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Review of Hardwick Park

Hardwick Park
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Owner description: Hardwick Park is a country park with a difference. Now a Visit England accredited attraction, it has survived since the 1750s when its then owner, John Burdon, created a sprawling ornamental park. Today, the remains of some of the original buildings he created can be seen throughout the park, which suggest the area has a richer story to tell. Hardwick Park is a great place to spend the day. Stroll through the park and admire the natural beauty of the lake, woodland and wildlife. The visitor centre also has excellent facilities including an interactive display, education room, cafe and toilets.Throughout the year there are a variety of events, activities, walks and workshops for all to enjoy.
Reviewed April 30, 2013

we took our gandson for a stroll around the park, Young Jake emjoyed his first excursion their but he slept most of the way. he is only seven months old.
the cafe was very nice and not overly expensive.
i dont agree with paying £3 to park for more than two hours but thats the way of the world these days.
the park is enjoyable to wlak round, only small but very well looked after, perhaps those car park charges aint so ad after all.
i do like the way a lot of the land is kept for the wildlife and we saw lots of birds etc.
we shall go again when Jake is a bit older.

Thank pickybeggar
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Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Lovely place for a stroll with the dog. It's the only place we feel secure with our pooch as all dogs have to be on a lead.
The grounds are gorgeous & very well kept. Only downside for me is the £2 parking but understandably, keeping the place in good repair is costly.

Thank Bex_luvbug1984
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

A lovely walk around the lake with a nice board walk where the birds eat seeds from the path. Lovely cafe with great scones

Thank Stanley_Darsh
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

I have lived in Sedgefield and the surrounding villages all of my life and have been visiting Hardwick Park ever since I can remember. The council have spent a fortune in develping this place over the last few years and have not made it much better. They have created a lovely lake but they have also moved the car park, making it smaller and now charge for, removed a stone walkway that used to take you across the water and replaced the childrens' park area with something half as good as what was there before. All in all it would have been better off being left alone and the money being spent on something more useful elsewhere. I think this is a clear example of "if it ain't broke don't fix it".

8  Thank Kieran Y
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Went to the park as haven't been in a long time and was surprised how much it had changed for the better, It is well maintained and is a lovely place to visit. Will be heading back when the weather improves.

Thank Daibhidh P
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