Learning

Education and community groups welcome

Gibside's Georgian Stables is now home to our Learning Centre © National Trust / Gibside

Gibside's Georgian Stables is now home to our Learning Centre

We offer inspirational day visits and residential stays, with a wide range of stimulating activities.

To discuss your requirements or receive a brochure and booking information:

Fun and memorable learning activities

Children enjoy playing in the Centre's discovery room © National Trust / Barry Pells

Children enjoy playing in the Centre's discovery room

Activities can be tailored to suit your needs, helping deliver National Curriculum subjects including history, the environment and team building.

To discuss your requirements or receive a brochure and booking information:

Residential stays and tasty local food

A great place with a home from home feel © National Trust / Victoria Proudfoot

A great place with a home from home feel

Our restored 18th-century stable block offers residential accommodation for groups. Enjoy fully catered visits, with fresh, home cooked meals.

To discuss your requirements or receive a brochure and booking information:

Find out more...

  • Our learning activities

    There are a range of activities currently available to residential and day groups which can be combined to create a personalised itinerary and adjusted to cater for every group's individual needs.

  • Our accommodation

    The Stables Learning and Discovery Centre's residential accommodation lies on the first floor of our stable block. It can sleep up to 37 people, offering modern facilities in an historic setting.

  • Our prices

    The Learning and Discovery Centre offers a variety of residential, day visit and room hire packages for schools and community groups. Find out more about our prices.

Useful booking info

  • Education Group Membership

    Education Group Membership is specially designed to allow education groups free entry to properties …

  • Conditions of booking

    Conditions of booking at Gibside Stables Learning & Discovery Centre.

  • Access for all

    Access for All at Gibside Stables Learning & Discovery Centre.

  • Safe and sound!

    Discover how the National Trust provides a welcoming, safe, and enjoyable experience for under 18s a…

Visiting as a self-led group

Education and community groups are welcome to lead their own activities during their visit to Gibside. Use the Stables Learning & Discovery Centre as a base for your group before exploring the estate.

Meet our learning team

Melanie Hills leads the learning team at Gibside with the help of her dog Bob. We're here to help build tailored education packages to meet your groups needs.

Partnerships with other attractions

To widen the range of activities offered on a residential visit at Gibside, we've teamed up with other local education providers.

A bushcraft adventure

Take a look at what a local Scouts group got up to on their bushcraft adventure at Gibside with our learning team in their short film.

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