Sports

Our beginners running group warm up with an inspiring backdrop! © NT / Gibside

Our beginners running group warm up with an inspiring backdrop!

Get active at Gibside

You might be familiar with Gibside as a place for a gentle stroll, a cream tea or a bit of bird-watching, but did you know we're a great place to try out more active outdoor pursuits too? We've teamed up with Sports England to offer you a range of exciting ways to get sporty at Gibside - from running and cycling to prambles, volley ball and much more...

Pramblers!

Every Tuesday, 11am to 12pm

Are you a new parent, looking to get out of the house, meet other mums and dads, and maybe get a little gentle exercise at the same time?

Try our new weekly 'pramblers' club... Explore Gibside on lovely sociable strolls, perfect for pushchairs, led by our walk leader and relax afterwards in our cafe for a coffee, cake and chat.

Please note this is only suitable for babies over 6 weeks old.

Running at Gibside

Cycling to Gibside

School holiday sports

Plenty of space to have some fun

Every school holiday we offer families the chance to get involved in a variety of traditional and quirky sports...

Family sports pod
Borrow sports equipment at our mobile sports pod. 

Frisbee golf
A Gibside family favourite, challenge your family to a round of nine-hole frisbee golf!

Have-a-go team sports
From rounders to volley ball, you can join in free sports sessions with our trained coaches.

Discover orienteering

There's no better way to explore Gibside's lesser trodden paths and hidden highlights than by trying our orienteering challenge. Bring a compass, ask for our special orienteering map at visitor reception and search for the orienteering markers scattered across the estate.

Try archery

The Gibside Bows compete in an archery competition like in Georgian times

Long bow archery was one of 18th century aristocrats' favourite pastimes. Today we're rekindling this historic sport with a unique Gibside have-a-go kids archery game, which we roll out on selected dates every school holiday and a partnership with the Borders Archery Club for traditional long bow competitions several times each year.

Go fish!

Did you know that the once polluted river Derwent which flows along Gibside's boundary is now one of the North East's best wild trout rivers? The fishing rights are held by the Axwell Park & Derwent Valley Angling Association. They always welcome new members, both beginners and the more experienced, so why not get in touch to find out more?

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