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Rising Sun Country Park

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The Rising Sun Country Park Whitley Road | Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9SS, England
+44 191 643 2241
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Lovely country area

Go here on my horse great day out, there's livery stables there a cafe and farm shop. List of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wendy W
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North Shields, United Kingdom
Countryside walk in town

The Rising Sun Countryrside Park is in the middle of North Tyneside but is a piece of peace and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
georgew1959
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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent58%
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  • Average4%
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“scones” (21 reviews)
“dog walkers” (11 reviews)
“bird watching” (5 reviews)
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The Rising Sun Country Park Whitley Road | Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9SS, England
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+44 191 643 2241
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"scones"
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"dog walkers"
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"large pond"
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"santa's grotto"
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"green route"
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"play area for kids"
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"walking dogs"
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"off road"
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"north tyneside"
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"great place to take the kids"
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"quiche"
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"an adventure"
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"birds of prey"
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"lovely walk"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go here on my horse great day out, there's livery stables there a cafe and farm shop. List of lovely walks with a hide for bird watching

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rising Sun Countryrside Park is in the middle of North Tyneside but is a piece of peace and quiet within the urban area. Very popular with locals, it is a good place to have a reasonable distance walk without travelling too far, also a...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Fabulous party. Staff couldn’t have been better. From arranging the party to the gentleman helping us set up on the day, the staff couldn’t do more for us. Party animals entertainment was fantastic too! Beautiful location with excellent facilities.More

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Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the party and had a good experience from start to finish at Rising Sun Countryside Centre. We strive to give a professional service and have a range of parties that people can...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely visit to Santa’s grotto. Very well organised. Very good fire safety, I visited with 3 under 7’s on my own always felt my children were well looked after and safe. Loads of excellent crafts, children very engaged and have talked about it for the...More

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Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are delighted you had such a good experience at the Grotto and the children loved their presents from Santa. We aim to ensure all families enjoy their special time at the Grotto each year and many come back year after year. Thank you for...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

There is a new trend for Santa's Grottos and Winter wonderland type places popping up everywhere with some being rather expensive. They cater for all pockets and are generally very good. The Rising Sun Country Park has been doing a Santa's Grotto for a few...More

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Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive review of the Grotto we are delighted you enjoyed the experience and in particular you feel that while it is value for money it is also very good quality. We strive to make sure families and children enjoy this special...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic morning we had on Tuesday doing Christmas crafts and visiting Santa’s Grotto. We took 41 Reception age children and 14 adults! The staff were amazing! Totally in tune with our children, enthusiastic, thoughtful and patient and very organised! The children loved it!...More

1  Thank DeborahMcGuigan
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Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thank you Deborah we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit again this year. It is wonderful to see all the children having such a magical time at the Grotto each year. Santa loved meeting them all and hearing their Christmas wishes around the fire...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

visited the grotto at weekend and both my grandsons loved Santa who spent time talking to both the boys and family and happy for plenty of photographs to be taken in his fantastic cabin . It was lovely to have other activities to keep them...More

1  Thank Masterunner
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Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thank you for your review, we are delighted to hear you and your grandsons enjoyed the Grotto and that you felt the grotto was authentic as we strive to make it magical and memorable for all.

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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Visited with our children tonight to see Santa and have to say it was one of the best we’ve been too. Excellent start to our family Christmas - Christmas ‘outdoors’ee’ crafts making Christmas trees and wands and more! Then a candle lit path leading to...More

2  Thank Samantha Jane D
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Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your positive review for our Santa's grotto we are delighted that you enjoyed it and especially all the natural crafts and the cosy atmosphere. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

We love Santa at the Rising sun and have been for the last three years. The staff are incredibly welcoming, friendly and professional. There are delightfully traditional craft activities, based on woodland crafts and enjoying the outdoors - which is what the Rising Sun is...More

Thank KATE L
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Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thank you Kate for your review. We are delighted you had such an enjoyable experience at our Grotto and also that you have returned many times to take part in our events and environmental activities such as denbuilding. Many of these outdoor explorative activities provide...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Visited today with my two year old grandson. No organisation with a few tables with colouring. Individual visit to a so called santa that did not even try to interact with my grandson, plus a large real fire in the middle of the small cabin...More

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Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for your review of our Grotto Jennifer. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit. Our Santa usually receives great feedback so we will look into this as we do strive to make our grotto enjoyable for the whole family....More

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Beverley C
16 August 2016|
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Response from Loraine S | Property representative |
The Rising Sun Farm has stables for hire (livery) but not lessons. For information contact Rising Sun Farm tel 234 0114
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Dorothy N
29 August 2015|
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Response from Loraine S | Property representative |
The wider Rising Sun Country Park is open 24/7 and is free for the public to enjoy, we have lovely woodland walks and nature reserves and extend right up to the top of Rising Suh hill with views over the Tyne Valley. Some... More
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Dorothy N
29 August 2015|
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Response from Loraine S | Property representative |
The wider Country Park is free and open 24/7. The Countryside Centre is free with ample parking. We have a cafe, toilets and play areas is open 9am until around dusk (closing time is seasonal please phone for more details... More
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