Family Fun at Gibside this summer

Long summer days call for action-packed family adventures. Here at Gibside, we’ve got 600 acres of woodlands, fields and gardens to explore, free games and activities to try every day of the holidays.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Check out our handy planner and have a go at lots of fun activities such as conquering the low-ropes course blindfolded, getting to know some feathery friends with bird ringing sessions, and gathering round to toast gooey marshmallows on the camp fire. Head to the West Woods to try your hand at woodland orienteering or create your own summer retreat with den building.

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.
What to bring and wear
Activities take place outdoors and can be messy!
Other
Times will vary so please check out our handy Summer activities at Gibside planner which can be viewed and downloaded from the website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside/features/summer-fun-at-gibside

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
18 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
19 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
20 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
24 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
25 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 August 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 September 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Family Fun at Gibside this summer

Sat 17 Aug 2019
10:00-16:00
Long summer days call for action-packed family adventures. Here at Gibside, we’ve got 600 acres of woodlands, fields and gardens to explore, free games and activities to try every day of the holidays.

Storytelling at summer nights

Sat 17 Aug 2019
18:00-20:00
Settle in for bedtime stories in the Walled Garden. Come and hear enchanting tales from around the world, all told by a professional story teller.

Great Run Local

Sun 18 Aug 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.

History talk

Sun 18 Aug 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

Sun 18 Aug 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.

Summer of Music: Ponteland Community Wind Band

Sun 18 Aug 2019
13:00-16:00
Come along with the whole family to hear the Ponteland Community Wind Band. With big band music and tunes from the shows, you’re sure to hear some of your favourites.