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

26 Jul 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
29 Jul 2017 to 30 Jul 2017

We’ll be staging a Roman takeover of the WHOLE museum in this jam packed family festival.

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP
01228 618718
31 Jul 2017 to 3 Aug 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 Aug 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
5 Aug 2017 to 6 Aug 2017

See the riders of Hadrian’s Cavalry demonstrate their equestrian skills, as they set their charges through their paces with mount and dismount gymnastics and skills at arms whilst on horseback.

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

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

Bulbys Wood car park, Breamish valley, near Ingram, NE66 4LT
01434 611505
19 Aug 2017 to 20 Aug 2017

Come and see the riders and horses of Hadrian’s Cavalry. Meet the horses and their riders, to see up close and personal the equipment available to them from the Roman era.

Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2 4PT
0191 208 6765
19 Aug 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
23 Aug 2017

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

Simonside Forestry Commission Car Park, Simonside, Northumberland
01434 611505
27 Aug 2017 to 28 Aug 2017

See the riders of Hadrian’s Cavalry demonstrate their skills, as they set their charges through their paces with mount and dismount gymnastics and skills of arms whilst on horse back.

Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, Baring Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 2BB
0191 277 1410
30 Aug 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
30 Aug 2017

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

Simonside Forestry Commission Car Park, Simonside, Northumberland
01434 611505
31 Aug 2017

Everything you want to know about Bats but were afraid to ask...

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

Join us on World Rivers Day and find out what creepy-crawlies lurk in the hidden depths of the River Breamish. 

Bulbys Wood car park, Breamish valley, near Ingram, NE66 4LT
01434 611505
4 Oct 2017

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

25 Oct 2017

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

Valley Cottage Cafe, Ingram, NE66 4LP
01434 611505

30 for 30

To celebrate 30 years of World Hertiage Status, we've put together a list of 30 things to see and do around Hadrian's Wall.

Places to visit