Covid-19 guidance for play parks
Fixed play parks will not be reopening on 4 July in Gateshead. We are reviewing the government guidance and assessing all of the borough's 120 equipped sites. We will keep you updated on progress as soon as available.
Saltwell Park: one of the 10 most popular parks in the UK
Nestled in the heart of Gateshead, Saltwell Park is one of Britain's finest examples of a Victorian park and a perfect place for the whole family to enjoy.
Its historical and peaceful grounds have earned many awards such as Green Flag and Britain's Best Park. Relax and unwind in the beautiful green space; bring the family to enjoy facilities including play areas, a maze and pets' corner; get active with our walking and jogging routes as well as bowling greens, tennis and basketball facilities or simply enjoy lunch and a hot drink in the stunning surroundings of Saltwell Towers.
Saltwell Park was declared as 'The People's Choice' in 2018 for the second year in a row. The award by Keep Britain Tidy followed a public vote and makes Saltwell Park among the top 10 in the country - and the only park in the north of England to hold this award.
Park: 9am to 3.30pm
Towers and tearoom: 9am to 5pm
East Park Road