Delve into Easter at Cragside

Children look at their trail map in a woodland

From walking, to family fun, to conservation in action, there's plenty going on every day this Easter!

Family fun


Otter Spotter trail, Saturday 8 - Thursday 13 and Tuesday 18 - Sunday 23 April, 11am - 3pm

Nature is waking up on the estate! Become a nature detective on our Otter Spotter trail. Make your way around Tumbleton Lake and see if you can find the wildlife that live on the estate, and they'll give you clues that'll lead you to Ollie Otter. Then, bring your finished trail to the shop to get a special Otter Spotter Certificate.


Cadbury Egg Hunt, Friday 14 - Monday 17 April, 11am - 3pm


For Easter weekend our Otter Spotter trail has a special twist! This time, join the Cadbury Egg Hunt and see if you can find Ollie Otter for a specal chocolate reward (£3 per hunt). Trails are pram and wheelchair-friendly.


50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4, Saturday 8 - Sunday 23 April, 11am - 5pm

It’s time for some 50 Things spring fun! Why don’t you go bird watching down at the Wildlife Hide by the Formal Gardens, play pooh sticks at Debdon Valley, build a den, or do the barefoot walk, and tick off more activities in your scrapbook.

Plus, stop off at the Adventure Play Area on the estate drive and whoosh along the zip line, scramble on the climbing frames and whizz down the slide, and get lost as you explore the Labyrinth!

Spring gardens and walking


April’s Walk of the Month is the Armstrong Trail, a one mile walk around Tumbleton Lake and Debdon Valley. Look out for the various wildlife that have returned to Cragside after winter.


Find out more about the work we do to look after this special place:
•    Gardener Q&A – 13 and 20 April
•    Conservation in action – 12, 14, 19 and 21 April

Plus, the House will be open every day over Easter, explore Lord Armstrong’s magnificent Electrical Room and see our volunteer cooks dressed in Victorian clothing and baking authentic treats on 12, 14, 19 and 21 April.
 

Upcoming events

Terrific trees trail

Fri 19 Jan 2018
10:30-14:00
Did you know that Cragside is home to some of the tallest trees in the UK? Find out more on this self-guided trail

Social rides - tour and bike hire

Sun 21 Jan 2018
11:00-12:00
Hire a bike or bring your own and enjoy a guided cycle tour of the estate

Winter wonders: Cragside house behind the scenes conservation tour

Fri 26 Jan 2018
10:30-12:00
Discover the house when it's being cared for in winter on this guided tour

Trust10 run

Sun 28 Jan 2018
08:00-11:00
Have a go at a free 10k run through the estate on the fourth Sunday of every month (excluding December)

Stargazing - suitable for beginners and children aged 6+

Sat 10 Feb 2018
18:30-21:00
Explore the night sky through a telescope with expert astronomers

Pancake breakfast fun!

Sun 11 Feb 2018
10:00-10:30
Pancake flipping, decorating, and eating... yum!