Half Term adventures at Gibside

Are you ready for an adventure filled half term? Free activities every day of the school holidays.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

As the days get warmer and evenings become longer, May half-term is the perfect time to head outdoors and have an adventure. Every day we have a different free activity to try: make an edible window box, toast marshmallows on a campfire, join us on a plant safari, chill out with a game of badminton and lots more! There are loads of opportunities for younger visitors to tick off some of their 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 plus plenty of space to run around and let off steam.


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

Fun for all the family.
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.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
27 May 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 May 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 May 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 May 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
31 May 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 June 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 June 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 June 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
4 June 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Call 01207 541820

Upcoming events

Gibside Pub

Fri 26 May 2017
Every Friday and Saturday evening, relax at Gibside with family and friends, enjoying your favourite tipple and snacks.


Sat 27 May 2017
Gibside is delighted to host parkrun who organise free weekly 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 Saturday throughout the year.

Family Camping Festival: 27 to 29 May

Sat 27 May 2017
Camp out under the stars and enjoy a full weekend of entertainment and activities at Gibside.

Get Active! Health Walk

Sat 27 May 2017
Relax in the company of our Health Walk leaders and get inspired for gentle exercise on short sociable walks around Gibside.

Half Term adventures at Gibside

Sat 27 May 2017
Are you ready for an adventure filled half term? Free activities every day of the school holidays.

Music on the Avenue with North Tyneside Steelband

Sun 28 May 2017
Gibside are delighted to present a free outdoor summer concert with the North Tyneside Steelband. From covers of pop songs to traditional steelband favourites, it's a toe-tapping concert.