Get active outdoors in the North East

Stretch your legs, get your heart pumping and enjoy a healthy dose of fresh air with outdoor activities in the North East. Jump in the saddle and head out for a bike ride in Northumberland, explore coast and countryside on a long walk or take part in a running challenge at special places near you.

Children enjoying sportsday fun as part of Summer of Sport

Enjoy a summer of sport at Wallington 

From archery to tennis, make the most of the long summer days at Wallington with these family sports activities. Are you playing out?

Take to the water in a canoe or kayak and explore Tumbleton Lake at Cragside.

Watersports at Cragside 

Take the plunge and have a go at canoeing, kayaking or stand up paddle boarding at Cragside. From guided lake tours, to lessons and hires, to kids-only events, there's something for everyone to enjoy on the water.

Take part in beginner Nordic walking sessions at Wallington

Try Nordic Walking at Wallington 

Join a qualified instructor for a beginner group session to learn the art of Nordic walking and its many benefits within the beautiful surroundings of Wallington.

Explore pushchair friendly routes at The Leas and Whitburn Coastal Park.

Family summers at Souter Lighthouse 

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the coast on a guided pram-friendly stroll at The Leas and Whitburn Coastal Park, or have a go at outdoor games and mini-sports activities this summer including archery, badminton and football.

Try out the Dragon cycle trail at Wallington

Cycling at Wallington 

Whizz around the all-weather, family-friendly Dragon Cycle trail and explore the beautiful Wallington estate from the saddle. In partnership with British Cycling and HSBC UK we’re offering low cost cycle and equipment hire for all ages, making it easier than ever to get out on the trail.

Take a walk at Gibside.

Join a health walk at Gibside 

Join a guide for a short, gentle stroll around the grounds this 18th century landscape garden, perfect for getting back into exercise.

Have a go at a 10k run at Cragside

Trust10 at Cragside  

Experience the thrill of trail running set within the grounds of an iconic heritage property, then finish off with cake and a cuppa at Cragside’s café.


Get active in Yorkshire

Discover our favourite active days out in Yorkshire. From challenging moorland walks to family cycling at Nostell, there are plenty of ways to get fit and have fun in Yorkshire.