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Exhibition Park
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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Use public parks they're free”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

Exhibition Park is near Claremond Road beyond the the RVI Hospital. It's a large park which was named after the Royal Jubilee Exhibition in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s 50th year on the throne, having previously been named Bull Park. The only remaining item from the 1887 Exhibition is the bandstand and all other temporary buildings and structures were removed and the grounds reinstated. The park has croquet lawns, a children's cycling club, tennis courts and a basket ball court, a children's playground, a skate park and a military museum which is currently close. It's a fabulous place to take the kids. The nearest car park is the Claremont Road one which charges city centre rates.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nice City Centre Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

We had a lovely day here with 2 of our grandchildren. Plenty of activities for children and nice open spaces for picnics or playing ball games.

Visited August 2012
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Outstanding family recreational area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012 via mobile

The new free recreational area at the Exhibition Park surpasses anything similar that I have found in any town or city that I have travelled to across Europe and beyond. The park has been well planned has the most imaginative equipment and immaculately maintained. This is a great place for a day out.

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Newcastle
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59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Tired”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2012

Where the 'skaters' meet. Often groups of youths meet here, but NICE kids!! okay for a walk

Visited January 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Park or urban building park”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

The work that is being done 're-furbishing' the park is taking away it's essence of nature. Gavel paths and play areas everywhere are compromising the natural vegetation. Cleared shrubbery is bare and much of the habitat ground loving birds is being removed . Bare areas, if not planted properly, will grow weeds. Much of the wild side of this park is being replaced by man made constructions. Once the pile of gravel and other building debris is removed it will take a long time to recover. Let's hope the robins,blackbirds and dunnocks will stay around. Not as relaxing as it used to be.

Visited March 2012
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