Heaton Park

Heaton Park


Heaton Park, in the heart of a thriving community, is packed with history as well as stunning variety of seasonal flowerbeds, shrubs and trees.


The park has an excellent network of footpaths to explore, connecting the park to nearby Ouseburn Park, Armstrong Park and Jesmond Dene.

The beautiful Victorian Pavilion and Terrace, dating back to 1880 is a focal point and the perfect spot on a sunny day to watch the world go by and enjoy the fine views across the park. Refurbished in 2011 with Heritage Lottery Funding, the Pavilion is home to the popular Sambuca Italian restaurant.

This park boasts two excellent play areas and plenty of open spaces for informal games and family fun.

Look out for the 13th century ruins of King John’s Palace (a fortified manor house) and the original gates and pillars to the park still exist at the entrance off Heaton Park View and Heaton Road.

Did you know?

There are regular guided walks around the park to find out about its fascinating history and rich wildlife.Did you know?
There are regular guided walks around the park, to find out about its fascinating history and its rich wildlife.

Getting Here

On street parking at Heaton Park View and Jesmond Vale Lane.

The nearest bus stop is on Warwick Street / Heaton Park View.


There is a good network of footpaths that run through the park that are suitable for prams or wheelchairs.

Things to do for grown ups

Heaton Park is the perfect spot for a relaxing walk. Discover the parks historic features or just take a seat and watch the world go by.  

Things to do for families

There are two great play areas (split for younger and older children) and plenty of grassed areas to have a run around. There are plenty of family-friendly events and activities taking place throughout the year. 

Food and Drink

Sambuca Restaurant serves up delicious Italian food, opening daily at 12.00. The perfect spot for alfresco dining on a sunny day.


There are toilets inside the Pavilion.