Time to Dress at Cragside © National Trust

Time to Dress at Cragside

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

Baking demonstrations

Baking demonstrations

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 - rich and poor; Lord Armstrong local hero; electricity and innovation; and changes over time.  We can tailor a theme to your needs and/or key stage.  Max 80 pupils, £2 per child.

Victorian life

Make butter the Victorian way...

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.


Changes over time

A wonderful place for a picnic

A short tour of House with three handling sessions exploring Victorian artefacts and modern equivalents.  Suitable for KS1 – guided. Max 60 pupils, £4 per child.

Water works

Water fun at Cragside

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.

Back to nature

The wetter the better

Borrow our equipment for self-guided sessions - pond dipping, habitat work, life cycles etc.