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- Really cool to stand next to it. What a wonderful thing. Great first stop on a day of checking out wonderful Newcastle Upon Tyne.Written September 11, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Beautifully maintained old railway and lovely nostalgic trip on a steam train. Great day for adults and children alike as my 4 year old loved it too. We enjoyed a snack at the tearoom and a nice walk at the causeway arch and along the river. It was good to be able to see in the engine shed too. Well worth a visit and a credit to all the volunteers who invest their time into creating the experience. We chatted to a particularly interesting volunteer and listened to his fascinating child hood story of an early fascination for steam trains.Written August 20, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A beautiful building purpose built for music. I have been to music events here many times but this time I went on the building tour. It was very interesting, the guides were very knowledgable and we saw areas the public don’t usually have access to. The highlight was watching the orchestra rehearse.Written September 20, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I love how they use the bridges lights to support and raise awareness of different disabilities etc.Written September 21, 2023
- Nothing better than a walk around the park, always looking good and even better when in bloom, easy way to relax in a nice dayWritten August 15, 2023
- We went not realising it was a Heritage open day, which was brilliant because it meant free entry and lots of people on hand to give us directions etc. Despite living nearby, I've never been to Gibside, so this was a nice bonus and given we only intended spending an hour or so there it was ideal for us. We didn't take the dog, but dogs are welcome on a lead, and I think my dog would have enjoyed just going for the walk. Lots of drinking stations for them spread around.
We arrived just after opening time, there was plenty of parking. My niece and nephews are under 6 so we didn't really get to do much exploring of the buildings (I will go back), so I can really only comment on the play area, low ropes, rubbing stencils, walks and of course the cafe!
On arrival and once through the ticket office we were given a map and pointed in the direction of the cafe and start of the walks. At the cafe area we were greeted by a lovely lady who gave us sheets and pencils for orienteering, a tick sheet for spot the creatures and a more specific map of the walks. She was also keen to give the kids puzzles etc in the form of a castle, but I asked her to keep hold of them to save them getting wet while we went on our walk. We started off quite well with the orienteering, but once we made it to the park we pretty much ended up forgetting about it.
Bearing in mind it was a pretty drizzly day, but we arrived well prepared in wellies and boots etc. The kids had a laugh, there's a good few swings, zip line, climbing logs, and a raised castle. There is a water feature (I note others have mentioned the hand pump wasn't working, but this was probably a good thing for us - it wet enough). We pretty much had the place to ourselves so it was great. There are clean toilets and picnic tables.
After a while at the park, we wandered the path to find the low ropes. On the way to the low ropes there are rubbing stencils and even with damp sheets of paper we still enjoyed having a go!
Again because the weather wasn't great there was only one other family at the low ropes, the kids all loved it and got pretty muddy on the way round.
With all that fresh air, we were desperate for some drinks and a bite to eat. The cafe was lovely and clean, plenty of staff on hand. I had a really nice balti turnover with my coffee, and the kids had sandwiches, scones, crisps and an apple. (By the time we walked back through the park, the ice-cream stall was open and I noticed they did hot drinks too which is good to know).
I think this is a great attraction which should offer something for everyone. Thanks to the staff / volunteers for making a fuss of the kids and making sure they were entertained.Written September 18, 2023
- MetroCentre is huge place to shop in warmth with a pleasant atmosphere. Plenty parking, places to eat to allow you to take you're time. The roads are a little busy but nothing to bad.
Would I go back:- YES my wife loves the place. I like the idea of inside out of the cold. Give it a goWritten September 26, 2023
- We spent a wonderful couple of hours learning about the railway history. Run by lovely volunteers this place is a gem! We had a guided tour with Barry who was very knowledgeable and a joy to listen to. We met other friendly volunteers who spent time explaining other aspects from carpentry, metal work and engineering, with lots of demonstrations. Everyone went out of their way to make it enjoyable for all all our group. Run by volunteers who rely on donations, please visit to help these dedicated volunteers keep this historic railway alive.Written August 24, 2023
- Recieved this experience as a birthday present best ever experience I have had. Glen was great. Knew everything there was to know. Would definitely do this again.
Highly recommended.Written September 8, 2023
- Very interesting gallery/museum. Beautiful paintings ( including a stunning Tintoretto) and ceramics and a fascinating video of Gateshead news over the past decades. Staff friendly and knowledgeable.Written April 7, 2023
- this is a restoration project in progress, its interesting to see the work develop, run totally by volunteers. you can volunteer.Written October 11, 2021
- Considering this is a free farm we really couldnt grumble at all.we enjoyed seeing a the animals including runaway pig that tried make his great escape while grunting at me lol! Beautiful peacock spreading wings too.the staff friendly and let me in daughter inside pen to stroke rabbits fgor 5 minutes. The cafe had gf brownies too! My phone died and they said could plug into socket while there so had enough for sat nav to get bk to accommodation which was gratefully appreciated,its the little things that make u go back.we really enjoyed.Written May 30, 2023
- This is a stunning old building with a history of being flour mill. The layout of the gallery is simple and pleasant. Lots of natural light and stunning views of the River Tyne from the viewpoint on level 5. Been here a few times now and have seen some lovely art work. Even the seagulls love the building (see picture).Written June 3, 2023
- A lovely green area just about on the doorstep. Nice varied paths around the lake and especially beautiful up through Washingwell Woods. Ideal for dog walking and bird spotting.
Unfortunately like everywhere else there is more and more litter, though the Gateshead countryside volunteers do a great job tidying. Having a café nearby selling takeaway coffees etc doesn’t help.Written January 4, 2023
- Went to the pantomime last night, Jack And The Beanstalk, brilliant just brilliant. Thank you so much for all the hard work put in by the cast and the rest of the team. Our family had a fantastic night and really can’t praise the show enough. The second half is especially good and we came out with aching sides and cheeks from laughing so much. Our party were from five years old to seventies and all enjoyed.
Anyone looking for a family trip out look no further than this show as well worth a visit and prices are not as expensive as the bigger theatres with the entertainment on a par with bigger productions.Written December 21, 2021
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