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Rising Sun Country Park

Address: Whitley Road | Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9SS, England
Phone Number: (0191) 643 2241
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

my family have been visiting this spot for many years . it`s great for a long walk ,in any season. there are horses and sometimes donkeys, there is also a wonderful deer to see in a field with the horses .we often go and pick blackberries aswell.there is a nice little coffee shop if you want to stop for a... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This place was always packed when I went - on a weekday afternoon. Parking was a nightmare but the park is very nice and the cafe has plenty on offer

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Newcastle
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This country park is tucked behind Asda of all places but is great for dog walking, exercising the kids, bike rides or just having a coffee on the terrace (Newcastle weather permitting). The food is always of a decent quality and the prices very reasonable. It's a great spot for a half hour pop in or several hours of mixed... More 

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newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We go when we want to have a great long walk collecting leaves and twigs with our 2 kids age 3 and 6. It is great that so close the town there is such a place that feels so far away from everything. At the end I would recommend the kids park which the kids can play and adults can... More 

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Morpeth, Northumberland, England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is a nice venue - lovely walks and you get good basic food. The staff are always helpful and pleasant

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I had no idea how big this place was, was visiting my sister who lives locally and we decided to stop off here as it was the nearest park. The kids loved it. Heard there's a stag but unfortunately we did not see it. Easy to get to via the car or the metro. Family friendly. Close to the coast... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Simple no frills cafe with excellent home cooked food. The scones are brilliant. Set in a country park so good views. Outside seating is lovely in good weather Good place to take children so tends to be overrun in the school holidays!

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newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A wonderful place for walks or cycle rides with the kids. I really like the cafe too. They do a limited range of nutritious and tasty lunches and the cakes and scones are always lovely.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a lovely place to have a good home cooked meal in nice surroundings.you can then have a leisurely walk around the lake looking at the wildlife. It is all on the flat so very accessible to people with disabilities

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Rising Sun Country Park has loads of places of interest & things to do with young children. They also have a very good cafe which is popular with a regular flow of customers coming through the doors. I can personally recommend that Sweet Chilli Chicken Flatbread, which comes with a fresh salad & coleslaw accompaniments - to really indulge,... More 

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