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
6 April 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
7 April 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
8 April 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
9 April 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
10 April 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
11 April 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
12 April 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
13 April 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
14 April 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
15 April 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
16 April 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
17 April 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
18 April 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
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

Plodge Half term

Fri 22 Feb 2019
11:00-15:00
As part of our month long celebration of mud, Plodge half term is all about getting muddy. Prepare yourselves for welly-wanging, a muddy barefoot walk, mud kitchen, splashing around in the puddles and more mud mania.

History tour

Fri 22 Feb 2019
11:30-12:00
Join a history tour to hear all about Gibside and how it came to be.

parkrun

Sat 23 Feb 2019
09:00-10:00
Whether you're new to running, a youngster or an Olympic athlete, all runners are welcome at Gibside parkrun, a free 5km timed run every Saturday at 9am.

Great Run Local

Sun 24 Feb 2019
09:15-10:15
Gibside is delighted to host Great Run Local who organise free weekly 2km and 5km timed runs that are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in.

Plodge

Mon 25 Feb 2019
10:00-15:30
Dig out your wellington boots and enjoy the countryside fresh air at Gibside this February. Prepare yourselves for welly-wanging, splashing around in the puddles and much more mud mania.

Health Walk

Wed 27 Feb 2019
11:00-12:00
It's been proven that getting outdoors for a relaxing stroll can improve your health and wellbeing. So how about joining in a Health Walk every Wednesday from 11am.