Easter 2015

Celebrate Easter at Cragside!

Celebrate Easter with us at Cragside. Join us on 31 March to make a Victorian Easter card and paint and decorate pace eggs on Tuesday 7 April - perfect for rolling down a hill.

Cadbury Easter Trail

Test your eggsplorer skills on our Cadbury trail this Easter © NTPL / Rob Stothard

Test your eggsplorer skills on our Cadbury trail this Easter

Friday 3 April to Monday 6 April, 10am - 3pm

Explore Cragside and take part in our science themed Easter trail. Follow the clues around the estate to find out more about Lord Armstrong “the magician of the North” and his gadget packed home full of scientific tricks and wizardry! Once you've completed the trail you'll receive a delicious chocolate reward, sponsored by Cadbury.

£3 per child

Explorer Walks

Follow a way marked walk at Cragside © National Trust

Follow a way marked walk at Cragside

Pick up a leaflet from the Visitor Centre and follow a way marked walk to explore the highlights of Cragside. Enjoy fantastic views of the House and Coquet Valley. 

Live conservation

Katherine Foggon, House Steward at Cragside

Wednesdays from 25 February 2015, 1 - 4pm
Meet the conservation volunteers and watch how they delicately handle and clean items from Cragside’s collection. It's a great opportunity to see some of our more 'behind the scenes' work and our volunteers will answer any specific questions.
Free, subject to volunteer availability.


Victorian baking

Victorian Baking Days take place most Wednesdays

Wednesdays from 1 April 2015, 1 – 3pm
Imagine visiting Cragside to be greeted by the smell of baking as you step through the door. Our volunteer cooks will be in costume recreating authentic Victorian recipes on the recently restored range in our magnificent kitchen.
Free, normal admission charges apply, subject to volunteer availability.

Joseph Swan

Joseph Swan

Everyday from 3 March to 1 November 2015
Joseph Swan died a century ago after a lifetime devoted to the pursuit of scientific discovery. His most famous invention, the incandescent light bulb, brought him to Cragside. In this new exhibition find out about his life and what a light bulb and purple dressing gown have in common.
Free, normal charges apply.