Gibside Stables Learning & Discovery Centre, Tyne and Wear for Youth and Schools

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Youth Property Type: 
Outdoor Centre
Large outdoor centre for youth groups sleeping 37, with on-site educational activities, near Newcastle upon Tyne

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Gibside Stables Learning & Discovery Centre, Tyne and Wear, sleeps 37 in 2 bedrooms.

School & community youth groups regularly stay at Gibside Stables Learning & Discovery Centre and find its home from home and private accommodation ideal for children of all ages.

Our cosy dormitory style bedrooms provide a friendly atmosphere to encourage team spirit, while our full catering service provide home cooked healthy meals catering for any special dietary requirements.

As the sole users of the Centre, your group will receive a personalised service to meet your every need.

You will receive an individualised activity programme selecting from our wide range of educational activities that are outdoor based allowing your group to reconnect with nature and history while exploring our woodlands, discovering our wildlife and learning our history. (All our activities support the delivery of the National Curriculum).

Gibside is an 18th century landscape forest garden, once owned by the Bowes-Lyons family. Now owned and managed by the National Trust Gibside covers over 600 acres of woodland, parkland and wetland and is an ideal place for pupils to experience the outdoors, develop confidence in themselves, build team skills and strengthen friendships.

Gibside's peaceful surroundings are inspiring and motivating and often leave pupils wanting to return with their families to share in their new and enjoyable experiences and discoveries.

Our experienced and friendly Learning and Community Team will deliver a personal, well-organised and flexible service.

Don't miss out - come and stay with us and see how we can help your pupils develop, learn and grow.


There is a country style kitchen within the residential centre for groups who wish to self cater or make their own snacks, drinks and supper.
The Bowes Room is used by groups who opt for our catering. The Red Kite Room within the centre is used by groups who self cater.
The Red Kite Room is a multi functional room suitable for activities, games, relaxation or dining. This room has two sofa-beds and an adjacent kitchen
Flat screen TV with DVD player and CD player/radio in the Red Kite Room. Multi media system and large projection screen in the Bowes Room.
Telephones are available within the Centre for emergency use only by group leaders. Mobile reception is limited at the Stables and around the estate.
The Red Kite room can be used as a games room with a selection of boards games available for use.
There are electric heaters in all rooms.
There are two dormitory style bedrooms plus a leaders room adjoining each dormitory all with bunk-beds. Maximum sleeping capacity 37 people.
We provide pillows, mattress covers and single duvets. Please bring a pillow case, a single sheet and a duvet cover for each guest.
Hot showers in separate cubicles and toilets in bathrooms for each dormitory plus bathroom for leaders and guests with disabilities
The residential facilities are located on the first floor and can be accessed by lift by wheel chairs users. Accessible toilets and shower facilities.
Groups of school children visit regularly, however we do not have baby changing or cot facilities within the centre for babies or young children.
Over 600 acres of historic woodland, parkland and wetland accessed by a network of roughly surfaced paths (with some steep gradients).
Sadly, we do not have a pool but there is one located in Blaydon only 3 miles away.
Gibside's main car park is located a mile from the Centre with limited parking at the Stables itself. We do have a vehicle shuttle service available.
Smoking is not permitted in and around the Centre. Thank you.
Well controlled dogs are welcome (maximum one per group visit).


Gibside is located between Rowlands Gill and Burnopfield, on the outskirts of Gateshead. Sign posted along the A694 from the A1 near the Metro Centre
Rowlands Gill is a small town within a 10 minute walk from Gibside. Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne are also within easy reach within 30 minutes.
Gibside has a small shop, larder and tearoom. A supermarket, post office and pharmacy are located in Rowlands Gill.
Pubs offering food and refreshment are located in Burnopfield, a village located within a mile of Gibside. Rowlands Gill also has small restaurants.

Booking Information

Prices start from £15.00(+ vat) per person per night, accommodation only (min. of 15 people apply) Additional charges apply for activities & catering.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Leader Rooms
Risk Assessment
Educational Focus
Presentation Aids
Outdoor Activities
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

c/o National Trust
Tyne and Wear
NE16 6BG
United Kingdom
Nearest local railway station located at Metro Centre (4 miles), with nearest main line station located in Newcastle upon Tyne (9 miles).
Nearest bus stop located in Rowlands Gill with connections to Metro Centre and Newcastle upon Tyne.
Newcastle upon Tyne (NCL) (9 miles) easily accessed via main roads or via public transport.

Rental Rates

Prices start from £12.50(+vat)per person, accommodation only (min. of 15 people or price equivalent apply). Additional charges apply for catering & activities.

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Gibside Stables Learning & Discovery Centre, Tyne and Wear

Elizabeth Elliott

+44 (0)1207 541 200
c/o National Trust
Tyne and Wear
NE16 6BG
United Kingdom