Jesmond Dene - Pets Corner

Pets Corner is a petting zoo set in the heart of Jesmond Dene. It has been a popular place to visit since it was first opened in the 1960's and is about to be demolished and rebuilt with more modern facilities after gaining the funding from the Ouseburn Parks Heritage Lottery Bid. I heard demolition was expected to start soon so I recently took the chance to get a few more photos before the change happens.

This page also contains photos taken during the regeneration of Pets Corner, Millfield House and Colmans Field.

24th October 2013

25th February 2013

26th January 2012

6th December 2011

29th March 2011

2nd March 2011

Pets Corner has now re-opened to the public and more animals are due to arrive shortly.

5th January 2011

Pets Corner seems just about done now.

30th October 2010

19th October 2010

11th October 2010

4th October 2010

8th September 2010

6th August 2010

4th July 2010

The visitor centre was to be completed by June 2010 so it's running a little behind and the construction of the new bridge over the river has begun.

24th May 2010

24th May 2010

20th April 2010

23rd March 2010

Some more pictures from the site of the new path and the area where the new footbridge will be built.

18th March 2010

A new path being created in the adjoining Colmans Field which will lead to a new footbridge being built over the river just underneath Armstrong Bridge. I think the idea is that creating a new entrance on foot from the parking spaces underneath Armstrong Bridge will reduce the traffic in the Dene. That still leaves the traffic for the restaurant though going through the Dene which causes a lot more bother than traffic from families on a day out who tend to take a bit more care when driving through.

24th February 2010

26th January 2010

19th January 2010

11th January 2010

16th November 2009

5th November 2009

22nd October 2009

19th October 2009

15th October 2009

8th September 2009

17th March 2009

9th March 2009

2nd February 2009

30th January 2009

28th January 2009

22nd November 2008

21st May 2008

28th April 2008

18th March 2008

4th March 2008

21st September 2007

24th May 2006

3rd May 2006

7th April 2006

5th April 2006

21st February 2006

21st January 2006

9th January 2006

4th January 2006

8th December 2005

19th November 2005

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Apprentice said...

Love these, especially the goat. Going up there tomorrow to shoot a roll. Hope the bunnies are feeling sociable. :)

Newcastle Photos said...

Looks like you will have fine weather for it. :)

mr derek robinson said...

used to visit here in the 50s,and my granda used to take me there when i was yung in the 40s.I see a lot has changed now as one cannot drive overthe bridge and peer down into the dene as thay have bypassed now one looks up at the bridge

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