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.
On Saturday the 24th of November 2018, 700 runners will set off up the hills of Gibside wearing head torches and smeared in glow paint. You can run, walk or crawl the 5 kilometre route, everyone is a winner during the Moon Run. You can also join the weekly parkrun on Saturdays at 9am, or the Great Run Local on Sundays at 9.15am. If you're looking for a more of a challenge. we host a range of challenging events throughout the year.
The new winter menu is available and includes lots of delicious lunch options, alongside sandwiches and soups. Scones are made fresh every day or tuck into a homemade dessert. We also have luxury hot chocolates.