Things to do with kids in Northumbria

In April the four of us – me, Carolyn, Aidan (7), and Megan (5) – spent a week in Northumbria. We stayed just south of Berwick, and had a fabulous time. Here are some of the things we did, in no particular order.

Walking along the beach, looking in rock pools and marvelling at the geology of the skerrs at Cocklawburn Beach.

Playing in the playground and eating icecream on the promenade at Spital.

Staying in a cottage at North Ancroft Farm. Green fields in all directions, and the light of Lindisfarne winking in the twilight.

Exploring the treasures of Bamburgh Castle. It felt like a European castle – still full of art, function, accessories, and history. The archaeology room’s Norse games caught Megan’s and my attention too.

Learning the history of Oswald and Aidan, at Lindisfarne.

Walking in the Northumberland National Park. We had a very windy walk to Linhope Spout waterfall.

Exploring the multitudinous activities of Cragside (National Trust property) – especially the labyrinth, the gardens, and the inventor’s house.

And here are some things that were recommended to us, which we’ll try next time: