Events

The Musical Box in the Labyrinth

Deep in the heart of the Labyrinth discover the Musical Box. Coming soon.. 

Deep in the heart of the Labyrinth discover the Musical Box. Coming soon..

Coming soon...

Discover the Musical Box - a new interactive play and art installation.

Deep in the heart of the Labyrinth, harness your energy and transform it into light and sound!

Free (normal admission charges will apply)

Time to dress

Time to dress; you'll see why Victorian's needed a servant for dressing! © National Trust

Time to dress; you'll see why Victorian's needed a servant for dressing!

Various times

Try a new and immersive experience for children as we give them the chance to dress head to toe in Victorian clothing - with their own personal servant on hand to assist! Then, why not take a walk around the house and amaze the visitors!

£10 per 1 hour session (max of 3 children per session) Suitable for ages 4-12. Booking is essential.

 

Plant it, grow it, eat it

Ticking off number 41 of your 50 things © NTPL/National Trust

Ticking off number 41 of your 50 things

Thursday 28 May, 11am-1pm

A great chance to tick off one of the 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4!

Find out about the different varieties of pumpkins, plant your own and take it away to grow - will yours grow bigger than the ones in our garden? Come back at Hallowe'en to find out!

Free (normal admission charges apply)

 

Bug weekend

Build a bughouse on Sunday 21 June © NTPL/Rachel Coman

Build a bughouse on Sunday 21 June

Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 June

A chance to discover some of the smaller inhabitants of the estate and celebrate all things creepy crawly!

Don't miss the launch of the Micro Monsters trail in the house on Saturday 20 June. You can also test your taste buds at the Cragside Bushtucker challenge or build a bughouse on Sunday 21 June. 

Small charges may apply for some events (normal admission charges also apply) 

Mud weekend

Making a mud pie © NTPL/Emma Williams

Making a mud pie

Friday 26 - Sunday 28 June

Join us and celebrate mud weekend with a variety of muddy events! Don't miss the launch of the new Barefoot Walk installation, opening Saturday 27 June. Kick of your shoes and give your feet a treat - prepare to get muddy! You can also make a mud pie or create some wild art on Sunday 28 June - another great chance to tick off some more of the 50 things activities!

Small charges may apply for some events (normal admission charges also apply) 

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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