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 here. 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.
Relax with friends and family at Gibside. At the main cafe, you can stay cosy by the log burners while you enjoy a cuppa and perhaps some cake. At the Stables, there is a small cafe, ideal for a mid-walk snack, and a cheeky scone.