Enjoy an adventure in Gibside's 600 acre woodland. Along the way you can crawl along log bridges and clamber over tree trunks in the magical nature playscape, test your nerve on the low ropes course and let your imagination run wild in the Strawberry Castle fort.
During her time living at Gibside, Georgian's richest heiress, Mary Eleanor Bowes, devoted her time to the gardens; commissioning plant expeditions, incorporating exotic plants and even growing some here.
If like us you're ready to shake off the party season and are looking for places to start, join us for a weekly parkrun on Saturdays at 9am, or the Great Run Local on Sundays at 9.15am. It's the perfect time for some morning reflection and the frosty mornings offer some fantastic surroundings.
This fortnight's special scone - and surely the recipe for love - is raspberry and white chocolate, in the shape of a heart of course. There'll also be heart shaped biscuits dipped in chocolate. But if you're really looking to treat your special someone how about a glass of prosecco with raspberries...