Twixmas in the North East

The presents have been opened, everyone’s eaten one too many mince pies and you’re not quite sure what day it is. Make the most of your time off between Christmas and New Year and get the whole family out and about at National Trust places in the North East.

A view along the Avenue covered in frost

Have a Boxing Day breather at Gibside 

Gibside's 600 acre estate is open from Boxing Day. Whether you're looking for a moment of peace or a walk with the whole family, there are plenty of trails to choose from. Little ones can discover hidden wildlife on the winter nature trail or burn off some energy at Strawberry Castle play area. Afterwards you can warm up in the cafe with hot drinks and festive treats.

Young child at Wallington cycling past snowdrops

Get on your bike at Wallington  

Blow away the cobwebs and head out on the Dragon Cycle trail at Wallington. Put the Christmas presents to good use and bring your own bike or hire your wheels from the cycle hire hut. If you prefer two feet to two wheels, take a stroll along the River Wansbeck on the river walk. Keep your eyes peeled for the estate's red squirrels.

Family walking at Cragside

Frosty family walks at Cragside  

Grab your wellies and explore the grounds at Cragside on a frosty family walk. There’s 14 routes to choose from taking you up hills, around lakes and through woods. Ozzy the owl is visiting his friends but they’ve gone into hibernation- can you help him find them on the winter wildlife trail?

Craster to Low newton walk

Try a coastal walk in Northumberland 

There's nowhere better than the Northumberland Coast for blowing away those post-festive cobwebs. The Craster to Low Netwon walk offer empty beaches, miles of sandy bays and picturesque fishing villages en route.