Note: In line with the recent government announcement about Coronavirus and reducing social interaction, Northumberlandia Visitor Centre and cafe (including the toilets) will be closed from Saturday 22nd March until further notice. The car park is also closed to the public. We apologise for this but it is an inevitable consequence of the Government's attempts to limit the spread of Coronavirus. Thank you for your patience during this time.
Northumberlandia is a unique piece of public art set in a 46 acre community park with free public access and 4 miles of footpaths on and around the landform. The Visitor Centre and Café is on the right as you enter the site through the main entrance gates at Northumberlandia. It offers a range of hot drinks and snacks, a selection of NWT branded and wildlife related merchandise, as well as Trust and general visitor information. There is seating inside and further seating is available (weather permitting) on a raised terrace outside the centre with views of the bird feeding stations. There are two accessible toilets to the rear of the Centre.
Northumberlandia runs a packed programme of activities and events throughout the year including wildlife activities for children, craft markets and our popular outdoor theatre production by the Handlebards. Click here for specific information on events running at Northumberlandia.
There is an interactive wildlife-rubbing trail available for children through the woodland adjacent to the Centre. Trail materials are available from the Café for a small charge.
Please visit our reserves page here for more information on Northumberlandia and the wildlife on site.
We’re always looking for extra help at Northumberlandia from site welcomer,s to serving in the café, to supporting our events and activities. So if you are interested, please visit our volunteering page.
Planning your visit
The site at Northumberlandia is open daily from dawn til dusk. During the winter, the café and toilets are open Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 4pm.
01670 738 701
Dogs on leads are welcome onsite and inside the visitor centre/ café.
The two accessible toilets to the rear of the Centre are only open when the café is open.
There is ample parking available on site. There is no entry charge to visit but we request a donation for car parking to help with upkeep of the site and facilities (suggested donation £2).
Please contact the site if you are planning a group or school visit so that we can confirm staff and parking availability for a larger vehicle such as a mini bus or coach.
Visiting by public transport - The following buses run every 10-15 minutes and stop at the Beacon Hill Fisher Lane roundabout. There is a gate with a path leading directly to the main site (approximately 10 mins on foot).
- X22 – Newcastle – Bedlington – Wansbeck – Ashington
- X21 – Newcastle – Bedlington – Ashington – Newbiggin
The approach from the car park into the public park to view the sculpture at ground level is fully accessible. However when the site is not staffed you may require a Radar key to gain access by wheelchair through the kissing gate at the entrance. There is ramp access to the Visitor Centre and Café and doors are suitable for people with special access needs. There are two accessible toilets at the rear of the Café. Please contact the site directly for any specific access requirements.