The Indian summer might be on its way out, but don’t let that deter you from unleashing your independent spirit and having some fun this autumn. From grisly tales on the coast to stargazing in the darkest spot in England, we’ve picked out some of our favourite activities and accommodation to get you started.
Terrible Tails at Woodhorn Museum
Join professional storyteller Gary Cordingly to hear spine-tingling tales from Northumberland’s past found in the Northumberland Archives housed at Woodhorn Museum. Set in Woodhorn’s atmospheric old colliery buildings and surrounding woodland, these stories will leave you scared, shocked and fearful all in one session!
Goblin Queen & Dragon at Alnwick Castle
Follow the eerie calls of the Goblin Queen in the language of Goble, as she gathers you around to meet her dragon friend who has moving wings, blinking eyes, and billows smoke from its nostrils. This mystical duo has travelled from the land of Goble, to find out why the dragon’s eggs are no longer hatching. The Goblin Queen may tether her beast to you as she makes her investigations, or you may be chosen to sit on one of the dragon’s eggs to keep it warm!
Family Stargazing at Tower Know, Kielder Water & Forest Park
Discover the beauty of Northumberland’s International Dark Sky Park from this idyllic spot on the edge of Kielder Reservoir. With expert guidance, you’ll discover how to view all the wonders of the night sky using the naked eye, binoculars and a telescope.
Homildon Cottage, Wooler
This secluded 18th century cottage sitting on the border to Northumberland National Park has everything you need to get away from it all for a fun-filled October half-term. Sleeping 8, it is great for a big family or bringing friends on holiday – even pooch! With a large hillside garden and games room, you can stick together or set out on your own. No matter what you get up to, the cosy farmhouse kitchen with AGA is the hub of the cottage to bring you all together at the end of the day.
Northumberland has everything you need for a great autumn-winter short break. You’ll discover all of this and more at www.visitnorthumberland.com/nlandstars
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