Summer holiday activities

Visitors pond-dipping in the burn at Cragside, Northumberland

An engineer, an explorer, or a whizz on the water... what will you become this summer? Try a different activity at Cragside every day of the summer holidays.

Bright sparks Mondays (excluding 28 Aug & 4 Sept)

Drop-in activity between 10am and 3pm

Learn all about electricity as we'll be experimenting with static electricity on 31 July and 14 August. Then, if you're feeling really inventive, drop in on 7 and 21 August to learn how to generate your own electricity.

Innovation Tuesdays

Drop-in activity between 11am and 3pm

Calling all inventors, come and get creative in the Young Engineers' Zone. We'll be trying to solve engineering challenges and crack practical problems.

Wildlife Wednesdays

Drop-in activity between 10.30am and 3pm

Give nature a helping hand by making a birdfeeder (26 July, 9 & 23 August) or a bee box (2, 16 & 30 August) in the Formal Garden.

Make a splash Thursdays

Prebooking essential

Join Cullercoats Bike & Kayak and try kayaking or canoeing on Tumbleton Lake. There's also a special kids-only Splashdown! event. Book here

50 things Fridays

Drop-in activity between 11am and 3pm

From pond dipping to making messy mud pies, we’ve got all sorts of fun activities to try out. Grab a scrapbook and see how many things you can tick off your list!  

Explorer weekends

Drop in activity between 11am and 3pm

Grab a tracker pack from the information hut and be on your way... there are tasks to complete as you adventure around the estate.

Upcoming events

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

Terrific trees trail

Fri 26 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

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)

Social rides - tour and bike hire

Sun 04 Feb 2018
11:00-12:00
Hire a bike or bring your own and enjoy a guided cycle tour of the estate

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!