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Planning Our Family Holiday To Northumberland

We are currently in the planning stages for our upcoming family holiday to Northumberland. We have heard so many things about Northumberland being child and dog friendly. As it is suppose to be so dog friendly, we are taking our two dogs with us! This means that our two dogs will take up the whole boot (the luxury way to travel!) so we have had to buy a trailer so we can take our stuff away with us!

Planning A Family Holiday to Northumberland

Places to Stay

We have booked a lovely 2 bed house in Bamburgh which is right on the high street. It has child friendly features like stair gates but is also dog friendly with a enclosed back garden (which is great for the boys as well)

Things to Do

Finding places that will keep the boys entertained as well as being dog friendly, has been a little difficult. Each day needs to have a place to visit, a dog walk and a place to eat. We have managed to find a few places. However, we have no idea if they will work out on the day! Although I think this makes it a rather fun and different experience.

Etal castle, tower and gatehouse entrance with canon

Heatherslaw Light Railway

Heatherslaw Light Railway looks a fun day out. Dogs are allowed on the trains which means the boys will have fun going back and forth on the trains. However, apart from visiting the castle at Etal, there doesn’t seem much else to do. Luckily I have found a few walks that may work out on the day.

View of Bamburgh Castle

Coastal Walks

It wont be too difficult to find somewhere to walk the dogs. With the beaches, and the Northumberland Coastal Path in the area I’m sure the dogs will have a blast exploring somewhere new.

Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle

We love visiting and exploring castles and Dunstanburgh castle looks so beautiful sitting right near the coast. Okay, it is a ruin but I’m sure our boys will still enjoy learning about the history of it. Sam from North East Family Fun wrote about her trip to Dunstanburgh Castle on her blog.

Hopefully I will find the time to research some other dog and child friendly days out before we go. Have you been to Northumberland before? Do you have any days out recommendations?

Planning a family holiday to Northumberland with kids and dogs

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  1. Oh lovely – you’re going to have a fantastic time. We have 3 holidays booked in Northumberland this year and we live here! LOL

    Thanks for the mention too 🙂

    1. Thank you, Sam. We are really looking forward to it. Wow, it must be a great place if you have 3 holidays planned. Will look forward to reading all about them ☺

  2. We went to Alnwick, which was lovely. I’m not sure how it would be for dog owners, but the castle, gardens and countryside around it are stunning.

    1. Yes Alnwick was on our list but from their website it looks like they don’t allow dogs in which means we cannot go 🙁 Great shame as we never got to see everything last time we went.

  3. I grew up in Northumberland so if you ever need any ideas where to go just message me on Facebook. Bamburgh is lovely, we love visiting nearby seahouses for fish and chips and games of mini golf. There is so many lovely little villages to visits and so much countryside for the dogs to explore. Xx

    1. Thanks ☺ I have down to visit seahouses. Hoping to walk there from Bamburgh. We leave Friday so I may pop you a Facebook message to see what other ideas you have ☺ xx

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