Recommended National Trust Properties in Northumberland with Kids
Northumberland is home to some incredible National Trust properties but which ones are kid friendly? We’ve put together a list of some of our recommended National Trust properties in Northumberland to visit with Kids for you below!
NB: This post has been created in collaboration with Cottages in Northumberland
If you’re thinking of visiting any of these National Trust properties in Northumberland with kids then why not take a look at the Cottages in Northumberland website for all your accommodation needs.
Cherryburn cottage and farmhouse is the birthplace of Thomas Bewick. There is a toy corner for the children to enjoy as well as a family trail to encourage them to explore. Helena, from Babyfoote, says: “Outside there is a small number of live stock including donkeys, llamas and chickens. The chickens were apparently recent additions to Cherryburn, having been taken from Bede’s World, which sadly closed recently. We found a little nature hunt activity in the school room and set out looking for the birds, though we were much too noisy and didn’t spot any”…read more
Cragside is an extraordinary Victorian house set in stunning gardens and woodlands. Make sure to check out the labyrinth, barefoot trails and adventure playground. Sam at North East Family Fun writes “The labyrinth has it’s own car park but we decided to walk from the play area. It’s just under one mile on easy terrain and you are rewarded with spectacular views of the countryside. There are 4 ‘trim trails’ along the way too which help to break up the journey – they are basically mini obstacle courses….It is such a lovely place for a family walk.”…read more.
Dunstanburgh Castle is an iconic castle ruin, once one of the largest and grandest fortifications in Northern England. The castle dominates one of the most beautiful stretches of Northumberland coastline. Discover the inhabitants of many rock pools, enjoy one of their great walks or watch the wading birds on the shore.
Gibside has plenty of space to run wild and three different play areas which are sure to be a big hit. Play knights in the wooden fortress, explore caves in the nature playscape and build a den in the woodland area. Sam from North East Family Fun writes “The Strawberry Castle play area which was the main reason for our visit [is] fantastic with mock castles and houses, a giant sand pit, water play (when in operation), rope swings, zip wires”…read more
Wallington Hall is a fascinating historical house set in a stunning 13,000 acre estate, so there definitely plenty of space to stretch your legs! Sam, from North East Family Fun, says: “We spent approximately four hours at Wallington and enjoyed some proper outdoor family fun. There is so much to see and do and we only just touched on some of the activities on offer”…read more and Cat, from Here Come The Hoopers, says: “We headed back via the Adventure Playground and Play Fort which they really enjoyed. Imogen loves a good set of monkey bars at the moment and Abigail enjoyed the zip wire”…read more