North East

A lady standing in front of a giant Christmas tree

Get lost in characterful houses and their glorious gardens, discover atmospheric woodland and rugged coastlines and explore the gems of a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Festive days out for families 

Add some sparkle to your family days out this winter in the North East. Wrap up warm and explore the outdoors with a family-friendly trail, book a visit to see Father Christmas, indulge in seasonal treats in the cafe and much, much more.

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Seasonal days out in the North East 

Get into the Christmas spirit and join us for magical days out full of festive fun. Soak up the seasonal atmosphere with live music at Gibside, refresh with a winter walk on the Northumberland Coast or make a festive wreath at Cragside.

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First seal pups spotted on the Farne Islands 

The first seal pups of the year have been spotted by our rangers on the Farne Islands off the Northumberland Coast.

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Woodland walks in the North East  

Woodlands are tranquil spaces and great to explore, particularly in the autumn when they burst to life with colour and wildlife. Here's a pick of the best woodland walks in the North East.

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Rangers' favourite autumn walks in the North East 

We asked our North East rangers to share their favourite places to walk, and found out what makes those places great in autumn. Here's what they had to say...