What’s On Around Hexham in February

Heathergate Boutique Holiday Park, Hexham, Northumberland

Welcome to What’s on in our area in February.  We have some fine offers from our usual sources of entertainment.  The link provided will take you to our suggestion, but it will be one of many events at the venue so have a look at their programme for even more.  I’ve trawled the internet for new venues and interesting events.  Give then a try.  We live in a brilliant location with so much going on for all tastes.  Have fun!

I’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.

Antiques & Vintage @ Hexham

11th Feb. Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham
One of the most successful one day, mid-week Fairs in the UK.

Established in June 1991, Hexham celebrated its 250th consecutive monthly Fair in February 2012 and is still going strong. A truly amazing feat and a huge “thank you” must go to all our exhibitors and visitors for their support over the past 20 years.

The Fair is now firmly fixed in the social calendar of Tynedale and considered to be one of the best Fairs in the North for regular trade buyers.

We open at 09.00am and close at 3.00pm during the winter months to allow exhibitors an easy journey in home

With over 120 stands of home furnishings, ceramics, glass, silver, vintage linen, lighting, jewellery and more.


Forces: Future Engineers at  Locomotion Museum

15–23 February 2020

Investigate the effects of forces on your everyday lives and learn how engineers conquer them in fun hands-on activities and opportunities to meet real engineers.

Future Engineers makes its debut at Locomotion this February half term, there’ll be excitement and engineering all over the museum, with activities exploring the theme of Forces in ways that will intrigue young minds.

Make sure you keep a day free in the half term for a visit. Here are the highlights:

    What do camels, chickens, snakes and blobfish have to do with the railways? Come along to find out.
    Forces are all around us. Experience them for yourself in our hands-on activities and challenges.


Cafe Parisien at the Vault Hexham

15th Feb, Cafe Parisien at the Vault Hexham . A Journey though the cafes and terraces of Europe including Hot Club Swing , Classical ,Gypsy and Celtic Music and vintage sound with a fresh new twist.


Sill Sunday – Whistle Making

Sill Sunday – Whistle Making. The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre. 16th Feb.
Join the Rangers at The Sill and make some noise!

Come along and make your own wooden whistle, once it’s complete – see what sounds you can create.

This is a drop-in session running from 11am to 2pm; perfect for young children.


Get hands on with history – How to be a Roman soldier

Chester’s Roman Fort and Museum – Hadrian’s Wall Sat 15 – Sun 23 Feb 2020 Great family fun.

Have you got what it takes to be a Roman soldier? Find out this half term as our ruthless Roman shows you the ropes. Learn a few Roman marching moves in the drills session, hear stories about life in the Roman army, handle some Roman objects and try on armour.


Ask an Archaeologist

Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill

16th -17th Feb. Virtual excavation on our interactive TV Screen – Uncover Vindolanda as if for the first time!

The chance to chat to one of the archaeologists at Vindolanda and find out what they are excited about for the 2020 excavation season.

  • Learn about volunteering at Vindolanda.
  • Learn what an archaeologist does when they are not excavating.
  • Find out more about the history of Vindolanda.


Dark Skies Trail Races in March

Dark skies trail run- Kielder 10, March 20th

The 10 mile night run starting and finishing at Hawkhirst and running an anti clockwise loop of the infamous Bull Crag. Race will take place on Friday 20th March 2020.

Kielder was awarded gold tier Dark Sky Park status by the International Dark Skies association in December 2013, making it the perfect venue for the ultimate starlit running challenge.