Things To Do in Newcastle: Nature & Parks

Are you looking for things to do in Newcastle that revolve around nature and parks? Well, we think we may have cracked it. We’ve put together a list of famous parks and nature reserves, most of which are free to enter, so you don’t have to do any of the hard work yourself. Take a look and find out which one appeals the most. They are all full of either wildlife and plant life, archaeological remains, historical buildings or lakes and ponds, or a combination of any one of them. Read on to find the most fascinating wildlife parks in Newcastle.

Jesmond Dene

This is a park that’s kept in pristine condition by the Friends of Jesmond Dene who strive to keep it as beautiful as its always been. And what a beauty it is, wooded parkland that takes you away from the loud city to give you much needed breathing space. There’s wildlife, trees and plant life here, so you can just enjoy the tranquillity until you’re ready to go back.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

There’s a garden along with beautiful Grecian architecture and to top it off even a medieval castle. Here you’ll find beautiful colours, sounds and smells that transport you to different place, a place where you can enjoy a peaceful break. There’s a Victorian tea room too so you can enjoy a drink and something to eat.

Rising Sun Country Park

The Rising Sun Country Park is a quiet nature reserve complete with ponds, woods and grasslands. It’s an idyll for wildlife and for relaxation where you can simply sit back and enjoy the outdoors. There’s disabled parking access and admission is free. It’s complete with footpaths, cycle-paths with wheel-chair access and there’s a café with park views.

Leazes Park

Opened in the late 19th century, Leazes Park is one of Tyneside’s oldest parks. It’s close to the city centre and there’s plenty of wildlife, and it’s a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. There’s also a basketball and tennis court, a play area for children and a lake, so there’s something for everyone.

Havannah and Three Hill Nature Reserve

The Havannah and Three Hill Nature Reserve is built on a former colliery. It was named after the Havannah Drift Mine and the tree hills comes from three slag heaps which used to form part of the mine. It is now of course a local nature reserve and area of conservation. A great place to unwind, relax and enjoy the landscape.

We hope you enjoyed our post today on things to do in Newcastle that revolve around parks and nature. We’ve worked hard to produce the best, and the ones we love the most, so you can pick and choose which ones you’re going to visit. It’s amazing that in a busy city like Newcastle, there are such beautiful natural wildlife areas, and no doubt you’ll be visiting them during your time in Newcastle.