of March 2014
  • Residents' Festival opening times: 10am – 5pm (State Rooms 11am)
  • Last admission: 4pm
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Partial
  • Address: Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE69 7DF (Tel: 01668 214208)
  • View map and directions here
  • View Bamburgh Castle website here

About the Residents' Festival:

Bamburgh Castle is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland only. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Bellingham The Heritage Centre

This small Museum and Heritage Centre houses artefacts, photographs, maps, drawings and documents recording the history and traditions of the North Tyne Valley and Redesdale.

Displays include the Border Counties Railway, Border Reivers, WP Collier Photographer, mining, farming including the Stannersburn Smithy, heritage and oral history.

The Heritage Centre also provides public access to a computerised database of historic photographs as well as a database of local family names. There are also activities to keep the children entertained.

The centre holds a variety of events each year including special historical and art exhibitions, a vintage and classic museum building and two railway carriages, one of which is an excellent tearoom.

About the Residents' Festival:

Bellingham, The Heritage Centre, is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens

Belsay has something to delight and inspire everyone. Step back in time with a medieval castle, a romantic Regency mansion and 30 acres of spectacular Grade I gardens with thousands of exotic species.

Pack a picnic or enjoy an indulgent cake in the Victorian tearoom.

  • Residents' Festival dates: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of March 2014
  • Residents' Festival opening times: 10am – 4pm
  • Last admission: 3.30pm
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Available
  • Address: Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens, Belsay, NE20 0DX (Tel: 01661 881636)
  • View map and directions here
  • View Belsay Hall website here

About the Residents' Festival:

Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Blyth Battery

Visit Blyth Battery to learn about the unique WW1 and WW2 coastal defences on the Blyth seafront. With guided tours available, this can be an eye opening experience!

Special themed activities will be put on for the weekend.

  • Residents' Festival dates: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of March 2014
  • Residents' Festival opening times: 11am – 4pm
  • Last admission: 3.30pm
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Partial
  • Address: Blyth Battery, Blyth, Northumberland, (Tel: 07881 462284)
  • View Blyth Battery website here

About the Residents' Festival:

Blyth Battery is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Chesters Roman Fort and Museum

Nestled in the picturesque riverside location in the North Tyne Valley, Chesters has one of the best preserved Roman bathhouses and cavalry forts you can see today.

Get a sneak preview of what’s on your doorstep before the tourists arrive.

About the Residents' Festival:

Chesters Roman Fort is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Chillingham Castle

This 12th century stronghold, just twenty minutes from the seaside, with stunning views of formal gardens and the Cheviot Hills is the home of Sir Humphry Wakefield and his family. Chillingham became a fully fortified castle in the 14th century.

Steeped in the nation's history it occupied a strategic position during Northumberland's bloody border feuds, often besieged and frequently enjoying the patronage of royal visitors.

The Elizabethans added 'Long Galleries' and Capability Brown designed the park in 1752. The 18th and 19th centuries saw decorative landscape refinements and extravagances including the glorious Italian garden and grounds laid out by Sir Jeffrey Wyatville, fresh from his triumphs at Windsor Castle.

About the Residents' Festival:

Chillingham Castle is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Corbridge Roman Town

Once a prosperous garrison town and a vital supply base for troops, Corbridge Roman Town is the perfect place to visit on a family day out or if you’re walking or cycling along Hadrian’s Wall.

The site museum now displays a fascinating collection of artefacts excavated from the town centre and is one of the most influential time capsules ever discovered in Hadrian's Wall country.

About the Residents' Festival:

Corbridge Roman Town is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Cragside

Discover the wonderful world of Lord Armstrong, a Victorian inventor who created the extraordinary Cragside house and fantasy landscape, all ahead of their time.

  • Residents' Festival dates: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of March 2014 
  • Residents' Festival opening times: House 11am-5pm / Gardens & Woodland 10am–7pm.
  • Last admission: Gardens & Woodland 5pm.
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Partial
  • Address: Cragside, Rothbury, Morpeth, NE65 7PX (Tel: 01669 620333)
  • View map and directions here
  • View Cragside website here

About the Residents' Festival:

Cragside is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Dunstanburgh Castle

Dramatically situated on a remote headland, built perhaps more as a symbol of opposition to the king than as a military stronghold in one of the most stunning places on the Northumbrian coast.

The innovative gatehouse in its time competed with the new royal castles in Wales.

About the Residents' Festival:

Dunstanburgh Castle is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Etal Castle

Set in a picturesque village, this border castle was built as a defence against Scots raiders. Hear all about the Battle of Flodden in the award-winning exhibition.

  • Residents' Festival dates: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of March 2014
  • Residents' Festival opening times: 10am – 4pm
  • Last admission: 3.30pm
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Available
  • Address: Etal, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland, TD12 4TN (Tel: 01890 820332)
  • View map and directions here
  • View Etal Castle website here

About the Residents' Festival:

Etal Castle is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland only. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum

Come to the launch of the Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum, comprising of over 40 sites intimately connected with the Battle of Flodden. Learn of the history, folklore and legend surrounding these sites.

Free special activities for the Residents' Festival: check the website for full details - www.flodden1513.com

 

  • Residents' Festival dates: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of March 2014
  • Residents' Festival opening times: 24 hours
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Partial
  • Contact: (Tel: 01890 820224)
  • View the Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum website here

About the Residents' Festival:

Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Heatherslaw Mill
  • Visit the beautiful 19th Century restored and fully operational watermill and discover with your own eyes the milling process from grain to flour. Visitor centre, family activities and refreshments.

Family activities will be available.

  • Residents' Festival dates: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of March 2014
  • Residents' Festival opening times: 11am – 3pm
  • Last admission: 2.15pm
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Partial (to visitor centre)
  • Address: Ford Village, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2QG (Tel: 01890 820338)
  • View map and directions here
  • View Heatherslaw Cornmill website here

About the Residents' Festival:

Heatherslaw Mill is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Hexham Old Gaol

The oldest purpose-built prison in England! Come and explore crime and punishment in the area and find out about the Border Reiver families. Use the glass lift to travel round the building, from the dungeon where the poorest prisoners were kept, to the top floor where the richest prisoners lived.

To celebrate the Residents' Festival Hexham Old Gaol is hosting family craft activities on both Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm- free of charge.

About the Residents' Festival:

Hexham Old Gaol is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Housesteads Roman Fort

Set high on a dramatic escarpment of Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, Housesteads Roman Fort is a fascinating tourist attraction. There are some stunning panoramic views to enjoy from the walls of this ancient fortress. Imagine how life was for the 800 Roman soldiers based here as you wander the remains of the barrack blocks and the commandant’s house.

See if you can find some of the oldest toilets you'll ever see and visit the fascinating museum. With a history that goes back almost 2000 years, it offers a unique family day out in Northumberland.

About the Residents' Festival:

Housesteads Roman Fort is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre

Based at Leaplish Waterside Park, the centre cares for a whole host of birds including owls, falcons and vultures as well as fallow deer and wallabies. Have your chance to get up close and personal with some fascinating birds and other animals. Come and see flying demonstrations (daily at 1:30pm) and have a chance to interact with the birds of prey.

There's plenty to do from visiting the petting zoo to feeding two of the largest flying birds in the world - a pair of great white pelicans and meeting Sima, a white tailed sea eagle (the largest in England).

An opportunity not to be missed.

About the Residents' Festival:

Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Kielder Water and Forest Park

Kielder Water & Forest Park, home to northern Europe’s largest man-made lake and England's largest forest, features mile upon mile of purpose-built trails including forest walks for all the family and dedicated mountain bike tracks.

The Lakeside Way is a 26 mile multi-user trail and encircles the shoreline of Kielder Water. A haven for wildlife, the park supports around 50% of England’s native red squirrel population, otters, roe deer, badgers, bats and breeding ospreys.

Visit Tower Knowe Visitor Centre or Kielder Castle which now hosts a visitor centre, café, art gallery and exhibitions for more information. Famed for having the darkest night skies in England thanks to minimal light pollution, Kielder Water & Forest Park is a star gazers’ heaven and is home to the Kielder Observatory. There is also contemporary art and architecture including the futuristic shelter design of the Belvedere, the Minotaur maze and Silvas Capitalis, also known as the ‘giant forest head’.

Free parking in all Kielder Water & Forest Park car parks, please display your voucher on your windscreen.

About the Residents' Festival:

Kielder Water and Forest Park is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Kielder Castle Cafe

The Duke's Pantry is a delightful licensed tearoom integrated into the ancient Kielder Castle, built in 1775 as a hunting lodge for the Duke of Northumberland. Situated very close to the Scottish Border, Kielder is the remotest village in England and is a haven for outdoor lovers. Miles of forest surround a picturesque man made lake, with many mountain bike trails, walks and art projects to visit.

Walkers, mountain-bikers, motor-cycles and all outdoor lovers are welcome and, on request, packed lunches can be organised.

The venue has a picnic area and facilities in the castle courtyard. Dogs are allowed if on a lead. In the tearoom you can watch a live camera link to red squirrels and birds feed in a remote part of the forest!

Free parking and 20% off food in the newly refurbished Kielder Castle Café with Festival voucher (excludes gift shop).

About the Residents' Festival:

Kielder Castle Cafe is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Come and see over one hundred species of animals including emus, wallabies, marmosets, lemurs,pygmy goats, donkeys, meerkats and many more. Visitors can meet the keepers and learn about the animals and their habitats. With a rolling programme of kids’ activities and play areas, forest trails, garden walks, picnic areas,  tea room and gift shop, there really is something for all of the family.

About the Residents' Festival:

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Lady Waterford Hall

This inspiring building houses a unique collection of 19th century watercolour murals and other paintings and sketches by Louise Waterford.

Plenty to discover for children or the child in you!

  • Residents' Festival dates: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of March 2014
  • Residents' Festival opening times: 11am – 3pm
  • Last admission: 2.15pm
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Available
  • Address: Lady Waterford Hall, Ford Village, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2QG (Tel: 01890 820338 / 07971 326177)
  • View map and directions here
  • View Lady Waterfront Hall website here

About the Residents' Festival:

Lady Waterford Hall is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Lindisfarne Castle

From a former fort to a holiday home of a wealthy Edwardian bachelor seeking a quiet retreat, the castle showcases the work of arts and crafts architect Edwin Lutyens.

About the Residents' Festival:

Lindisfarne Castle is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Lindisfarne Priory

Famed as the home of St Cuthbert and still a place of pilgrimage today, Lindisfarne Priory is a great family day out. Sitting offshore on Holy Island, it can only be reached by causeway at low tide, but the peaceful atmosphere and beautiful views make a visit there well worth the effort.

About the Residents' Festival:

Lindisfarne Priory is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Newbiggin Maritime Centre

An all weather multi-purpose venue including an exhibition which explores the local fishing, community and maritime history, a café and a programme of family activities and events. The car park is free and the centre is situated on the seafront. Special activities during Festival weekend.

About the Residents' Festival:

Newbiggin Maritime Centre is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Paxton House Gallery

Family friendly historic house set in lovely gardens and grounds. There's plenty for everyone from house tours, the adventure playground to delicious home cooking in Stables tearoom and House gift shop. Family events and activities all year round.

About the Residents' Festival:

Paxton House is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum

Commemorating the life of Grace Darling who risked her life to rescue others from certain death in a terrible storm, the museum includes the rescue coble and a cornucopia of commemorative ware.

Special Activities during Festival Weekend:

Tea Party and Teddy Trail. Come and join Berwick Guild for a cuppa and a piece of cake and hunt for our resident explorer teddy Eddie.

About the Residents' Festival:

RNLI Grace Darling Museum is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Seaton Delaval Hall

Built between 1719 and 1732, Seaton Delaval Hall is a great English baroque villa designed by Sir John Vanbrugh for Admiral George Delaval. It has formal gardens with colourful borders and is much more than an architectural masterpiece.

For 900 years, the estate has been a stage for drama, intrigue and romance, while the surrounding landscape has fuelled industrial revolution. The Hall has survived terrible fires, military occupation and potential ruin. It now provides an amazing space for arts, heritage and the community to come together.

  • Residents' Festival dates: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of March 2014
  • Residents' Festival opening times: 11am – 5pm (Last admission 4.15pm)
  • Accessibility: Wheelchair access partial (ring for details)
  • Address: The Avenue, Seaton Sluice, Whitley Bay, NE26 4QR (Tel: 0191 237 9100)
  • View map and Directions here
  • View Seaton Delaval Hall website here

About the Residents' Festival:

Seaton Delaval Hall is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland only. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Swimming Leisure Centres

For those waterbabies out there, several of the leisure centres throughout Northumberland are buy one get one free on swimming.

Participating venues include:

Willowburn Leisure Centre

Alnwick
Phone: 01665 605030
Visit their website here

Blyth Sports Centre

Blyth
Phone: 01670 542222
Visit their website here

Ashington Leisure Centre

Ashington
Phone: 01670 532380
Visit their website here

Concordia Leisure Centre

Cramlington
Phone: 01670 542222
Visit their website here

Swan  Centre for Leisure

Berwick-upon-Tweed
Phone; 01289 330603
Visit their website here

Wentworth Leisure Centre

Hexham
Phone: 01670 607080
Visit their website here

Ponteland Leisure Centre

Ponteland
Phone: 01661 825441
Visit their website here

Prudhoe Waterworld

Prudhoe
Phone: 01661 833144
Visit their website here

Riverside Leisure Centre

Morpeth
Phone: 01670 514665
Visit their website here

Rothbury Pool and Gym

Rothbury
Phone: 01669 622834
Visit their website here

The Swan Centre is also offering FREE sports taster sessions and family activities including:

  • Football
  • Indoor bowls
  • Martial arts
  • Health MOTs
  • Wii fit competition

Residents' Festival opening times: Please check individual venues for opening times and access arrangements

About the Residents' Festival:

The Leisure Centres are part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Wallington

Discover Wallington, much-loved home to generations of the unconventional Trevelyan family. Visit the impressive yet friendly home with its much-loved collection, and discover the history of Northumberland in the huge pre-Raphaelite paintings around the remarkable Central Hall.

Explore an informal landscape of lawns, lakes, woodland and farmland and find the beautiful hidden walled garden.

  • Residents' Festival dates: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of March 2014
  • Residents' Festival opening times: House 12pm – 5pm / Garden 10am – 6pm
  • Last admission: House 4pm, Last orders café 5pm
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Partial
  • Address: Wallington Courtyard, Wallington, Morpeth, NE61 4AP (Tel: 01670 773600)
  • View map and directions here
  • View National Trust Wallington website here

About the Residents' Festival:

National Trust Wallington is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Warkworth Castle

Magnificent cross-shaped keep crowning a hilltop above the river Coquet. Once home to the powerful Percy family who now reside at Alnwick Castle, Warkworth was and remains one of the largest and most impressive fortresses in North East England.

About the Residents' Festival:

Warkworth Castle is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

White House Farm Centre

Bring the whole family along to White House Farm Centre for the Residents’ Festival and feed all the animals including llamas, alpacas and wallabies.

Visit the petting barn to get up close to guinea pigs, mice, reptiles and rabbits and watch the bird of prey show, have a ride on the tractor or visit the soft play barn and adventure playground.

About the Residents' Festival:

White House Farm Centre is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.

Woodhorn Museum

Discover 800 years of history and experience fantastic events and exhibitions at the award winning Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives.

Enjoy the work of the Pitman Painters and the temporary exhibitions too:

  • Moving On by KEAP Creative
  • Street Life: Instantaneous featuring historical photographs from Newcastle-upon-Tyne

There will also be special craft activities for the whole family from 11am-1pm and 1:30pm-3pm.

  • Residents' Festival dates: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of March 2014
  • Residents' Festival opening times: 10am – 4pm
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Available
  • Address: QEII Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF (Tel: 01670 624455)
  • View map and directions here
  • Visit Woodhorn website here

About the Residents' Festival:

Woodhorn Museum is part of the fifth annual Residents' Festival organised by Northumberland County Council which is open to people who live in Northumberland. The Festival aims to celebrate the fact that Northumberland is a fantastic place to live and to give something back to people living in the county.