Embark on an adventure in the snow at Gibside

A family walking infront of the chapel in the snow

If you feel like you’re ready to venture out after all of the snowfall and embark on an outdoor snowy adventure, then come and join us from 10am.

The gardens are open and are ideal for a wintry stroll. Look out for nature as you go, especially the woodland birds and deer. With this in mind, it’s the perfect time to take your camera out and capture this winter wonderland.

While you’re out and about, there’s sure to be plenty of snow to help the whole family create a snow masterpiece. Remember, it doesn’t have to be a snowman (or woman), it could be anything you’d like it to be. We highly recommend Green Close Field, where there’ll be lots of snow to use. Once you’re finished, share your creations with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Explore the chapel. Located at one end of the half-mile avenue and framed by its trees, this grand building was designed as a mausoleum by renowned Palladian architect James Paine. It also forms the centerpiece of George Bowes’ Georgian landscape garden.

Ready to thaw out? Then head into the café, cosy up by the log burners and tuck into a delicious bacon sandwich accompanied with a hot drink. We even serve hot chocolate, topped with marshmallows.

To help you plan your visit, there are a few things that won’t be open or running as normal.

  • There will be no activities, runs or tours.

  • Strawberry Castle Play Area and the kiosk will remain closed.

  • Unfortunately the mobility vehicle will not be running.

  • The over flow car park will remain closed, so please do car-share.

  • There is still a lot of snow on the ground, and while the team have cleared this as much as possible there are no walks without coming across the snow. So please do be careful.

  • The estate will close at 4pm.