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Rising Sun Country Park

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I went here with my daughter, niece and three children at the time there was a teddy bears picnic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Allison P
Cramlington, United Kingdom
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My sons love the park. We all loved walking around and following the map through the wood and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leigh C
via mobile
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with my daughter, niece and three children at the time there was a teddy bears picnic which we didn’t have tickets for as we didn’t realise it was on, but we where able to walk around the trails and visit the farm...More

Thank Allison P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sons love the park. We all loved walking around and following the map through the wood and looking at the wild life. My youngest boy liked the farm and trying to find it and my oldest loved holding the birds. Most import it was...More

Thank Leigh C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit, particularly when the weather is nice, but I visit all year round. There is always something new to see, from the farm, the bird of prey centre, to the café (fantastic scones) and great walks suitable for bikes.

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for a leisurely stroll with family and our little dog, lovely scenery and wildlife t o see. Can explore lots or just walk around and take in the sights. Easy to get to we took the metro from the centre and then walked...More

Thank iris s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent wildlife park, with great walks, lots of animals to see with a children’s park and conservation area. Take a picnic or use the cafe which is extremely reasonably priced with all food cooked fresh. An excellent day out

Thank Annette6615
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rising Sun Country Park is a lovely oasis of calm hidden on the outskirts of Newcastle. There's loads of room to run about and explore as you stroll around the lake. Waterfowl to watch and horses in the fields for a little added interest....More

Thank northumbrimum
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This park is large, with a little lake whch usually attracts some wild life. The path to the lake is running between the wild flowers. Something ypu can see a herd of horses . There is a large coffee shop inside the building with a...More

Thank Zara I
Reviewed 13 July 2018

eleven of us from our church cleaning group decided to treat ourselves to lunch. When we arrived there were one or two vacant tables a member of staff assisted in joining tables together promptly cleaned them so we all managed to sit together great as...More

Thank 432thelyons
Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Café. While we do not book tables in the Café, we are always very happy to accommodate large groups and if groups are coming for lunch and would like to let...More

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We have been here a few times and we all love it. Love the walks with bird hides along the way. The kids love the play area and the cafe has always been very good. I also had my son’s 4th birthday in one of...More

Thank Namekepttomyself
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The Rising Sun, is a place for all ages to attend, there is a children’s park and classrooms where events are held. The Rising Sun is a lovely walk, seeing the wildlife no matter when you go. There are horses, frogs, birds and a lot...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
Dorothy N
29 August 2015|
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
Dorothy N
29 August 2015|
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