Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Little Mary Eleanor Bowes, who grew up at Gibside in the 18th century, loved unusual plants. She collected brightly coloured plants and fragrant flowers to fill her own childhood garden. Follow in her footsteps to find the finest spring flowers.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

The Easter bunny has left a trail of clues through the garden. Complete the trail and claim your Cadbury chocolate prize. On the trail you’ll discover spring flowers bursting into life. While you’re here keep a look out for red kites swooping across the Derwent Valley or venture into the woodland to immerse yourself in sweet-smelling wild garlic.

£2.50 per Easter egg hunt map.


Event ticket prices
  • All £2.50
    per Easter egg hunt map
View admission charges


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

Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Head to Market Place to collect your Easter egg hunt map.
What to bring and wear
This is an outdoor event. Please dress for the weather.
The route follows hard standing paths and is suitable for pushchairs. For wheelchair users, please note that parts of the route can be muddy during wet weather. Alternative routes are available.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 April 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Available
20 April 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Available
21 April 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 April 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Call 01207 541820

Upcoming events

Plodge Half term

Thu 21 Feb 2019
As part of our month long celebration of mud, Plodge half term is all about getting muddy. Prepare yourselves for welly-wanging, a muddy barefoot walk, mud kitchen, splashing around in the puddles and more mud mania.

History tour

Fri 22 Feb 2019
Join a history tour to hear all about Gibside and how it came to be.


Sat 23 Feb 2019
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.

Great Run Local

Sun 24 Feb 2019
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.


Mon 25 Feb 2019
Dig out your wellington boots and enjoy the countryside fresh air at Gibside this February. Prepare yourselves for welly-wanging, splashing around in the puddles and much more mud mania.

Health Walk

Wed 27 Feb 2019
It's been proven that getting outdoors for a relaxing stroll can improve your health and wellbeing. So how about joining in a Health Walk every Wednesday from 11am.