Discover Victorian heritage at the heart of the community, in an award winning modern park in Wallsend, North Tyneside.
Wallsend Parks includes Richardson Dees Park, a semi formal Victorian park which has a wide range of leisure and recreational activities including an extensive play area, tennis courts, a multi-use games area, skate park and an outdoor gym. There is a large recreation field at the north end of the park for more open space.
The play area includes sandplay and minidiggers, water play, pump and dams, a teen shelter, timber forts, a giant tunnel, balance beams, a climbing rock, zip wire, puzzle station, climbing webs, swings and totem poles.
The Verandah Cafe is set in the Centre of the park overlooking the children's play area. For opening times call 0191 643 2242.
Wallsend Hall Grounds is a quiet historic parkland with a formal promenade commanding excellent views and woodland walks, wildflower slopes, a south facing kitchen garden, a natural watercourse and many features of historical interest.
The Prince Road Arboretum has open grassland and a natural burn and beautiful views. The Arborteum houses specimen trees from across the world. This area is designed with wildlife in mind providing habitats for diverse wildlife - mammals, birds and insects.
Pick up the free self led 'Tale of the Sleeping Ginkgo Trolls' story trail from the Verandah Cafe. This colourful booklet will take you on a route to explore the nine wonderful sculptures carved from trees and logs which are hidden around both parks.
Location: Events take place in Richardson Dees Park, North Road, Wallsend NE28 8RH