Tots plots

Let's nurture those little green fingers and get them into the garden.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Bring along the youngsters to join one of the Gibside gardeners for an hour. They'll learn all about growing vegetables, harvesting and taking care of a plot.


Event ticket prices
  • All £4.00
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

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
In the Walled Garden.
What to bring and wear
Sensible and comfortable clothing - which could potentially get muddy.
Please note, there are 10 slots available for each session. These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please pay at reception upon arrival.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
4 April 2017 11:00 - 12:00 Available
11 April 2017 11:00 - 12:00 Available
18 April 2017 11:00 - 12:00 Available
25 April 2017 11:00 - 12:00 Available
2 May 2017 11:00 - 12:00 Available
9 May 2017 11:00 - 12:00 Available
16 May 2017 11:00 - 12:00 Available
23 May 2017 11:00 - 12:00 Available
30 May 2017 11:00 - 12:00 Available

Contact Info

Call 01207 541820

Upcoming events

Gibside Taster Tours

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Discover snapshots of Gibside's story with a relaxed and informal short tour with one of our brilliant volunteer guides.

Intrigue and Strife at Gibside: Guided Tour

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Discover the rise and fall of Gibside.

Gibside Pub

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Every Friday and Saturday evening, relax at Gibside with family and friends, enjoying your favourite tipple and snacks.

Nordic Walking

Sat 01 Apr 2017
Get fit with the help of Body and Mind Lifestyle on a Nordic Walking class.

Gibside Market

Sat 01 Apr 2017
Whether you're looking for treats for the kitchen cupboards, a gift for a special someone, or perhaps simply to treat yourself - and why not? - Gibside Market can help.

Route to Relaxation

Sat 01 Apr 2017
Tucked away within Gibside estate you can discover nature on the Route to Relaxation trail. Awaken your senses and refresh your mind.