Summerhill | Day Out With The Kids


5 star Rating 5 / 5 1 reviews

Hartlepool, County Durham, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Summerhill is a unique and welcoming Country Park on the western edge of Hartlepool that's both a Local Nature Reserve and an outdoor activity centre great for active families!

And best of all the 100 acre site is free to enjoy at any time with no need to pre-book. There is plenty to freely enjoy including countryside walks, adventure play areas, cycling routes, a competition standard BMX track and climbing Boulder Park.

The team based at the Summerhill Visitor Centre also run activities for schools, community groups, businesses and the general public. Key activities are; archery, rock climbing, high ropes, orienteering, team games, nature study and crafts.

Summerhill also makes a great venue for a meeting, party or event. The site has hosted a wide range of events from major cross-country championships and BMX cycling events to community fun-days, countryside festivals and dog shows!

So whatever you fancy getting up to with the family they've got plenty here for everyone to choose from! Come early if you can though folks - because the kids won't want to leave!


Getting There and Contact Information


Summerhill Visitor Centre, Summerhill Lane, Hartlepool, County Durham, TS25 4LL, England


Click here to visit Summerhill's website
01429 284584

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Park open 24/7.

Visitor Centre

Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Saturdays (April to September) 09:00 - 17:00

Car Park

April to October 09:00 - 19:30

November to March 09:00 - 17:00


Free admission

Charges are made for activities and venue hire.

More Information


The Summerhill Visitor Centre includes toilet facilities, a baby change area and a shower.

Baby food facilities

The Summerhill Visitor Centre includes a baby change facility. The cafe and Visitor Centre is easy access and child friendly.

Gift shop

A range of leaflets are available from the Visitor Centre including an orienteering map of Summerhill, information on sites of archaeological interest, local walks and a climbing guide for the Boulder Park.

Eating information

The Summerhill Visitor Centre includes a cafe operated by Liberty Catering. The cafe is open every day including weekends with longer opening during the summer. Liberty Catering can also provide catering for meetings or events.


Good parks, lots of space

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Kedikoko . 02.05.18

Park area is good, and loads of space to walk run and enjoy the outside