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Half-term family fun

18th May 2017

Northumberland National Park is all set to host a series of family events this half term, encouraging families to get involved in an exciting programme of imaginative activities throughout the Park and beyond.

The family fun begins on Wednesday 31st May with a Safari on Foot at Walltown – 31st May

Safari on Foot at Wooler

On this Wild Wednesday you’ll be able to join a Nation Park Ranger to discover what wildlife can be found.  From mammals to mini-beasts, you’ll be able to have a go at tracking them down and get an insight into how they live. Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park.

On Friday 2nd June the fun and excitement moves north to Wooler Common for a Treasure Trail Challenge

Come along and have fun in the National Park following one of the many exciting trails around Wooler Common. There will be lots of ‘treasure’ to track down and clues to solve.

Then on Saturday 3rd June we move from North Northumberland to the wonderful Ouseburn Farm in Newcastle upon Tyne for our Spider’s Eye Storytelling session

You’ll be able to creep down to the farm and listen to stories and folklore about insects from all over the world! From spiders to bees, butterflies and ants, come along and fine out what surprises these tiny creatures have surprises in store.

The storytelling sessions run from 10am to 2.15pm and will be led by Pascale Konyn, a professional storyteller who tells stories gathered from many world cultures and whose work has been described as “magical”.

Book your tickets now to join in the fun. All of these events are aimed at families with younger children 12 years and under and remember, adults go free!

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