What’s On in the Local Area this November
Heathergate Boutique Holiday Park, Hexham, Northumberland
November has some great events in our area. The season brings spectacular Autumn colours in the outdoors. Of course, 5th November has fireworks and bonfires to enjoy. I’ve found events in our usual venues as well as some new places to explore. Some events need booking and will sell out so act now to get tickets. Have fun!
We’ve given a web link in most cases. Please check before you go. As with all exploring, some of our ‘What’s on’ suggestions will be brilliant, some will give you completely new experiences, and others may be a disappointment. I’m putting this list together based on what I think looks interesting.
Hexham Round Table Bonfire Night 2019 @ Sele Park
The star of this month’s what’s on….
The Hexham bonfire and fireworks extravaganza is held each year on the Saturday around 5th November on The Sele. Established by Hexham Round Table in 1956, and attracts crowds upwards of 12,000 (weather permitting, of course). The event itself is entirely self-funding, and allows Hexham Round Table to make donations to local charities and community organisations throughout the year.
Saturday 2nd November
18:00 on Saturday 2nd November 2019
Bonfire Lit 18:30
Food and Glow Products available on the Sele
Tyne Tour Canoe Festival
The Tyne Tour began in 1980 and is now a well-established in Hexham. The Hexham Canoe Club welcome hundreds of canoe paddlers for Europe’s largest mass participation canoeing event. Taking in a stretch of the river Tyne renowned for its outstanding beauty, running down from the small village of Barrasford then on down through Warden Gorge. Finally finishing in Hexham.
FRIDAY 1ST – SUNDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2019
Hexham Racecourse: Weatherby Day
Situated 600 feet above Hexham, the National Hunt course has 15 scheduled race meetings throughout the year. Weatherby Day has 6 exciting races over a variety of distances. Expect another great meeting.
Friday 8th November
Also in November Hexham Race Course: Winter Race Day 20th November
Kielder Observatory: Introduction to Astronomy
After the increase in awareness amongst the public for all things astronomical, it’s apparent that stargazing from home is on the rise. However, it can be daunting if you’re just starting out. Telescopes or binoculars? What is a star? What is a light year? Using star charts and finding dark skies; where does it all end? Or, more importantly, where do you start?
6th, 22nd, 27th November You need to book as these events fill up fast.
Park Run Tyne Green Hexham
Every Saturday @ 9:00. The 5 km course is at Tyne Green, Hexham. The start and finish is located between Café Enna and the children’s play park. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths and trail paths. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain.
Suitable for all abilities from Olympian to walk / runners. Even kids. Register online to get a free lifetime entry into all Park Runs worldwide.
Belsay Hall Christmas Fair
Get ahead of the Christmas rush and into the festive spirit at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens this November. You will find a wide variety of specialist crafts and handmade gifts for sale. You’ll be sure to find perfect presents for friends and family amongst the stalls.
Sat 16 – Sun 17 November 2019
The Vault, Hexham Box to Box Comedy Club
Want a good night out. This month’s comedy event at The Vault stars more top comedians. With the Box to Box comedy club promoting Louise Young, John Whale, Elaine Robertson and Ken McGuiness.