A carpet of bluebells in the woodland

Stunning 18th-century landscape garden and haven for nature


Things to see and do


Sports at Gibside 

Gibside may be a Georgian estate immersed in history, but even back in the day they played sports. They may have been a little different to today, but we're still continuing that. There's a weekly programme that you can join, and we've just launched Bootcamp Wednesdays. Bring.It.On!

Explore an estate full of surprises

Discover a Walled Garden with quite a story to tell

Upcoming events

Family Camping Festival (May)

Sun 29 May 2016
Give your kids a taste of the wild with 2 nights and 3 days of family fun whilst camped out under the stars.

Artist in Residence: Gilbert Ward

Sun 29 May 2016
Sculptor Gilbert Ward has pieces of art all over the North East and further afield. Now, every Wednesday you can find him in the Walled Garden carving new seats out of stone.

EXHIBITION: Gibside Walled Garden Reimagined: Seeds of an Idea

Sun 29 May 2016
Head to the Walled Garden and see something a little out of the ordinary. Through Seeds of an Idea, you can browse 17 illustrations mounted on panels. But, they're not just any illustrations, these are proposals for in the Walled Garden itself.

May Half Term Family Fun

Mon 30 May 2016
Free family activities and outdoor adventures every day of the school holidays.

Prambling Buggy Fitness

Tue 31 May 2016
Prambling is ideal for parents and toddlers who want to become more physically active, meet new people and enjoy the great outdoors.

Get Active! Health Walk

Wed 01 Jun 2016
Relax in the company of our Health Walk leaders and get inspired for gentle exercise on short sociable walks around Gibside.

Eating and shopping

Relax and enjoy

A pizza being put into a pizza oven

Gibside Pub 

Gibside Pub is quirky, unusual and special because it's within a grand Georgian estate, not to mention a relaxed and fun place to hang out. It's open during opening hours and late on Fridays and Saturdays but there's so much more to it than that, want to know why?...



South East front of Gibside Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne

Discover Gibside's past 

Discover the rise and fall of Gibside's families, including Mary Eleanor Bowes, one of the 18th century's richest heiresses, whose torturous marriage to the rotten "Stoney" Bowes was a cause celebre of the Georgian era.



Learning in style


Venue hire

A group building a den in the woods

Birthday parties at Gibside 

Celebrate a birthday at Gibside. You can even pick from two themes; bushcraft or sport. Each one has different fun activities for the party guests to take part in and you can also order lunch too. Happy Birthday to you...

The Stables at Gibside, Tyne & Wear

Hire Gibside as a venue 

From birthday parties in West Wood to holidays in the Mongolian West Wood Yurts. If it's a more corporate affair that you're looking for - we can offer that too! The Bowes Room and two other meeting rooms on-site, what do you need and when?


Get involved

Volunteers cleaning bricks for the new wall

Volunteer at Gibside 

We're bringing this vast estate back to life. With the help of volunteers we're able to get a little further each week. But this is about you! If you're interested in volunteering, tell us what you enjoy doing and we'll see how we can help. There's gardening roles, visitor facing ones in the cafe and shop and many more on offer.