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Northumberland Park

Contact details

Northumberland Park
Tynemouth Road
North Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE30 2ES
United Kingdom
Telephone: 

Park Wardens: Fiona Betts 07976 307 378 | Carole Maddison 07866 596 663

Opening times

The park is open all year round. Please note that Visitor Centre facilities are closed 15 minutes before park closing.

Northumberland Park opening times
Period Times
April to September 7.30am-7pm weekdays | 9.30am-6pm weekends
October to March 9.30am-4pm daily

The Glasshouse tea room is open 9.30am–3.30pm Monday to Friday (until 4.30pm during school holidays) and 10.30am–3.30pm at weekends.

About

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.

Northumberland Park is currently trialling a Dog Lead Area within some parts of the park and owners are requested to keep their pets on leads that are no longer than two metres in those areas.  The trial runs until 1 October, with signs and maps along the route covered.  Feedback from all park users on the trial is welcome.  More information is available from our news item here.

Facilities and attractions:

  • medieval herb garden
  • victorian-style bandstand
  • woodland and lakeside walks
  • butterfly meadow
  • herb garden
  • multi-age play area
  • bowling Green
  • orienteering
  • 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.

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