Exhibition Park, Claremont Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PZ – Visit Now
Found to the North of the city centre next to Newcastle University, Exhibition Park is a place in the city centre known for culture and recreation. At its heart, the park has a beautiful park and Victorian bandstand, boating lake with a wildfowl habitat and the Palace of the Arts – a structure built for the Exhibition of Science, industry and arts in 1929 which gives the park its name. The Palace is now home to Wylam Brewery which provides not only has some of the best ales and beers in the North East but has become a music venue with a thriving gig scene! The park is also home to the Urban Green Café – styled as a botanical garden – which as well as providing outdoor seating will bring food and drink from all over the region to the park. The park also provides a great shortcut to the popular suburb of Jesmond and access to the Town Moor – which alongside Exhibition park hosts one of the many popular park runs in the city. For families, the playground is fantastic including interactive water features helping children to understand waterpower and engineering – a key part of Newcastle’s fantastic heritage.