What's on for families and children in the North East this weekend (11th and 12th June)

As always, there is so much going on this weekend and lots of FREE family fun to be had. Here are our top 5 picks of what's on this weekend:- 

Miner's Picnic
Woodhorn Museum, Ashington
11th June - 10am - 5pm

Our guide to what's on for families and children in the North East this weekend (11th and 12th June)
Photo Credit : Woodhorn

Join Woodhorn for their annual Miner's Picnic. Entry is FREE (parking £3.50 or catch a free bus from Ashington bus station). Expect a jam-packed itinerary including music, street theatre, the Pitman Poets and a HUGE brass band performance with over 300 players. Join artist Paul Merrick with his Fab Zoom craft area where you can recreate treats from yesteryear (mini milk anyone?) and help artist Bethan Maddens create a growing installation of Little Woodhorn. 

Medieval Mischief at Newcastle Castle
Newcastle Castle
11th & 12th June - 10am-5pm

This action packed event from Time and Tide Events with FREE entry is not to be missed. There's so much going including a Medieval doctor, storytelling, Pottery deomonstrations, Wandering Minstrel and Buffoon, Birds of Prey, Witch Fruit Trails and more. There will be handcrafted goods, street food, food stalls and refreshments for sale too. 

The BIG ROYAL Garden Party
Mister Ridley's Ice & Coffee Parlour
Saturday 11th June 1pm - 4pm

In celebration of the Queen's 90th birthday, Mister Ridley's at Ridley Park is hosting a right Royal get together. Expect live music, face painting, balloon making, giant inflatables and delicious homemade lunches, ice creams and cakes. The water park will be in operation too so don't forget your costume!

Morpeth Fair Day 
Sunday 12th June - 10am-5pm

Expect an action packed day as Morpeth is transformed for the day. There is so much going on including Turners Fun Fair, Vintage Cars, Food Court, Fun Run, Parade and more. A FREE park and ride will be operating from County Hall and Morpeth Town AFC will be celebrating their FA Vase victory in an open top bus as part of the parade at noon.

Moth Morning at Gibside
National Trust Gibside

Saturday 11th June - 10am-11am - Booking not needed

This event is free however usual entry fees to Gibside apply. Join the Gibside rangers in the walled garden and help them identify the different types of moths that have been discovered through the night as part of National Moth Surveying Night plus find out why moths are so important.

Don't forget to join North East Days Out  Facebook Group for more ideas for days out and let me know what you're up to in the comments below. Have a good weekend :D

Our guide to what's on for families and children in the North East this weekend (11th and 12th June)



  1. I love this idea of Friday fives! As a busy working mam I always struggle to find out what's going on before the weekend arrives and this really helps!

  2. Ahh! I wished I had known the Miners picnic was on before now! It's a great day out. x

    1. You'll have to look out for it next year - don't forget about Invasion later this year x


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