Hallowe'en at Cragside

A little girl dressed as a witch

Calling all witches, wizards, ghouls and skeletons, head to Cragside this October half-term for frightening fun...

Click the titles of each event below to find out more

Every day - Nelly the witch's spooky trail

Pick up a map and adventure around Nelly's Moss Lake this Hallowe'en. Find the ten clues Nelly has left to help you answer all of the questions and complete her ghastly trail.

Wednesday 25 October - Potion making

Mix and match with Nelly's special spooky ingredients to create a magical fizzy concotion. Book a time slot in the morning at the Visitor Centre to make your potion.*

*£3 per child

Thursday 26 October - Wand making

Drop by the Visitor Centre between 11am and 3pm to make your very own whimsical wand and cast a spell this Hallowe'en.

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October - Hold a scary beast

Find out what slimy, creepy creatures lurk within the haunted stables… and hold one (if you dare!) to tick off one of your 50 things activities

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October - Pumpkin carving

Bring along your pumpkin or buy one at Cragside* and carve it with us! Will your pumpkin be spooky, scary, funny or frightening? This activity is running between 11am and 3pm. Drop by the Young Engineers' Zone.

*£4 includes a pumpkin and tealight

Bring your pumpkin to carve at Cragside
A girl carving a pumpkin
Bring your pumpkin to carve at Cragside

Upcoming events

Switched on! Shining a light on female innovation. Part of Women and Power

Sun 23 Sep 2018
10:00-16:00
From 23 June, International Women in Engineering Day, discover Cragside in an extraordinary light in this brand new exhibition in partnership with Newcastle University

Women of industry: Industrial innovation? Part of Women and Power

Sun 23 Sep 2018
11:00-15:00
A new exhibition will share the experiences of women who worked in some of Newcastle's most iconic industrial environments, exploring the contribution women made to industry at a time of major societal shift

Turning water into light walk

Wed 03 Oct 2018
13:00-15:00
Join our engineer Robin Wright on a 3 mile walk to hear all about Lord Armstrong and his lifelong passion for water power at the first place to be lit by hydroelectricity.

Scarecrow making

Sat 06 Oct 2018
11:00-15:00
Help the gardens look after the lawn by making a scarecrow to keep the birds away

Stargazing

Sat 27 Oct 2018
18:30-21:00
Explore the night sky through a telescope with expert astronomers

Halloween hooley: slime extravaganza

Mon 29 Oct 2018
10:30-11:15
Experiment with gloopy goo and wizards' fizz