At the Event
“This is our event.”
Wild North happens because of you, our attendees. Our focus has always been on collaboration and taking part. During our stay, we all get involved to help shape the event. Tasks can include preparing meals, washing dishes, getting involved with activities, keeping the castle tidy, or anything else you can think of. We also have an organising team to prepare the event, offer support and promote your panels and activities – feel free to contact them to discuss your ideas.
This approach has set us apart from other fandom events, ever since our first gathering in 2018. This spirit of teamwork and community is a key part of the Wild North experience.
That said, there are some practical matters to consider, so please see these below:
2pm – Friday 27nd September
11am – Monday 30th September
Trip to Beamish Museum
On Monday 30 September, as is tradition, we will be visiting Beamish Museum, the award-winning Living Museum of the North. After check-out (11am), we will drive there as a group (journey time 1 hour 10 minutes). There is loads to see and do, so we will likely be there until closing (5pm).
We will part ways at the museum exit. If you are using public transport, please arrange a lift with other attendees, for example to Chester-le-Street or Durham (for trains), or to Newcastle (for coaches). Alternatively, there are buses to local destinations such as Chester-le-Street, Gateshead, Newcastle and Sunderland. See the Beamish Museum website for details.
If you are joining us for Beamish, we suggest NOT booking a return train ticket from Haltwhistle: this is 1 hour from Beamish, and other stations are closer. We will not be returning to the Haltwhistle area after Beamish.
This is an open-air museum. While you can travel around the museum by tram and bus, some areas are 15 minutes from the exit, so please plan your departure accordingly.
This is an optional event, and admission fees apply.
Upon arriving, all attendees will receive a welcome pack. This will include items such as:
Souvenir T-shirts will also be available to pre-order. Price TBC
Fancy a little extra, while supporting us at the same time?
Consider being a Supporter. Everyone who donates £25 or more will get some extra Supporter Gifts, including a drinking vessel.
All food and soft drinks are included at the convention. Meals may include:
Breakfast each morning – a mix of Full English and cereals, with tea, coffee and juice.
*Additional cost applies.
Artwork by Symrea Art
What to Bring
Here are some things you may wish to bring. We will have a final list before the event in September.
Proof of age
Bedding: sleeping bag or blanket
Sheet, extra pillow, pillowcase (if you would like)
Toiletries (e.g. toothpaste, soap, shampoo)
Multi-socket extension cord
Cash for Sunday takeaway and for Trading Post
Spending money for Beamish Museum – admission (price TBC), food and gifts
Snacks and drinks (optional)
Artwork by Symrea Art
Every year, we raise money for a good cause. We have supported several, local, animal-based charities over the years, raising over £2,500 to help our fluffy friends.
We will announce our 2024 charity nearer to September.