Autumn colour at Gibside

Things to see and do

Days out at Gibside this autumn

Upcoming events

Halloween: The pumpkin trail

Sun 21 Oct 2018
When you start to see pumpkins, you know it's time to start thinking about celebrating Halloween. Here, we've got the pumpkin trail running across the two weeks of the school holidays.

Health Walk

Wed 24 Oct 2018
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.

Grass Roots Moon Run

Sat 24 Nov 2018
Grass Roots Moon Run is 5K night run set right here. On Saturday the 24th of November 2018, 700 runners will set off up the hills of Gibside wearing head torches and smeared in glow paint.

Mrs Claus' Christmas Trail

Sat 01 Dec 2018
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.

Father Christmas

Sat 01 Dec 2018
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 08 Dec 2018
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.

Eating and shopping

Eating and shopping



Two National Trust leaders in the woodlands with a school

Learning at Gibside 

Join us for a day of learning with a difference. This 600 acre historic garden will become your classroom for the day (or two if you are staying over). You can enjoy extraordinary and inspirational experiences by being in the great outdoors and getting close to nature and wildlife.


Our work

Bee on a flower in the garden

Gibside wildlife group 

Whether you're a wildlife expert or someone with a keen interest in antural history and would like to know more, we're starting a new free wildlife group. Starting on 7 November, we'll meet monthly at Gibside cafe from 7pm, where you can benefit from specialist talks and take part in a range of outdoor activities. First up is Sarah Foster who will be talking about 'the secret life of bees'.


Places to stay

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Gibside on the National Trust Collections website