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Gibside

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Gibside Burnopfield, Gateshead NE16 6BG England
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The Andersons wrote a review Jan 4
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Just awful. Very little to see. What was exhibited was very underwhelming. More things lit up than a light festival. Nothing inspiring. Honestly couldn’t see where the money had been spent because it certainly wasn’t on the ‘artworks’. We’re supporters of NT but this felt like a money grabbing exercise to claw back losses from the year especially as we were herded around the site by stewards who had clearly been given a script ‘keep moving forward, take a quick snap and move on’. Didn’t make you feel welcome or relaxed. Events like these lend themselves well to being photographed but were made to feel uneasy if tried to stop. 20 minutes trail even with the queues and a young child. Had hoped this would provide a glimmer of light at the end of a dark year. Just made it that little bit darker tbh.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Jane B wrote a review Jan 2
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Ignite Festival at Gibside. I don't really understand all the negative reviews. I read them before I visited last Monday and wasn't expecting much after reading them! I actually really enjoyed this sweet event. It took me about 45 mins to get around. Pleasant atmosphere upon return as it was like a mini outside market. There was a decent amount of food if you wanted it. I didn't do can't comment on it. That's my choice. I found the stewards polite and helpful especially as I am disabled. Most people were responsible with regard to social distancing. My only criticism would be the price of the parking, £7 for a disabled space, and then you had to walk up quite an incline. All in all though, it was a nice change.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Localeater-ne15 wrote a review Dec 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom57 contributions53 helpful votes
After reading the negative reviews of Ignite at Gibside we all thought no way. Only the negative people add negative reviews. Well we were totally wrong. What an complete waste of time and money. After strolling (being herded) round a looped path of tins of paraffin oil lamps you finally arrive at possibly the worst excuse for food and beverage vans ever. £5 for a burger worthy of the bin. Parking was full (on the website) but actually empty. The trail was just miserable. Everyone doing their best to wander round a woeful experience of a light show without being too negative. The lights around our local neighbourhood are better than the ones on the trail. Totally rubbish end to a totally rubbish year. 🙈
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Date of experience: December 2020
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djne11026 wrote a review Dec 2020
Gateshead, United Kingdom545 contributions185 helpful votes
Like others we had booked for Ignite for some time ago and paid a good price. It was a gift to our friends. However the trail was very short and we were finished in half an hour. The market at the end wasn’t very COVID secure and felt like an excuse to get more money out of us. Not up to usual NT standard.
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Christine H wrote a review Dec 2020
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I was really looking forward to this, but although it was really pretty, it was all over very soon, and felt like poor value for money. However, this was not my main issue. Although the queueing for the park and ride bus was socially distanced, once on the bus we were expected to sit on the next seat to others. There would have been barely 2 feet between us, never mind 2 metres. I was extremely anxious. All in all, a poor experience.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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