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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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Ideal for dog walking

Lovely country park with pond with numerous water birds. Various lengths of walk and also... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter C
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Wallsend, United Kingdom
Lovely family park

Love coming to Rising Sun Park, very locally close to home. My little boy has alot of fun, taking... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Dane C
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“scones” (21 reviews)
“bird watchers” (6 reviews)
“large pond” (4 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely country park with pond with numerous water birds. Various lengths of walk and also facilities for children. Only drawback is number of 'professional' dog walkers with multiple dogs all usually off the lead. Despite this the park is still a lovely place to wander...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Love coming to Rising Sun Park, very locally close to home. My little boy has alot of fun, taking our little pup letting him loose is very ideal walking around the whole park. Feeding the ducks by the little pond. Looking at the other animals,...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I took my 2 boys, ages 3 and 4 to this event at the rising sun, the weather wasn't great but we put on our wellies and waterproofs and got stuck in. It was very well organised and had an outdoor and indoor element. The...More

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Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for your positive comments, we are glad you enjoyed the Easter Treasure Hunt, the children all looked like they had a great time with their wellies in the puddles and as you say the park is lovely all year round with lots of...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

My five year old little boy and his friend had their joint birthday party at the rising sun. They had the artic cabin cooking experience and loved it! It takes place in a separate garden/area. There is a mud hut and a wooden cabin that...More

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Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you very much Laura for your positive review, we are delighted the boys enjoyed cooking and the experience in our cosy Arctic Cabin the wardens are all very experienced and that you enjoyed the facilities also in the party room and having close access...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The actual park is lovely, considering it used to be a coal mine! I haven’t used the cafe but it looks popular. The park has lots of organised events for children and it is popular with dog walkers and bird watchers. There is quite a...More

2  Thank Jacki H
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

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

1  Thank Wendy W
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

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

1  Thank georgew1959
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Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you for your positive review and for mentioning all the fantastic opportunities for enjoying the Centre, Cafe and Park. We appreciate your review.

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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 25 January 2018

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

1  Thank guyett
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Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

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

1  Thank fameboy67
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Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

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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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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