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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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Good for an afternoon walk

This park is large, with a little lake whch usually attracts some wild life. The path to the lake... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Zara I
large group well fed

eleven of us from our church cleaning group decided to treat ourselves to lunch. When we arrived... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
432thelyons
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“scones” (21 reviews)
“bird watchers” (6 reviews)
“dog walkers” (11 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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"bird watchers"
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"dog walkers"
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"large pond"
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"santa's grotto"
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"play area for kids"
in 5 reviews
"north tyneside"
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"coal mine"
in 3 reviews
"feeding the ducks"
in 3 reviews
"great cafe"
in 6 reviews
"quiche"
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"lovely walk"
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"whole family"
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"lovely place to visit"
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"little boy"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank RachaelStorey
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We visited as a large family group with children ranging from 1 - 12. A treat time was had by all as there was something that ticked everyone’s box. We went on a lovely country walk, climbed trees, visited the farm, the play park and...More

1  Thank Vicky I
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

The Rising Sun Country Park is set in the heart of North Tyneside. There's a nature reserve with ponds, woodland, grasslands, a farm and a bird of prey sanctuary as well as extensive footpaths, bridleways and cycleways to explore that will appeal to the whole...More

1  Thank Michael F
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Great summer days escape. Cafe is a bit too HEALTHY do like someone else enforcin their food likes on me or the grand children. They are healthy eaters anyway. Long cycling paths with he odd sighting of deer. There is a cycle path that heads...More

Thank petermc2016
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

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

Thank Peter C
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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

Thank Dane C
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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

1  Thank vic81_26
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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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Beverley C
15 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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