A view of the lily pond and column in autumn

Things to see and do

Days out at Gibside this autumn

Christmas is coming to Gibside

Upcoming events

Mrs Claus' Christmas Trail

Tue 11 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

Wed 12 Dec 2018
Father Christmas has made a special visit to Gibside. Visit him in his cosy Grotto for a pre-Christmas treat.

Health Walk

Wed 12 Dec 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.

Gibside Sewing Group

Thu 13 Dec 2018
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
Join a history tour to hear all about Gibside and how it came to be.


Sat 15 Dec 2018
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.


A Christmas range

Shopping at Gibside 

Christmas is fast approaching and we can help you to prepare. While the shop is on the small side there are still lots of festive products and treats on offer. From Christmas cards and woollen accessories to plants, rugs and a Christmas pudding.



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.



A red kite in flight

Gibside wildlife group 

Whether you're a wildlife expert or someone with a keen interest in natural history and would like to know more, come along to the Gibside wildlife group. We'll meet monthly at Gibside cafe from 7pm, where you can hear from a range of enthusiasts about a specific subject and take part in a range of outdoor activities. For the next date, read on.


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