Gibside

Column to Liberty in Spring

Important notice -

The Orangery path is being improved. There is no access to the Orangery until August.

A Georgian landscape garden forged in an industrial past

Gibside

What's on

Upcoming events

Gibside health walk

Wed 18 May 2022
11:00-12:00
Take part in a health walk around Gibside.

Beyond Birth - mindful early parenting

Fri 20 May 2022
10:30-12:00
Making the journey into parenthood is one of the biggest transitions of our lives and we could all do with a bit of love and encouragement as we take those first steps.

Colours of Spring: Painting blossom in acrylics

Fri 20 May 2022
11:00-13:30
Join Katherine in her studio to paint colourful blossom studies in acrylics.

History talk - an introduction to the history of Gibside

Fri 20 May 2022
11:30-12:00
Taste the history of Gibside with a Guided Walk volunteer.

History walk - the story of Gibside

Fri 20 May 2022
13:00-14:00
Dive into the history of Gibside and take a walk with a Guided Walk volunteer around the 18th century pleasure garden.

Blossom Bathing

Sat 21 May 2022
10:15-11:45
Celebrate spring blossom by slowing down and connecting with nature on a sensory walk under the apple trees in the Walled Garden.
Gibside

Things to see and do

Gibside Chapel glows in purple and blue beside the twinkling Christmas trees

Christmas at Gibside 

Light up the dark winter nights with a festive after-hours experience and be amazed by a new, Christmas themed illuminated trail this December.

Wildflower meadow in the foreground with the Hall beyond 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 

With the fresh, icy palette of winter as your backdrop, 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

Family play and events 

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.

Dog walking on a lead

Bring your dog to Gibside 

With 15 miles of paths to explore, trees to sniff and grass to explore, we can guarantee that your four-legged friends will enjoy Gibside as much as you do.

Gibside

Learning

School children on minibeast hunt

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.

Gibside

Eating

A couple enjoy a sandwich in the marketplace cafe at Gibside

Grab a bite to eat

Our Market Place café is serving pastries, cakes, sandwiches and daily specials. With the second-hand bookshop just next door, have a date with a book and enjoy the spring blooms whilst you eat outside or relax inside on breezy days. Bring your pooch to Gibside Stables and treat yourself to cakes and bakes before enjoying artistic exhibits. Heading straight to Strawberry Castle play area? Grab a coffee to go and snacks at the kiosk every weekend.