Things to Do at Riverside

Fun for everyone in the heart of Northumberland

Northumberland National Park Location
Rated 4* by Visit England
Brand New Accommodation for 2022

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Things to do

  • Hill walking on the Cheviot Hills
  • Bamburgh beach
  • Northumberland National Park on the doorstep
  • Some of the best fishing and bird watching in Scotland
  • Historical monuments and museums


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Riverside Leisure Park sits on the southern edge of the quiet town of Wooler, on the border of the Northumberland National Park, by the Cheviot Hills. It is a popular base for walkers and is referred to as the “Gateway to the Cheviots”. It lies on the St. Cuthbert’s Way long distance trail between Melrose Abbey and Lindisfarne.

Should you want to explore off-park there's so much to do and see right on your doorstep. The charming market town of Wooler is just a stone's throw away whilst Northumberland National Park and the delightful beaches along the coast offer miles of outstanding walking and cycling routes.

What's more, the fantastic range of attractions include tranquil gardens, railway museums and the original Hogwarts location, Alnwick Castle providing something for the whole family whatever the weather.

There's so much to do and see in the local area and to help you make the most of everything that's available we have managed to negotiate a number of discounts at local attractions and activities for our holiday guests. Full details on the discounts are detailed below.

Entertainment and events

We add new entertainment regularly so be sure to check back with us for updates. You can also find details of our planned entertainment on notice boards around the park. A small charge may be applicable to some events, please ask reception for details.

Vinnie and Violet, our cuddly park mascots, will also be making regular appearances throughout the year; they're usually up to mischief so keep an eye out for them!


Have fun with Vinnie and Violet at a Verdant Leisure Park

Walks and outdoors

Girl walking in the outdoors in wellies

Bordering the Northumberland National Park, Riverside Leisure Park is conveniently located for a number of countryside and hilltop walks. Just 20 minutes from the nearest coast, you can also enjoy some beautiful sandy beaches locally. The options are endless for those who love an adventure in the great outdoors!


Fun days out for kids

The perfect option for family holidays, Riverside is close to great attractions including museums, historical buildings with a link to the magical world of Harry Potter, horse riding centres and farms. At Riverside you will find something for every child to enjoy.


Fun for all the family at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland


Something for everyone at Ford & Etal Estates near Riverside

Family days out make your holiday one to remember. There are a number of fantastic attractions close to Riverside that will deliver experiences for all families to help make those special memories. The region is steeped in history and there are a number of castles, museums and historic houses to enjoy.


Any questions for us?

Want to know more about holiday home ownership or in need of some advice about a holiday? Don't hesitate to contact us today. Call us on 01668 281447 or submit an enquiry.


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