Events

The regeneration of Cragside

Andrew Sawyer presents the story of Cragside's regeneration © National Trust

Andrew Sawyer presents the story of Cragside's regeneration

Friday 17 July

The regeneration of Cragside - from 1977 to the present

Property Curator Andrew Sawyer discusses the restoration work that has taken place at Cragside over four decades, including the house, garden and estate. 

*£6 including a cuppa and biscuits. Booking essential please call 01669 622001  

 

 

 

Indoor and Outdoor play at Cragside

Join Punch and Judy for an afternoon of family fun!  © Pete Milsom

Join Punch and Judy for an afternoon of family fun!

Saturday 18 - Friday 31 July

Join us for a series of events designed with the British weather in mind! Discover new and old ways to play this summer, both indoors and outdoors. 

Play with Victorian toys, dress up, enjoy a traditional outdoor Punch & Judy show on the grass, discover the fun of engineering and join a madcap adventure with the Walking Theatre Company! 

*Charges may apply for some events, normal admission charges will apply. 

Theatre comes to life...

Join a madcap adventure with the Walking Theatre Company © The Walking Theatre Company

Join a madcap adventure with the Walking Theatre Company

Thursday 23 July

The Walking Theatre Company presents...

  • Wonderland Avenue, 11am-12pm - join the Dormouse, the Mat Hatter and the White Rabbit for a madcap walking theatre adventure! £6 adult / £5 child - booking essential
  • Witchy Walk, 2-3pm - witches and wizards have been spotted in the gardens and the 'Wicked Witch Catcher' is on a mission to throw them out. Join the fun and save the magic! £6 adult / £5 child - booking essential.
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, 7-8pm - As mortal and faerie worlds collide - mayhem, magic and fun commence! A fun Shakespearian adaptation - a 'Hen Party' with a twist! £13.50 adult / £9 child (price includes a drink) - booking essential.

Sound Explorers

Be a sound explorer and discover the hidden sounds of Cragside! © The Walking Theatre Company

Be a sound explorer and discover the hidden sounds of Cragside!

Saturday 25 July, 12 - 1pm, 1.30 - 2.30pm, 3 - 4pm

Join sound artist and co-creator of the Musical Box in the Labyrinth Dan Fox to explore the sounds around us. Don wireless headphones and delve into the hidden sounds of insects, of water, of the land. Use parabolic microphones, hydrophones and contact microphones to discover the weird and wonderful sounds of Cragside. Eavesdropping has never been so much fun!

Age 6+ *£3 Adults / £2 Children (normal admission charges apply) Booking essential, please call 01669 622001. 

Water week

Make a splash during Water week at Cragside © Arnhel de Serra

Make a splash during Water week at Cragside

Saturday 1 - Friday 7 August

Join us to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Tumbleton Lake and one of Cragside's most precious resources - water! Build water rockets, race rubber ducks down the flume, join a water walk and enjoy the Tumbleton Lake mini regatta! 

Don't miss the Big Cragside Water Fight on Thursday 6 August - bring your water pistols, have your super soakers at the ready, grab as many water bombs as you can carry and prepare for a soaking! 

*Charges may apply for some events. Normal admission charges will apply 

Tree week

Don't look down! Climb a tree with the foresters on Thursday 20 August © National Trust

Don't look down! Climb a tree with the foresters on Thursday 20 August

Monday 17 - Sunday 23 August 

Explore tree-mendous Cragside with a week of activities celebrating some of our most spectacular residents! Try the new house trail, be a tree detective with a Tracker Pack and make paper costume dolls. 

Don't miss the chance to climb a tall tree with the Foresters (20 August) - get harnessed in and see what life is like as a foresters. Just don't look down! *£6 for a 30 minute slot. (Min. waist size 28", max. weight 100kg. Sturdy boots required) 

Garden walks

Tulips will be blooming at Cragside from late March through to May

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 12-1pm

Join one of our volunteer gardeners for a guided walk through the formal gardens. The tour includes an introduction to the different parts of the garden and seasonal highlights. 

Free (normal admission charges will apply)
 

Ranger walks

Saturdays 1:30-3:30pm

Join one of our Rangers for a rugged hike and explore parts of Cragside that are off the beaten track. You’ll be led through the amazing landscape of rocks, caves and secret pathways that you just can’t see through the car window.

Free (normal admission charges will apply)

Engineering walks

The Archimedes screw in situ at Cragside, Northumberland

16 June, 21 July, 5 August, 15 September, 1-3pm

Join our engineer Robin Wright for a 3 mile walk to explore all things engineering at Cragside. Hear all about William Armstrong and his lifelong passion for water power. Include steeps terrain. 

Family versions in school holidays – beware, you might get a bit wet!

Free (normal admission charges will apply)
 

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