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

50 Things Adventure Scrapbook

Adventure Scrapbooks at the ready? See how many 50 things activities you can tick off this winter. There's loads to do at Cragside, but here are some of our favourites:

No. 12 Make a trail with sticks

Visit the Labyrinth and make a trail with sticks to help you find your way out again.

Make a trail with sticks to help you navigate the Labyrinth
The entrance to the Labyrinth

No. 15 Play in the snow

The grassy area by Tumbleton Lake is perfect for making snow angels and snowmen! Afterwards, warm up frozen hands with a hot chocolate in the tea-rooms, which is only a short walk away.

Don't forget to wrap up warm!
A child in the snow

No. 19 Play pooh sticks

Debdon Burn in the Pinetum is the perfect place to play pooh sticks. Just head to a bridge, pick your sticks and start your race!

Stand on the bridge at Debdon Burn and play pooh sticks
Debdon Burn

No. 27 Go stargazing

Book onto our stargazing event on Saturday 10 February. Suitable for children aged 6 and over, enjoy a warming bowl of soup before heading outdoors to explore the night sky with expert astronomers. Booking essential, click here to book

Join our stargazing event in February half term

No. 29 Explore a cave

There are so many nooks and crannies made out of rock formations by Slipper Lake. They're pretty much Cragside's version of caves, and are perfect to explore whilst you're on an adventure around the estate.

Explore one of the "caves" at Cragside
A rock formation

No. 34 Track wild animals

Did you know that animals such as red squirrels and deer live at Cragside? Walk through the woodland and see if you can track their paw prints.

If you're not lucky enough to see a deer, try and spot their tracks
A deer looking at the camera

No. 36 Make a home for a wild animal

Lots of animals hibernate (go to sleep) over the cold winter. Make them a safe, cosy home in the woodland using sticks and other materials you can find on the ground.

Make a cosy home for an animal to hibernate in
A hedgehog

No. 44 Go bird watching

The wildlife hide by the Formal Garden is the perfect quiet place to spot birds. Grab a pair of binoculars and see which of our feathered friends you find.

See how many birds you can spot
The Wildlife Hide at Cragside

Upcoming events

Winter wonders: Cragside house behind the scenes conservation tour

Fri 26 Jan 2018
Discover the house when it's being cared for in winter on this guided tour

Terrific trees trail

Fri 26 Jan 2018
Did you know that Cragside is home to some of the tallest trees in the UK? Find out more on this self-guided trail

Trust10 run

Sun 28 Jan 2018
Have a go at a free 10k run through the estate on the fourth Sunday of every month (excluding December)

Social rides - tour and bike hire

Sun 04 Feb 2018
Hire a bike or bring your own and enjoy a guided cycle tour of the estate

Stargazing - suitable for beginners and children aged 6+

Sat 10 Feb 2018
Explore the night sky through a telescope with expert astronomers

Pancake breakfast fun!

Sun 11 Feb 2018
Pancake flipping, decorating, and eating... yum!