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Plessey Woods

15 Feb

There’s over 100 acres of woodland, meadow and riverside to explore in Plessey Woods. No signs of otters or kingfishers on this trip, but plenty of good sticks and water to poke…

http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=1892

Swans and toasties at South Marine Park

11 Oct

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Had a lovely trip to South Marine Park in South Shields today. It was a bit cold and blustery for the beach but just behind the sea front is the park. There are two good play areas: one for older kids and the other for pre school age. We then warmed up in the very pleasant cafe (I can recommend the toasties) before feeding the ducks. In summer there’s a little train too.
Follow the link below and there’s even an app to guide you around the park…

http://www.visitsouthtyneside.co.uk/article/12636/seafront-parks

Cycling and brambling in Rising Sun Country Park

29 Sep

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the stag

Who would have thought all this was just behind the Asda?

http://www.visitnorthtyneside.com/dbimgs/risingsunleaflet.pdf

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Sand sailing in Carlisle Park in Morpeth

13 May

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A cycle by the Wansbeck in Morpeth

17 Feb

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Took the balance bike for a spin along the river in Morpeth. The path by the Wansbeck from Carlisle Park to the Steppy Stones is nice and flat, great for cycling and scootering. There is a car park opposite the park in the town centre, just a few minutes walk from the playground where there are two separate play areas for younger and older children. There are also plenty of side streets around High Stanners, near the the Steppy Stones. If you cross over the river by the stones the path leads you up into the town centre where there are plenty of cafes. If you have a pushchair, there is a bridge a little further up that you can use to cross instead. The independent Appleby’s Bookshop has a great children’s section with an ideally placed cafe inside right next to it, handy if your little ones don’t want to keep still while you finish your cuppa.

http://applebysbookshop.tbpcontrol.co.uk/tbp.direct/customeraccesscontrol/home.aspx?d=applebysbookshop&s=C&r=10000078&ui=0&bc=0

http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=8280

Costa del Morpeth in Carlisle Park

29 Jun
Playgrounds, splash pool and rowing boats (summer), riverside walk and plenty of ducks to feed, Carlisle Park is a great at all times of the year. There is a public toilet with baby change, but winter opening can be sketchy. The leisure centre and town centre pubs are just a few minutes walk on the other side of the river.
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