Route to relaxation

The route to relaxation walk is all about finding some quiet time to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of spring.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

We all need some quiet time to think and recharge our batteries. Our popular route to relaxation walk is back to provide you with the tools you need to take some time for yourself. We invite you to turn off your phone and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of spring at Gibside. You can simply follow the route which takes in Gibside’s quieter paths or engage with our suggested relaxing activities designed to help you switch off, the choice is yours.

Prices

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

Entrance
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
1 adult, 2 children £19.80 £18.00
Group Adult N/A £9.00
Group Child N/A £4.50

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...

For Gibside summer nights (3 May-14 September), 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.
Meeting point
You can collect a route to relaxation leaflet from visitor reception.
What to bring and wear
Waterproof outdoor clothing and sturdy but comfortable shoes are recommended.
Accessibility
In wet weather paths can become muddy or slippery in places. There are some steps on this route.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 May 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
27 May 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
28 May 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
29 May 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
30 May 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available
31 May 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Great Run Local

Sun 26 May 2019
09:15-10:15
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.

Route to relaxation

Sun 26 May 2019
10:00-16:30
The route to relaxation walk is all about finding some quiet time to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of spring.

Stick week at Gibside

Sun 26 May 2019
11:00-15:00
Get creative during May half term with stick week at Gibside.

History talk

Sun 26 May 2019
11:30-12:00
History talks give you a taste of Gibside's past. There are 6 topics to hear about: George Bowes, Mary Eleanor Bowes, the Stables, Coal, the chapel and Gibside's timeline.

History walk

Sun 26 May 2019
13:00-14:00
Join a history walk for a glimpse into the past. The vision of coal baron George Bowes, Gibside is one of the few surviving 18th century designed landscape gardens. Gibside's story is one of tragedy, scandal and triumph.

Summer of Music: Cobweb Orchestra

Sun 26 May 2019
13:00-16:00
Listen to the enchanting music of the Cobweb Orchestra as they play a range of classical symphonies in the stunning setting of the Gibside Orangery. It’s the perfect way to spend a peaceful afternoon.