Stick Week

There is so much fun to be had with the humble stick. From building tiny mouse houses to creating huge dens, identifying trees and playing.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Spend your May half term discovering just how much you can do with a stick. Pick up a free stick trail from visitor reception and head into the west wood to discover great places to have fun with sticks.

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 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...

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.
What to bring and wear
Adventures are held outdoors and can be messy! Suitable waterproof outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear or wellies are advisable.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 May 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
27 May 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
28 May 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
29 May 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
30 May 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
31 May 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
1 June 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
2 June 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available
3 June 2018 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Gibside summer nights

Fri 25 May 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.

Springo

Fri 25 May 2018
10:00-16:30
Spring is the time to see nature bursting into life. Collect a Springo sheet and see how many signs of spring you can see as you explore Gibside.

The orangery urns by Andrew Burton

Fri 25 May 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

Fri 25 May 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.

History tour

Fri 25 May 2018
13:30-14:30
Join a history tour to hear all about Gibside and how it came to be.

parkrun

Sat 26 May 2018
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.