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What’s on this Spring in the North East


The following are just a few of the exciting events to discover in the North East this Spring.

At Lindisfarne, follow the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt trail (11-28 April), explore the castle, enjoy the wildlife and walled gardens, as well as spotting basking seals.

Meanwhile, at Washington Old Hall, linked with the family of George Washington, the USA’s first president, you can explore nature and investigate the nuttery between 8 and 18 April (11am-3pm). The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt happens from 19 to 22 April.

Family Fun

See the wildfowl at the Washington Wetland Centre, including flamingos and the world’s rarest goose. This Spring you can take the Lego Brick Animal Trail (April 6 to May 6). Duckery visits and walks with a warden are also popular.

At Kielder in Northumberland, bushcraft and wilderness survival skills are on offer for families. A Zog activity trail (named after Julia Donaldson’s fictional dragon) and Segway tours will also delight children. Osprey watch takes place 10.30-5pm Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holiday Monday. At Kielder Salmon Centre, visitors can learn all about the fish’s life cycle.

At Hall Hill Farm, visitors can make the most of lambing season, helping to welcome new arrivals from April up to May 6. Easter chicks will put in an appearance too. Adventure play and tractor rides are also available.

Easter Excitements

At Beamish open-air museum, Easter activities taking place from April 19 to 22 include egg hunts and bonnet making. Children can take a look back at historic customs and baking ventures will include Good Friday fish.

The Seven Stories Centre for Children’s Books in Newcastle currently hosts Elmer and David Almond exhibitions. Easter book sessions run from 6 to 22 April.

Why not explore these events from the comfort of Hedgefield House? Our stately Georgian mansion house is set in beautiful four-acre grounds in easy reach of Newcastle City Centre, the countryside of Northumbria and Hadrian’s Wall.