Summer holiday adventures at Cragside

Children running beside the lake at Cragside

From Storytelling Mondays to Explorer Sundays we’ve got a different activity to enjoy every day of the week this summer. Open 7 days during the holidays, take a look at the summer holiday planner to help plan your visit...

Storytelling Mondays

10:30, 11:30, 1, 2, 3pm every Monday during the summer holidays (excluding 29 August) 
Join Storyteller Jim for a walking story adventure around Cragside! Each walk is a different story and a different route, all linked to this special place and the people who created it. 
*Free (normal admission charges apply) see our events page for full details including walk locations, how to sign up and accessibility. 

Gardening Tuesdays

11am – 3pm every Tuesday during the summer holidays  
Get green-fingered every Tuesday during the summer holidays with a different gardening activity to enjoy every week! Lend a hand with the Cragside herb garden or help the gardeners plant some bulbs, we’ll be making rose water too and there’s the chance to design your own mini carpet bedding! Take a look at the planner to see what’s on when. 
*Free (normal admission charges apply)

Dressing up Wednesdays

10:30, 12, 1:30, 3pm every Wednesday during the summer holidays 
Ever wondered why the Victorians needed a servant for dressing? Dress from head to toe in Victorian clothing with your own personal maid to assist – you’ll soon find out why! Then, take a stroll around the house, amaze the visitors and enjoy an exclusive photo opportunity.
*£10 per session (up to 3 children) normal admission charges apply. Booking essential, see the events page for details. 

Try-it-out Thursdays

11am – 3pm every Thursday during the summer holidays  
Join in with experiments every Thursday during the school holidays and use trial and error to see if you can solve the challenge. Can you make a rubber band racer or get a lemon to light a lightbulb?! Come along and find out! We’ll have a different challenge to have a go at each week, take a look at the planner to see what’s on when. 
*Free (normal admission charges apply)

50 things Fridays

11am – 3pm every Friday during the summer holidays  
How many 50 things activities can you tick off this summer? Get messy with mud pies, hunt for bugs or make and fly a kite! Don’t forget to tick off the activity in your scrapbook once you’ve completed it. There’s a different 50 things activity to enjoy every Friday during the holidays – which one will you try first? Take a look at the planner to help plan your visit. 
*Free (normal admission charges apply)

Rambling Saturdays

1:30-3:30pm every Saturday during the summer holidays  
Grab your walking boots and join one of our rangers for a rugged hike around Cragside! See how Lord Armstrong experimented with rocks, water and trees on a gigantic scale and explore some of the hidden parts of Cragside. 
*Free (normal admission charges apply)

Explorer Sundays

11am – 3pm every Sunday during the summer holidays  
Pick up a Tracker Pack from the Information Hut and be a Cragside explorer! Complete the exciting activities inside as you explore the landscape. 
*£2 (normal admission charges apply)
For a list of times, prices and full details please visit the events page. To help plan your visit, download the summer holiday planner