1st December 2020.

As with most sunny days with the cafe serving take away drinks, most of the park benches are occupied by visitors enjoying the fresh air.

 

 

Meanwhile the Park Cottage is getting roof maintenance.

 

 

16th August 2020.

As has been happening in many ponds accross the UK due to hot weather, low water levels and low oxygen levels at least 50 of the large Goldfish/Carp in the pond have died.  

The Park staff have been introducing water with a hose to try and improve the situation and removed the dead fish.

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North Tyneside Council have announced from today, 22nd July the cafe will be open.

21st July 2020  Disabled toilet in pavilion is now open for all to use and the playground is open.

 And I swear the fish are getting even bigger !!

 

        

Update on the first of July 2020

The park is quite busy on most days but most people are sensible about distancing. There is often a Police presence to check.

There is still no news from the Council about the Cafe and Toilets reopening.

 

                                                               

 

CORONAVIRUS THREAT  MARCH 2020

 In the interests of public health and safety, following the advice of Government,

North Tyneside Parks cafe's and toilets will be closed to the public until further notice.

All park events are postponed until further notice.

The park will remain open but please stay two meters away from each other wherever possible.

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE MAY 2020

 

Following approval from The Department For Digital, Culture, Media And Sport, Bowls England and North Tyneside Council, Percy Bowling Club will open for very limited exercise on Sunday 24th May 2020, strictly following the guidance issued by all parties listed.  

 

Since they share the green and facilities with Northumberland Linskill Bowling Club, they have arranged separate days for each club's members to play to ensure social distancing protocols can be adhered to.

Bowlers on 26th May 2020 keeping the required distance apart. Good to see them back.

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Three Yucca's relocated from Albion Road / Ayre's Terrace where there will soon be new houses built

and now enhancing the Tynemouth Road park entrance.

 

In this period of social distancing the park is quiet on this sunny May day.

 

 

The sunny  "North Pond" field is always a popular picnic and games area.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------May 2020 Nice to see the Blue Tits using the nest boxes.    

 

                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

                 

Easter Holiday

     

FROM Saturday

04-Apr

Tea Room

Northumberland Park

Easter Trail

 

TO Sunday

19-Apr

Hours

 
           

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

08-Apr

1:30pm-3pm

Northumberland Park

Nature Adventure

 

Friday

10-Apr

 

Wednesday

15-Apr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

17-Apr

1:30pm-3pm

Northumberland Park

Nature Adventure

 

April 2020

     

Sunday

26-Apr

12pm-4pm

Northumberland Park

Spring Fun Day

 

May Half Term

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

27-May

1:30pm-3pm

Northumberland Park

Nature Adventure

 

Friday

29-May

 

July 2020

     

Saturday

11-Jul

11am-3pm

Northumberland Park

MOTT Bandstand

 
 

Summer Week 1

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

22-Jul

1:30pm-3pm

Northumberland Park

Nature Adventure

 

Friday

24-Jul

 

Summer Week 2

     

Wednesday

29-Jul

1:30pm-3pm

Northumberland Park

Nature Adventure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

31-Jul

1:30pm-3pm

Northumberland Park

Nature Adventure

 

Summer Week 3

     

Wednesday

05-Aug

1:30pm-3pm

Northumberland Park

Nature Adventure

 

Thursday

06-Aug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Week 4

     

Wednesday

12-Aug

1:30pm-3pm

Northumberland Park

Nature Adventure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

14-Aug

11am-2pm

Northumberland Park

Family Fun Day

 

Summer Week 5

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

20-Aug

1:30pm-3pm

Northumberland Park

Nature Adventure

 

Friday

21-Aug

 

Summer Week 6

     

Wednesday

26-Aug

1:30pm-3pm

Northumberland Park

Nature Adventure

 

September 2020

     

Saturday

13-Sep

11am-3pm

Northumberland Park

Annual Spring Dog Oscars

 
 

 

 

Dates for music in the Bandstand for 2020 are :-

 

 

 

Sunday 26th April,

Sunday 24th May  

 

 

Saturday 11th July

Sunday 30th August

 

 

Saturday 12th September

The dates for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch are :-

Saturday 25th January 10.30am -12.00

and Sunday 26th January 1.30pm - 3pm

 

 

Sadly one of the oldest trees in the park, a Sycamore at least by its growth rings 160 years old was damaged by strong winds.

 

The island on the pond is at last being planted. 

March 2019

 

Stargazing at Northumberland Park with Sunderland Astronomical Society

 

Friday 19th October 2018 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

At  Visitor Centre and Tea Room

Important note -

Public Entry is ONLY through the main park gates, on King Edward Road, for this free, after dark event.

- All other gates will be closed and locked from 6pm

 

 

 

Land Train running from Whitley Bay sea front to Low Lights, North Shields

now runs through park.

 

 

 

 

 

            

See more info about the Labyrinth on the Labyrinth Project page.

 

 

 

SPRING FUN DAY ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE PARK

SUNDAY 27th MAY 2018      11AM  - 3 PM

 

Was a lovely sunny day and the event was well attended. 

                          

 

 

 

HOT SUNNY DAY -AT LAST 4th May 2018   Lots of Butterflies out.

First  4 Holly Blues, 1 Comma, 4 Speckled Woods, 1 Peacock, 2 Green Veined Whites, 3 Small Whites, 2 Large Whites.

 

Also saw 4 singing male Blackcaps and 4 singing Chiffchaffs.

 

 

 

 

Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland helped Percy Bowling Club celebrate their 125th Anniversary by planting a tree in Northumberland Park on Friday 24 November 2017. Her Grace also attended a presentation to welcome her to the role of Honorary President of the Club and spoke to club members over tea and refreshments.

 

 

 

Park Warden Job Vacancy

Anyone interested to join the dedicated team please see the link below for  the job description and person specification,
>
https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/_/168077 

 

 

 

STAR GAZING EVENT  13th OCTOBER  2017

 

 

 

 

4th July 2017 and American Gum Tree was planted overlooking the pond. Details below on Official Programme.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting on Monday 25th of July – Friday 30th September there will be a trial which will temporarily designate an area as “Dogs on Leads” only.

 

 

21st July 

North Tyneside’s award-winning parks have been awarded six prestigious Green Flags today  as national recognition for their beauty and environmental excellence.

 This Park – which recently underwent a £5 million renovation funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and North Tyneside Council – joins beautiful Wallsend Parks, Benton Quarry Park, Marden Quarry Park, Killingworth Lakeside Park and The Rising Sun Country Park in the coveted awards.  Green flags are awarded annually by national environmental and conservation groups, led by Keep Britain Tidy, to outstanding spaces which have the highest possible standards, are beautifully maintained and demonstrate a commitment to continual improvement and development.

 

 

 

Easter Sunday in the Park 27th March 2016

 

 

The Circus tent on the Events Field was popular. 

 

 

 

 

 

  


 

 

 

 

Spring is in the air. 12th March 2016

Much activity in the park

Birds singing and checking nestboxes

and an OTTER that had been seen at the Fish Quay

made its way into the park.

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

130th Anniversity of Park opening

Official opening by the Duchess of Northumberland

11th August 2015

Welcome Party at King Edward Road main gates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Duchess visits the Herb Garden and the St Leonards Hospital site. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Pipers Fancy" welcome the Duchess before she strolls arround the park.

 

                 

 

 

 

 

The Duchess and the Mayor plant Commemorative Trees. 

 

 

 

 

 

 SATURDAY 8th AUGUST EVENT

Thousands attended this fabulous event

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

        

 

    

     

     

 

 

 

 burgh Volunteers from Marden High School who helped tidying up the flower border by Dunn's Gate ( North-east gate ) and the Wildflower/Butterfly meadow.

               

              Border before                                                                     Border after

 

 

                                                       

 

 

30th May 2014 - A big thank you to the volunteers from Virgin Money who helped remove the Wild Garlic that was choking the Fern Rockery.

 

   

 

                                   HERITAGE PICNIC IN THE PARK EVENT 22nd June 2013

 

Thanks to all who helped make this such a well attended sucessful event. The weather was kind and Marian Foster did a superb job officially opening the Herb Garden.

 

   

 

Doctor Bullien and Lady Agnes Hilton

 

 

 

                                               

PLANTING HERBS IN THE MEDIEVAL GARDEN

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped on Thursday 13th and Saturday 15th June