Things to see & do

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What's on?

From foodie delights and theatrical times, to guided walks and wildlife wows, there's a cracking programme of events planned for this year. Including the chance to learn all about Gibside and its captivating story.

Wildflowers bloom

Daffodils were a favourite flower of Mary Eleanor Bowes in the 18th century

Spot the signs of spring as they begin to emerge around the estate. Woodland floors will burst into life and colour as spring flowers emerge.  From early snow drops to trumpeting daffodils to scented wild garlic, the months of spring are a favourite for many to enjoy.


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
Get fit and join us on a weekly parkrun

Get fit and join us on a weekly parkrun

Enjoy the freedom

At Gibside, there's lots of space for everyone to enjoy.

Walking is an ideal way to explore the estate, or perhaps you're a new parent and would like to try a pambling class? If you need something to get your pulses racing then maybe a parkrun is for you?

There's even challenges for the kids too (The Low Ropes course in West Woods will wear them out!).