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

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate

Morpeth, Northumberland, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

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.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Cragside House, Gardens and Estate's website
01669 620333

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

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

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 15:00


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

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

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Weather policy

Attraction may close in high winds or extreme weather conditions.

Baby food facilities

There are baby food facilities available.