The learning experience

Due to COVID-19, Northumberland National Park’s Education Programme will be postponed until later in the year. If you are a school with a booking in place, please contact the Education team on [email protected].

Schools will be given the opportunity to transfer their booking to later in the year but if this is not possible, we are happy to provide a refund.

Travel grants available now! Book an activity this academic year and receive £100 towards the cost of your travel. This offer is limited and grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis – to enquire about making a booking, please get in touch via our enquiry form.

We believe that the special qualities of Northumberland – its rich history, diverse species of flora and fauna, and great geographical features – provide a unique environment for learning outside the classroom, in which we can facilitate authentic, practical experiences, including the opportunity for individuals to direct their own learning.

We seek to involve the wide-ranging expertise of our own staff, plus the range of practitioners and businesses across the Park that we partner with, to ensure those experiences are rich in variety, as well as high quality.

We believe that the learning experience within Northumberland National Park can help people identify their place in the landscape of Northumberland no matter where they come from, fostering a sense of ownership and care of both this area and their own local environment.

Teachers can download our Sill fact sheet for more information.

Northumberland National Park is proud to be working in partnership with schools and settings on their Artsmark Award journey. By supporting Artsmark settings, we’re helping put the arts at the heart of education, inspiring young people to create, experience and participate in high quality arts and culture. Find out more about Artsmark at

To find out how we can support your Artsmark journey, please email [email protected].