warkworthvillagenorthumberland ‘a jewel in Northumberland’s crown’ We are proud to be Gold Award  Northumberland Tourism Ambassadors!
Days Out/Leisure Warkworth   is   an   ideal   base   for   a   holiday   in   Northumberland.      It   is   situated   near   the southern   end   of   the   Northumberland   Coast   Area   of   Outstanding   Natural   Beauty (AONB)   which   stretches   39   miles   from   Berwick   upon   Tweed   in   the   north   down   to the Coquet estuary at Amble and was designated as an AONB in 1958.
Within   this   stretch   of   coastline   is   some   of   the   most   beautiful   and   dramatic   scenery   in   the   whole   of   the   UK.      The area   is   famous   for   its   stunning   sandy   beaches,   imposing   sand   dunes,   rocky   cliffs   and   islands   such   as   Lindisfarne, the Farne Islands and Coquet Island. Warkworth   and   the   surrounding   area   is   also   steeped   in   history   with   castles,   cathedrals,   museums   and   other many other places of interest within easy travelling distance. This section aims to showcase some of the best Days Out’ on offer in the Warkworth area.
NORTHSIDE SURFSCHOOL                                                     SURF’S UP!!                  Beach Surf and Stand Up Paddle Lessons A   family-run   Surfschool   based   in   Amble   Northumberland,   situated   on   the   stunning   northeast   coast   and offers   beach   surf   lessons   to   young   and   old.   The   business   is   operated   by   Jon   Nolan   who   has   worldwide surfing experience and is a BSA Surfing Coach and a RLSS Beach Lifeguard. Northside can arrange lessons on several beaches along the Northumberland coast: North    Druridge    Bay,    Warkworth    Bay,    Longhoughton    Bay,    Embleton    Bay,    Beadnell    Bay,    Seahouses    and Bamburgh. They even have exclusive access to their own private beach road! Northside Surfschool operates 7 days a week, 12 months of the year and caters for all needs. Silver Surfers!! Kids bodyboarding lessons and parties, Kids paddleboarding , Gift Vouchers and SURF CLUB! NEW FOR SUMMER 2018  Come and try out our new GIANT stand up paddle board for up to 10 kids or 8 adults! Perfect for birthday parties or hen/stag parties,great fun for all ages! See   www.northside-surf-school.co.uk      or   phone   01665   713146   Or   07944   398115   for   details   of   latest   offers and booking information. The Original and Best Surfschool in Northumberland!
FISHING TRIPS These can be booked through Tony and Norma Urwin at Amble Angling Centre Tel: 0166711200   www.ambleanglingcentre.org.uk AL SHAREQ Fully licensed for 10 persons Charter Skipper: Martin Smith Mackerel trips are run by Martin on AL SHAREQ the  during Mackerel season, usually June to September. A popular short trip is run in the evenings for those people wanting a fresh mackerel supper, beginners, and anglers wanting to catch bait for the winter season. Times of sailing may vary with tides Please ask Norma when booking Tel: 01665 711200 NATALIE KRISTEN II Wreck and ground fishing in a 10m catamaran – a fast and comfortable fishing boat Friendly/helpful skipper. Caters for all levels of experience, MCA licensed for 12 anglers. 20 mile range Please call Tony and Norma Urwin on 01665 711200 to book. Staying in Amble? Click here to see Amble View Holiday Cottages
Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre Located near Low Hauxley at the Northern end of Druridge Bay, we can personally vouch that the Discovery Centre is ideal for a family day out.  Insect spotting                  birdwatching                        butterflies              geological interest                        getting away from it all    historical interest                spring migrant birds          stunning views                     wildflowers                                red squirrels                         cafe                                       carpark Visit www.nwt.org.uk/reserves/hauxley for more information
DAVE GRAY'S PUFFIN CRUISES
A long-established family business – this one hour boat trip sails out around Coquet Island viewing historic island , the bird reserve and the rich sea life aboard one of two passenger vessels, the G Fisher and a restored lifeboat the ex Eastbourne 41ft Watson Class RNLI Lifeboat the 'RNLB Beryl Tollemache'. Puffin Cruises trip around Coquet Island was voted the 10th best venue to visit when on holiday in the British Isles by the Sunday Telegraph. Booking is recommended For sailing times and to reserve your place on this unique cruise or for more information please call 07752 861914 or 01665 711975 Email: beth.gray@virgin.net www.puffincruises.co.uk
Woodhorn Museum, Archives and Country Park Woodhorn is a vibrant, exciting place to visit all year round with a great programme of activities and exhibitions for the whole family. Inspired by monster coal cutting machines once used deep underground, the stunning Cutter building and original listed colliery structures house fascinating, hands-on exhibitions and displays. You can take an emotional journey through Coal Town and discover a proud mining community; explore the colliery buildings and imagine what it would have been like to work underground; hum along to the brass band at the Miners’  Picnic, see the colourful banners and even design your own. Marvel at the original paintings of the Ashington Group – miners from the 1930s whose story has inspired remarkable play, Pitman Painters, by Billy Elliot writer, Lee Hall.  Woodhorn is home to Northumberland’s public archive too. MUSEUM & GALLERIES OPENING TIMES: Wednesday – Sunday (plus Bank Holiday Mondays and Mondays & Tuesdays in Northumberland school holidays ) October – March 10am – 4pm April – September 10am – 5pm Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. NORTHUMBERLAND ARCHIVES AND STUDY CENTRE:    Wednesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm (Closed all Bank Holidays). Woodhorn is located just off the A189 www.experiencewoodhorn.com
Duridge Bay Country Park Druridge Bay is a stunning seven mile stretch of sand from Amble to Cresswell and is a popular place to ride, cycle walk, paddle and surf. It has all the amenities you need to enjoy a day at the coast with toilets, cafe and children's play area. Today it is very peaceful with just the sound of the surf and seabirds, but the beach has a fascinating and varied past. In the 19th century coal was mined nearby. During World War II Druridge Bay was thought of as a possible landing place for a German invasion and the anti-tank blocks and pill boxes that were constructed to defend our shores can still be seen. The park is centred on a lake with surrounding meadows and woods which has been restored from an old opencast coal mine and is maturing into a very pleasant landscape for walks and picnics. In addition there are 3 miles of high-quality beach and sand-dunes which offer ample space to get away from it all. Facilities include a visitor centre with information, toilets, a cafe and gift shop (open most weekends and school holidays), activities, water sports, bird-watching, walks, orienteering and cycling. There are also a series of smaller nature reserves - home to everything from a resident herd of swans to rare birds like the Golden Eye Snipe. Email: druridgebay@northumberland.gov.uk Please click here to visit the website for Druridge Bay Please note that normal car parking charges apply throughout the year.
ALN VALLEY RAILWAY Lionheart Railway Station Lionheart Enterprise Park Alnwick Northumberland NE66 2EZ photo courtesy of Aln Valley Railway Facebook page  The Aln Valley Railway project is an ambitious plan to reopen the branch line from Alnmouth to Alnwick. Find out all about this unique project and plan your visit by clicking here.
Fishing Trips/Leisure Cruises Libby 2 Charters (booking from 15 May 2018) 4,6 & 8 hr Mackeral fishing trips (June-Sept) and 2-3 hr sightseeing cruises on the beautiful Northumberland Coast. Phone: 07955 823843 / 07707659794 Email: libby2charters@outlook.com Click here for more information on Libby2 Charters