You cannot beat Northumberland for half term fun.  It is well known as the best area for stargazing and there are loads of family activities to keep all ages happy.  Just take a peek below to discover fun activities and ideal accommodation for an October getaway:

Spine-tickling tales at Woodhorn Museum

Join professional storyteller Gary Cordingly to hear scary stories from Northumberland's past found in the Northumberland Archives housed at Woodhorn Museum. The story telling will take place in Woodhorn's old colliery buildings and is a great venue with surrounding woodland.

Family Stargazing at Tower Know, Kielder Water & Forest Park

Discover the beauty of Northumberland's International Dark Sky Park from this beautiful location on the edge of Kielder Reservoir. Visitors will have plenty of help from experts to discover the wonders of the night sky using the naked eye, binoculars and a telescope. It will be an awesome experience!

Where to stay? 

Homildon Cottage in Wooler is a secluded 18th century residence located on the  border to Northumberland National Park.  The accommodation sleeps 8 persons and is perfect for a large family, or bringing friends on holiday. It is worth noting that dogs are welcome to join in the family stay.  

There is a rambling hillside garden and a games room to keep young children happy. The farmhouse kitchen has an AGA which offers the perfect excuse for families to chill-out after a day of fun activities.

Northumberland offers the ideal half term escape this autumn. Find out more by visiting: