Outdoor family fun

Children walking through woods in the winter

With 1,000 acres of land, an Adventure Play Area and a Labyrinth, get out and about in the great outdoors at Cragside

Adventure Play Area

Featuring a zipline, slide, climbing frame, and more, stop off at Crozier car park and let off some steam in the play area. When you're finished scrambling and whizzing around the play area, head to the den building area or try out the barefoot walk. It's a perfect picnic spot too, right by Nelly's Moss lakes.

Whoosh along the zipline in the Adventure Play Area
A child on the zipline
Whoosh along the zipline in the Adventure Play Area

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!

Find whimsical wooden sculptures in the Labyrinth
Wizard sculpture in the Labyrinth
Find whimsical wooden sculptures in the Labyrinth

Trim Trail

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

Have a go at the trim trail
Part of the trim trail at Cragside
Have a go at the trim trail

Woodland adventures

Head out on a summer 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.

Say hi to Douglas in the Pinetum
Families meeting Douglas in the woodland at Cragside
Say hi to Douglas in the Pinetum

Lakeside walks

Otters at Nelly's Moss, dragonflies at Slipper, and duck and geese at Tumbleton... become a nature detective and spot the different wildlife that live by the lakeside. Accessible walking routes are around Tumbleton and Nelly's Moss lakes.

Discover the delights of Slipper Lake
Slipper Lake at Cragside, Northumberland
Discover the delights of Slipper Lake

Upcoming events

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

Thu 26 Apr 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

Kayaking and canoeing

Thu 26 Apr 2018
11:00-16:00
Canoe and Kayak is back for 2018 once again we'll be working with Cullercoats Bike and Kayak to bring you exciting new ways to see Cragside this season

Stand up paddleboarding

Sun 29 Apr 2018
11:00-16:00
This year we're introducing SUP as the latest - and possibly most unique - way to see Cragside yet

Turning water into light walk

Wed 02 May 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.

Ultimate STEM challenge

Sat 26 May 2018
11:00-15:00
William Armstrong was a great scientist and inventor who made Cragside the first house to be powered by hydroelectricity

Trust10 run

Sun 27 May 2018
08:00-11:00
Have a go at a free 10k run through the estate on the fourth Sunday of every month (excluding December)