Cragside house surrounded by autumn colours

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


Things to see and do


What's on

Upcoming events

How high can your witch fly?

Thu 27 Oct 2016
Experiment with air powered rockets and see how high you can make your witch fly!

All things spidery

Fri 28 Oct 2016
Make some spiders and some webs for them to live in - you can use them to decorate your Halloween party back at home!

Scary beasts

Sat 29 Oct 2016
Dare you meet the scary beasts?! Hold one, if you dare! Then you can tick off No. 30 from the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ activities.

Pumpkin carving

Sat 29 Oct 2016
Bring your pumpkins along and carve them with us - what scary face will you go for?

Hallowe'en fun!

Sun 30 Oct 2016
Come along in your spookiest costumes for a day of Hallowe'en fun! Carve pumpkins, meet the scary beasts, track down the micro monsters in the house, join in with competitions then take part in the spooky pumpkin parade at 4pm.

Pumpkin parade and competitions

Sun 30 Oct 2016
Come along in your scariest Hallowe'en costumes and bring your pumpkins along for the pumpkin parade and competitions. We'll have prizes for the best costumes and the best pumpkins!

Eating and shopping



 A red squirrel at the base of a Cragside tree

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.


Places to stay

 Garden Cottage in the grounds of Cragside which is used by the National Trust as a holiday cottage

Holiday with us 

From an over-night school visit to a relaxing family holiday Cragside has it all, set in the beautiful surroundings of the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity.