Things to do this Easter

Families enjoying the Easter Egg Hunts at Cragside

Whether you're visiting Cragside this Easter holidays or staying in your local area, we have come up with some ideas to help keep the kids entertained. Join the Easter trail at Cragside, see how many items you can tick off our 50 things list and bring the taste of Cragside home with the Singing Hinnie recipe from the tea rooms.

A child has her face painted with a bunny nose and whiskers

Easter egg hunts at Cragside

Join us for an Easter adventure in nature at Cragside. Discover our family-friendly trail with fun activities for you to do along the way. Complete the trail and earn your chocolate reward.


Visiting with the kids

The play area at Cragside is currently under construction as we add some exciting new climbing equipment for the summer but there's still lots to do on your visit. 

The wizard at Nelly's Labyrinth

Explore the labyrinth

Start your adventures at Canada car park and follow the Peach Walk to the Labyrinth where you’ll discover the wizard guarding the entrance. This tangled maze of rhododendron trees is perfect for the ultimate game of hide and seek. Wellies essential!

Bird eating from a bird feeder

Bird watching at the Formal Garden

Cragside is home to lots of feathered friends they like to meet and eat at the bird feeders at the Formal Garden. Duck your head through the low doorway of the Ferneries and follow the path to the grass in front of the Clock Tower to find the feeders. What birds can you see?

Families meeting Douglas in the woodland at Cragside

Discover Douglas

Douglas is Cragside’s loveable green giant who lives at the entrance of the Pinetum. Look out for his friendly face sat amongst the trees as you venture through the burbling burn in the Debdon Valley. Top tip, he’s on the right as you walk under the Iron Bridge.

50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾

50 Things is a handy guide to activities for the whole family to bring you closer to nature. It’s jam-packed full of creative ideas to enjoy in the great outdoors throughout the year and it's perfect for giving you some inspiration to keep the kids entertained while out and about. Here’s our top 3 for the week. 

Even more adventures See the full 50 Things list


Photo of someone baking Singing Hinnies

Recipe: Singing Hinnie

If you're planning some baking at home over Easter, why not try a Singing Hinnie. What's a Singing Hinnie we hear your say? It's a scone-like treat which is baked on a hot gridle or frying pan rather than in the oven. Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon treat.