Route to Relaxation

Tucked away within Gibside estate you can discover nature and calm surroundings on the Route to Relaxation trail.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Enjoy a stroll through Ice House Dene and along the banks of the River Derwent. Take in the changing sounds of the water from the babbling stream to the quiet of the river as you go. Meet Gibside's oldest tree, and look out for signs of spring and wildlife such as woodpeckers, red kites, ducks and deer as you immerse yourself in the sensory delights of nature. This is perfect for some 'me' time to awaken your senses and refresh your mind.

Prices

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

Prices

Estate
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).

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
30 April 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 May 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Route to Relaxation

Sun 30 Apr 2017
10:00-16:00
Tucked away within Gibside estate you can discover nature and calm surroundings on the Route to Relaxation trail.

Gibside Taster Tours

Sun 30 Apr 2017
11:00-11:30
Discover snapshots of Gibside's story with a relaxed and informal short tour with one of our brilliant volunteer guides.

Orienteering Weekend

Sun 30 Apr 2017
11:00-15:00
Blow away the cobwebs and explore Gibside in a new way.

Intrigue and Strife at Gibside: Guided Tour

Sun 30 Apr 2017
13:00-14:00
Discover the rise and fall of Gibside.

Nordic Walking

Tue 02 May 2017
10:00-11:00
Get fit with the help of Body and Mind Lifestyle on a Nordic Walking class.

Tots plots

Tue 02 May 2017
11:00-12:00
If your little one just loves to be outdoors and getting their hands dirty, or perhaps needs a little time to grow the love for the mud, this could be for them.