Join us for May half-term at Gibside

Children walking with sticks

Whether you're a regular or a first-time visitor to Gibside, we believe that every time you come here, you should have an adventure. This May half-term we're celebrating the almighty stick.

Sometimes it's the simple things in life that can enhance an outdoor adventure and this May half-term we're celebrating the almighty stick.

Every day during the holidays you can head out on the free stick trail. You'll venture through the woods and gardens to find great places to have fun with the humble stick.

Build a huge den using giant sticks, a tiny mouse house using little sticks, create stick pictures or simply enjoy your walk. While you're out and about see if you can identify trees using sticks.

Afterwards you can head over to Strawberry Castle play area to continue the fun.

Some paths are uneven so we recommend sturdy shoes. Normal admission charges apply.

The orangery late on a summer evening

Make the most of summer nights

Explore Gibside until 9pm every Friday and Saturday until 15 September; indulge in a picnic, embark on a walk or play in the walled garden or simply relax on a deckchair. Once summer nights draws to a close, the cafe / pub will close on weekend evenings until May 2019, except for special events (free for National Trust members or normal admission charges apply).