For families

Family events

50 things to do before 11¾ - Run around in the rain © John Millar

50 things to do before 11¾ - Run around in the rain

There's always lots of fun to be had at Cragside, come rain or shine.  Take a look at our events page to see what family friendly events are on at Cragside this year.

Labyrinth

Families love exploring Cragside  © John Millar

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.

Play area

Whirl into action © National Trust

Whirl into action

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.

Wildlife hide

Look out for red squirrels, birds and deer at our wildlife hide © NTPL/National Trust

Look out for red squirrels, birds and deer at our wildlife hide

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?

Woodland sculptures

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

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.

This winter

There are loads of things to do at Cragside! Tackle our handy 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ adventure list to find your way and you’ll be entertained this winter. What will be your top five activities?

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