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“Great Place to visit on a sunny day!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rising Sun Country Park

Rising Sun Country Park
Whitley Road | Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9SS, England
(0191) 643 2241
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great Place to visit on a sunny day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Just lovely walking the trails around the site and stopping in the Cafe. Also, it was a bank holiday so there were bouncy castles and badge making and seed planting activities going on, also they were making money boxes! It's all FREE too! Apparently we have been told they do this every bank holiday so get yourself Down there

Visited August 2012
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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Great country park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

A great place to spend some time following the coloured trails and getting onto the massive hill with views over all of Northtyneside, Newcastle and looking upto northumberland.
Then have a cheese scone and coffee in the cafe.
Tremendous

Visited June 2013
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Northumberland
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“A great find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Came cycling here with a group of friends. Had a great ride of 12miles, and although I had passed the park many times did not realise how extensive the network of paths is. The climax was at the end when we partook of delicious paninis at the cafe, which is a real find and gem. It was hot enough to sit outdoors too.
Can't wait to return and they could teach some other cafes around the area (and Tynemouth) a thing or two about cleanliness and quality food.

Visited April 2013
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Newcastle
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“Cafe Cost!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I love cycling round the park & it is excellently child friendly. I have an issue with the prices in the cafe though. £21 for lunch for 3 people. Just sandwiches & coffee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This isn't Kensington you know, just Benton. The food is good quality but vastly overpriced. Possibly subsidising the charity or upkeep of the park? Who knows, but you cannot afford to have lunch here very often.

Visited May 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Out with the dog!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

This is an excellent area for walking with young children and dogs. Lots of paths to follow - most on the flat, though there is a hill if you feel the need! There is a great park for kids and a lovely cafe. Friendly staff help with ideas of how to use the park and there are activities on during holidays.

Visited February 2013
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