Pumpkin Carving

Hallowe'en wouldn't be complete without getting to grips with a pumpkin. For three days of the half-term we're hosting pumpkin carving where you can get creative.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Make your way to the stable block and meet the pumpkin carving team. They'll be able to help you prepare your pumpkin and if you would like it, help making your design come to life. You can take your pumpkin home with you to show off to all your friends and family.


Event ticket prices
  • All £5.00
View admission charges


Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.60 £10.50
Child £5.80 £5.25
Family £28.90 £26.25
1 adult, 2 children £17.35 £15.75
Group Adult N/A £8.00
Group Child N/A £4.00

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 until 9pm).

The basics

Booking details
Call 01207 541820
Dogs on leads are welcome.
What to bring and wear
Pumpkin carving can be messy, please wear sensible clothing.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 October 2017 10:30 - 15:30 Available
27 October 2017 10:30 - 15:30 Available
28 October 2017 10:30 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

Call 01207 541820

Upcoming events

Get Active! Health Walk

Wed 25 Oct 2017
Relax in the company of our Health Walk leaders and get inspired for gentle exercise on short sociable walks around Gibside.

Pumpkin Carving

Thu 26 Oct 2017
Hallowe'en wouldn't be complete without getting to grips with a pumpkin. For three days of the half-term we're hosting pumpkin carving where you can get creative.

Gibside Pub

Fri 27 Oct 2017
Gibside Pub can be found inside the main café every Friday and Saturday evening until 9pm. And although it may be on the small side, it is nestled within an 18th-century garden as well as being the only pub in the village.


Sat 28 Oct 2017
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.

Beer and a fright night

Sat 28 Oct 2017
Join us from 6pm in Market Place and treat yourself to a variety of delicious food. But don't be surprised if all is not as it seems....

Great Run Local

Sun 29 Oct 2017
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 runs will take place at Gibside each Sunday throughout the year.