We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

South and North Marine Parks

South Shields, England
Review Highlights
Excellent parks

Both of these lovely parks are situated close to the sea front, affording easy access to beaches... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Lovely parks

Both these parks are lovely parks, in one there is a lake you can take a boat ride on, a train goes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
Read all 410 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“boating lake” (94 reviews)
“steam train” (49 reviews)
“lovely park” (35 reviews)
South Shields, England
Write a ReviewReviews (410)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 407 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both of these lovely parks are situated close to the sea front, affording easy access to beaches. Excellent facilities include boating lake with boat-hire, ice-cream parlour and much more. Really pleasant.

Thank 456David
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Both these parks are lovely parks, in one there is a lake you can take a boat ride on, a train goes around the lake £1 a ride. There is a Minchellas cafe indoor/outdoor seating, toilets & a fabulous park for both toddlers & older...More

Thank Bren1962
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Beautiful parks, one with a boating lake, toilets, fab ice cream parlour, small train goes around the park and plenty of grass area s to play with the kids as well as a kids play park. Well worth a visit and just across the road...More

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Pleasant sea front parks with good facilities. Near to beachfront walks. Good boating lake and. little train

Thank LizNorthampton
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Family and friends . If the weather is fine for picnics. If not cages are plenty. Ice cream available

Thank Redhotpawn
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Well ok it rained - hardly South Shield's fault but boy did it rain - was beautiful one minute then monsoon like....didn't spoil the adventure though - the park was spotlessly clean and VERY attractive, the boating lake looked almost good enough to swim in...More

Thank MalcolmRead
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Be sure to see these lovely, well-cared-for parks in South Shields! You can run and play, or relax and picnic in the lovely environment.

Thank Helen A
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely large park with plenty of attractions for all the family. Restaurant on site. Good food and good prices. Kids loved the little ride on steam train. For older kids head across the road to the skate park. Lots of different aged kids doing jumps...More

Thank Stewart T
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Having been several times over the years, these gardens are improving, and will suit families, with a large pond and mini steam train to divert their attention whilst you drip ice team from your 99 onto your top! Certainly a locals park rather than somewhere...More

Thank ldimage1
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Nice park but shame there is too many seagulls. Good play equipment and there is a train that goes round the park

Thank Laura D
Nearby Restaurants
Colmans Fish & Chips
1,373 reviews
.40 km away
Clifton Coffee Shop
155 reviews
.40 km away
Spice garden
438 reviews
.37 km away
Cafe India
130 reviews
.38 km away
Nearby Attractions
Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum
301 reviews
.94 km away
Shields Ferry
81 reviews
1.43 km away
Old Low Light Heritage Centre
52 reviews
1.47 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from South and North Marine Parks staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines