For families

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

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Discover 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 - 50 adventures nominated by kids from all over the country. From pond dipping to tree climbing you can tick off plenty of your 50 things activities at Cragside.

Pick up your free 50 things scrapbook to start the adventure! 

Family events

Family fun at Cragside © Bary Pells

Family fun at Cragside

There's always lots of fun to be had at Cragside and plenty of family events for you to enjoy. Take a look at our events page to help plan your visit. 

Labyrinth

Try knot to get lost in the Labyrinth © National Trust

Try knot to get lost in the Labyrinth

The Labyrinth is a network of winding paths and tunnels cut out of a vast area of Rhododendron forest, perfect for a game of hide-and-seek! From 23 May discover the Musical Box - a brand new installation hidden deep within the Labyrinth. 

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.

Trim trails

Just hanging around © National Trust

Just hanging around

Fancy a challenge? Swing, climb and jump - test your strength and agility on the Trim trails! Find them located at various points along the Canada drive.   

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

Fancy a spot of nature watching? Head on up to the Formal Garden where you'll find our wildlife hide. Will you spot a red squirrel? Don't forget to let us know what you see on our Facebook page! 

Young Engineer's zone

Time to get hands on with engineering!  © NTPL/National Trust

Time to get hands on with engineering!

Discover our new indoor play and activity space for young engineer's. Have a go at the magnetic marble run or get creative and make your own engineering products with various activity kits.  

Woodland sculptures

Say hi to Douglas in the Pinetum!  © NTPL/Peter Sutcliffe

Say hi to Douglas in the Pinetum!

Whilst you're exploring Cragside keep an eye out for our woodland sculptures - there are a few to find! Look out for Douglas in the Pinetum and get your photo taken with William the Wizard in the Labyrinth! 

The great outdoors

Head off on a family adventure

Head off on a family adventure

With over 1000 acres to explore there's plenty of ways for families to experience the great outdoors at Cragside. Download a walk you visit, or pick up a leaflet at the Visitor Centre and head out to discover the estate.

Why not try the Boffin's Trail? A unique way for kids to discover Cragside. Follow the clues and solve the riddles - then head to the shop and pick up your reward! 

 

Explore the house

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There's lots to discover inside the house. Why not pick up a house trail when you enter? Follow the clues around the house to find the hidden items.

From 23 May pick up the Sounds of Cragside trail - follow your ears and discover the hidden sounds of the house! 

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