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South and North Marine Parks

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Address: South Shields, England
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A 'Must' to visit in any Season

This is a beautiful park with a lovely lake and pretty surroundings and so enjoyable even on a very blustery day like the one I visited with my daughter. There is a welcoming Cafe... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
marianne008
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful park with a lovely lake and pretty surroundings and so enjoyable even on a very blustery day like the one I visited with my daughter. There is a welcoming Cafe next to the lake serving delicious snacks and food and the hot coffee and gorgeous apple pie which the lady warmed up for us was very... More 

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sunderland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fabulous park in the summer with a great lake and mini railway. Excellent play park for the kids and quiet areas to stop and relax. An excellent new café with great food and lovely friendly staff.

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Thank renshaw26
South Shields, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

live close by .visit often and love the lake at miss itnd the steam train is perfect for children.dont miss it.

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Thank patricia b
South Shields, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place for walks and plenty for families. Very interesting Victorian facades.Small railway.Duck pond.Cafeteria

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Thank Jo F
South Shields, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even in the winter both of these sea front parks are worth a visit close to the town main thoroughfare ,coast and hotels .if you have children the fun fair is just across the road and in summer boats can be hired on the large lake that has recently had total refurbishment and the lake bottom a much needed clean... More 

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty for the kids to do in both these parks, with play areas for al ages, plenty of walking space, a lake in the south marine for boating and of course you have to have a trip on the mini train. A must for anyone visiting the seaside!

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Thank Sarah D
South Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 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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South Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

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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