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South and North Marine Parks

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Address: South Shields, England
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What a lovely park and lake

We had a lovely walk in the parks in South Shields, it was really nice finding a pleasant place to walk and look at the birds etc.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
jane f
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a lovely walk in the parks in South Shields, it was really nice finding a pleasant place to walk and look at the birds etc.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

by shzarring your ecperiences you are helping travelers have their dream holiday trib thank myou! xx

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Thank AiDaN-c-One-Two-3
sheffield
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51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful park, to blow those cobwebs away. Beautifully kept, and looked after. Loved walking around this Victorian Park, and special interest the Band Stand.

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Thank lorac58
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Great trip to this park with a 4 year old. We rode the steam train (although it broke down due to axle issue but was quickly replaced with a miniature diesel) then the sand play area which I have to say was well above average in comparison with your normal park. we had ice cream and coffee all very well... More 

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1 Thank AlHeps
South Shields, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The park has a lake with resident ducks and swans. During summer, the lake has pedal boats for hire. There is a steam train which travels through the trees and around the lake and provides rides for all the family. The park is used for live music in summer months and sports a bandstand copying the original Victorian design. There... More 

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Thank susan_inskip
South Shields, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Often walk through the parks when down sea front. Feed the ducks and swans in the park lake. Then walk over to the north park, up the bank to a wonderful view of the harbour and north and south lighthouses. Look over the river to North Shields, with the fish quay, take binoculars.

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Thank bryanjustin
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

we go here frequently, lovely clean park with plenty to do and see. The new café is a welcome addition and the summer time it is full of families enjoying the sea air.

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Thank Rebecca R
Newcastle
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Ducks, cafes, ice cream, great coffee and beautiful scenery. The play park is great and the little train is the icing on the cake.

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1 Thank Glitterfabulous
South Shields, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I'll always recommend the Marine parks. Beautiful place. Beautiful surroundings & a 5 minute walk from the beach.

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Saumur, France
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The boating lake, mini train and play park are all perfect for families,.Mincella's cafe sells wonderful, ice cream, coffee, sandwiches and salads. Something for everyone

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