Things to see & do
Things to see and do at Gibside
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As part of the Great British Walk how about joining a Gibside ranger for a ramble through the woods and fields? You can discover the oldest veteran trees as well as the nature and wildlife that is living among them including fascinating and colourful fungi.
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.
If you love sports, then Gibside is the place for you... join one of the free weekly 5km timed runs, Get Active! Health Walks, with Health Walk leaders, Parent and Toddler Prambling Groups and you can join Run England leaders for Gibside's Runners Club.
Hallowe'en: Take part in a Potion Trail
Come in creepy fancy dress and discover Gibside's gruesome side.
There'll be free family activities every day of half term and you can discover the Potion Trail: Set off on a wild and spooky trail through the woodlands collecting ingredients for a grizzly potion.
Hallowe'en pumpkin carving & parade!
Get creepy and creative this Hallowe'en - there's so much to get involved with.
Start by carving your very own pumpkin lantern and make sure it's ready for the Pumpkin Parade at 3pm then eerie tales with Gibside's resident witch. Mwahhh...
Come in your scariest fancy dress and enjoy a fright at the Gibside Pub and Beer Garden.
There'll be a variety of flame-cooked street food, Wylam real ales, fancy dress competition, spooky family activities and lots more!
Father Christmas at Gibside
Father Christmas is visiting Gibside and there's special slots just for the little ones. There's three dates to choose from Wednesday 2 December, 9 December and 16 December, all tickets £5
There's also the chance for the older kids to come on a festive visit to meet Father Christmas in his cosy woodland grotto. Warm up by the fire and open an early present!
Wreath making workshop
Join us for a wreath making workshop on Tuesday 8 and Tuesday 15 December, 12.30pm.
Here, you'll meet Gibside's head gardener and create your very own traditional Christmas wreath using natural materials while enjoying some mulled wine and mince pies.
5km Santa Dash
Time for some festive fun! Take part in the 5km run around Gibside's beautiful parklands, through the estate and down the iconic avenue. There's a prize for best dressed ... and of course the fastest! £10 for adults, £5 for children under 13 (under 12's must be accompanied by adults). To book please call 01207 541820.
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.
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.