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Place Category: Parks, Gardens, Farms, Green Spaces and Beaches and Country ParkPlace Tags: Country Park, Herrington Country Park, Houghton Le Spring, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, and UK

  • Profile

    Herrington Country Park offers numerous event spaces, an amphitheatre and large areas that can be used for visitor parking.

    The adaptable spaces within the park have been used for Radio 1’s Big Weekend, a number of music concerts, running and cycling events, community festivals and vehicle shows. Events have included the Sunderland Festival, Race for Life, the National Cross Country Championships, The BIG Bike Ride and the 2012 Olympic Torch Celebration.

    Although public transport access is limited, Herrington Country Park is only minutes from the A19 with good accessibility.

    Aside from the event spaces there is an adventure play area, skate boarding, Nordic walking, model boat sailing in the lake and a variety of sculptures that celebrate the heritage of the area.

  • More Info
    Capacity:

    Up to 30,000 depending on configuration

    Indicative Cost:

    Dependent on event

    Suitable for::
    • Outdoor Sporting Activities
    • Specialist Sporting Activities
    • Fun Runs and Community Sports
    • Picnics and Park Events
    • Reenactments
    • Large Scale Concerts and Festivals
    • Large Scale Sporting Events
    • Shows and Countryside Events
    • Vehicle and Leisure Shows
    • Music Festivals
    • Fairs and Circuses
    Facilities Overview:
    • Outside Catering Permitted
    • Outside Bar Permitted
    • Marquees Permitted
    • Picnics Permitted
    • Camping Permitted
    • Dogs Permitted
    • Car Parking On Site
    • External Power Sources
    Facilities Information for Hirers:

    Country park setting close to A19, with good road access and on-site parking (but with limited public transport) capable of hosting large scale events, festivals and concerts for up to 30,000.

    The site is set up with a event space and amphitheatre.

    Surface is predominantly grass with some hard standing. Some reinforced grass areas provide additional parking with remainder grass only.

    There is no power onsite so generators are required.

    Water is available but notice may be required in the winter months. Camping may be permitted.

    Disability Access:

    Ample parking on predominantly level site. Larger events will need to provide additional toilets.

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