Leazes Park, Richardson Road, Lodge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4BJ – Visit Now
Found between Newcastle’s football stadium St. James Park and the Royal Victoria infirmary – the city centre hospital, Leazes Park is the city’s oldest public park and provides a wonderful range of activities for people in the city centre. From six basketball courts that are always open through to the lake which is stocked and maintained by its own angling association, Leazes Park provides one of the most stunning greenspaces in the North of England for walkers to enjoy. From bandstands and Victorian splendour through to a ‘wild’ section where the park has been allowed to revert to nature, giving a small taste of Northumberland in the heart of the city, the park has a variety of scenery to enjoy. For Children it is also a dream with two different playgrounds for children of different ages to enjoy. The lake is also beautiful and regularly has swans, ducks and geese swimming on it. Beside the lake you can find the Tower Café – established in 2020 – which provides exceptional pizza including vegan and vegetarian options. This is best enjoyed on one of the nearby benches and looking over the lake.