Guided canoe tours

Experience the story of Cragside like never before. We've teamed up with Cullercoats Bike & Kayak this summer to bring you closer than ever with Lord Armstrong's story of water experimentation.

Two people canoeing on Tumbleton Lake

Normal admission charges apply for this event

A favourite past-time of Lord Armstrong's was canoeing on his lakes. This summer, make like Armstrong and rent a canoe on Tumbleton Lake. This activity is part of a guided tour, where an expert from Cullercoats Bike & Kayak will take you round the lake whilst sharing the fascinating story of Cragside with you.

Dates for the guided canoe tours will be annouced shortly, please check back here for more details or visit Cullercoats Bike & Kayak's website

Upcoming events

Switched on! Shining a light on female innovation. Part of Women and Power

Mon 24 Sep 2018
10:00-16:00
From 23 June, International Women in Engineering Day, discover Cragside in an extraordinary light in this brand new exhibition in partnership with Newcastle University

Women of industry: Industrial innovation? Part of Women and Power

Mon 24 Sep 2018
11:00-15:00
A new exhibition will share the experiences of women who worked in some of Newcastle's most iconic industrial environments, exploring the contribution women made to industry at a time of major societal shift

Turning water into light walk

Wed 03 Oct 2018
13:00-15:00
Join our engineer Robin Wright on a 3 mile walk to hear all about Lord Armstrong and his lifelong passion for water power at the first place to be lit by hydroelectricity.

Scarecrow making

Sat 06 Oct 2018
11:00-15:00
Help the gardens look after the lawn by making a scarecrow to keep the birds away

Stargazing

Sat 27 Oct 2018
18:30-21:00
Explore the night sky through a telescope with expert astronomers

Halloween hooley: slime extravaganza

Mon 29 Oct 2018
10:30-11:15
Experiment with gloopy goo and wizards' fizz