If you’re heading to South Meadows to your holiday home or with your tourer or tent in the next few weeks, we thought we’d act as your social secretary and spotlight a couple of the local events that are taking place.
The late May Bank Holiday weekend is always a busy one and there’s plenty going on to keep visitors to this part of the glorious Northumberland coast entertained. If you fancy something a bit different, what about Bamburgh Fair?
The event is held on Sunday May 24, the day before the Bank Holiday, and again on Sunday August 30, to coincide with the August Bank Holiday.
Based in the barns at Bamburgh Hall Farm at the centre of this historical village, Bamburgh Fair is a traditional fair compete with bunting, teas and plenty of goodies to buy.
After you’ve explored the stalls, check out the village itself: you can see Northumbrian heroine Grace Darling’s grave at St Aidan’s churchyard next door and find out more about her life at the museum dedicated to her memory opposite the church.
Plus, Bamburgh has one of the best beaches in the UK, and the castle needs no introduction.
If you’re visiting South Meadows in June, head along to Etal for the Festival of the Heavy Horse [http://www.heavyhorsefestival.co.uk/] on June 7.
Now in its third year, you’ll have the opportunity to see beautiful heavy horses in action, giving demos, being shown in hand, ridden and driven.
Plus, there’ll be vintage tractors, machinery and a food and craft market. Adult tickets cost £10 and under-16s are free, and your entrance fee also includes entrance to Heatherslaw Cornmill.
And watch out for events being planned at South Meadows to promote our new range of holiday homes we have for sale.