Alnwick Castle

Especially good for all the Harry Potter fans.


Alnwick Gardens

They will love the maze, fountains and mini tractors



Great playpark, labyrinth, walks and picnic area.



Crazy golf, the Ocean Club swimming pool, The Bunker soft play and fish & chips!


Barter Books

Has a great children’s section, a model train running around the tops of the shelves and a good café.


Willowburn Leisure Centre

Children's pool as well as a regular 25m pool and a climbing/bouldering wall (there are no ropes only low level climbing).



Pick your own fruit

Raspberries and Strawberries available for picking from mid June to late July, 15 minutes away just off the A1 near Felton.


Morwick Ice Cream Parlour

A good spot for after a trip to the beach. On a dairy farm just south of Warkworth- signposted from there.


Spurrelli – Amble

Ice-cream parlour and great for grown-ups too, offering good coffee.


Castle Mania

Soft play at the southern end of Amble. Great for all the rainy days…


Alnmouth Play Park

Follow the main street in Alnwick until you get to the end and continue around to the right. The play park is when you cannot go further. Has the bonus of a permanent barbeque and you can hop over the wall to the boats and beach.


Ford-Etal Steam Train

This mini steam train has a 25 minute each way trip from Ford to Etal, a picturesque village where refreshments can be found at the pub or tea room.


Whitehouse Farm

More mini tractors, trampolines, play area as well as lots of animals. Pricey but you could spend a whole day there. Near Morpeth.



Warkworth Castle

Ask for the bag of stuff and there is a great children’s guide which comes with a little bag to open in each room of the main castle.