Carlisle Park – Morpeth Guide.

Carlisle Park Office, Off Castle Square, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 1YD.

Carlisle Park is a multi-award winning park in the heart of Morpeth, Northumberland.

Carlisle park is located on the south bank of the River Wansbeck, it contains the William Turner Garden, formal gardens, an aviary, play areas, a paddling pool, ancient woodland, picnic areas, toilets, tennis courts, bowling greens, a skate park and much more.

And within walking distance of the town centre.

  • Carlisle Park is open all year round. There are no admission charges.
  • The William Turner Garden is open 8am to 8pm, Monday to Thursday, and 8am to 6pm, Friday to Sunday.
  • There is also a splash pad.

Activity sheet:

The Northumberland Gov website has a sheet you can access to take part when visiting the park and William Turner Garden.

When visiting the park to see if they can spot the different wildlife, flowers and trees. There’s also some craft ideas on there too to keep them busy. The activity sheet has been sponsored by external bodies including King Edward VI School’s Parent/Teacher Association and Morpeth Town Council.


At the moment, we would not recommend travelling if you are not local til restrictions are lifted.

However, Morpeth bus station and train station are both within 15 minutes’ walk of Carlisle Park and some bus services stop outside Castle Square.

You can park next to the Morpeth leisure centre and the first three hours are free parking.

However, you will need the Northumberland parking disc, you can purchase one of these for £1 from the leisure centre when open.

Carlisle park is one of my favourite parks, the scenery is so beautiful and there is so much to do on the site and also nearby. I would say it is a great day out all year round and the kids always enjoy themselves.

We love sitting near the river and having our tea, it’s a great spot for a picnic or you could always grab a spot of lunch from their famous Chinese van.


Fortune Cookies is located in the car park and there is also an ice-cream van next door for the kids.

This Chinese van is only small but has a great menu to choose from, I’ve always wondered how they manage it from the outside.

The van is open from 12am to 8:30pm all week round apart from a Monday. They also close for their own lunch between 2:30pm to 3pm.

It is also cash only. However, you will be able to take money out in the town centre if needed.

You will receive your food in a container and comes a plastic fork – this is great to have a walk along the river.

The food is always amazing and always hear the same from everyone else too.


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