Photograph of the view of the old bowling green from Paddy Freeman's Pavilion with tennis courts in background and row of houses behind trees on right hand side

Hire Paddy Freeman’s Pavilion

Located in Paddy Freeman’s Park, the old bowling Pavilion is a versatile and flexible venue that lends itself well to a range of events and activities, with views over the private green it offers a relaxing and idyllic setting. 

Built in 1967 for High Heaton Bowling club, the pavilion was used as such for 40 years. Now, it hosts a large room with views across the private green. With toilets, a small kitchen and storage room, Paddy’s Pavilion is a very versatile and spacious venue. The old bowling green makes a great spot for outdoor picnics or activities, or even for pitching a small marquee, gazebos or setting up outdoor games. The venue hire also includes 40 chairs and 6 trestle tables which can be used for larger parties.

Photograph of the front view of Paddy freeman's Pavilion in Paddy Freeman's Park Newcastle.


The hire fees we currently offer are:

Hourly Rate: £30.00

Half Day Rate (4 hours) : £85.00

Full day Rate (8 hours) : £145.00

(We can offer a one off hire or regular hires.)


We are located in Paddy Freeman’s Park, tucked away behind the Urban Green Café. the address of the park is: 

Freeman Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7AH

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A birds eye picture of the site can be found here



There is a pay and display car park located at the entrance to Paddy Freeman’s Park as well as street parking nearby which is permitted between 11am-12noon & 3pm-4pm.

An additional pay and display car park is located at Castle Farm Park (postcode NE7 7AF), which is 0.1 miles from Paddy Freeman’s Park (a 3 minute walk or 1 minute drive away).

Food & Beverage

If you’d like catering for your event, then the Urban Green Café can provide a small selection of menu options if pre-ordered. To find out more about what they can offer, please register your interest in catering within your booking email.

Alternatively there is a small kitchenette on site complete with crockery, cutlery, microwave, kettle, hot drink urn and fridge, so you’re welcome to provide your own catering!

Photograph of Margarita Stozza (an urban green cafe special consisting of a stottie filled with pizza filling), cut in half on a white plate with small bowl of brightly coloured pickled vegetables


To check availability and to make a booking or if you have any questions about hiring the venue please contact the team via