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Family fun

Great place for family fun, play area for kids , duck and swans to feed. Cafe for mums dad's and... read more

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yvonne a
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A lovely family friendly park

We went on a slightly chilly day , the river and bridge was a lovely walk and great for a game of... read more

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Grange Road, Darlington DL1 5TG, England
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All reviews bowling green duck pond flower beds feeding the ducks small aviary band stand play area dog walking great place for a walk rose garden large lake children's playground clock tower nice cuppa a popular place huge field run free
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great place for family fun, play area for kids , duck and swans to feed. Cafe for mums dad's and grandparents. There's even crazy golf.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank yvonne a
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on a slightly chilly day , the river and bridge was a lovely walk and great for a game of pooh sticks, there was some lovely flower displays already for a chilly March day. The walled garden / raised beds are looking sad...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DavidC-B001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited South Park in wonderful Darlington three times and every visit is so special to me. This is a great park which i enjoy going to with my best buddies when i come to visit to chill, relax, walk and hangout. The open...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bobby T
Reviewed 17 January 2019

Beautiful Park so well maintained. large pond with geese and swans, huge field where dogs can run free. A small bird enclosure manned by volunteers. Gorgeous bandstand and clock tower. Cafe under new management where dogs are welcome. Clean toilet block by the clock tower.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank normae398
Reviewed 17 January 2019

I love to visit this park. The whole area is beautifully kept, with the bedding areas always seasonally planted. The lake is clean and makes a nice focal point. The cafe is great for a warming drink on cold days and an ice cream in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dena N
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

This is a large easily accessible park with mature trees, a riverside walk and bowling green. The children’s play area is modern and the cafe provides basic refreshments in a delightful setting. The park also hosts the town’s firework display on Bonfire Night.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank marygedwards
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

This morning’s walk round the park was the first in several years. I was impressed with how cared for it appeared. There are some missing items, which is a shame but I can only assume lack of funds made it cheaper to remove than repair....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 748katherinec
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Enjoyable walk with our dogs, beautiful autumnal colours flowing through the many large old trees around the park. We saw the squirrels scurrying up the trees and the many ducks in the pond, a park well with a visit a lovely historical part of Darlington

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank diane m
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Great place to walk around plenty to do nice and clean gardens too well maintained it’s a nice big open space

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kirstyw26
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Located on the southern gateway to the town, adequate parking around, a multi aspect park catering for all, good summer flower beds.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Charles F
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18 October 2017|
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Response from Paul T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is at least one play area and plenty of open spaces to play in.
17 June 2016|
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Response from chasw47 | Reviewed this property |
28 March 2016|
Response from christopherbI5543HL |
Hi, Yes there is a small cafe next to the bowling green at the Parkside end of the park. Unfortunately it is only open at weekends and bank holidays.