What’s happening on Hadrian’s Wall?

Don’t imagine the main action all took place centuries ago - the frontier today is the setting for drama and music, historical events, kids activities and all sorts of other tempting festivities. There are both Roman and non-Roman events aplenty for people of all ages with a vast array of interests and passions! Dark Skies stargazers, film buffs, kite-flyers, Easter egg hunters, Roman re-enactors, birds-of-prey enthusiasts and many more besides are all catered for. Whether you want to join a sponsored walk, get up close with some Roman objects, peruse incredible art installations or have your mind blown by world-class performances, you’re in the right place. The calendar is simply packed so take a look and join us!

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What's on

15 Apr 2017 to 17 Apr 2017

Get to grips with the art of kite flying at Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall.

Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DD
01697 747602
15 Apr 2017

See and handle a Roman cavalryman's equipment and see your little soldiers kitted up for action as Maximus prepares them for a display of horsemanship fit for an Emperor.

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum, Buddle Street, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, NE28 6HR
0191 278 4217
19 Apr 2017

Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park.

Walltown Quarry Country Park (National Park car park), Greenhead, Brampton, CA8 7JD
01434 611505
Walltown Quarry, Greenhead, Brampton, CA8 7HF
7 May 2017

To celebrate International Dawn Chorus month.

The Heritage Centre, Station Yard, Woodburn Road, Bellingham, NE48 2DG
01434 611505
10 May 2017

Join a Ranger on one of their favourite walks in Northumberland National Park.

Walltown Quarry Country Park (National Park car park), Greenhead, Brampton, CA8 7JD
01434 611505
27 May 2017 to 4 Jun 2017

Unearth some of Northumberland's hidden secrets this half term with our Victorian archaeologists.

Chesters Roman Fort and Museum, Chollerford, Northumberland, NE46 4EU
01434 681379
28 May 2017

Join a Ranger on one of their favourite walks in Northumberland National Park.

Kirknewton Village Hall, Kirknewton, Wooler, NE71 6XF
01434 611505
29 May 2017

Recreate the mysterious look of the masked Roman riders and have a go at lacing up your sandals.

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum, Buddle Street, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, NE28 6HR
0191 278 4217
29 May 2017

Come and watch the fun of the Hadrian’s Cavalryman as he puts the Northumberland Pony Club through their historical paces

31 May 2017

Wild Wednesdays are a way for children to explore, play, discover and enjoy Northumberland National Park.

Walltown Quarry Country Park (National Park car park), Greenhead, Brampton, CA8 7JD
01434 611505
2 Jun 2017

Treasure trail challenge.

Wooler Common car park - From Newcastle take the A697 to Wooler. At Wooler take 'Ramsey Lane', the second road on the left, for 1 mile to the car park on the right.
01434 611505
4 Jun 2017

Join us for a printing workshop with a difference.

Twice Brewed Inn, Bardon Mill, NE47 7AN (next door to the Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre on the B6318).
01434 611505
11 Jun 2017

Join a Ranger on one of their favourite walks in Northumberland National Park.

Carey Burn Bridge, Harthope Valley
01434 611505
Hadrian's Cavalry Turma
1 Jul 2017 to 2 Jul 2017

Tickets for Turma! will go on sale Friday 3 March, 2017. On Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July witness the dramatic sight of 30 cavalrymen performing intricate manoeuvres and showcasing their skills with spears and other weapons in ‘Turma! Hadrian’s Cavalry Charge in Carlisle.

1 Jul 2017

It's National Meadows Day.

Walltown Quarry Country Park (National Park car park), Greenhead, Brampton, CA8 7JD
01434 611505

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