Things to see & do

Things to see and do at Gibside

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Learn all about the wildlife

There's lots of fabulous wildlife roaming around at Gibside and we'd like to encourage you to come and learn all about it. You can do this through various events and activities - learn about them, carry out fun activities and conservation tasks to help take care of them.

Make the most of the Summer holidays

Yes! Summer is here and so is the Summer Planner. As always it's full of activities that will help the kids learn something new, try different sports and allow them to run wild with friends. Every day, still to come there's bird ringing, den building and even family camping.

Learn about Gibside's history

Intrigue and Strife at Gibside: Every day you can discover the rise and fall of Gibside's families, including Mary Eleanor Bowes, one of the 18th century's richest heiresses, whose torturous marriage was a cause celebre of the Georgian era and the subject of bestselling book, Wedlock.

Get fit and join us on a weekly parkrun

Get fit and join us on a weekly parkrun

The 19th Gibside Fruitbowl Trail Race

Entries are now being accepted for The 19th Gibside Fruitbowl Trail Race on Sunday 18 October at 9.30am! It's six miles around Gibside estate taking in all the landmarks. Up for it?

Not quite for you... there's plenty of Walking routes, or a pambling class you can take part in or perhaps a parkrun is more your bag.

Join the celebrations

It's International Bat Night on Saturday 29th August, and to celebrate we're hosting a family bat walk from 8pm - 9.30pm. It would be really great if we could see some bats, so we won't waste time with powerpoints we'll be out around the estate with bat detectors, looking and listening for bats flying and feeding.

Treat yourself...

Meet Ceri in her workshop creating handmade soaps and skincare

Whether you're looking for treats for the kitchen cupboards, a gift for a special someone, or perhaps simply to treat yourself - and why not? At Gibside Market and shop there's all sorts available... from locally produced meats to ceramics, handmade soaps, cards, scarfs, honey and cheese.

Visit Gibside Cafe

We just love putting a smile on people's faces and sometimes nothing does that more than a homemade treat. A scone, or slice of yummy marmalade or chocolate and marrow cake - made right here at Gibside. If you get the guilty feeling after, there's plenty of wonderful, wide open spaces here to walk it off.