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Hardwick Park, Sedgefield

Hardwick Park is a country park with a difference!

A great place to visit at any time of the year.With free admission (other than car parking charges), you can stroll through the historic parkland admiring the natural beauty of the lake, woodland and wildlife. No visit is complete without calling into our visitor centre to learn about the history and restoration of the park, taking a look in our new gift shop and calling in to our Tower Cafe. 

Lots of family events & seasonal activities - check website for latest details here http://www.durham.gov.uk/hardwickpark
 

The visitor centre offers excellent facilities including an interactive exhibition space, fully equipped education room, gift shop, cafe and public toilets. The Tower Cafe is open daily offering a wonderful selection of home made soups, sandwiches, scones, pies and cakes. Whether calling in for lunch, ice cream or just a refreshing drink after a walk, a warm and friendly welcome awaits you.   
Toddler Tales and Trails is our programme of children's activities for children aged 2 to 5 years. Sessions include arts and crafts, storytelling and fun park trails based on popular children's books.Book your Toddler Tales and Trails sessions by calling
03000 262899 or emailing hardwickpark@durham.gov.uk or through  Hardwick Park on Facebook.
For current opening times - visit http://www.durham.gov.uk/hardwickpark
Accessibility:
There are a number of accessible parking bays at the park. The visitor centre is fully accessible for people with disabilities and the circuit walk is accessible to visitors of all abilities. The surfaced route is a minimum of two metres wide, generally flat and has no steps. There are two slopes but easier alternatives will be marked. Other paths around the park are generally flat but may be muddy at times.
Getting there: 

Hardwick Park is on the west side of Sedgefield in County Durham. Grid Reference NZ 346 288 (Ordnance Survey map Explorer 305).

  • By public transport: The nearest bus stop is at Sedgefield High Street. From there it is a half mile walk following a signposted footpath through the arch of the Hardwick Arms Hotel. 
  • By car or coach: Hardwick Park is on the A177 Durham to Stockton road on the west side of Sedgefield, two and a half miles from A1(M) Junction 60 (well sign-posted).   
  • On foot, cycle or horse: Paths allow easy access to the park at all times. See Ordnance Survey map Explorer 305.

Locations

Hardwick Park Visitors Centre, Sedgefield , Co Durham, TS21 2DN

6.26 miles  
  03000 262 899    
Naughty but nice Puddings!

Naughty but nice Puddings!

Check out our delicious puddings, my favourite is the limoncello trifle, not suitable for the kids, but there are some other scrummy recipes that the whole family can enjoy! Take a look in our pudding section for recipes to make summer BBQ's and eating alfresco all the more tasty! My girls LOVE the chocolate pizza - making it, but mostly eating it!

Raring2go! KidsZone

Raring2go! KidsZone

Over the weekends and holidays there are always times when your children need some chill out time, or to fill an hour or so, or they say the dreaded 5 letter word - BORED! Well, our KidsZone is here to rescue you and them from these moments. Full of puzzles, colouring in sheets and activities from films and programmes there is lots to keep busy!