Gibside | Day Out With The Kids

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  • Gateshead
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Currently Closed

Some National Trust gardens and outdoor spaces have begun a phased reopening following the Coronavirus pandemic, allowing families to visit in line with the latest government guidelines. Visits MUST be booked in advance for a specific time slot to help manage visitor numbers. For more information about which locations are open, and to book tickets, please visit the National Trust website.

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Attraction Information

Gibside is an 18th century landscape garden that’s a haven of adventure and activity.

The wooden fortress at The Strawberry Castle Adventure Play Area is the ideal place for knights, kings, queens, princesses and princes to flock too. Fly high on the swings; zoom down the zip wire and scramble in the water and sand. The Nature Playscape was created from materials found on the Gibside estate and is the perfect place to crawl through tunnels, balance across log bridges and clamber over tree trunks.

Put your balance and strength to the test as you make your way from one tree to another on the Low Ropes Challenge, or build a den using fallen natural material on the grounds in the West Wood Activity Area – remembering to dismantle it and ‘leave no trace’. If all that activity has given you an appetite then the Gibside pub is serving until 9pm, which will go down well with a fresh made-to-order pizza.

Gibside knows how to do a great family day out!

  • Dogs welcome
  • Seasonal events
  • Toilets and kiosk at The Strawberry Adventure Play Area

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday to Saturday 10:00 - 21:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Closed 24th & 25th December


General Admission
Adults from £11.20
Kids from £5.60
Family from £27.60

Travel & Contact Information


Near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE16 6BG, England

Phone number

01207 541820



Click here to visit Gibside's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Gibside has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Gibside has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, Gibside is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Gibside have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Gibside has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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