For families

Play area

Let off some steam in our natural playground © National Trust Images/Megan Taylor

Let off some steam in our natural playground

We have a wonderful play area to explore at Cragside - swing across the monkey bars, whizz down the spiral slide or take a seat at our picnic benches.

Labyrinth

Families love exploring Cragside  © National Trust Images/Megan Taylor

Families love exploring Cragside

Nelly’s Labyrinth is a network of winding paths and tunnels cut out of a vast area of rhododendron forest. Named after a reputed local witch, the labyrinth is a great place to play hide-and-seek or explore.

Woodland sculptures

Meet Douglas, our fir tree friend who lives in the Pinetum © National Trust

Meet Douglas, our fir tree friend who lives in the Pinetum

Hunt for our woodland sculptures - there are four to find:

  • William the Wizard
  • Douglas
  • Storyteller's Chair
  • The Owl

Wildlife hide

What will you spy? © National Trust

What will you spy?

Take time out for a bit of nature watching. Head on up to the Formal Garden where you'll find our wildlife hide. Will you spot a red squirrel?

Family events

Pick up your dream flag pack from the gift shop © National Trust

Pick up your dream flag pack from the gift shop

Take a look at our events page to see what family friendly events are on at Cragside

Food and facilities

Pick from our children’s menu favourites in the Tea Rooms.  © NTPL/National Trust

Pick from our children’s menu favourites in the Tea Rooms.

There are baby-changing facilities at the Visitor Centre, children's lunch boxes in the tea-rooms and children's portions of some meals.

Wonderful walks

A family of walkers explore the dense woodland at Cragside, Northumberland

A family of walkers explore the dense woodland at Cragside, Northumberland

There are a number of walks to do at Cragside and we've created some trails available to download before your visit. Take a look at our activities page to find out more.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ at Cragside

50 things to do before youre 11¾ © National Trust

We all know the importance of getting our family out and about - fresh air, exercise and memories that will last a lifetime all await you in the Great Outdoors. Tick off your list when you visit.

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