Northumberland is beautiful at any given time. From the chocolate-box perfection of the coast in summer to the haunting beauty of the windswept moorland in winter, you're guaranteed to see something different with each visit. But Spring is a special time when the county bursts into life, wildlife returns and we can look toward the warm summer months.  Make the most of it with plenty of events across both Bank Holiday weekends in May.

May Day Bank Holiday

Begin the adventure at Hadrian's Wall. On Monday 2nd May 11am-5pm, head to Chesters Roman Fort for their Falconry of Roman Britain weekend.  Discover the Roman mythology of birds and see how early Britons used birds of prey for hunting.  Be sure to pop into the Chesters Tearoom for a locally-sourced bite to eat!

On Bank Holiday Monday, join in the Georgian-themed family fun at Seaton Delaval Hall.  Hear tall tales from the eccentric Georgian cook, play dress-up with costumes and enjoy Georgian games.  Be sure to try the family fun trail.

A May Day Bank Holiday visit to Northumberland will not be complete without a visit to The Cherry Orchard at The Alnwick Garden.  Planted in 2008, it is possibly the largest orchard in the world to feature the Tai-Haku Cherry Tree, also known as the 'Great White'.  The large snow-like clusters of bloom appear at the same time as its coppery foliage, creating a truly mesmerising canopy.