Outdoor family fun

Children rolling down a hill in the Formal Garden

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.

Let off some steam in the play area
A young girl jumps high in the air
Let off some steam in the 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 the whimsical wooden sculptures in the labyrinth
A woman and young girl look at one of the sculptures in the labyrinth
Find the 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. 

Climb, swing and jump your way around the trim trail
Children swinging on the trim trail
Climb, swing and jump your way around 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

Victorian Baking

Fri 18 Oct 2019
13:00-15:30
Imagine being greeted by the smell of fresh baking as you walk through the doors of the house... (event subject to volunteer availability).

Behind the scenes conservation house tour

Tue 22 Oct 2019
11:30-12:30
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the servants’ wing of the house

Out of the shadows

Sat 26 Oct 2019
10:00-17:00
Discover the darker side of Cragside this October half term

The Lantern Trail

Sat 26 Oct 2019
11:00-15:00
Over 130 years ago, the Prince and Princess of Wales visited Cragside. To celebrate, the Armstrong’s lit over 10,000 lamps and lanterns around the estate and surrounding hillside.

Trust 10 run

Sun 27 Oct 2019
08:00-11:00
Have a go at a free 10k run through the estate on the fourth Sunday of every month (excluding December)

Stargazing

Sun 27 Oct 2019
18:30-21:00
Explore the night sky through a telescope with expert astronomers