Planning your 2015 visits to South Meadows


There’s a definite scent of spring in the air here at South Meadows, and the lighter nights and finer weather are many people’s cue to start deciding when to take their 2015 breaks.

 

Holy Island, Northumberland

Holy Island, Northumberland

 

 

To make it easier for you to plan your visits to South Meadows, we’ll be putting together a number of what’s on blogs to highlight some of the events and attractions that are taking place not too far from the park. So whether you’re coming in spring or summer with a tent or tourer, or will be taking regular breaks throughout the year in your holiday home, we’ve cherry picked some of the best things to do and see.

 

It’s not until September 4 and 5, but there is already a big buzz about the very first Lindisfarne Festival [http://www.lindisfarnefestival.com/]. Taking place at Beal, opposite the causeway to Holy Island, the event promises an eclectic mix of music, food and alternative therapists.

 

Strong Viking on his ship looking to beach

Strong Viking on his ship looking to beach

It’s a fact that kids love Vikings and this part of the Northumberland Coast is famous for taking a bashing from the Scandinavian invaders. You can celebrate the area’s Viking heritage during the May holidays with events at Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne Priory, with everything from tales of Viking derring-do to shield painting and a kids’ battle.

 

Berwick upon Tweed celebrates its 900th anniversary in 2015 and there are a host of events taking place throughout the year.

 

Leaping salmon

Leaping salmon

The annual Riding of the Bounds on May 1 is a sight to behold, whether you’re a horse rider or not; visit the Tweedmouth Feast, celebrating salmon fishing in the River Tweed with a huge range of events from July 16 to 19, and enjoy a taste of Border fayre at the Berwick Food and Beer Festival from September 4 to 6.

 

In October, Ford & Etal Estates and the Alnwick Garden are planning a series of Hallowe’en-themed events. And Ford & Etal will be hosting a Christmas Market on November 28 and 29.

 

 

So now’s the time to start planning!