Our parks have a fantastic range of activities and events this autumn and winter! There's something for everyone - why not try something new?
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Park Wardens: Fiona Betts 07976 307 378 | Carole Maddison 07866 596 663
The park is open all year round. Please note that Visitor Centre facilities are closed 15 minutes before park closing.
|April to September||7.30am-7pm weekdays | 9.30am-6pm weekends|
|October to March||9.30am-4pm daily|
The Glasshouse Tea Room is currently closed and will re-open for the February half term holiday, on Saturday 10 February. (The Tea Room will be open for the RSPB Big Garden Bird Weekend on 27-28 January; and the Stargazing event on 9 February.)
Nestled between Tynemouth and North Shields, Northumberland Park has attracted visitors to its woodland paths, gardens, lake and bowling green since it was opened in 1885.
Northumberland Park offers a tranquil green space with a variety of landscapes, providing a mixture of Victorian elegance and urban wilderness. It is a place always at the heart of the community as somewhere to play, relax, work, be part of our natural heritage and spend time with family and friends.
Resting on the medieval site of St Leonard’s hospital and chapel – which has been explored using archaeological digs – today it hosts scenic walks, a vibrant herb garden, tea room, bandstand with regular musical performances, sculpture trail, children’s play area and BMX pump track.
Admission is free.
The park is just a few minutes walk from Tynemouth Metro station with direct access when exiting from platform 1 (Birtley Avenue side) and heading through the metal gate at the bottom of the cobbled area.
Parking is available along King Edward Road and Tynemouth Road; please be considerate of local residents.
Facilities and attractions:
- Medieval herb garden
- Victorian-style bandstand
- Woodland and lakeside walks
- Butterfly meadow
- Herb garden
- Multi-age play area
- Bowling green
- Sculpture trail
- BMX pump track
- Historic pet cemetery
- Himalayan Dene and water cascades
- Visitor Centre and tea room
- Educational visits and outdoor learning
- Events programme and activities
- Public toilets
The park has benefitted from a multi-million pound revamp and restoration project made possible thanks to a £2.2m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund (BLG), as well as almost £3m of investment by North Tyneside Council.