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The Riding Farm Bed and Breakfast

Beautifully furnished self catering cottages

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Riding Farm
Riding Lane
Beamish
Gateshead
NE11 0JA


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Bed Breakfast near Beamish Museum - Award winning Beamish Museum - The Living Museum of the North

Beamish Museum is only 2 miles from Riding Farm and Riding Farm Cottages which offer 4 star silver bed and breakfast & 4 star self catering cottages. Beamish Open Air Museum is ideal for a family day out with lots to explore including the 1825 Manor House, the 1913 town - experience the sweetie shop, pub and very scary dentist and dont forget to go down the mines remind the little ones how lucky they are! Beamish is a large museum which is well spread out for the children to run around but dont panic there are vintage trams buses and cars which transport you around the museum they are great fun - can not recommend this more highly . We also provide discount vouchers 

There are a lot of special events throughout the year at Beamish Museum  including

Saturday14thFebruary2015-Sunday22ndFebruary2015
Half Term activities
Join our commemorations for the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Discover life on the Home Front and the stories of North East soldiers. Take part in a training camp where we’ll... 
More info about Half Term activities
Thursday9thtoSunday12thApril2015
Great North Steam Fair
It’s full steam ahead at Beamish during this weekend for one of our biggest events of the year – The Great North Steam Fair! At this four-day steam spectacular, from 9th to 12th April, th... 
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Saturday18thApriltoSunday19thApril2015
Horses at Work
For many visitors a highlight of Beamish is seeing our beautiful horses at work, join us during this spring weekend for our brand new horse based event! Why not ‘trot’ along to see the stu... 
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Thursday22ndtoSunday26thApril2015
Old King Coal
COME and celebrate the North East’s mining heritage at Beamish! Follow the parade of miners banners through the pit village, take a trip down the mine or sit back and enjoy the sound of the bra... 
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Sunday3rdMay&Monday4thMay2015
May Day Celebrations at Beamish
Join Beamish in The Pit Village on the 4th and 5th May for a host of May Day activities!There will be maypole dancing both days, why not join in to celebrate May Day the traditional way?There’s ... 
More info about May Day Celebrations at Beamish
Saturday16thMay2015-5.00pm-9.00pm
Museums at Night
Come and join us after hours for a fantastic evening of music, food and fun from 5pm on Saturday 16th May.Beamish Unlimited Passes valid, small extra charge for non-pass holders  
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Thursday28thMaytoSunday31stMay2015
Georgian Fair
Enjoy the hustle and bustle of a Georgian Country Fair at Pockerley Waggonway from Thursday 28th May to Sunday 31st May 2015. Roll up, roll up! Enjoy the wonders of this traditional country fair, from... 
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Sunday21stJune2015
Beamish Reliability Run
The 45th Beamish Safety and Reliability Run is taking place on Sunday 21st June 2015! This 150 mile event is for Vintage cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles registered before 1956. The Run will... 
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Friday26thJunetoSunday28thJune2015
Festival of Fifties
Dig out your 50s finery and rock and roll along to this fabulous celebration of all things fifties. Take your seat at Friday's cinema evening, followed by a weekend of 1950s fun, including food, ... 
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EverySundayinJulyandAugust2015
Cricket at Beamish
YOU won’t be stumped for things to do this summer – Beamish has a host of cricketing fun lined up! The annual Beamish Colliery Cricket Tournament is back for the third year and will take... 
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Saturday11thandSunday12thJuly2015
Quoits Weekend
Between twenty and fifty competitors from The Quoits Association will play in the traditional game in the Pit Village here at Beamish on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th July. The sporting event, which i... 
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Sunday27thSeptember2015
Classic Car Day
On Sunday 27th September 2015, Beamish is hosting its annual Classic Car Day.The North East Club for Pre-War Austins have organised the event, in which 300 vehicles dating from 1920 onwards, will be o... 
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Thursday29thOctober2015,6.30pm-9.30pm
Halloween Evening
On Thursday 29th, Friday 30th, and Saturday 31st October 2014, from 6-30pm until 9-30pm, Beamish will be overrun by spooky ghosts and terrifying monsters. Halloween evenings at Beamish, now in their s... 
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Friday30thOctober2015,6.30pm-9.30pm
Halloween Evening
On Thursday 29th, Friday 30th, and Saturday 31st October 2014, from 6-30pm until 9-30pm, Beamish will be overrun by spooky ghosts and terrifying monsters. Halloween evenings at Beamish, now in their s... 
More info about Halloween Evening
Saturday31stOctober2015,6.30pm-9.30pm
Halloween Evening
On Thursday 29th, Friday 30th, and Saturday 31st October 2014, from 6-30pm until 9-30pm, Beamish will be overrun by spooky ghosts and terrifying monsters. Halloween evenings at Beamish, now in their s... 
More info about Halloween Evening
Sunday1stNovember2015,6.00pm
Bonfire Evenings
Remember remember, the fifth of November... We are delighted to announce Beamish will host two evenings of autumn entertainment on the events field, including a bonfire and firework display on Sunday... 
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Thursday5thNovember2015,6.00pm
Bonfire Evenings
Remember remember, the fifth of November... We are delighted to announce Beamish will host two evenings of autumn entertainment on the events field, including a bonfire and firework display on Sunday... 
More info about Bonfire Evenings
Saturday14thNovember2015toThursday24thDecember2015
Christmas at Beamish 2015
Be enchanted by Christmas at Beamish. Discover the amazing sights, sounds and delicious tastes of truly traditional festive celebrations.  Christmas WeekendsEvery weekend from 14th November - 20th Dec... 
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Friday4thDecember2015,5.00pm-10.00pm
Christmas Evenings
Beamish will open its doors from 5pm-10pm on the evenings of Friday 4th, Friday 11th and Friday 18th December for three extra special evenings in the Edwardian Town and Pit Village and the chance to e... 
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Friday11thDecember2015,5.00pm-10.00pm
Christmas Evenings
Beamish will open its doors from 5pm-10pm on the evenings of Friday 4th, Friday 11th and Friday 18th December for three extra special evenings in the Edwardian Town and Pit Village and the chance to e... 
More info about Christmas Evenings
Friday18thDecember2015,5.00pm-10.00pm
Christmas Evenings
Beamish will open its doors from 5pm-10pm on the evenings of Friday 4th, Friday 11th and Friday 18th December for three extra special evenings in the Edwardian Town and Pit Village and the chance to e... 
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Beamish Museum has a working 1940s farm with a range of farm animals, farm buildings and machinery for all to explore - ideal for a family holiday in the country. At Riding Farm we can remember using some of them our grandfather donated machinery to the musuem which is on show in the farmyard

Masonic Temple, was new in Easter 2006, has been moved and rebuilt stone by stone at Beamish - it was originally built in Sunderland in 1869.

There is a footpath to Beamish from Riding Farm which was probably used by the miners to get to and from the mines. New in 2009 in the mining village is the lamp exhibition well worth a look.

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