Cragside House, Gardens and Estate | Day Out With The Kids

COVID-19 Update

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Attraction Currently Closed

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate

  • Morpeth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Stately Homes and Gardens, Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Currently Closed

Some National Trust gardens and outdoor spaces have begun a phased reopening following the Coronavirus pandemic, allowing families to visit in line with the latest government guidelines. Visits MUST be booked in advance for a specific time slot to help manage visitor numbers. For more information about which locations are open, and to book tickets, please visit the National Trust website.

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Attraction Information

As well as being the first house in the whole world to be lit by hydroelectricity, Cragside House is also full of Lord Armstrong's amazing inventions and innovations! Plus, visit the 17m Archimedes screw that powers its hydropower, and their 140 year old, 40m Scots pine tree is officially the tallest tree in Britain!

Kids are more than welcome and there are a selection of slings and hip seats to borrow from reception so baby can explore with you. There are 3 sets of loos around plus baby change facilities and a baby feeding room. There's also a microwave and bottle warmer available in the family cafe.

Outside in the gardens you'll find fun and folic at the adventure play area, get lost in the little labyrinth and bigger people can work off their lunch on the trim trail, plus you can visit Europe's largest rock garden! In the Formal Gardens you can use their hides to spot birds and wildlife including green woodpeckers, red squirrels and toads, plus dragonflies and damselflies at Slipper Lake.

Opening hours

9th February - 4th November
House & Gardens
Monday to Sunday 10.00-17:00

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes


General Admission (Whole Property)
Adults: £18.00
Kids: £9.00
Family: £45.00

Travel & Contact Information


Craigside, Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7PX, England

Phone number

01669 620333



Click here to visit Cragside House, Gardens and Estate's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

There are baby food facilities available.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Cragside House, Gardens and Estate is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info


Attraction may close in high winds or extreme weather conditions.

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