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...
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.
Join us every Friday, 5.30pm to 6.30pm, for a free, friendly run up the Avenue and around the estate.
Our new parkrun starts on 22 February. Don't miss this free timed run at 9am every Saturday morning.
Whether you walk or jog, try to beat your personal best at 9.15am every Sunday. Free entry.
Cycling to Gibside
You can't cycle around Gibside but you can cycle to us. We offer free entry and a free tea as a reward!
This picturesque disused railway line on Gibside's doorstep is a great easy family cycle ride or a long dis...
Sky Ride Newcastle & Gateshead offer organised sociable bike rides from the city to Gibside.
School holiday sports
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.
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.
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.
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?