Ryhope Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Backhouse Park is a lovely mix of wild and groomed. Dog, people and child friendly. It is situated in the middle of a busy city, but so tranquil.
Barnes Park Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
A beautiful park my kids enjoy playing on the swings/slides all day, having a picnic near the duck pond, rabbits and squirrels runabout. Having long walks through the park and a big field to play footy, you can also play bowls and play tennis. Such a lovely family friendly park.
Central Parade, Shildon, County Durham
Hackworth Park, Shildon is the heart of our community, it’s one of the finest parks in South West Durham, known locally as the 'rec’, opened Saturday 28th September 1912. Welcoming visitors with a range of activities for all the family to have fun with, this park is real gem.
New Herrington, Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear
It's beautiful with lots of land great for long or short walks with or without a dog. Rocks to climb, amazing view. Kids play area. And regular entertainment events for all ages.
Armstrong Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
This park is a fantastic example of Victorian splendour. There is something for everyone. There are beautiful pools and cascading waterfalls, birds singing from the tops of venerable trees and plenty of benches where you can relax and enjoy the vistas.
Richardson Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
A beautiful Victorian park providing well-loved calmness in the centre of our wonderful city.
Burdon Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
I have been using this park for over 50 years, I went as a child and I took my children and now my grandchildren and dog. It is always kept beautiful all year round.
North Road, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Richardson Dees Park, also known simply as Wallsend Park, given to the local people by Robert Richardson Dees in around 1908. Well looked after by staff and volunteers. A cafe, lake and skate park, just some of it's many attractions making it a busy place to visit all year round.
Wensleydale Terrace, Blyth, Northumberland
A small park which packs a punch. Families flock to this green haven for picnics, water play, rides, cafe, toilets and water drinking fountain. The Friends group run nature walks and research the park’s heritage. Projects include tree and wildflower planting as well as a bird screen for the birdwatchers.
Roker Park Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
This Victorian park by the sea has something for everyone: a boating lake, model railway, sports courts, child’s play area, famous ravine and bandstand, Shakespeare in The Park and of course luscious greenery and wildlife. Next June it celebrates its 140th birthday so this would be an ideal birthday present!
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