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

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

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

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

Upcoming events

Terrific trees trail

Sun 21 Jan 2018
10:30-14:00
Did you know that Cragside is home to some of the tallest trees in the UK? Find out more on this self-guided trail

Social rides - tour and bike hire

Sun 21 Jan 2018
11:00-12:00
Hire a bike or bring your own and enjoy a guided cycle tour of the estate

Winter wonders: Cragside house behind the scenes conservation tour

Fri 26 Jan 2018
10:30-12:00
Discover the house when it's being cared for in winter on this guided tour

Trust10 run

Sun 28 Jan 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)

Stargazing - suitable for beginners and children aged 6+

Sat 10 Feb 2018
18:30-21:00
Explore the night sky through a telescope with expert astronomers

Pancake breakfast fun!

Sun 11 Feb 2018
10:00-10:30
Pancake flipping, decorating, and eating... yum!