Gibside - National Trust

Gibside - National Trust
nr Rowlands Gill
Burnopfield
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE16 6BG
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside

E-mail

gibside@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01207 541820

Fax

01207 541213

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
A chapel with a large portico
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An 18th century landscape 'forest' garden once home to the Bowes-Lyons family. Now, owned and managed by the National Trust, Gibside is a magnificent 600 acre estate for you to venture, exploring our woodlands, riverside and parkland to discover some of our rare and beautiful wildlife. Learn our history as you wander around the estate visiting our historic Palladian chapel, Column to Liberty, productive Walled Garden and majestic ruins of the Hall and Green House.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site, Heritage site, Environmental or ecological centre

Opening hours

Landscape garden, walks and stables
1 Jan--28 Feb 10--4 Mon - Sun
1 Mar--31 Oct 10--6 Mon - Sun
1 Nov--31 Dec 10--4 Mon - Sun

Chapel
2 Jan--27 Feb 10--4 Sat & Sun
1 Mar--31 Oct 10--6 Mon - Sun
5 Nov--31 Dec 10--4 Sat & Sun

Café, gift shop and farm shop
2 Jan--28 Feb 10--4 Mon - Sun
1 Mar--31 Oct 10--5 Mon - Sun
1 Nov--31 Dec 10--4 Mon - Sun

Estate closed 24 and 25 December. Gibside Larder and gift shop open 11 Monday to Friday.

Admission charges

Admission prices:
adult £6.50, child £4 plus family and membership options

Getting there

By Road: Approx. 2 miles south of MetroCentre (A1) along the A694, on the outskirts of Gateshead. Sign posted along the route.

By Train & public transport: Nearest train station at MetroCentre plus public transport links from MetroCentre and Newcastle city centre.

By cycle: within 500m of the C2C (coast 2 coast) route, as it passes through Rowlands Gill, near Gateshead

Additional info

Come and stay in our Stables, recently refurbished as our Learning & Discovery Centre. Ideal for groups to take part in our education activities, or as a base to explore the area or region.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Archery

Bows at Gibside

  • 31 August 2014 11am-3pm

See the historic sport of longbow archery, popular with the Georgian elite, brought to life as the Gibside Bows Longbow Archery Club holds a shoot in front of Gibside Hall. Test out your own archery skills with drop-in have-a-go archery for kids and grown-ups. A great opportunity to try out a new sport with a fascinating history.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside/things-to-see-and-do/events/

People running

Beginners Running Club

  • 28 August 2014 6-7pm
  • 4 September 2014 6-7pm
  • 11 September 2014 6-7pm
  • 18 September 2014 6-7pm
  • 25 September 2014 6-7pm
  • 2 October 2014 6-7pm
  • 9 October 2014 6-7pm
  • 16 October 2014 6-7pm

Meet in Market Square for a friendly, sociable run up the Avenue and around the estate. Suitable for all abilities.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Admission

£1.00 per person, payable on the evening.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of flying bat

Bat Watch

  • 30 August 2014 8-10:30pm

The evening will begin with hot drinks and homemade cake in the café where our Head Ranger and local bat expert will talk about the bats, their habitat and what we're doing to protect them. Then head into the ground, armed with bat detectors, to enjoy a close encounter with Gibside's nocturnal wildlife.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10.00 per person. Booking essential.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

photograph of runners

Parkrun

  • 30 August 2014 9-10:30am
  • 6 September 2014 9-10:30am
  • 13 September 2014 9-10:30am
  • 20 September 2014 9-10:30am
  • 27 September 2014 9-10:30am

Gibside is delighted to host parkrun who organise free weekly 5km timed runs that are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in.

The runs will take place each Saturday throughout the Spring and Summer.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Killerton Woods

Get Active! Health Walk

  • 3 September 2014 11am-12:30pm
  • 11 September 2014 11am-12:30pm
  • 17 September 2014 11am-12:30pm
  • 27 September 2014 11am-12:30pm

Relax in the company of our Health Walk leaders and get inspired for gentle exercise on short sociable walks around Gibside with our healthy walking group.

Each walk is tailored to suit the abilities of participants so whether you're new to walking, recovering from an injury, going back to an old hobby or just looking to spend time outdoors in good company a health walk could be right up your street!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of pumpkins

Garden Gossip: Help With The Harvest

  • 11 September 2014 2-3:30pm
  • 13 September 2014 2-3:30pm

See what goes on behind the scenes and lend a hand with garden tasks vital to the upkeep and restoration of Gibside's Georgian Walled Garden. Share any questions or gardening dilemmas and pick up seasonal tips from the experts.

Perfect for keen gardeners or complete novices. In September we'll be reaping the benefits of another year in the garden, harvesting onions, runner beans, courgettes and lots more.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply (adult: £7.20, child: £3.70).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Toadstool

Fungi Foray and Feast

  • 21 September 2014 11am-2pm

Delve into some of Gibside's fungi hotspots with a local expert and learn what's edible and what's not. Discover the range of fungi you can find on your door step and how you can use it at home. Finish off with a sizzling BBQ using some of your fungi findings.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults £15.00, children £9.00.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of running dog

5K Dog Jog

  • 21 September 2014 9-10am

Jog around Gibside with your pooch at your own pace. Doggy bag for every competitor!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.00. Normal admission charges apply (adult: £7.20, child: £3.70).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of hazelnuts on tree

Fruit and Nuts Ramble with a Ranger

  • 25 September 2014 2:30-3:30pm
  • 28 September 2014 2:30-3:30pm

Join a Gibside Ranger as we approach Autumn and discover the edible berries and nuts that can be found growing wild in the North East - from blackberries in the hedgerows to hazelnuts and elderberries.

Pick up tips on what's tasty, where to find it and how you can use it.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply (adult: £7.20, child: £3.70).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Visiting the Chapel

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-gibside.htm

This cross-curricular visit aimed at Key Stage 1 and 2 students involves recognising Christian symbols and their meanings, and exploring shapes and materials in the building.

How to obtain

Call 01207 541820 or email gibside@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information.

Getting there

By Road: Approx. 2 miles south of MetroCentre (A1) along the A694, on the outskirts of Gateshead. Sign posted along the route.

By Train & public transport: Nearest train station at MetroCentre plus public transport links from MetroCentre and Newcastle city centre.

By cycle: within 500m of the C2C (coast 2 coast) route, as it passes through Rowlands Gill, near Gateshead

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