Festive family fun

A girl holds a piece of ice with a frozen leaf inside

Make memories this Christmas and enjoy a festive day out with all the family.

Bring the whole family for a winter's day out and enjoy twinkling lights, frosty walks, yummy hot chocolates and a mince pie or two...

Celebrate the run-up to Christmas with us!

Meet Father Christmas in his cosy grotto. Make a Christmas craft while you wait, before your name is called out to meet Father Christmas and recieve a special early gift. Find out more below.

At the visitor centre/Still Room* you'll find festive treats and stocking fillers.

The winter wildlife trail (weekends in December and Christmas school holidays) is family friendly, and takes you through the pinetum to the Iron Bridge. Ozzy the owl is visiting his friends but is struggling to find them, because some of them have gone to sleep (hibernation) for winter. Help Ozzy learn all about hibernation and why some animals sleep through the cold winter months.

If it snows, little ones can tick off one of their 50 things activities, number 15. play in the snow! Why not make a snow angel or snowman?

*During weekdays, food, drink and retail items will be available from the Still Room next to the house

Father Christmas talks to a little girl with a brightly-lit tree in the background

Meet Father Christmas

He’s making a list and checking it twice… Father Christmas is coming to Cragside!