Reasons to make a booking at South Meadows …

Well, apart from the fact that we are one of the finest caravan and camping sites in Northumberland … there’s quite a lot going on as we move into the summer!

Here’s a selection to whet your appetite and encourage you to go online and make your booking!

 

Wooler Farmers’ Market

Sunday, 20th May 2018 – in the bus station

A new farmers’ market is being launched in Wooler and the first one will be on Sunday, May 20, in Wooler bus station running from 11am to 3pm.

Looking west to Wooler

Wooler is traditionally a market town and the intention is to recreate that element of its heritage, catering not only for the people of Wooler and surrounding area but also holidaymakers and visitors to the area.

The stalls at the market will be restricted to people who make or grow their own goods and who live within a 50-mile radius of Wooler, offering the best in local food and crafts including bakers, cheese-makers, and brewers.

Future markets will be held on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Breads at the Farmers’ Market

 

Taste of the North, Alnwick Market

Saturday & Sunday, 23rd & 24th June 2018 – in Alnwick Market

This will be a celebration of Northumberland’s finest food and crafts in the atmospheric surroundings of Alnwick Market Place. There will be more than 50 stalls and street food providers, craft demonstrations, live music … basically … fun for all the family.

Alnwick Market place

 

Concert of traditional music from Northumberland and beyond

Thursday 28th June 2018 – 19:30 to 21:15

Bamburgh Pavilion in Bamburgh

Andy & Margaret Watchorn

A friendly and informal concert of music and song, featuring Andy Watchorn and Margaret Watchorn performing with Northumbrian smallpipes, Swedish pipes, guitar, fiddle, voice, hummelchen and nyckelharpa.

Join them for an unforgettable performance of toe-tapping jigs and hornpipes, lyrical slow airs, songs from north Northumberland along with plenty of stories full of local flavour!

Pay at the door; doors open 40 minutes before concert starts.  £8 per adult … accompanied children under 12 are free.

 

A Midsummer night’s Dream

3rd July 2018 – Warkworth Castle

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players.

Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful musical score and enchanting woodland creatures come together to make this an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre.

Picnic with family and friends in the picturesque surroundings of the wonderful Warkworth Castle for the perfect evening of magical theatre in magical surroundings.

Doors open 18:45 for a 19:30 start.

For more information and for tickets got to http://tinyurl.com/yc8ml3ej

 

Chippendale Exhibition

5th June to 28th August 2018 – Paxton House, Berwick

Mahogany and bronze urn

 

To celebrate the tercentenary of Thomas Chippendale’s birth, Chippendale 300 is a nationwide celebration of events inspired by the life, work and legacy of Thomas Chippendale,

Chippendale is one of the most famous and influential furniture maker Britain has ever produced and Paxton House holds one of the world’s largest collections of Chippendale furniture.

Their Nationally Significant collection was awarded Recognition status by Museums Galleries Scotland, on behalf of the Scottish Government, in 2017. The Paxton Style: ‘Neat & Substantially Good’ was developed by Thomas Chippendale to suit the preferences of two of Paxton’s patrons; Patrick Home (1728 – 1808) and Ninian Home (1732 – 1795).

The collection combines relatively plain but innovative furniture forms with superb quality mahogany cuts and veneers.

 

 

For tickets and prices go to http://tinyurl.com/ychow9bq

Paxton House

 

Felton & Thirston Fair

14th July 2018 – The Recreation Field, Felton

A traditional Village Fair with something for all ages including:

  • Fun Run, Dog Show, Music, Birds of Prey, Sports, Stalls, Craft & Flower Show, Bar, Teas, Burgers, Maypole Dancing, Interesting Cars, Punch & Judy, Raffle, Demonstrations and much more.

11:00 to 17:00 … entrance £3 for a single day ticket

Punch & Judy

 

Raphael Falconry

15th July to 18th July 2018 – Alnwick Castle, Alnwick

 

Step into the world of medieval falconry with two of the country’s finest historical falconers.

Raphael have more than 45 years of combined falconry experience and a true commitment to historical interpretation.

Expert falconry, history and theatre combine in these gripping performances, sure to thrill and entertain!

 

For further information and tickets go to:

Medieval Falconry

 

Defending Berwick and The Border Exhibition

21st to 22nd July 2018 – Berwick

A colourful exhibition illustrating the turbulent history of Berwick-upon- Tweed and the Tweed Valley from the Battle of Carham in 1018 until the Union of The Crowns of England and Scotland in 1603.

Berwick upon Tweed from the south

Also, don’t miss ‘Berwick and The Borders Living History Weekend’, by the Elizabethan Walls, over the same weekend

A tented encampment will be set up close to the town’s fortifications, illustrating aspects of life and warfare on the Anglo-Scottish border during the period  1018 to 1603.

Access to all parts of the display area and the various activities will be free of charge.

For more info … http://www.visitberwick.com/exhibition/berwick-the-border