Visiting family in Newcastle who know the area - I was impressed by the natural beauty of the park & it's immaculate lawns, colourful bandstand & wonderful diversity of play-areas for my six-year-old grandson! The small train chuffing around the park was great, the pedaloes unfortunately closed but am assured that they are fab!! Add a visit to Toney's Cafe for lunch (delicious) & you have a lovely Day Out! If the rain falls, there is always the Amusement Arcades across the road, small enought to be fun & spend your loose change!! Would highly recommend!!