How to find the Giant Spoon in Cramlington, Northumberland


If you fancy a super short walk with the kids, I can highly recommend looking for the Giant Spoon in Cramlington, Northumberland. Scroll to the bottom of this post for exact directions and a postcode.


How to find the Giant Spoon in Cramlington, Northumberland



We parked in the Bay Horse pub (make sure you pop in for a drink or food - they run lots of special offers), crossed over the road and headed under the underpass which goes under the A189.

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How to find the Giant Spoon in Cramlington, Northumberland - Bay Horse Car Park

How to find the Giant Spoon in Cramlington, Northumberland - Underpass

How to find the Giant Spoon in Cramlington, Northumberland

How to find the Giant Spoon in Cramlington, Northumberland

How to find the Giant Spoon in Cramlington, Northumberland - walk through the underpass

The walk is fairly muddy - definitely one for walking books or wellies. I wouldn't really recommend taking a pushchair along this route as it is narrow in parts, a little uneven and muddy.

The route is fairly short though (5 minutes each way) and it is short enough for toddlers to walk or to wear a baby carrier with little ones. We spotted a couple of dog walkers so bring your dog too.

How to find the Giant Spoon in Cramlington, Northumberland - it is fairly muddy

How to find the Giant Spoon in Cramlington, Northumberland - follow the track


It is impossible to get lost - there is one clear path and it is easy to follow. You will spot Cramlington Hospital on your left and at this point, you should be able to spot the Giant Spoon along the path in the distance.

How to find the Giant Spoon in Cramlington, Northumberland - Cramlington Hospital

How to find the Giant Spoon in Cramlington, Northumberland - Farmers  Fields

We found it! The Giant Spoon is actually called Eat For England - a 15 ft Giant Spoon which was commissioned in 2006 as part of a National Lottery funded art trail. Its creator, Bob Budd believes that a place where food is created (it is in between two farmers fields) is the best place for a spoon.


How to find the Giant Spoon in Cramlington, Northumberland - family photo with the spoon

We made up our own story though and if you visit with children, it could be fun to do the same. Our theory is that one day, a giant was eating his cereal in the clouds and dropped his spoon.

He leaned over to try and retrieve it but ended up falling from the sky! He landed in the pond at Alnwick Garden and has lived there ever since.

His wife tried to help him one day but the same fate awaited her. She fell into the Earth and turned into Northumberlandia. Oh dear! The moral of the story is, do not drop your spoon when eating your cereal!




How to find the Giant Spoon in Cramlington, Northumberland - sitting in the spoon

How to find the Giant Spoon in Cramlington, Northumberland

You walk right under the Newcastle Airport flight path and we were wowed at how close an Emirates plane flew above our heads as we walked back through the woodland area. Perfect if you know a little one who loves spotting planes.

If you would like a longer walk, continue along the path and you will end up in Seaton Delaval. Rumour has it that there is another sculpture further along the track - a figure that you can stand in. Let me know if you have seen him/her.


The walk only takes around 20 minutes in total. If you have parked in the Bay Horse Car Park, it is only courteous that you pop in for a drink or a bite to eat. Their menus are super cheap and there is always a bargain to be had (including kids eat for £1 at certain times). Read our review from a few years ago here and check out their current offers here. 


How to find the Giant Spoon in Cramlington, Northumberland - Bay Horse Pub interior

Childrens menus correct as of January 2020: 

How to find the Giant Spoon in Cramlington, Northumberland - Bay Horse kids build your own

How to find the Giant Spoon in Cramlington, Northumberland - Bay Horse Pub Kids Menu

How to find the Giant Spoon in Cramlington, Northumberland - Bay Horse Pub Meal Deal

How to find the Giant Spoon in Cramlington, Northumberland - Bay Horse Pub kids eat for £1 deal


Cramlington Spoon Directions: 

  1. Park in the Bay Horse Sizzling Pub Car Park. Address: Sanderson Terrace, Cramlington. NE23 6XB.
  2. Carefully cross the road and head to the bus stop on the right hand side. You will see and underpass going under the A189 road. Walk through the underpass.
  3. Follow the track which cuts through the two fields for 5-8 minutes. The spoon should be in sight soon after you spot Cramlington Hospital on your left hand side. 

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Please follow social distancing rules & Government guidelines , wash hands regularly and use alcohol hand gel (especially before eating), respect the local area. leave no trace, take litter home, park responsibly and if somewhere is busy on arrival, please consider leaving and returning at a later date. If you have any Coronavirus symptoms, please stay at home and follow NHS advice. 

Always check updated opening hours / protocols / parking advice and charges with venues direct before setting off as things may have changed since this post was published. 
 


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