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... plus try out kayaking and canoeing with a spooky twist

Click the titles of each event below to find out more


Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 October - Kayaking and canoeing 

Make a splash this Hallowe’en and follow the floating pumpkin trail around Tumbleton lake (in a canoe!) Or, simply have your own adventure on the water and hire a kayak or canoe, or take a guided canoe tour. These events are in partnership with Cullercoats Bike & Kayak, and are bookable via their website . Book now!*

*Normal admission charges also apply

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.

Sunday 22  and 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.

Tuesday 24 and 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

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

Upcoming events

Trust10 run

Sun 22 Oct 2017
08:00-11:00
Have a go at a free 10k run through the estate on the fourth Sunday of every month (excluding December)

Wand making masterclass

Sun 22 Oct 2017
11:00-15:00
Make a wand to cast a spell at Cragside this Hallowe'en

Nelly the witch's spooky trail

Sun 22 Oct 2017
11:00-16:00
Nelly the witch has hidden clues all around Nelly's Moss lakes. Can you find them all and answer the questions?

Conservation in Action

Mon 23 Oct 2017
11:00-15:00
Meet the conservation volunteers and learn more about the work they do

Potion making emporium

Tue 24 Oct 2017
10:30-11:15
A little bit of this... a drop of that... and a dash of magic is all you need to make a potion

Garden walks

Tue 24 Oct 2017
12:00-13:00
Come for a guided walk around the Formal Garden with volunteers Chris and Geoff.