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Summer of Play at Gibside

Welcome to a summer of possibilities. Create, explore, move, wonder and make-believe at Gibside, all summer long.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Bring the whole family to Green Close Field for a day of adventure at the Play Labyrinth. Wander around a maze of grassy paths to find different play zones, including summer sports, Georgian garden games, and musical activities.

Little legs won’t need to travel far to encounter a world of sensory play around the Walled Garden. Even grown-ups can put on a show in the puppet theatre.

Keep an eye on our events page for additional summer events for families, including family competitions and active games for children with special educational needs.

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Upcoming events

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Landscape tour 

Join us on a guided tour of the 18th century landscape garden and visualise the grandeur that once was the pride of George Bowes.

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on
20 Jun to 19 Dec 2024
at
11:00 to 13:00
+ 26 other dates or times
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History talk - an introduction to the history of Gibside 

Get a taste for the history of Gibside with a Guided Walk volunteer.

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on
21 Jun to 22 Dec 2024
at
11:30 to 12:00
+ 132 other dates or times
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History walk - the story of Gibside 

Dive into the history of Gibside and take a walk with a Guided Walk volunteer around the 18th century landscape garden.

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on
21 Jun to 22 Dec 2024
at
13:00 to 14:30
+ 132 other dates or times
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Hidden Gibside, a guided walk 

Discover the secrets of Gibside on a guided walk around the lesser known features of George Bowes’ landscape garden.

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on
22 Jun to 22 Sep 2024
at
11:00 to 15:00
+ 1 other date or time