Climb a really big tree day

The ultimate tree-climbing experience...

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Some of the tallest trees in the UK live at Cragside, and this is your chance to climb one!


Additional prices
  • per person £6.00
View admission charges


Gardens and Woodland only 18 February - 29 October
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.20 £11.00
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £30.50 £27.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.70
Whole property 18 February - 29 October
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £18.80 £17.00
Child £9.40 £8.50
Family £47.00 £42.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £14.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.25
Winter 4 November - 18 December
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.20 £5.60
Child £3.30 £3.00
Family £15.50 £14.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.10

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Payment at the admission point is cash only. Credit/debit cards can be used for purchases in the shop and tea-room.

Support Cragside by becoming a National Trust member and pay nothing when you visit. Join today:

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Children welcome to participate; must have min. waist measurement of 28 inches
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet outside the Visitor Centre.
What to bring and wear
We advise no loose clothing. Long trousers and long sleeved jumpers are suitable. Sturdy walking boots (not trainers). Waterproof outerwear depending on weather conditions.
Good levels of physical fitness and upper body strength are required for this event. Max. weight limit for participants is 100kg. There is a minimum waist measurement of 28 inches.
Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. A climb may be cancelled if the instruction given by a National Trust member of staff are not followed by the child or young person. This event requires you to lift the equivalent of your own body weight. If there are any individual queries please ring ahead.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 August 2017 10:30 - 11:00 Sold out
11:00 - 11:30 Sold out
11:15 - 11:45 Sold out
11:30 - 12:00 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:15 - 12:45 Sold out
12:30 - 13:00 Sold out
13:15 - 13:45 Sold out
13:30 - 14:00 Sold out
14:00 - 14:30 Sold out
14:15 - 14:45 Sold out
14:30 - 15:00 Available
15:00 - 15:30 Sold out
15:15 - 15:45 Sold out
15:30 - 16:00 Sold out
16:00 - 16:30 Sold out

Contact Info

Call 01669 620333

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Climb a really big tree day

Wed 23 Aug 2017
The ultimate tree-climbing experience...