All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical Great Outdoors Outdoor Fun

Gibside National Trust

Gibside, Near Rowlands Gill, Newcastle upon tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE16 6BG
01207 541820
Average time spent - 3 hours
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Things to do at Gibside review

Located between Rowlands Gill and just a few miles from Newcastle-upon-Tyne you will find the National Trust owned Gibside. Gibside Hall the main house on the estate is now a shell. The stables, walled garden and banqueting house are still intact plus the chapel.

At Gibside there are 600 acres of woodlands, fields and gardens to explore. They often have activity sheets available for families to pick up and complete a series of fun tasks.

Strawberry Castle is the play area at Gibside. It is a wooden fortress fit for any King or Queen ready to take on the world. There are swings, a zip wire, a water challenge and more. There is even a low ropes course. Gibside also has a Nature Playscape. This was created from materials found on the Gibside estate and it is the perfect place to crawl through tunnels, balance across log bridges and clamber over tree trunks.

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FAQ and Further Information Gibside

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic in the grounds.

What are the main things to do?

Historic estate with waymarked walks, some buildings to see, Strawberry castle play area and natural play. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*FREE to members of the National Trust or Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE to members of the Nationa Trust or Mid-range. An adult standard ticket is currently £8, £4.00 for a child, under 5s are free. Other pricing options are available.

Is there parking?

There is free parking.

When are they open?

Gibside is open for most of the year, they close on the 24th & 25th of December. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome.

Are they accessible?

Photos credited to the National Trust

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