Family fun at Cragside

A mother and children play in the Labyrinth

From Den Building in the woodland to getting lost in the Labyrinth, there's plenty of family adventures to be had at Cragside.

The Labyrinth 

At the top of the estate, in Nelly's Moss car park, you'll find the entrance to Cragside's Labyrinth. Try not to get lost and have fun navigating the winding paths and tunnels cut out of rhododendron forest. Look out for William the Wizard and other woodland sculptures as you go! 

50 things to do before you're 113/4

Discover 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 - 50 adventures nominated by kids from all over the country. From tree climbing to den building there are plenty of activities you can tick off the list at Cragside this spring and summer. Pick up your free scrapbook and start your adventure! 

Young Engineer’s zone

Visit the Young Engineer’s zone next to the Visitor Centre and experiment with the magnetic marble cascade and complicated cogs. Try your hand at your own engineering project and get creative with LEGO™, cogs and more! Open weekends and school holidays. 

Adventure Play Area

Head to the top of the estate where you'll find the Adventure Play Area, located at Crozier car park. Swing across the monkey bars, whizz down the zip wire and whirl down the spiral slide whilst the grown ups relax with a coffee on the picnic tables.

Den Building Area 

Next to the Adventure Play Area you'll find the Den Building Area - grab some sticks and natural materials and make yourself a woodland shelter - a great opportunity to tick off No. 4 from the 50 things activities. 

Barefoot Walk 

Also at the top of the estate in Crozier car park lies the Barefoot Walk - kick off your shoes and prepare to get muddy as you complete the trail and discover the different textures of nature in between your toes. Don't worry - there's a tap at the end for you to wash off your feet, just remember to bring a towel! 

Trim Trail

If you fancy a challenge, swing, climb and jump your way around the Trim Trail located at various points along Canada drive. 

Woodland adventures

Head out on a spring walk with the whole family and explore Cragside's magical woodland. If you're exploring the Pinetum, don't forget to look out for Douglas, and keep your eyes peeled for signs of wildlife amongst the trees.