Christmas at Gibside

The Avenue and Chapel in snow

While the flowers and gardens may have gone into hibernation, there's a festive feel to this eighteegnth century garden and a Christmassy experience awaiting you. 

Stroll around the gardens and admire handmade works by Gibside Sewing Group. The '12 days of Christmas' banners will be making an appearance once more and there will be a few more surprises in store.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the busy shopping centres and indulge in a relaxing shopping experience in the quaint shop. Yes, it may be on the small side however, there are a range of Christmas cards, gorgeous gifts and more, including yummy treats perfect for entertaining. Alongside a delicious menu in the cafe, there'll be mince pies and mulled wine.

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Snow-covered trees along the Avenue from the orangery

Make it a gift to remember this Christmas

Is there an experience seeker in your family? Perhaps there's a wildlife lover or den builder? This Christmas, you can provide them with free access to Gibside and over 500 special places across the UK throughout the whole year. A gift membership also helps us to continue caring for this 18th-Century landscape garden for the future wild things in our lives. For more information, pop in and chat to one of the team who'll be able to help.

Father Christmas is comin' to Toon

Visitors in the pub garden at Gibside, Tyne & Wear

The nights before Christmas

Stay a little longer and enjoy the festivities at The nights before Christmas. On Saturdays 7, 14 and 21 December, 6-9pm, tuck into tasty street food, watch live music and take part in Christmassy entertainment. The log burners and fire braziers will be lit and we'll be serving mulled wine. It's the ideal way to get into the Christmas mood. BE £