50 things to do before 11 3/4 - Make a grass trumpet © Carla Maloco

50 things to do before 11 3/4 - Make a grass trumpet

Schools & learning

Here at Cragside learning is brought to life through our extensive range of learning programmes. We want every pupil and school to have the best possible experience and by booking onto to our programmes you are one step away from entering the world of Lord Armstrong.

House tours

Make butter the Victorian way...

Make butter the Victorian way...

Explore the House with your group when it’s closed to other visitors. Suitable for KS1/KS2/KS3 – guided.

Suggested themes/areas of focus include; life in Victorian times, Lord Armstrong the Innovator and Servants’ life in Victorian times. We can tailor a theme to your needs and/or key stage.  Max 80 pupils, £2 per child.

Activity days

Fun activity days

A brief tour of House and three practical workshops. Make butter, dress as an upper-class Victorian adult, explore leisure activities and play with Victorian toys. Suitable for KS2 – guided.
Max 35 pupils, £4 per child.


Contrast and compare

A wonderful place for a picnic

A short tour of House with three handling sessions built in. Suitable for KS1 – guided. Max 60 pupils, £4 per child

Water works

The wetter the better

A combined tour of the House with practical water based activity sessions exploring Lord Armstrong’s use of water in the afternoon. Suitable for KS2 – guided. Max 30 pupils, £4 per child.


Learn more about outdoor survival with a bushcraft course

Get dirty doing bushcraft in our unspoilt woodland. Suitable for all key stages - run in partnership with and guided by Wild Harmony.
A flat rate of £160 per group. Max 30 pupils.