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A midsummer nights feast by the camp-fire, in the wilds of Northumberland

Rewild your week by joining one of our Bats and Pizza Nights at the tranquil, rural glamping site; Wild Northumbrian. This beautiful spot is set in the heart of Northumberland National Park, on the edge of Kielder Forest, and beneath the enchanting celestial blanket of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park.

Upon arriving at the Pole Barn you will be greeted by Wild Intrigue guides Heather and Cain and introduced to others who are joining, where you can enjoy a hot or cold drink around the camp-fire. We will then get straight to creating delicious pizzas to cook in the amazing stone-baked pizza oven on site – what toppings will you choose? Cheese? BBQ sauce? Nettle? Pignut..?

Once we’re almost too full to move, we will take a short walk around the site to discover the crepuscular wildlife emerging with the setting sun. Perhaps we’ll hear Tawny Owls calling, Roe Deer barking, the Blackbird’s bedtime melody.

Family Night

26th July 17

7 – 10 pm

Adults          £10

Under 18’s  £5

Under 5’s    FREE

Grown Ups Only Night

27th July 17

7 – 10 pm

Adults          £10

We will also eavesdrop on fascinating, elusive creatures of the night; Bats! Using detectors, we will take you on a short Bat safari around Wild Northumbrian, where you will learn the different Bat species on site whilst learning what makes these little understood mammals just so intriguing.

With the stars appearing above us, we will return to the Pole Barn to enjoy toasted marshmallows and hot chocolate around the fire, listening to and chatting about all things wild.

Please note that booking is essential and spaces are limited, so grab yours quick!

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In addition to enjoying fresh, stone-baked pizzas, hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows, we will watch and eavesdrop on the Bats of Wild Northumbrian as they socialise, hunt and go about their usual business.
We will also listen and look for other crepuscular creatures including Owls, Roe Deer, Badger and Moths.

Wild Northumbrian Tipis and Yurts, Thorneyburn Old Rectory, Hexham, NE48 1NA

Accommodation is not provided on this Mini-Exped, however once you visit Wild Northumbrian, you may not want to leave so soon! Get in touch to reserve a camping spot or one of the site's beautiful Yurts or Shepherds Huts. Please bear in mind that any accommodation must be booked in advance of this Mini-Exped.

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Before you join us…

Please ensure you have read the following requirements and guidance for this Mini-Expedition.

  • Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult (but we’re sure they’ll love it too!)
  • It may be summer but, this is England! So bring warm jumpers and jackets for you and any young wild things that may be joining on the Family Night.
  • Adults are entirely responsible for the safety of under 18’s, and should be aware that a camp-fire will be lit on the evening.
  • Wear comfy walking shoes so we can discover the nocturnal wilds of the site on a short walk.
  • Places are limited so we advise you book quickly to avoid disappointment!
  • Refunds may only be requested up to 5 nights prior to the Bats & Pizza night taking place. In the unlikely event that this Mini-Exped is cancelled due to unsuitable weather conditions or other unpredictable matters, you will be fully refunded and will have first dibs on other Mini-Expeds!
  • Any refunds made will be minus PayPal fees (fees are less than 40p). We apologise for the inconvenience of this!