Plodge

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.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Plodge is a month long celebration of mud. The word ‘Plodge’ is a Geordie word meaning ‘to wade’. Mud isn’t hard to come by at Gibside during the winter and there are plenty of places where you can wade through it to your heart’s content. Throughout February you can pick up a welly trail from visitor reception and follow it to discover the best muddy places, give welly-wanging a go or simply create your own adventure. We’ll have extra special muddy activities during February half term.

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
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Welly trail maps can be collected from visitor reception with additional activities taking place across the gardens and woodland.
What to bring and wear
Bring your wellies and dress for the weather.
Accessibility
The welly trail follows hard-standing paths suitable for pushchairs but additional activities may involve off path walking. Muddy surfaces can be slippery so take care.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 February 2019 10:00 - 15:30 Available
26 February 2019 10:00 - 15:30 Available
27 February 2019 10:00 - 15:30 Available
28 February 2019 10:00 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

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 Half term

Sun 24 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

Sun 24 Feb 2019
11:30-12:00
Join a history tour to hear all about Gibside and how it came to be.

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
11:00-12:30
Join in and take part in a weekly, short, free health walk and head off for a relaxing stroll around this 18th century landscape garden. Perfect for some 'me' time.

Gibside Sewing Group

Thu 28 Feb 2019
10:30-12:30
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.