All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical Outdoor Fun

Cragside House and Gardens

Cragside, B6341 1 mile north of Rothbury, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7PX
Average time spent - 3 hours
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Cragside is a stunning Victorian country house near Rothbury in Northumberland. It is a great family day out for the whole family (including dogs!).

Firstly, you can visit Cragside house (which was the first house to be lit by hydroelectricity), then you could explore the grounds/gardens on foot or even go for a drive on the Carriage drive making stops on your way around. Your entry cost covers all attractions in the estate.

If you do go on the Carriage drive (which is well worth it) you can stop at Nelly’s Labyrinth and the adventure playground. There are lots of interesting things to learn about inside the house. My boys found plenty to keep them entertained and the staff were also good at answering questions from Big K (he loves to ask questions).

You are not allowed to take backpacks or prams into the house which is a slight pain especially if you have younger children. So, make sure you factor snack/feed times into visiting the house so you can enjoy exploring the house.

The house and playground are fun for all the family with twists and turns and surprises along the way. Nelly’s Moss is a 1.5-mile loop of the lakes with a family-friendly path. You can also go on a sculpture hunt where there is a wise owl, wizard and more to spot.

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FAQ and Further Information Cragside

Is there food and drink available?

There is a tea room which sells hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outdoors.

What are the main things to do?

A Victorian country house which you can explore, labyrinth and adventure playground. Plus extensive grounds and gardens. There are toilets and a tearoom.

What are the ticket prices?

*FREE for members of the National Trust or Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE to National Trust Members. Mid-range prices currently whilst some of the estate is shut. £10 for an adult or £5.00 for a child.

Is there parking?

There is free parking.

When are they open?

The estate is open for most of the year. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome but not anywhere indoors.

Are they accessible?

Guest post with thanks to Sam from Travel with my boys

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