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Is there a quiet session at Christmas at Gibside?

Wednesday 14th December will see the trail open early at 4pm for audiences with specific access requirements. These slots allow an hour before the main evening audience start out on the trail.


These sessions are created for young people and adults who would love to visit Christmas at Gibside without the usual numbers of people and at reduced audio volumes. These sessions will also be early enough that they will just about start in twilight making it a less daunting transition in to the dark.


The capacity of these sessions will be limited to ensure that the trail remains less crowded and more relaxed. Audiences will be the first group on-site and therefore all areas will be relatively clear.


The trail will be created to be as accessible as possible within the context of the natural site of Gibside. The route is all on hardstanding pathways and the lighting trail is designed so all elements can be viewed from the pathways. When booking, please talk to our staff about any additional support you may need for exiting the trail through quieter areas or help with parking closer to the start of the trail.


Ticket prices for these special access sessions are the same as the rest of illuminated trail – with free carer tickets where required. To book these sessions, please click here