Join the Rangers off the beaten track © National Trust

Join the Rangers off the beaten track

Ranger walks

Sundays between 9 November – 14 December, 1pm – 3pm
Join one of our Rangers for a rugged hike up steep terrain to explore parts of Cragside that are off the beaten track. We will lead you through the heart of Cragside interior, revealing the rocks, caves, and secret pathways that you’ll never see from your car window. Free, normal admission applies. Please sign up on the day in the Shop.

Winter warmer

Cragside tea-rooms Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 7 - 23 November

Keep the winter chills at bay and let us tempt you with our menu of home cooked food.  We're offering a different menu each week. 

Two courses for £12.00

Christmas lunch

The holly is only for decoration

The holly is only for decoration

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 28 November and 20 December

Treat yourself to a traditional Christmas three course meal including tea or coffee. Relax after a winter walk in the festively decorated tea-rooms and enjoy a spiced apple punch with family and friends.

£25 per person, booking essential. Free admission.

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 – 4pm
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 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.