Go Wild at Gibside

Free activities every day of the Easter school holidays.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Every day we have a free activity celebrating nature at Gibside plus some extras which you can have a go at for a small additional fee.


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
8 April 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
9 April 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
10 April 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
11 April 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
12 April 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
13 April 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
14 April 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
15 April 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
16 April 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
17 April 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
18 April 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
19 April 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
20 April 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
21 April 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 April 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 April 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Call 01207 541820

Upcoming events

Prambling Buggy Fitness

Thu 23 Mar 2017
Prambling is ideal for parents and toddlers who want to become more physically active, meet new people and enjoy the great outdoors.

Gibside Sewing Circle

Thu 23 Mar 2017
Friendly drop-in sewing club for people of all ages and abilities to share skills and contribute to various textile projects.

Gibside Taster Tours

Fri 24 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 24 Mar 2017
Discover the rise and fall of Gibside.

Gibside Pub

Fri 24 Mar 2017
Every Friday and Saturday evening, relax at Gibside with family and friends, enjoying your favourite tipple and snacks.

Nordic Walking

Sat 25 Mar 2017
Get fit with the help of Body and Mind Lifestyle on a Nordic Walking class.