Let's play at Gibside

Ready for an adventure? Then head for the special summer play pavilion during the summer.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Available until the end of the summer holidays, you can use the look-out point to survey your surroundings, listen out for nearby wildlife, or invent your own way to play.


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


Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.20 £6.50
Family £35.80 £32.50
Family (1 adult) £21.50 £19.50

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...

Under 5s are free. 

Non-member family tickets include entry for up to 3 children.  

Car parking is free for everyone. 

Free entry for National Trust members, please bring all membership cards. Join as a National Trust member | National Trust Adults from £6 per month. 



Upcoming events

Route to Relaxation

Sun 26 Jun 2022
Tucked away within Gibside estate you can discover nature and calm surroundings. To help you find these peaceful beauty spots, the Route to Relaxation trail will take you on the right path.

History talk - an introduction to the history of Gibside

Sun 26 Jun 2022
Taste the history of Gibside with a Guided Walk volunteer.

History walk - the story of Gibside

Sun 26 Jun 2022
Dive into the history of Gibside and take a walk with a Guided Walk volunteer around the 18th century pleasure garden.

Gibside health walk

Wed 29 Jun 2022
Take part in a health walk around Gibside.

The Garden Tap pub

Wed 29 Jun 2022
Firebrick Brewery have set up shop and moved into Gibside, opening the doors to The Garden Tap.

An Introduction to Bee-keeping

Wed 29 Jun 2022
Join our resident Gibside Bee-Keepers for an introduction to how to care for the bees that call a 18th century Landscape Garden their home.