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

Winter wildlife trail

Sat 17 Nov 2018
11:00-15:00
Ozzy the owl is looking for his friends but can't seem to find them; could they be hibernating?

2k family fun run

Sun 25 Nov 2018
08:00-11:00
A running route suitable for less-able runners and little legs on the fourth Sunday of every month (excluding December)

Trust10 run

Sun 25 Nov 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)

Meet Father Christmas

Sat 01 Dec 2018
10:30-11:00
He’s making a list and checking it twice… Father Christmas is coming to Cragside!

*Sold out* Wreath making workshop

Sat 01 Dec 2018
13:00-15:00
Make a beautiful festive wreath for your home

Behind the scenes house conservation tour

Tue 12 Feb 2019
11:30-12:30
Join the house team for a spring clean