Summer Holidays

Venture on our nature explorer trail every day of the summer holidays. Plus, each week there will be a different activity to try which will help you get close to nature at Gibside.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Grab a free nature explorer trail with your little detectives to find the answers to the questions. Plus, each week we will have a different activity running Monday - Friday.

Week 1 (23 - 27 Jul) - storytelling

Week 2 (30 Jul - 3 Aug) - Blindfold rope trail

Week 3 (6 - 10 Aug) - Den Building

Week 4 (13 - 17 Aug) - Giant Nature Pictures

Week 5 (20 - 24 Aug) - Birdringing

Week 6 (27 - 31 Aug) - Mouse House Building

Prices

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

Prices

Estate
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
  • 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, 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
Nature explorer trails are available from visitor reception. Directions to other activities will be provided upon arrival.
What to bring and wear
Dress for the weather! Don't forget your sunscreen (we hope you'll need it).

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
20 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
21 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
22 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
23 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
24 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
25 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
26 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
27 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
28 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
29 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
30 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
31 August 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
1 September 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
2 September 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Great Run Local

Sun 19 Aug 2018
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.

The orangery urns by Andrew Burton

Sun 19 Aug 2018
10:00-18:00
Sculptor Andrew Burton has researched the tempestuous story of Mary Eleanor's second marriage to Andrew Robinson "Stoney" Bowes as well as looked at the original urns that once graced Mary Eleanor Bowes' original orangery.

Your sweetest empire is to please by Fiona Curran

Sun 19 Aug 2018
10:00-18:00
Delve into Gibside's past through a new and exciting installation by mixed media artist Fiona Curran and visit her architectural folly by the Orangery.

Summer Holidays

Sun 19 Aug 2018
11:00-15:00
Venture on our nature explorer trail every day of the summer holidays. Plus, each week there will be a different activity to try which will help you get close to nature at Gibside.

Health Walk

Wed 22 Aug 2018
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.

Gibside summer nights

Fri 24 Aug 2018
06:00-21:00
Explore Gibside after hours. The summer sun and lighter nights are ideal for longer adventures, so we're opening the whole estate until late.