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Ideal park for a picnic. There is a kids park and a little water park for the kids. There's also a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Daniel H
via mobile
Summer holidays

Beautiful park kids all loved it. Plenty space for picnic and the splash park is fab ! Only reason... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kirsty T
via mobile
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lumley castle” (9 reviews)
“splash pad” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Ropery Lane, Chester-le-Street, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ideal park for a picnic. There is a kids park and a little water park for the kids. There's also a skate park near the car park hidden away slightly. Plenty of walkers, runners, dog walkers and families. It's great to walk along the river...More

Thank Daniel H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful park kids all loved it. Plenty space for picnic and the splash park is fab ! Only reason for 4 stars it's because the nearest toilets are disgraceful. Dirty wet and all blocked !

Thank Kirsty T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely day we've just had. Great facilities suitable for young children. Make sure you take a swimming costume and towel as the children will want to use the splash pad. Parking is reasonably priced as is the café.

Thank Craig D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just left the park & had a lovely time. It is a very attractive park with lots to do for the kids. The problem is the rubbish bins are overflowing & is it any wonder you find rubbish left on the ground. It should be...More

Thank Kath B
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful river walk with Lumley Castle and County Cricket ground in the background. Swans galore! Within easy reach of Chester le Street buses plenty parking and a great little Cafe on site. Fancy a game of Bowls or a quiet sit in the gardens? There...More

Thank jky1570
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Great place for all day picnic. Big playground with lots to do for little ones, scooter ramp for older. Water splash area in the summer available few hours per day. There's caffee with take away menu and few tables, toilet facilities, flowers garden, gym stations...More

Thank lalice114
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Been to this park many times with my partner and dog and also with my nephews. Park is always clean and tidy, plenty of things for the kids to do and a water play area for the kids in the summer, really spacious and sometimes...More

1  Thank Sammy-Jo1993
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

5 mins from where we live so go here often ,very nice setting with Lumley castle as a back drop and Durham country cricket ground across the road.lots of wild life we counted around 100 swans and loads of ducks sea birds and moor hens,it’s...More

Thank Sandie M
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

I visited yesterday with my children aged 2 and 7 and took my grandma along too as she had never been. We all had a fantastic time. The kids loved the park and the splash pad. Neither of which were busy when we arrived but...More

Thank Christine K
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Really well kept walks with lots of variation. Walked about 4 miles today with the dog and it was beautiful. The park is a great place for kids with the water area and play parks. There’s always a few ice cream cans and the cafe...More

1  Thank linzima
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DougDurham
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Response from Waddler | Reviewed this property |
It’s got loads of play equipment, much better than most public parks. To be honest I can’t specifically remember if they have swings and roundabouts because there’s much more interesting things. There’s no paddling pool but... More
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Blackhill Bun
4 July 2018|
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Response from Dionne T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I did not notice opening times
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caron d
27 June 2018|
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Response from Rose S | Reviewed this property |
I have nothing to do with this, but I agree, it's shocking.
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