Easter holidays: Spring has sprung!

The gardens are bursting into life after the winter and we have lots of activities to help you embrace the spring.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Take part in free activities and discover the signs of spring. Take the nest test, make a flower print, discover the science of spring, add a pompom bumblebee to our flower banner or relax and take a walk with our Springo spotter sheet. Activities can vary each day.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Gibside

Prices

Entrance
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
1 adult, 2 children £19.80 £18.00
Group Adult N/A £9.00
Group Child N/A £4.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

For Gibside summer nights (3 May-14 September), it's free entry for National Trust members or normal admission charges apply (including to the cafe / pub).

The basics

Suitability
Fun for all the family!
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Activities will take place in different areas and will be sign-posted. Visitor reception will have details of each day's activities.
What to bring and wear
All activities take place outdoors. Please dress for the weather.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 April 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
20 April 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
21 April 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
22 April 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Gibside
Email
gibside@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01207 541820

Upcoming events

Route to relaxation

Fri 19 Apr 2019
10:00-16:30
The route to relaxation walk is all about finding some quiet time to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of spring.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 19 Apr 2019
10:00-18:00
Little Mary Eleanor Bowes, who grew up at Gibside in the 18th century, loved unusual plants. She collected brightly coloured plants and fragrant flowers to fill her own childhood garden. Follow in her footsteps to find the finest spring flowers.

Easter holidays: Spring has sprung!

Fri 19 Apr 2019
11:00-15:00
The gardens are bursting into life after the winter and we have lots of activities to help you embrace the spring.

History talk

Fri 19 Apr 2019
11:30-12:00
History talks give you a taste of Gibside's past. There are 6 topics to hear about: George Bowes, Mary Eleanor Bowes, the Stables, Coal, the chapel and Gibside's timeline.

History walk

Fri 19 Apr 2019
13:00-14:00
Join a history walk for a glimpse into the past. The vision of coal baron George Bowes, Gibside is one of the few surviving 18th century designed landscape gardens. Gibside's story is one of tragedy, scandal and triumph.

Beer and a bite night

Fri 19 Apr 2019
18:00-20:00
A foodie's dream. Throw in some funky sounds and you've got yourself a cracking start to the weekend.