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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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Family day out

We visited as a large family group with children ranging from 1 - 12. A treat time was had by all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vicky I
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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A Day Out In The Country

The Rising Sun Country Park is set in the heart of North Tyneside. There's a nature reserve with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael F
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
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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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"play area for kids"
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"santa's grotto"
in 3 reviews
"coal mine"
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"north tyneside"
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"feeding the ducks"
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"great cafe"
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"great place to take the kids"
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"farm shop"
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"quiche"
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"lovely walk"
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"lovely place to visit"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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

Thank Michael F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed May 7, 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 April 8, 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 April 8, 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 April 9, 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 April 4, 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

2  Thank laura26martin
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Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 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 March 3, 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 February 11, 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 February 5, 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 March 22, 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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Beverley C
August 15, 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
August 28, 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
August 28, 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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