Extraordinary Victorian house, gardens and woodland - the wonder of its age


Things to see and do

A mother and children play in the Labyrinth

Family fun at Cragside 

There are plenty of family adventures to be had at Cragside. Have fun with 50 things, explore the woodland, get lost in the Labyrinth, head out on a family walk, build a den, visit the Young Engineer’s zone, get messy on the Barefoot Walk and whizz down the slide in the Adventure Play Area!


What's on

Upcoming events

Conservation in Action

Fri 26 May 2017
Meet the conservation volunteers and learn more about the work they do

Victorian Baking

Fri 26 May 2017
Imagine being greeted by the smell of fresh baking as you walk through the doors of the house...

Garden walks

Tue 30 May 2017
Come for a guided walk around the Formal Garden with volunteers Chris and Geoff.

50 things Friday

Fri 02 Jun 2017
Tick off activities in your adventure scrapbook.

Turning water into light walk

Wed 07 Jun 2017
Join our engineer Robin Wright on a 3 mile walk to hear all about Lord Armstrong and his lifelong passion for water power at the first place to be lit by hydroelectricity.

Ranger walk

Thu 29 Jun 2017
Join one of our Rangers to explore the many footpaths, viewpoints and highlights of Cragside with an expert guide.

Eating and shopping



A historical black and white print of The Lodge 'Cragside', Northumberland, dated 1864-6, before Norman Shaw's additions.

History of Cragside 

Three influential people helped to create the special place we know and love today. Learn more about them and their combined vision.



Greylag geese and their goslings by a lake

Uncover the Wildlife 

See herons on Nelly's Moss lakes, catch a glimpse of the green woodpecker over the Valley Garden or spot a House Martin outside our Visitor Centre.


Get involved

Victoria Baking Days at Cragside

Join our team 

We've many roles to tempt you to join our team including; becoming a room guide or a member of our behind the scenes team. You can also become a learning assistant and help deliver our educational program or get active and help manage out vast landscape.



Children sitting on a tree stump beside the tree sculpture known as Douglas

Armstrong - our local hero 

Learn about the famous Lord Armstrong, discover examples of 19th-century technology and master the biodiversity and habitats of our streams, lakes and woodland.


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