The Friends of the Park will lead a walk through both North and South Marine Parks. The Friends will bring the heritage to life giving a glimpse into the fascinating history of the parks.
South Marine Park has lots of features including beautiful walks, two children's play areas, a steam train, a lake with ducks and pedalos, a cafe and a Victorian bandstand.
North Marine Park is a haven of peace and quiet offering great views and gentle pastimes such as bowls, petanque and pitch & putt. There are a number of walking trails throughout the park too, many of which lead to an elevated point from where you can see for miles along the coastline.
Meet at the Tyne Lifeboat near Haven Point for the start of the walk.
The tour will end in the North Marine Park Community Garden (or Bents Park porta cabin if poor weather) for light refreshments and an opportunity to browse through many photos showing the rich history of the parks.
- Saturday 14 September: 11am - 1pm
- Wednesday 18 September: 11am - 1pm
No booking required
Please wear appropriate footwear and be prepared for changes to weather conditions.
Parking is available in the nearby Pier Pavillion (next to Westovian Theatre) and also alongside each of the Marine parks.
What is Heritage Open Days?
Heritage Open Days is a national event that sees buildings of every age, style and function open their doors to the public and runs 13-22 September.
For a list of Heritage Open Days in South Tyneside view the Heritage Open Days events calendar.
For more information about Heritage Open Days visit Heritage Open Days