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Rising Sun Country Park

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A great little place off the beaten track. Good food and excellent walks around the area. Holds a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A Beautiful Place

Visit the park every day with my dog and at least once a month go for coffee or lunch to the coffee... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dawn A
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

A great little place off the beaten track. Good food and excellent walks around the area. Holds a variety of classes for children and babies.

Thank sandymNewcastle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worst cafe I've ever been in. The fruit scones were like bricks £1.60 each. The hot chocolate was cold the replacement was warm. Wasps everywhere even inside. Tables dirty and uncleared. First and last time for me

Thank mollyjamie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit the park every day with my dog and at least once a month go for coffee or lunch to the coffee shop. Quite basic food however very tasty. Sometimes find there are insufficient tables outside however there are more inside. Views whilst eating are...More

Thank Dawn A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for a quick escape from city life. It is very peaceful and relaxing here. Lots of nature. good for families

Thank Americk28
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I went here with my daughter, niece and three children at the time there was a teddy bears picnic which we didn’t have tickets for as we didn’t realise it was on, but we where able to walk around the trails and visit the farm...More

Thank Allison P
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

My sons love the park. We all loved walking around and following the map through the wood and looking at the wild life. My youngest boy liked the farm and trying to find it and my oldest loved holding the birds. Most import it was...More

Thank Leigh C
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a great place to visit, particularly when the weather is nice, but I visit all year round. There is always something new to see, from the farm, the bird of prey centre, to the café (fantastic scones) and great walks suitable for bikes.

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Great place for a leisurely stroll with family and our little dog, lovely scenery and wildlife t o see. Can explore lots or just walk around and take in the sights. Easy to get to we took the metro from the centre and then walked...More

Thank iris s
Reviewed 29 July 2018

This is an excellent wildlife park, with great walks, lots of animals to see with a children’s park and conservation area. Take a picnic or use the cafe which is extremely reasonably priced with all food cooked fresh. An excellent day out

Thank Annette6615
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The Rising Sun Country Park is a lovely oasis of calm hidden on the outskirts of Newcastle. There's loads of room to run about and explore as you stroll around the lake. Waterfowl to watch and horses in the fields for a little added interest....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
Dorothy N
28 August 2015|
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
Dorothy N
28 August 2015|
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