What to do in Alnmouth, Northumberland - 5 reasons to visit with kids

Welcome back to our new series where we explore what there is to do for kids in the towns and villages of Northumberland. We've already posted about Cramlington and Felton and today's adventure takes us to Alnmouth where we recently stayed in the most gorgeous apartment through Walton Robinson.

What to do in Alnmouth, Northumberland - 5 reasons to visit with kids

Alnmouth is a small village just a few miles west of Alnwick in Northumberland. With a population of just 445, it is small but perfectly formed. The coastline here is stunning and many parts are protected - the River Aln meets the North Sea and this area has been listed as a site of Scientific Interest due to its varied plant life. We love spending the day in this gem of a village and today we're sharing our top 5 reasons to visit Alnmouth with kids:

1 - Spend the day at the beach

Alnmouth beach is absolutely stunning. It's super sandy and the sea is usually nice and calm meaning it's perfect for kids. The beach is popular with dog walkers and you'll often have it to yourself. It's the kind of place you can definitely take a picnic and spend all day. 

2 - Alnmouth Playground 

There's a fab little playground right by the beach and under the beautiful pastel coloured cottages. You'll find a communal BBQ area and lots of space on what's known as 'the village green' for picnics and games.

3 - Hunt for ghosts at Schooner

The Schooner Hotel sits on Alnmouth's main street. If you aren't stopping over, non-residents are free to enjoy the bar, lounge and restaurant where you'll find a pool table and darts board. There have been 60 recorded sightings of ghosts and ghouls in this hotel and it's featured on 'Most Haunted' twice. Spooky!

4 - Stop for hot chocolate and cake 

There are a couple of tearooms along the main street in Alnmouth serving the most delicious homemade cakes and epic hot chocolates. They can get busy though! We've tried The Village Tearoom and Bistro 23 (pictured) and honestly can't pick a favourite!

5 - Church Hill Walk

Walk or drive a few miles around the bay and then climb up Church Hill and you'll be rewarded with glorious views of Alnmouth Bay and countryside.

Have you ever visited Alnmouth? Let me know which town or village in Northumberland you'd like us to feature next. 

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What to do in Alnmouth, Northumberland - 5 reasons to visit with kids



  1. Love Alnmouth. Was at the beach there on Sunday. The seascape is immense.

  2. Perfect timing. We're staying in Goswick soon so I will def check some of these places out

  3. We've never been but I'm putting it on my hitlist now. Beautiful.

  4. Sounds good - I've never been. Going to tea shops is always on of my favourite things to do wherever we go - those cakes look yummy!

  5. We love the play park in Alnmouth it is usually quite quiet and easy to drop down onto the beach if need be! I also love the colourful houses as you are driving in 😍


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