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South and North Marine Parks

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Address: South Shields, England
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South Shields Parks worth a visit

There are two main parks in South Shields that are near the coast, the North and South Marine Parks. The North boasts bowling greens and a small children's play area and fantastic... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There are two main parks in South Shields that are near the coast, the North and South Marine Parks. The North boasts bowling greens and a small children's play area and fantastic views over the mouth of the River Tyne harbour and both the impressive north and south piers. The South has more going on in the way of attractions... More 

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to enjoy the gardens or a trip on the lake. Beautiful cafe overlooking the lake and play areas for kids of all ages.

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Seaham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Used to visit here a lot when I was younger. A nice park to walk around with the dog and just over the road from the beach and amusement park. It has a boating lake and a miniature steam train and playground for the children as well as a cafe. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Gary W
South Shields, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The South Marine Park is perfect for families and children all year round with plenty of things to keep the children amused without loosing the tranquility and beauty of a stroll around the park. With the added benefit of an ice cream parlour that does delicious sandwiches and soup to eat in or take out, it covers most bases.

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Thank FussyFlossy1
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice family friendly park lots for the kids. Little steam train, nice cafe and good play area. 2 minutes walk from the beach.

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Thank Leslie K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location to visit,so much to see and do,lovely walk around both parks,play areas for children and adults! :-) you can hire a peddle boat,eat at the café.. See the wildlife on the lake situated in the middle..will definitely revisit

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

I've seen South Shields a couple of times when leaving Tynemouth on a cruise and thought what a great looking place. We went to South Shields on our way home after a few days away. The walk along the seashore was bracing, after all it was November !! We found the Marine Parks by accident after being directed towards the... More 

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Thank George D
Llandudno, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Lovely park, I went in winter so the small train wasn't running but the cafe was open and it's a lovely walk with or without a dog. Lots of play areas for young children too.

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Geordie Land
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

The park is Victorian in origin and therefore has those features that dominate Victorian parks. A lake, walkways and a bandstand. There is a children's steam train that you can ride on and a play area with sand and boats on the lake. A pleasant place to spend a few hours with a small cafe by the lake.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Has a Lakeshore Railroad in one of the parks. Toilets near by and café. 10 mins walk from town centre.

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