Gibside's 600 acre estate is open on Boxing Day. Whether you're looking for a moment of peace or a walk with the whole family, there are plenty of trails to choose from. Warm up in the cafe with a wholesome beef and beetroot stew or other treats from the seasonal menu.
A fire-breathing dragon, a noble queen and a powerful wizard. Who better to guide you on a family-friendly walk in Wallington's East Wood? Look out for our magical cast of characters as you uncover fascinating facts about Wallington's tall trees and the fantastical story that connects them.
Add a twist to your family's New Year's and head to Seaton Delaval Hall. You'll have the chance to make a time capsule then bury it in the grounds of this local landmark. Or there's crafts for the kids and the cafe will be serving up seasonal fare.
There's nowhere better than the Northumberland Coast for blowing away those post-festive cobwebs. The Craster to Low Netwon walk offer empty beaches, miles of sandy bays and picturesque fishing villages en route.
If you're yet to don your trainers and give parkrun a go, what better time than the post-Christmas slump? Whether you're walking or running, you'll enjoy the 5km meandering route around atmospheric woodland.