Easter 2018 … what’s happening around South Meadows

Yes … it’s almost Easter … and it’s quite early this year.

Because Easter is calculated as “the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox”, it can occur anywhere within a period of 35 days! In recent times the earliest was the weekend of the 22nd – 24th of March whilst the latest was the 23rd to the 25th of April.

So this year, falling on the weekend of the 31st of March to the 2nd April, Easter is definitely relatively early.

Although we can be certain of the quality of the facilities at South Meadows we can’t be so sure about what the weather has in store. Whilst we’re fully booked for the Saturday and Sunday nights, we do have some availability later in the week … and there’s plenty going on around and about this year.


Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle on the Northumberland coastline

Small Axe Woodcraft

  • On Saturday 31st March and on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th April, explore traditional woodworking techniques with Jon Purkins, have a go yourself or buy a piece of Jon’s stunning work. He’ll be demonstrating the craft and inviting the public to try some the techniques and tools used.

Beastly Egg Hunt

  • To protect her golden eggs the Bamburgh Beast has hidden them round the castle, can you her help her find them. (Included in admission)
  • Create your own ‘Faberge’ egg or create a beautiful decorated egg to take home. (Included in admission)
  • http://www.bamburghcastle.com/info/news

Warkworth from the air


Warkworth Castle

Easter Adventure Quest



Ford & Etal

Pop up Market with St Abbs Traders

  • 2nd April
  • Situated inside Etal Village Hall, these friendly and welcoming markets are a great place to shop for a taste of the local area, a gift for a friend or simply to treat
  • Now ‘regulars’ in the Ford & Etal calendar, the St Abbs market traders are returning to Etal this season. The first market takes place on Easter Monday.  A range of locally produced foods and crafts along with a selection of clothing, accessories and gifts is on sale.
  • https://www.ford-and-etal.co.uk/events/event/928-pop-up-markets-with-st-abbs-trader



Ellingham Hall

Ellingham Hall Easter Fair


Alnwick Castle

Crafts with the Company of Artisans


Pascal Rogé

Alnwick Playhouse

Pascal Rogé (piano)

  • 2nd April
  • Pascal Rogé exemplifies the finest in French pianism. Born in Paris, he was a student of the Paris Conservatory and was also mentored by Julius Katchen and the great Nadia Boulanger.
  • He will be playing the following pieces …
    • Satie – Gymnopadie no 1, Gnossienne no 3 & Croquis et agaceries;
    • Ravel – Sonatine Poulenc – Les soirees de Nazelles
    • Satie – Embryons Désséchés
    • Debussy – Preludes book 1
  • https://www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk/event/2409


That’s a taster of what’s on around and about … alternatively there are the beaches and the hills where you can have an invigorating walk and enjoy the magnificent local scenery.

For later in the year, the take up of bookings is quite “brisk”.  So if you’re just staying at home this Easter, why not get the calendar out and take the opportunity to plan some time at South Meadows and make a booking … or two!