Things to do after Christmas in the North East

Burn off your mince pie indulgence, start a new family tradition or celebrate New Year's Eve somewhere truly special. Make the most of the post-Christmas break and try something a little different at National trust in the North East.

A family walking in the snow

Have a Boxing Day Breather at Gibside 

Gibside's 600 acre estate is open on 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. Warm up in the cafe with a wholesome beef and beetroot stew or other treats from the seasonal menu.

stone dragon heads covered in a dusting of snow in front of Wallington

Follow Wallington's Tree Trail 

A fire-breathing dragon, a noble queen and a powerful wizard. Who better to guide you on a family-friendly walk in Wallington's East Wood? Look out for our magical cast of characters as you uncover fascinating facts about Wallington's tall trees and the fantastical story that connects them.

Refreshments in the cafe

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Seaton Delaval Hall 

Add a twist to your family's New Year's and head to Seaton Delaval Hall. You'll have the chance to make a time capsule then bury it in the grounds of this local landmark. Or there's crafts for the kids and the cafe will be serving up seasonal fare.

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.

Runners at Gibside

Try the Gibside parkrun 

If you're yet to don your trainers and give parkrun a go, what better time than the post-Christmas slump? Whether you're walking or running, you'll enjoy the 5km meandering route around atmospheric woodland.