Alexandra Park, Cramlington


Alexandra Park is a real gem in Cramlington and a place that's had quite a bit of investment over the past few years and is well worth a visit. This post was first published in July 2023 and information may change over time. 

Alexandra Park, Cramlington

Here are a few highlights: 

  • Children's Playground 
  • Additional New Adventure Playground with Dual Zip Wire
  • FREE Enclosed Dog Exercise Field 
  • Outdoor Gym 
  • Skate Park
  • Seating and Picnic Tables 
  • Sports Courts including Tennis Courts, Bowling Green & Basketball Courts 
  • Lots of Green Space 
  • Sensory Gardens 
  • FREE car park and easy to get to by bus / bike 

Children's Playground 

There is a lovely children's playground for younger children. This is enclosed and in good condition with slides, swings (including toddler swings), climbing frames, roundabout, see saw and more. There is a large grassed area next to this playground which is perfect for kite flying / ball games as well as seating inside the park and just picnic benches outside the park too. 

As with most enclosed playgrounds, dogs are not permitted inside the fenced area but you can stand outside with a dog on lead. 

Alexandra Park, Cramlington  - children's playground

Alexandra Park, Cramlington  - children's playground

Alexandra Park, Cramlington  - children's playground

Then if you cross over the cycle path, you will get to the second area of Alexandra Park (see the map at the bottom of this post) which includes seating, an adventure playground, dog park, skate park, outdoor gym, basketball court and lots more grass too. 

Jubilee Bark - FREE Dog Park 

Alexandra Park, Cramlington  - Jubilee Bark

A recent addition to Alexandra Park is Jubilee Bark - a free, enclosed dog park where you can let your dog off lead. There is no need to book - just turn up at any time. Do be aware of the rules and that it's likely there will be other dogs in there too. 

We have visited quite a few times now and it's one of Fozzy's favourite places. As soon as we get in the vicinity he does the typical Cockapoo hop where he gets up on his hind legs and jumps to try and get there more quickly. He LOVES it and I'm really pleased we have this facility in Cramlington. 

There are usually 3-4 other dogs using the park when we've visited but there is plenty of space. We have only once had the park to ourselves. 

There is no seating inside but there is a bench outside and there is a water bowl (bring a bottle of water). 

Alexandra Park, Cramlington  - Free dog park

Please make yourself aware of the rules before visiting: 

Alexandra Park, Cramlington  - Dog Park Rules

Alexandra Park, Cramlington  - Inside the Dog Park

Alexandra Park, Cramlington  - Inside the Dog Park

Alexandra Park, Cramlington  - Inside the Dog Park

Outdoor Gym Area

Just next to the dog park and before you get to the adventure playground is a small outdoor gym area which is free to use. 

Alexandra Park, Cramlington  - Free outdoor gym

Adventure Playground 

Then just along from the dog park is a fantastic new adventure playground which is ideal for older kids. 

Alexandra Park, Cramlington  - Adventure Playground

Alexandra Park, Cramlington  - Adventure Playground

There are various things to climb and swing on as well as a cool dual zip wire where you can race your friends. 

Alexandra Park, Cramlington  - Adventure Playground

Alexandra Park, Cramlington  - Adventure Playground Dual Zip Wire

Skate Park 

There is also a popular skate park which is usually filled with kids on bikes and scooters. All of these facilites are free to use with no need to book. 

Alexandra Park, Cramlington  - Skate Park

Sports Courts 

The park is home to a basketball court (free to use), Bowling Green (book in advance) and Floodlit Tennis Courts (book in advance). They're all in excellent condition and we keep saying we are going to join the Tennis Club. 

Alexandra Park, Cramlington  - Basketball Court

Sensory Garden 

If you're looking for somewhere to chill out and relax, there is a beautiful sensory garden with seating just next to the bowling green. You'll also find some history boards in here. 

Alexandra Park, Cramlington - Sensory Garden

Parking, Public Transport, Facilites & Map 

There is a small, free car park at the bottom of Ganton Avenue just next to the tennis courts. Use postcode NE23 6EL. Please do not block residential access by parking in surrounding streets. Alternative parking is available outside Nisa a very short walk away (postcode NE23 6YA). 

Several buses stop nearby (alight at Cramlington Learning Village and walk under the underpass) including the X10 and X11 from Newcastle/Blyth. This park is also a manageable walk / cycle from Manor Walks. 

Address: Alexandra Park. Cramlington. NE23 6EL. 

The car park is just at the end of Ganton Avenue located at the bottom of the map above. Next to the car park you will find the tennis courts, sensory garden and bowling green. Walk along the path and you will get to 'Alexandra Park' on the map which is the location of the playground for younger children. 

From the children's playground, you need to walk left (if your back is towards the playground) along the cycle path for 30 seconds or so, then cross the cycle track and walk up the path to get to the Skatepark (see map above). In this section you will also find the larger adventure playground, dog park, outdoor gym and basketball courts. 

Sadly there are no public toilets on site/ in the vicinity and there is no cafe which is a real shame. I really think the park would benefit from this. 

Cramlington is excellent for cycling and we have a good network of cycle routes across the town. Check out the map below. Alexandra Park is located on the green route between Cramlington Learning Village and St Peter and Paul's Catholic Academy. These routes are clearly waymarked throughout the town (you could use them to walk from Manor Walks too). 

Cramlington Cycle Network 

Other Places to Visit 

There are local shops at Dewley Court (NE23 6DT) and Southfield Green (NE23 6YA). Both are within a 10 minute walk of the park. 

Alternatively, Manor Walks is a 17 minute walk from the park and home to lots of shops, cafes, toilets,  restaurants, Vue Cinema, Concordia (with Soft Play, Swimming Pool, Clip n Climb, Bowling, Ping Pong, Pool and more) plus another lovely park - Seven Oaks. 

The Cramlington Spoon is a straight 17 minute walk along the cycle track from Alexandra Park and you could stop off at The Bay Horse Pub for a bite to eat/drink and toilet break. 

Alexandra Park, Cramlington

CJ's Funhouse, Airbox Bounce Trampoline Park, Northumberlandia and Plessey Woods are all within a short drive. 

Check out these posts: 

25 of the Best Playgrounds in North East England 

5 Things to do in Cramlington with Kids 

A Guide to Visiting Concordia Leisure Centre

How to find the Cramlington Spoon 


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