THINGS TO DO IN NORTHUMBERLAND; OUTDOOR, DARK SKIES & CULTURE

The Old Kingdom of Northumbria has lots of opportunities for exploration and adventure

When you come to stay with us at GlamPods near Otterburn, you are at the heart of Northumberland. Ours is a county with wide open spaces for you to find peace and relaxation or to indulge your thirst for action and adventure. To help you plan your stay, or to make great choices when weather isn’t playing ball, here are some great activities and venues within easy reach of Troughend Farm.

Northumberland For the Kids

There are a wealth of places to take your children to help wean them away from their electronic screens and get them involved in some real-life outdoor activities for which Northumberland is famous.

Things To Do In Northumberland

Go Ape

Get your kids and your own inner kid off the floor and swinging through the treetops at Go-Ape Matfen, near Morpeth.

Things To Do In Northumberland

Wentworth Swimming and Leisure Centre in Hexham

Hexham's leisure pool is popular and you can also take the kids to craft morning at the Forum Cinema in Hexham where they can do a craft activity then watch a kids film with popcorn and treats, great fun!

Things To Do In Northumberland

Farne Islands Boat Trips

Get the children out to sea and touring these islands which are often buried beneath huge numbers of seals and seabirds!

Things To Do In Northumberland

Broomstick Training

Need something really different to capture your youngsters’ imaginations? Take them up to Hogwarts (Alnwick Castle) to test their mettle learning to fly a broomstick!

NORTHUMBRIAN ADVENTURE

For some of you a holiday isn’t a holiday unless you’ve had the chance to explore somewhere new or explore your own limits -  Northumberland holds many opportunities for that. GlamPods Northumberland in Otterburn is a doorway to Redesdale and the rest of the National Park

Zipwire Roller Coaster in Kielder, Northumberland

Kielder ZipCoaster

Using an adapted roller coaster rail, the custom-built ‘Kielder ZipCoaster’ sees thrill-seekers harnessed into a seated position as they glide amongst the trees, dipping and twisting at speeds of up to 20mph.

Things To Do In Northumberland

Hillwalking

The rolling uplands of Northumberland, culminating in the Cheviot are an uncrowded sanctuary for those who like to walk away from the madding crowd. Follow in the footsteps of the Border Reivers in a more peaceful Northumbria than they knew! Dip into sections of Hadrian’s Wall and Pennine Way long distance paths.

Things To Do In Northumberland

Mountain Biking

Northumberland has a wealth of mountain biking challenges, from the intense crafted trails of the Kielder Forest Park to the long-distance challenge of the Sandstone Way. Then there are a host of rarely travelled bridleways and byways to explore – what’s not to love?

Things To Do In Northumberland

Microlight Flying

Soar like a bird over the North East’s best landscapes with flights from Morpeth that let you see Northumberland from an entirely new angle!

Things To Do In Northumberland

Watersports

From the rapids of Warden Gorge on the Tyne or Prudhoe’s Tyne Waterpark, to the peaceful pursuit of canoe-camping or sailing around Kielder water to the pounding surf on Bamburgh Castle’s beach, there is a wealth of water borne fun to be enjoyed in Northumberland!

PEACEFUL AND REFLECTIVE ACTIVITIES BENEATH DARK SKIES

For some of you a holiday isn’t a holiday unless you’ve had the chance to explore somewhere new or explore your own limits -  Northumberland holds many opportunities for that. GlamPods Northumberland in Otterburn is a doorway to Redesdale and the rest of the National Park

Discover Dark Skies in Northumberland
Discover the darkest skies in England

Here, on a clear night, you can see millions of stars, the Milky Way and even the Andromeda Galaxy (2.5 million light years away) with the naked eye. Every night, there is something different to see, from meteor showers to the Northern lights.

Things To Do In Northumberland
Astronomy Activities at Kielder

In Britain’s Dark Skies Park, come and enjoy the observation and learning opportunities offered by a hugely enthusiastic team who have turned Kielder Observatory into a premier point of access to the universe beyond the Dark Sky.

Things To Do In Northumberland
Fishing- An Angler’s Idyll

Northumberland is awash with opportunities for coarse and game fishing! From salmon on the Tyne to winter stalking of one of Kielder Water’s huge Pike, your options are nearly endless!

Things To Do In Northumberland
Birding Around Otterburn

It’s not just the pods that are rich in bird lore: the Curlew, Wren and Owl are just the start of the richness and diversity awaiting on Otterburn Ranges, Kielder Water and Northumberland coast nearby. Glampods is a perfect base for a birdwatching break!

Things To Do In Northumberland
Rambling Wild Redesdale

For those who love nothing better than a quiet ramble on little used paths away from the honeypots of Hadrian and Pennine ramblers, Redesdale offers some superb little travelled walks with quality pubs to refresh yourself.

Melissa's Beauty Box
Melissa's Beauty Box
Experienced and Reliable Beauty Therapist based in Bellingham. Available for wedding and special occasion bookings.
Taproot Massage Therapy
Taproot Massage Therapy
A holistic approach to identifying and relieving tension from your body and mind from a unique, bespoke shepherd hut, in a beautiful location just outside of Slaley, Hexham, Northumberland.

NORTHUMBRIAN CULTURE AND WHAT'S ON HELP

There are a wealth of cultural opportunities in Northumberland, from concerts in castle keeps to music festivals and art extravaganzas that will feed your soul with fresh ideas or calming vibes!

Things To Do In Northumberland
Gig Guide

Find out up to the minute gig information for those evenings you just need some music!

Things To Do In Northumberland
Festival Fun

The North East hosts an amazing variety of music, art and history festivals every year, don’t miss a thing!

Art Around the County

With a wealth of galleries, museums and stately homes there is a rich artistic culture to explore the length of the county! Find out more:

Word of Mouth and Pen

From the literary festival at Berwick on Tweed, or Newcastle based Books on Tyne, to book launches in individual bookshops, you can enjoy literary and poetic culture from the comfort of your Glampods base. There’s lots for the bibliophile and poetry fan in Northumbria!

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