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Rising Sun Country Park

#21 of 137 things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne Features Animals
The Rising Sun Country Park Whitley Road | Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9SS, England
+44 191 643 2241
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Cooper

This cafe was dirty to say the least. Visited on a Sunday day after walk around park. Tables and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joanne C
via mobile
Nice

Excellent Cafe - Scones are to die for! This is a nice place, good for children and plenty of... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
MarianBJR
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Morpeth, Northumberland, England
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  • Very good35%
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe was dirty to say the least. Visited on a Sunday day after walk around park. Tables and chairs were sticky. Floor was filthy and windows were covered in dirty finger marks. Will not be going back. Shame really as it's a lovely place...More

Thank Joanne C
Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry that your visit to the Café was not enjoyable. The Café is thoroughly cleaned daily and we will investigate why the tables and chairs appeared sticky. As the Café is located in a country park sometimes walkers come in and so this...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent Cafe - Scones are to die for! This is a nice place, good for children and plenty of outdoor activities for bikers and walkers.

Thank MarianBJR
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a great place to visit with beutifull scenary and lovely walks. There is a big lake and woodland area which is nice to walk to and a great chance to spot wildlife. As well as the usual geese and ducks we spotted a...More

2  Thank Yvonnetheexplorer
Reviewed 27 April 2017

You wouldn't think there was a lovely nature reserve here but its a great place. There's a big lake with lots of wildlife and we even spotted a deer which was pretty amazing. It's a big place you can walk around as well. Plus there's...More

Thank amazingplaces101
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

I have used the Rising Sun Country Park lots since moving nearby two years ago. Mainly for ParkRun, which makes for a scenic early morning race through the various footpaths around the park. I've also used the centre's meeting room facilities and recently enjoyed the...More

Thank travellingJonny
Reviewed 10 April 2017

lots of nice places to walk, we went along to farm area where the children loved the baby animals. The park was good for all the children. staff who we saw throughout our walk were polite. cant wait to return and spend longer day there.

Thank stephanie10102017
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I absolutely love this place. Been here many times with friends walking dogs, and in the winter we even went snowboarding here. There is a lovely little café too, perfect place to spend a few hours.

1  Thank KH2691
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a lovely place to visit for a good walk lots of different trails to follow so it suits all people of different walking ability. After a good walk please do visit the cafe its brilliant the chef is amazing homemade soup and bread...More

Thank 577christine1951
Reviewed 28 February 2017

My wife and I had a walk through the Rising Sun Country Park on a mild February day. There are lots of walking trails which are well signposted. The park is built on the old Rising Sun pit and the view from the Rising Sun...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 22 February 2017

A wonderful place that will calm you from a busy day. Long walks for one or a whole family, easy accessible from different entrances either from Benton Road next to Asda(2 entrances) or from Battle hill. Great place for a walk, run, cycling or just...More

Thank IordanisG
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Beverley C
Hi there, Can you tell me if horse riding lessons are available at your park? Thank you
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
cost for entry
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
how much does it cost
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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