Northumberland is a county steeped in history and natural beauty, offering a treasure trove of family activities and attractions. Among these, Ad Gefrin and the charming town of Wooler stand out as must-visit destinations for families seeking one of the best days out in the North East.
We'll take you on a journey through the enchanting experiences you can enjoy at Ad Gefrin and the surrounding area of Wooler, making your family outing in Northumberland an unforgettable adventure.
Discover The Story of Anglo Saxon Royalty
Begin your journey at the heart of Ad Gefrin by enjoying the immersive experience of Our Great Hall. Feel as though you have stepped back in time, and be welcomed by the hospitality of ancient royal characters, marvel at the Great Hall's grandeur, and learn about the Anglo Saxon way of life, feasts, and customs. The immersive AV interpretation experience is both educational and entertaining for older children and adults to enjoy, making it the perfect starting point for your family adventure.
Enjoy Interactive Exhibits
Ad Gefrin boasts interactive exhibits as part of its museum experience that bring the past to life. Engage in interactive displays, informative panels and be in awe of special artefacts in our collection that explain the significance of the ancient site of Gefrin and the royal court of Anglo Saxon Northumbria. It's a great way to make history captivating for all the family.
Share the Spirit of Ad Gefrin
For adults and older members of the family, the Ad Gefrin distillery tour and tastings are not to be missed. A multi-sensory experience, sharing the heritage story and traditions of whisky and gin making and the innovative technologies used to create the spirits of Ad Gefrin, as well as the local ingredients that make up the unique flavours of our whisky and gin. Discover the inspiration behind our spirits and even sample some of Ad Gefrin’s special offerings to make sure your day out is a memorable one.
A Gateway to the Cheviots
Northumberland National Park is a paradise for hikers and cyclists and is just a stone's throw away from Ad Gefrin. Explore scenic trails like St. Cuthbert's Way or venture into the Cheviot Hills for more challenging routes suitable for older children, teens and adults. The natural beauty of the park offers endless opportunities for outdoor adventures and wildlife spotting, whether you choose to enjoy the different routes on foot or by bike.
Explore the Market Town of Wooler
Combine your visit to Ad Gefrin by discovering the surrounding market town of Wooler, with a range of shops, cafes and historic streets to explore. Nestled in the heart of Northumberland, Wooler offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, making it the perfect place to visit on your family day out.
Get a Taste of Northumberland
Indulge in culinary delights at Ad Gefrin’s bistro, the perfect refuel after a day of adventure, ensuring that you and the whole family are ready for your journey home. Enjoy delicious three course meals, light bites and sweet treats, with locally-inspired dishes and ingredients reared and grown in the region. It's the perfect way to truly get a taste of Northumberland.
Take a Piece of Northumberland Home
Whether you are local to the North East or visiting Ad Gefrin from further afield, take a piece of Northumberland home with you. Whether it is a bottle of our specially crafted Tácnbora whisky blend, our Anglo Saxon inspired Thirlings Dry Gin or a beautiful gift made by local independent artisans, our shop is a space carefully filled with original gifts for every occasion.
Book Your Family Day Out
Plan your visit and book your day out in Northumberland by purchasing your tickets online to Ad Gefrin, with family tickets available to ensure that you and the whole family can enjoy the experiences that we have to offer. Book your tickets today and enjoy a warm Northumberland welcome and a day to bring the whole family together.