**The car park is open daily between 10.00 and 17.00. Pedestrian access is 24 hour access. The café is open Wednesday to Sunday between 10.00am and 4.30pm (times may vary). The toilets are open daily between 10.00 and 16.30. To reduce the risk of catching or spreading coronavirus, please continue to practice social distancing when meeting with others and wear a face covering in our indoor spaces.**
This VisitEngland accredited attraction Wharton Park commands spectacular views across Durham City. The historic park now offers a brand new heritage centre and cafe, play area for all ages, an amphitheatre and miniature car track, multi-use games area, outdoor gym and putting green.
- Regional and Miscellaneous Northern Saints Trails Passport 2021
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good21
- SharonJT67Durham, United KingdomTrip Type:Solo travelGreat bit of tranquility in a cityFriday, 16th July 2021Traffic was bad in Durham so decided to go on a wander and ended up in the park, was really quiet & came upon the community garden, what a brilliant idea, the garden was well maintained & they had... Read full review
- dawnie74Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdomlovely parkSaturday, 21st August 2021This is a beautiful park with lots to do and see. At least three separate play areas catering for different age groups. Clean toilets and cafe. Read full review
- Peter_Dawson791Durham, United KingdomA very pleasant way to spend 90 minutesSunday, 19th September 2021If you are planning a visit to Wharton Park today you could sign up for our FREE Ranger Guided Walk, Natures Table, plants and their uses. Guided walks are taking place today Friday 17 September at... Read full review
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Parking & Transport
- Parking (charge)
|Season (21 May 2020 - 31 Dec 2021)|
* Open daily between 9:00 - 16:00. with events held throughout the year. The cafe is open daily between 10.00am and 4.00pm until Saturday 4 September, offering a takeaway service of light lunches, snacks and drinks between 10.00am and 4.00pm (times may vary).