Mrs Claus' Christmas Trail

Follow a self-led trail through the gardens to find out all the things Mrs Claus has been doing to help Father Christmas get ready for his trip around the world on Christmas Eve.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Mrs Claus is just as busy as Father Christmas during December. From giving the sleigh an MOT to double checking the nice list, she’s got lots to do. Use the trail sheet to find your way around the gardens and find out all the things she’s been up to.

Prices

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

Prices

Estate
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.40 £11.20
Child £6.20 £5.60
Family £30.40 £27.60
Additional Family - 1 adult £18.30 £16.60
Group Adult N/A £8.50
Group Child N/A £4.25

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, 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
Collect your trail sheet from Visitor Reception.
What to bring and wear
The trail is outdoors so dress for the weather.
Accessibility
Suitable for pushchairs.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
13 December 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
14 December 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
15 December 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
16 December 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
17 December 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
18 December 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
19 December 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
20 December 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
21 December 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
22 December 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available
23 December 2018 10:00 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Mrs Claus' Christmas Trail

Thu 13 Dec 2018
10:00-15:30
Follow a self-led trail through the gardens to find out all the things Mrs Claus has been doing to help Father Christmas get ready for his trip around the world on Christmas Eve.

Gibside Sewing Group

Thu 13 Dec 2018
10:30-12:30
Whether you are new to sewing or have been doing it as long as you can remember, the Gibside Sewing Group meet weekly and everyone is welcome.

History tour

Fri 14 Dec 2018
11:30-12:00
Join a history tour to hear all about Gibside and how it came to be.

parkrun

Sat 15 Dec 2018
09:00-10:00
Whether you're new to running, a youngster or an Olympic athlete, all runners are welcome at Gibside parkrun, a free 5km timed run every Saturday at 9am.

Father Christmas

Sat 15 Dec 2018
10:30-15:30
Father Christmas has made a special visit to Gibside. Visit him in his cosy Grotto for a pre-Christmas treat.

The Nights before Christmas

Sat 15 Dec 2018
18:00-21:00
Snuggle up next to the wood braziers, indulge in some tasty street food and hear live music, the perfect way to unwind and get in the festive mood.