Family fun this Easter at Gibside

Children planting seeds in flower pots, Mottisfont, Hampshire.

There's plenty going on to keep the whole family entertained this Easter at Gibside. With spring awakening there's lots of wildlife and nature to see too.

As spring encourages nature to come out of hiding we've got lots of ways to help you learn more about it, from a nature bingo game to building a bird's nest. 

We have a free activity on every day, here you can see what's on and when.

Join us for lots of fun activities during Easter
A list of family activities at Gibside during the Easter holidays
Join us for lots of fun activities during Easter

After you've completed your fun activity, You can venture to the bird hide to get up close to the gorgeous birds living here. 

Strawberry Castle Play Area is also ideal for more adventures. (While we have ordered sunshine, depending on the weather there may be some areas closed.)

We do tend to get very busy during the Easter holidays, so here are a few things that could be useful to know:

If you're planning on joining us with friends and other family members, it could be worthwhile organising a road trip to Gibside - car-sharing is highly recommended where possible.

Alternatively, the Go North East Red Kite R5 bus stops at Rowlands Gill, a short 10 minute walk from Gibside. If you live a little more local, perhaps a stroll along the Derwent river would offer the best start to your Easter adventure.

The avenue is still resting and will remain closed. The path to the left of the walled garden heading towards the orangery will be closed however, you can still access it via the avenue road. 

To join us over Easter, normal admission charges apply unless you are a National Trust member where you benefit from free entry.

If you would like to become a National Trust member from as little as £5.75 per month and benefit from free entry too, please speak to a member of the team.