Christmas at Cragside

A young girl admiring the decorations in the House

Make memories this December and enjoy a festive day out with all the family. The House has decked the halls and trimmed the trees, you can join Percy the Park Keeper on some winter adventures and discover a new corner of Cragside on a winter walk in the woods.

The Cragside Christmas tree trimmed for Christmas and a presentation of dinner in the Dining Room at the House.

How the Victorians made Christmas

Opening Saturday 11 December, 11am

The House presents how the Victorians made Christmas. The Armstrongs lived in an age of innovation, and the celebration of Christmas was no exception. Decking the halls, trimming the trees, giving wrapped presents to loved ones, and singing carols were all made fashionable by the Victorians. As you journey through the House, experience the ground floor rooms dressed to impress, each inspired by a joyful Christmas song.

Ground floor only. Starting Saturday 11 December on selected dates.

Visiting with the kids

Walking and wildlife

Eat, shop and be merry!

A visitor browsing the shelves in the shop

Christmas shopping

If you're looking for a special Christmas gift for a loved one, or souvenir to take home for yourself, make sure you stop by the shop at the visitor centre. The shelves are filled with cosy blankets, luxurious scarves, sweet smelling candles, jewellery, home accessories, festive treats, toys and games for the kids, and books for all ages. The team are on hand to help you find the perfect gift too. The shop is open Sat 11 and Sun 12 Dec, Sat 18 until Mon 3 Jan (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).

Christmas Mince Pies

Break up your exploring with a bite at the tea rooms

Stop by the tea rooms for a festive fuel up. Indulge in Christmas Afternoon Tea with friends and family, pick up and sandwich and choose a sweet treat from the bakes and cakes. You can even warm up with a tasty hot drink. Give your coffee a twist with a splash of gingerbread, hazelnut or cinnamon syrup. The tea rooms is open daily between 11am-3pm.