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Gibside – National Trust

Gibside, Rowlands Gill, NE16 6BG. Tyne & Wear

Gibside is an 18th-century landscape garden with 243 hectares to explore. There are miles of paths through woodland and across open spaces. Wander past ponds and along the River Derwent as you view historic buildings including the Palladian Chapel, stable block, and hall ruin. There are three different play areas to explore and a woodland den-building area. Schools can choose to visit self-led and plan their own activities or choose to book National Trust led activities.

All visits must be booked in advance. Email or call 01207 541204 to book.

Click ‘Apply now’ to find out more on their website. 

Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!

Venue resources

Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 7-11 ZIP 12.31MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 11-14 ZIP 12.31MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 7-11 ZIP 12.13MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 11-14 ZIP 12.13MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Journeys & Adventures Content 7-11 ZIP 12.2MB Download
Journeys & Adventures Content 11-14 ZIP 12.2MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.


National Trust led activities: £2.50+VAT per child for a half day session, £4+VAT per child for a full day
National Trust education group membership also required for entry to Gibside

Venue Details



Gibside, Rowlands Gill
NE16 6BG. Tyne & Wear

Opening Hours

Summer hours 10-6, winter hours 10-4. Open every day of the year apart from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.