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Rising Sun Country Park

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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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Santa

Lovely visit to Santa’s grotto. Very well organised. Very good fire safety, I visited with 3 under... read more

Reviewed yesterday
guyett
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Santa's Grotto - one of the best

There is a new trend for Santa's Grottos and Winter wonderland type places popping up everywhere... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
fameboy67
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“scones” (21 reviews)
“lovely walks” (14 reviews)
“dog walkers” (11 reviews)
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The Rising Sun Country Park Whitley Road | Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9SS, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely visit to Santa’s grotto. Very well organised. Very good fire safety, I visited with 3 under 7’s on my own always felt my children were well looked after and safe. Loads of excellent crafts, children very engaged and have talked about it for the...More

Thank guyett
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is a new trend for Santa's Grottos and Winter wonderland type places popping up everywhere with some being rather expensive. They cater for all pockets and are generally very good. The Rising Sun Country Park has been doing a Santa's Grotto for a few...More

Thank fameboy67
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic morning we had on Tuesday doing Christmas crafts and visiting Santa’s Grotto. We took 41 Reception age children and 14 adults! The staff were amazing! Totally in tune with our children, enthusiastic, thoughtful and patient and very organised! The children loved it!...More

Thank DeborahMcGuigan
Reviewed 6 days ago

visited the grotto at weekend and both my grandsons loved Santa who spent time talking to both the boys and family and happy for plenty of photographs to be taken in his fantastic cabin . It was lovely to have other activities to keep them...More

Thank Masterunner
Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review, we are delighted to hear you and your grandsons enjoyed the Grotto and that you felt the grotto was authentic as we strive to make it magical and memorable for all.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with our children tonight to see Santa and have to say it was one of the best we’ve been too. Excellent start to our family Christmas - Christmas ‘outdoors’ee’ crafts making Christmas trees and wands and more! Then a candle lit path leading to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Santa at the Rising sun and have been for the last three years. The staff are incredibly welcoming, friendly and professional. There are delightfully traditional craft activities, based on woodland crafts and enjoying the outdoors - which is what the Rising Sun is...More

Thank KATE L
Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Kate for your review. We are delighted you had such an enjoyable experience at our Grotto and also that you have returned many times to take part in our events and environmental activities such as denbuilding. Many of these outdoor explorative activities provide...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today with my two year old grandson. No organisation with a few tables with colouring. Individual visit to a so called santa that did not even try to interact with my grandson, plus a large real fire in the middle of the small cabin...More

Thank jenniferb09
Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of our Grotto Jennifer. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit. Our Santa usually receives great feedback so we will look into this as we do strive to make our grotto enjoyable for the whole family....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here often and I think what it offers is good value and tasty, including some of the best scones you can get anywhere. BUT the coffee is pretty bad. Surely in 2017 a cafe should be able to offer decent coffee.More

Thank GeoffW348
Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoy our food and find it good value, our scones in particularly always are highly rated as they are baked freshly every morning. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your coffee,...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

this park is well laid out, you can go for short or long walks and most of Newcastle and Wallsend can be viewed from the top of the hill

Thank Robin W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The park has walks of different lengths so you can plan your walk easily. Its covers a large area so it’s never seemed busy when we’ve visited. The cafe also offers a nice selection after your wandering!

Thank JimAM29
Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your positive review of the park and cafe.

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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
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Dorothy N
29 August 2015|
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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
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Dorothy N
29 August 2015|
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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
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