North East

Family with dragon heads on Wallington's lawn

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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There's family fun this winter at Killerton.

Winter adventures with the kids in the North East 

Find a new family walk, try out a new craft or lend a hand with nature in amazing places in the North East. Here are our top picks to inspire you to make the most of the chillier months.

Children enjoying an autumn walk with crispy leaves

Welly walks for little legs in the North East 

Little feet can tire easily, so we've picked some of our best walks in the North East for families. Keep them entertained along the way with wildlife spotting, adventure playgrounds and tree climbing.

Sycamore Gap during the night

Sycamore Gap in Northumberland crowned Tree of the Year 

The tree, cared for by the Trust, sits in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall. As well as a movie star in it's own right, the 'gap' around the tree has also revealed Bronze Age stories and tales of its Roman occupants. Find out how we're looking after it for generations to come.

Stone erosion at Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle Major Project 2016-2018

The exposed coastal location of Lindisfarne Castle means that the fabric of the building is under constant pressure from the elements. The time has come to undertake vital conservation work to safeguard the building for years to come.