Christmas shopping

Christmas doesn't have to be about the busy high streets and shopping centres. Do your Christmas shopping with us and you can shop till you drop and enjoy a peaceful walk, a warming fire and a great range of gift ideas.

Winter treats

This winter we'll have the finest seasonal produce on the menu in our cafes and restaurants. Sample delicious home grown ingredients and locally sourced produce in soups, stews, casseroles, cakes and scones.

Countdown to Christmas

How many mounds of mince pies, lengths of lights, or spoonfuls of sprouts does it take to make up our Christmas celebrations across the North East? Check out our countdown to Christmas and find some top ideas for festive days out.

Christmas at Wallington

Experience a traditional Christmas at Wallington every weekend in December. Bring the whole family along to enjoy festive crafts, story telling and a Christmas trail through the beautifully decorated house. 

Cragside's traditional lunch

If you can't wait until the big day itself, head up to Cragside for a traditional 3 course Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. After a walk around the estate, you'll definitely have earned it. Yum. 

Crafts at Seaton Delaval Hall

Seaton Delaval Hall have free family craft activities every Sunday. Drop in with your kids so that they can make a Christmas gift for Granny, Grandpa or just for themselves,.

Gibside's pub

Come and have your well earned Friday night beer in Gibside's beer garden. We'll light the braziers to keep you warm and the kids can keep themselves entertained in the play area. And if it rains - we'll retreat inside.

Get outdoors

Do you love spending time outdoors? Whether you want to get into sport or already love cycling, running or walking, check out our downloadable routes, regular events and guided cycle rides.

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