Wednesday 24 August 2016

The Tall Ships are coming to Northumberland!

This coming weekend will see up to 30 of the largest and amazing Tall Ships in the words arrive in Blyth....

Blyth is a bustling port town near me and it is hosting the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta this year and the event runs from Friday all the way through until Monday evening. 

This maritime celebration takes place during the 60th anniversary of The Tall Ships Races and the event will end with a race from the Northumberland coast to Gothenburg, Sweden.

We will be visiting sometime over the weekend.....

As well as seeing the ships we are hoping to get on one as some of them are opening their decks to the public!

There is entertainment is spread over 1.5 miles throughout the town and quay all weekend:

A fun fair, activities at Blyth battery, sand sculptures, canoeing and paintballing on South Beach.

A fun fair, observation ride, food and drink, Best of Blyth with Blyth Enterprise Trust, RAF displays and Sea Cadets at the Quayside and Port.

A fun fair, pony rides, catering, Gin and Prosecco bar, and deckchairs at The Bandstand.

Northumberland Village showing the best of what Northumberland has to offer, a fun fair and children’s play area and water park at Ridley Park. There will also be more than 40 stalls selling some of Northumberland’s finest food, drink, fresh produce, sweets, crafts and gifts.

A fun fair and Best of Blyth with Blyth Development Trust at Blyth Market Place.

Throughout Blyth there will be street theatre and local buskers dotted around the site as well as local bands performing live on stage.....

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening there will also be fireworks at 9.30pm.

Entry into the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta in Blyth is free but there will be costs for some of the activities and attractions.

Event opening times
Friday 26 August 10.00am - 10.00pm
Saturday 27 August 10.00am - 10.00pm
Sunday 28 August 10.00am - 10.00pm
Monday 29 August 10.00am - 5.00pm

Thousands of people are expected to come to the Port of Blyth for the event which means parking will be limited in the town and that the special park and ride facilities are likely to be busy on all four days so it advised if possible to travel by public transport.

I wasn't asked to write this.....I just wanted to share what looks and sounds like a fantastic event.


  1. Are you going ? I think we might on the Sunday / Monday if the weather is nice. I remember going to see it in Newcastle when I was a child many years ago xx

    1. Yep! We're going on Sunday....I'm looking forward to it. I hope the weather is nice too. x