Gibside

Visitor walking towards the chapel at Gibside in autumn

Important notice -

Gibside has moved to Winter opening hours as of 18th October. We close at 4pm. Last admission is 3pm.

A Georgian landscape garden forged in an industrial past

Gibside

What's on

Family running through a tunnel of twinkling lights

Christmas at Gibside 

Make the most wonderful time of year more magical, on an evening trail of shimmering lights through Gibside's landscape garden.

Upcoming events

Ghastly Griselda's Halloween Trail at Gibside

Tue 26 Oct 2021
10:00-14:30
Stretch the creativity of young witches and wizards on this spooky Halloween trail.

History walk - an introduction to the history of Gibside

Fri 29 Oct 2021
11:30-12:00
Taste Gibside’s history on a short, 30 minute walk around the 18th century garden with a Guided Walk volunteer.

History walk - the history of Gibside

Fri 29 Oct 2021
13:00-14:00
This longer tour dives into the detailed history of Gibside. Take an hour long walk around the 18th century garden with a Guided Walk volunteer.

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Gibside

Tue 04 Jan 2022
10:00-14:30
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Gibside on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand.
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Things to see and do

a family walking at gibside

Walking at Gibside 

On the edge of Newcastle, 720-acres of woodland trails await, where Roe deer, otter and Red Kites live. We have four downloadable walks to choose from, with each one taking you on a different route around this 18th Century landscaped garden.

Funghi in the woodland at Cragside

Discover nature during the cooler seasons 

From the warm glow of Autumn colour, to the fresh, icy palette in winter, nature is all around. It's a fantastic time of year to get outdoors and do some exploring. Don't forget your camera, who knows what you might see...

a girl plays on a swing at gibside

For younger visitors this autumn and winter 

There are many different ways to play at Gibside, each activity is spread across a family-friendly walk - it's the perfect place to burn off some energy and let imaginations run wild.

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Learning

A group of children sitting on a bench in autumn

Children & Young People at Gibside 

Step into the wild and join us for a day with a difference. Book a group visit now and inspire the next generation. We welcome all formal groups of young people to Gibside; schools, universities, Brownies, Scouts etc.

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Eating

Visitors enjoying a warm drink at Gibside

Grab a bite to eat

Our Market Place café is serving pastries, cakes, sandwiches and daily specials to keep you warm this Autumn. There is indoor and outdoor seating available, and our second-hand bookshop is just next door, so you can curl up with a book and a hot coffee.