Pond Dipping

Discover what's living below the surface of a pond.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

We have nets, underwater cameras and experts on hand so you'll have everything you need to discover the wildlife living below the surface. Maybe you'll see a rare great crested newt.


Event ticket prices
  • Child £5.00
View admission charges


Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.40 £11.20
Child £6.20 £5.60
Family £30.40 £27.60
Additional Family - 1 adult £18.30 £16.60
Group Adult N/A £8.50
Group Child N/A £4.25

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Free entry to Market Place, café / pub and shop: Only on Gibside Market days (every first and third Saturday of each month) and for Gibside Pub (open every Friday and Saturday, 4.30pm to 9pm).

The basics

Booking details
Call 01207 541820
Children must be supervised by an adult.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
What to bring and wear
You are very likely to get wet. Wear clothes you don't mind getting muddy and bring your wellingtons.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available
14 July 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Call 01207 541820

Upcoming events

History tour

Fri 23 Mar 2018
Join a history tour to hear all about Gibside and how it came to be.


Sat 24 Mar 2018
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.

Nordic Walking

Sat 24 Mar 2018
Get fit with the help of Body and Mind Lifestyle on a Nordic Walking class. Whatever age, fitness level or goal, it's a different way of enjoying the outdoors and working your muscles at the same time.

Great Run Local

Sun 25 Mar 2018
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.

Health Walk

Wed 28 Mar 2018
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.

Gibside Sewing Group

Thu 29 Mar 2018
Whether you are new to sewing or have been doing it as long as you can remember, the Gibside Sewing Group meet weekly and everyone is welcome.