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Rising Sun Country Park

Whitley Road | Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9SS, England
(0191) 643 2241
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Forest of Dean, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Food was disgusting have visited the cafe many times food usually of good standard today was rather dissapointed waited ages and yet it was not particularly busy

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

car parking a problem if very busy,plenty to do for the kids especially when there is an organised weekend of fun, cafe which can keep the hunger pangs away from you and the kids

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Newcastle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is perfect for families and children looking for a free day out with a countryside feel. There are a few different routes to walk around the park each with a lovely scenic view. There is a kids park onsite with a indoor cafe, also outdoor seating available. Free parking facilities also a bonus! Great for a free family outing... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Have been taking early morning walks for a good number of years now and have never been bored with this park. Most of the paths are kept in good condition, if there is a problem it's with those people who find it impossible to take there rubbish home and to some extent there could be more bins for same.

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Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments about the upkeep of the park. Our Land Officer does a lot of work regularly on footpaths and this year we have resurfaced the paths in Hadrian Wood. The park is loved by dog walkers and many are regulars in the park. If anyone would like to find out more about the less well... More

Newcastle U.K.
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I love it here because I was brought up in Wallsend and remember this area when it was a working coal mine. They have done a wonderful job transferring the landscape to include country walks and cycling paths, waterways, creative play areas and a fabulous cafe serving excellent food.

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Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this review

Its lovely to read your review as we know that many local people remember the Rising Sun from their childhood and are now reaping the fruits of the community's reclamation of the land. Rising Sun Countryside Centre has an Exhibition Room which is open to the public (other then when the room is privately hired out) with a display that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Such a lovely place to take walks. Love feeding the ducks and watching the world go by. Really nice cafe with reasonable priced food freshly cooked.

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visited with various family members, and the dog. Plenty of space for the dog to run free, and for us to explore. Also has stables, a farm, and a children's play area. Mum doesn't walk much so loves to sit outside the cafe, watching the birds on the lake. Cafe has lovely food, but can be pricy for a family.... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

There are lots of wonderful walks in this park and loads of fun areas for kids to play in. Lots of informative boards to let you know the history of the parks and show you points of interest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The park is clean and very good for its walks. Places to go wildlife spotting and a very informative visitors centre. . Good for all ages and abilities!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Nice day out with the kids. A large wooden fort gives the kids hours of climbing fun, great for tiring them out. There county walks and a small lake with wildlife and a nice little cafe on site, with plenty of parking.

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