North Tyneside has a wealth of parks and open spaces and several are popular with visitors including Tynemouth Park, Northumberland Park and Rising Sun Country Park.
Tynemouth Park is on the seafront near Blue Reef Aquarium and Longsands Beach. It has lots of fun attractions like the Lost World Adventure Golf, Jungle Wipeout, boating lake and café – ideal for a family day out. Click here to find out more.
Northumberland Park is a large traditional Victorian park and a designated Site of Nature Conservation where you can see the medieval remains of St Leonard’s Hospital and a pet cemetery that includes the graves of two dogs that were commemorated for their service in World War II. You can find it just outside of Tynemouth Village on the road to North Shields, near Tynemouth Station.
The Rising Sun Country Park has Green Flag status and is nationally recognised for its high quality.
The lake area is a nature reserve and the wildlife in the park is rich and diverse thanks to all the different habitats. The pond, the meadow area, the shrubs and the woodland area offer the perfect environment for a lot of different kinds of animals, and bird lovers have the opportunity to observe a considerable variety of them through the two bird hides.
The restaurant is open to visitors and there are also picnic tables and a BBQ area.
Depending on where you stay in North Tyneside, you might find yourself close to Weetslade Country Park - an extensively landscaped former colliery site. At its highest point it is 95 metres above sea level with views to the Cheviots, Newcastle and the North Sea. The site is managed by the Northumberland Wildlife Trust - for more information about the park please click here.
You might also be close to Wallsend Park. Wallsend Park has recently celebrated a £7million restoration, including the transformation of Richardson Dees Park, Prince Road Arboretum and Wallsend Hall grounds. There are 40 acres of woodland walks and gardens, a new café, tennis courts, a skate park, bowling greens, sculpture trail and restored Victorian bandstand.
North Tyneside Highlights
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