Easter egg hunts at Gibside

A father and son walking in lush parkland, completing a trail activity

Join us for an Easter adventure in nature at Gibside. Discover our family-friendly trail with fun activities for you to do along the way. Complete the trail and enjoy your chocolate egg. We know how much joy our Easter trails bring to our visitors each year and we hope this year will be the same. However, we ask that you support your local property and tickets must be booked in advance.

Easter adventures in nature trail

2 April to 4 April (whilst stocks last)
10am-4.45pm (last trail entry at 4.30pm)
£3 per trail pack

Spring is the perfect time of year to watch nature bursting into life, and after a long winter there’s no surprise how eager we are to get our knees muddy.


This Easter they’ll be challenges to explore your creativity and awaken your inner adventurer. Play along with the birds and the bees by making instruments from plants, build the largest mouse house you’ve ever seen, look far and wide to see the colours in bloom.


Your trail pack includes an Easter adventures in nature activity sheet, a pencil and a yummy National Trust branded chocolate egg, made from sustainably sourced Rainforest Alliance cocoa and made in the UK. Allergen free prizes available.

Book your visit

You don’t need to book your Easter trails but you will need to book your Easter visit.

The pre-booking system still applies, as we continue to manage visitor numbers so that social distancing is acknowledged and the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors is ensured. Booking will provide access to the property, not the Easter trail.

Trail packs can be purchased from the Walled Garden. There are a limited amount of trail packs and due to the popularity of Easter trails, we cannot guarantee availability.  Card payments only.

Tickets are released every Friday for the following week, so you can book your Easter weekend visit on Friday 26 March.

Before visiting, please check local and national government guidance on travelling. Gibside is extremely popular during school holidays and this can result in you waiting for a space in the car park, please use public transport where possible.

Please book ahead for your visit Check availability and book now

Can't visit us this Easter?

Visitors enjoying easter craft activities

Easter activities at home 

We have some fun nature activity packs and crafts for families to enjoy over Easter at home and in the garden. Get to know three special wildlife friends and be inspired by the great outdoors as you find out interesting facts, get creative, or do something for nature. And there's inspiration and activities for adults too.