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    Focus week : Haggerston Castle, Northumberland.

    This week it’s all about what’s happening in Haggy! I’ve found some Northern beauties that will be sure to entertain… Gyrs International Falconry Centre

    I have always wanted to try this but never had the chance so I thoroughly recommend flying away with your family to the Gyrs International Falconry Centre, under a 10min drive from your front door. They offer a huge range of experiences and events from ‘Meet the birds’ to hands-on talks and daily flying displays. When you buy a ticket it is for the whole day and you can come and go as you please!


    Haggerston Riding Stables

    With over 25 years of experience providing horse and pony treks in the Northumberland area, you will not find a more knowledgeable and personal riding service around. You could simply go for a meander around your holiday park, maybe you feel like an hour-long trek into the countryside or if you are feeling really adventurous take on the two and half hour beach ride which is renowned for its breathtaking views. All this family fun is right on your doorstep!


    Chain Bridge Honey Farm (source

    Chain Bridge Honey Farm (source

    Chain Bridge Honey Farm

    This charming honey farm has been growing steadily since the 1970s and now produces around 80 tonnes of honey! Only 20mins from Haggerston Castle the free visitors’ centre is definitely worth a visit with wall to wall information about honey and all kinds of different facts about the life of bees. The most popular attraction at the Chain Bridge Honey Farm is the mesmerizing beehive where you can observe the inner working of a hive from behind glass. Keep an eye out for the queen, she is notoriously hard to spot!


    Lindisfarne Castle

    Once again I cannot help but suggest another glorious historical attraction! Located on the beautiful Holy Island this 16th-century castle stands 100ft above the sea and provides views that will take your breath away. Once you have browsed around this historic castle why not take a trip down to the beach to go skimming stones which was voted the 20th best activity in The Mirror’s ‘Top 25 care-free, technology-free pleasures’ whilst on a family day out!


    Lindisfarne Castle (

    Lindisfarne Castle (

    Pot a doodle do

    Only 10mins up the road is a creative sanctuary which is the perfect location for some great quality family time! There is something for all ages from ceramics to glass painting and mosaicing at Pot a doodle do, with a starting price of £7 per item. You can even get your unique creation put in the kiln and take it away the same day. If you feel like you need to give your creative mind a break then you can also go fishing and cycling around the beautiful surroundings of this creative wonderland!

    Touring at Haggerston Castle

    Take in the fresh air and beautiful surroundings when you go touring in Northumberland. Touring at Haven’s Haggerston Castle is the perfect way to explore the history and culture of the magnificent county. Just a short distance from Northumberland National Park; Alnwick Castle and gardens; the Farne Islands and the Elizabethan Walls; there is plenty to see and explore in the local area.

    Have you got any ideas or tips? Let us know in the comments!