North East

Explore Gibsidewith your family

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.

Places to visit

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Farne Island seals

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.

Half-term family adventures

Half-term adventures in the North East 

From spooky outdoor trails to indoor crafts on rainy days, there's plenty to keep young imaginations busy during October half-term. Check out our suggestions for an adventure-filled autumn break.

Red squirrel in a tree

Where to see wildlife this autumn 

The North East is home to some of the UK's most spectacular wildlife spotting opportunities. In autumn, look out for red squirrels scurrying amongst the trees making their winter stockpiles, cute and fluffy grey seal pups, and amazing displays from migratory birds.

Visitors on a woodland walk

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.

autumn walks North East

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...