Things to see & do

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What's on?

We have a range of events for all the family, every weekend, all year round! Browse our list of what's coming up and plan for the Easter holidays.


Every day is different in Gibside's landscape garden as we continue our ambitious plans to restore it to its 18th century glory. Wander somewhere tranquil or take the kids on a natural family adventure...

Don't miss...

  • Get close to nature with our wildlife hide and viewing cameras
  • Discover the Column of Liberty or Skyline Walk for stunning panoramas
  • See the historic Shrubbery garden borders come back to life
  • Uncover Mary Eleanor Bowes’ dramatic story of torture and abduction
  • Enjoy exhibitions, events and our milkable cow at the Stables
  • Join our engaging guides for a free tour every day of the week

Tasty food & fabulous shopping

 © Paul Harris

Our café and coffee shop serve light meals and cakes inspired by our own walled kitchen garden, while our shop, Gibside Larder, offers fantastic local produce. Twice a month we also host a free, local Farmers Market in leafy surroundings near our Chapel.

Beer Garden & Pub, every Friday night!

 © National Trust / Gibside

Every Friday night, 6 to 9pm all year round, relax with local ales and a wander while the kids explore our play area or stay cosy indoors. Regular live music busking nights. Free entry.

The Garden Shed

The Garden Shed project offers local creative businesses free workspace © Gateshead Council

Discover a new art, craft and shopping experience at Gibside... Four creative businesses have moved into the Stables and surrounding woodland. Visit their workshops, enjoy hands-on demos or take home a special gift.

Explore Gibside with our map and walks

Take a look at a map of Gibside's gardens, woodland, play areas and footpaths. We have two downloadable walks for you to print out and bring with you when you visit.

Get outdoors, get active & sporty!

Gibside's parkland and woods are a perfect setting for getting active, whether you enjoy walking, running or other sporty pursuits. From our new 'pramblers' club for pre-school parents to school holiday fun for all the family...

Blackberry picking at Gibside

Now is a great time of the year to go for a walk in search of blackberries. You can find them, plump, juicy and sweet, all over the countryside, in hedgerows or near woods, including some secret spots at Gibside...

Visit us come rain or shine!