Here at Gibside, for birthday parties we use the natural surroundings to make your celebration a really special one.
We offer four simple, personalised children's birthday party packages, each filled with outdoor fun. Question is which one will you choose for your special day?
And for the birthday feast? All party-goers have exclusive use of the yurt in Strawberry Castle. You can opt to provide your own catering, alternatively there are National Trust '50 things to do before you're 11 ¾' children's lunchboxes. Once the party has finished, there's no need to leave. There's even more adventure to be had in Strawberry Castle play area.
Our birthday themes -
Bushcraft Survival: head into the woods for an adventure. We'll build a den using sticks and other materials. The day wouldn't be complete without learning fire lighting skills using a bow drill and fire steels and marshmallow toasting. (Ages 7+)
Treasure Hunt: What gorgeous surroundings in which to hunt for treasure? "Sydney" the squirrel, has only gone and hidden his treasure at Gibside. Luckily for us, he's left a few clues around the estate so that we can follow them to find it. (Ages 7+)
Trail Tales: Opt for a fairy or animal trail where we'll follow a trail around the woodland looking for pictures as we go. The fairy option includes creating mini-fairy homes, wands and fairy crowns. On the animal trail we'll make mini-animal homes and animal masks.
Minibeast Madness: if you love looking under rocks for creepy crawlies, exploring trees for insects and are always looking for any signs of bug life, this one could be for you. There'll be games, exploration and craft along the way. (All ages)
Don't take our word for it, here's what one parent of a 5 yr olds boy had to say...
"...it was AMAZING!!!! Thanks SO much. It totally exceeded our expectations and everyone has been texting saying how it was the best party ever!!!!""
To make a birthday party booking or for more information, please e-mail or ring 01207 541200.