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Christmas at Cragside

A decorative felt mouse is peeping out from a pile of Christmas crackers. The mouse is wearing glasses in a green, red and white, striped jumper.
Enjoy a day out with the whole family this Christmas | © The House of Hues

Christmas at Cragside is now wrapped up for 2023. We're already working behind the scenes on plans for 2024. Keep a look out for details about what's coming up later in the year.

Stretch your legs on a winter walk

Blow away the Christmas cobwebs on a winter walk at Cragside. With gentle strolls around the lakes and challenging hikes to the top of the grounds, there's a walk for everyone. Visit the map room at the visitor centre to choose your walk or download a route from the website here.

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A parent is pushing their child on the zip wire at the play area at Cragside. Both are smiling.

Family fun at Cragside 

Enjoy a jam-packed day with the kids on your visit to Cragside. There is lots to see, do and explore, for a fun-filled day out.

A couple are walking two dogs between the trees in the Pinetum at Cragside. The autumn sunshine looks golden as it streams through the trees. The couple are in bobble hats and light jackets.

Things to do outdoors at Cragside 

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful stroll or a challenging hike, there is a waymarked walk for everyone at Cragside. A network of 40-miles of footpaths will take you under the canopy of towering trees, across timber bridges, between rugged rocks, along the banks of sparkling lakes and under arches of rhododendron.

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Things to do in the gardens at Cragside 

Experience a grand designer garden created for beauty and function which includes a Formal Garden, Rock Garden and the Pinetum. Find out what you could discover on your next visit.

A man and child explore the ruins of Fountains Abbey. The man is holding the little girl as they look up at the stone walls of the abbey.

Family-friendly places to visit 

There are lots of things to do when you visit one of our family-friendly places. Find inspiration for days out and discover a range of activities for everyone.

A family enjoying a winter walk along the lakeshore at Fell Foot in the Lake District

Family-friendly places in the Lake District 

Plan your next family day out in the Lake District – seek out natural play areas, scramble over rocks and spot wildlife on your way.

A mother helps a young child climb over a fallen log in the parkland, on a bright, wintry day.

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