Yesterday afternoon, following our visit to Clip n Climb, Boy 1, Boy 3 and I visited Northumberlandia.
Northumberlandia is a huge land sculpture in the shape of a reclining female figure, which was completed in 2012, near Cramlington. Made of 1.5 million tonnes of earth from neighbouring Shotton Surface Mine, it is 34 metres high and 400 metres long, set in a 19 hectares public park. It’s also the worlds largest human landform sculpture.
This is the third time we’ve visited, and it’s a great way to spend an hour or two in the outdoors. This time we tried the new woodland trail suggested by North East Family Fun (see Half term: 10 ideas for days out (for under a fiver) post – 8th May, 7am). The boys enjoyed completing rubbings for ten different birds and animals, round a short soft and bouncy wood-chipped path.
Northumberlandia invite you to make a voluntary donation, or you may wish to contribute in other ways, such as visiting the tea shop, purchasing the woodland trail (£1 per person), or some of the half term activities (see photo above for details).
The highlight for us is seeing the many diggers and trucks in action in Shotton mine as you’re walking. Have you been to Northumberlandia? Did you enjoy it?
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