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Herrington Country Park

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A haven for all ages

This park is an ideal place for walkers, children with bikes and a place to see wildlife. There is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Janet F
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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This park is suitable for all the family wether walking or riding bycles. The cafe is a handy place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jan-ice T
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Chester Road. Penshaw | Houghton-Le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, Sunderland, England
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All reviews penshaw monument feed the ducks an ice cream van play area open space across the road penshaw tea rooms open fields dog walkers model boats large lake wild birds small cafe public toilets nice walk cafe on site great place to walk
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This park is an ideal place for walkers, children with bikes and a place to see wildlife. There is a lake with lots of birds, ducks and swans During summer ice cream can be purchased nearby. There are various walks around the park and a...More

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is suitable for all the family wether walking or riding bycles. The cafe is a handy place for coffee and snacks .

Thank Jan-ice T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to herrington park for my granddaughters birthday party had a lovely time plenty to do and weather was very good

Thank colinleeanderson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely long walks, dog friendly, lakes, fields, ducks, swans. Great all year round. Countryside in a city.

Thank GJIrv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friday morning dog walk, freezing but pleasant. Looking forward to a nice cup of hot coffee, got to the cafe at 11.30 only to find it locked up, very disappointed, but this doesn’t detract from the parks natural beauty.

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful park, I walk with my dog and friends quite often it’s clean with areas of open grassland and tree areas with the many lakes all perfectly positioned. Many Swans, Cormorants, Geese, Ducks, gulls and birds far too many to mention.

Thank davecP2822BI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for walking, running, going with kids to feed the birds and chatting with other great people who go there. Ideal for all ages. Disabled parking and toilets and cafe as you drive in.

Thank davidw66660
Reviewed 5 October 2018

great place to walk and run your dog, Oscar loves coming here wish there was more poop bins. on a hot day it is very busy but still plenty of room for everyone. areas for skateboarders and bmx riders which is good for the older...More

Thank Jill L
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This used to be the site of Herrington Colliery (coal mining). Now totally revitalised - so, on a normal day it is a pleasant walking area with landscaping, local sculptures, heron and owl nesting boxes (so good place for bird enthusiasts) and also lakes which...More

Thank twinfishesuk
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Went with family for the soap box rally,what a brilliant day it was,a few teething problems but that's how we all learn. The country park itself is massive and well looked after. I have never seen as many children rolling down hills and having so...More

Thank fran4254
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Philip M
26 August 2018|
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Response from Glen P | Reviewed this property |
I don’t believe it shuts as such, the only thing that may not be open is the little cafe and toilets but I believe the top car park isn’t gated and neither are the footpaths.
Claire T
12 July 2018|
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Response from davecP2822BI | Reviewed this property |
This park is never closed......
9 May 2018|
Response from mukhasben | Reviewed this property |
Hi, try Searching for pitch sites in the Sunderland area this will show you a few straight away