Cheeseburn Sculpture Gardens Review | Opening Dates & Top Tips for Visiting


Cheeseburn is a unique venue featuring contemporary art in Northumberland. Entry is via donation (suggested donation of £5 per adult) and a fantastic day out in North East England for the whole family.

You can walk around the estate's beautiful gardens, admire the plants and flowers and check out some pretty cool sculptures too. Cheeseburn is only open over selected weekends throughout the year, so make sure you plan your visit in advance. 


Cheeseburn Sculpture Gardens Review | Opening Dates & Top Tips for Visiting


Cheeseburn Opening Dates 2020 

  These take place over the following weekends from 11am - 4pm:



Tickets need to be pre-booked and there is a recommended donation of £5 per adult (children go free).   



Dates are correct on publication, please check the Cheeseburn Website before setting off as somethings dates can change. There is a chance to visit different artists/sculptures/exhibitions on different dates so why not visit more than once? Again, check out the Cheeseburn website for details of what's on and when.

During our visit in 2020, we were handed a map, price list (in case we were feeling flush) and a little information on arrival. There are 50+ sculptures to see in total including a couple of performance pieces (look out for the musical bush). The trail is self-guided around a one-way system and you can complete in your own time. 

It was busy at the entrance but we were still able to socially distance. Once we were into the gardens, we pretty much had the place to ourselves. 

We visited on a very rainy afternoon in August. Here are some of our highlights: 























Cheeseburn | Essential Visitor Information 

Cheeseburn is a registered charity. There is a recommended donation of £5 per adult to visit (payable when you reserve your ticket online). 

Cheeseburn is outdoors, face coverings are not required at the moment (although always check up to date guidance) except for if you wish to visit the marquee and vote for the young sculptor of the year. This section can easily be avoided. 

The cafe is closed for 2020 and there are no options for takeaway food / drinks. Portaloos are available near the entrance. 

Picnics, ball games and dogs are not allowed within the sculpture gardens but you can take a picnic to enjoy in the adjoining field near the car park.  

Parking is FREE and Cheeseburn's postcode is NE18 0PT (on Stamfordham Road B6324)


Is Cheeseburn Child-friendly? 

Although you can't take balls, there's no play park and you're not allowed a picnic inside the grounds, we found Cheeseburn to be super child-friendly for all ages.

The staff/volunteers were very welcoming and provided our children with a garden trail to complete. We visited in 2018 with a 2-year-old, 7-year-old, 9-year-old and 12-year-old and they all really enjoyed it.

The gardens are filled with so many different sculptures to look at ranging from objects above your head, objects hidden in the forest, mirrors, water features and more. It really is impressive and there are lots of talking points.

The garden takes around 60 minutes to walk around, most routes are accessible (and there are detours if not) and the 2-year-old in our group managed the walking just fine. There's lots of space to run around too.   

It is important to remember that children should remain supervised and should not climb / touch sculptures (as tempting as this may be). 

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Please follow social distancing rules & Government guidelines , respect the local area, leave no trace, take litter home, park responsibly and if somewhere is busy on arrival, please consider leaving and returning at a later date. 

Remember face coverings are required for indoor attractions / shops for those aged 11+ (usual exemptions apply)  

Check for local lockdowns / travel restrictions before visiting anywhere. 

Always check updated opening hours / protocols with venues direct before setting off as things may have changed after this post was published. 

The following photos are from previous years..... 

Cheeseburn Sculpture Gardens Review | Opening Dates & Top Tips for Visiting  - lips sculpture

Cheeseburn Sculpture Gardens Review | Opening Dates & Top Tips for Visiting  - flower gardens

  

Cheeseburn Sculpture Gardens Review | Opening Dates & Top Tips for Visiting  - glass sculpture

Cheeseburn Sculpture Gardens Review | Opening Dates & Top Tips for Visiting  - rainbow sculpture

Cheeseburn Sculpture Gardens Review | Opening Dates & Top Tips for Visiting  - cheeseburn grange

Cheeseburn Sculpture Gardens Review | Opening Dates & Top Tips for Visiting  - stone carving




 

Let me know if you fancy visiting Cheeseburn this year or if you've visited in the past and would recommend.


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5 comments

  1. I drove passed here on the way to an interview and wondered what it was! Definitely looks like it's worth a visit!
    Laura x
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  2. It looks so beautiful! Definitely going to take note of the dates and hopefully visit in the Summer!

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  3. Thanks for this. I hadn't even heard of it

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  4. Unfortunately the owner had shouted loads at children playing 2 years ago so won't be attending again ☹️

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    1. Were they climbing on the sculptures?

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