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West Boldon Lodge

West Boldon Lodge is part of the National Grid Environmental Education Centre Network and is managed by Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle.

West Boldon Lodge
is a purpose built environmental education centre with 13 hectares of habitats. 
As well as education programmes for schools, adults and families, we also run community events, offer room hire and support a range of volunteers.

The Lodge is renowned for high quality delivery of engaging and informative outdoor and environmental education activities to a range of visitors. It is the only centre of its kind in South Tyneside which, combines a diverse nature site with experienced and enthusiastic staff to offer visitors an unforgettable experiences.

The centre, constructed by National Grid, opened in August 2010 and is an Erlund House Log Cabin constructed from high quality Northern Pine logs grown in Finland. The Lodge’s eco credentials including solar hot water, wood burning stoves as supplementary heating and natural cellulose fibre made from recycled paperinsulation demonstrate Groundwork and National Grid’s commitment to sustainability. 

We are located in South Tyneside within 13 hectares of land which comprises open water, wet and dry meadows, grassland, woodland, coppiced willow areas and scrub woodland. One area of the site is known as Mount Pleasant Marsh Local Wildlife Site and contains locally rare species of Orchard and examples of ancient ridge and furrow meadow. The site is actively managed using traditional conservation techniques.

We also do birthday parties!  To see information and prices about our birthday parties click here.

Click the links below to find out more about the different activities and programmes we offer -

The centre delivers a variety of environmental education packages for young people from foundation to secondary age such as woodland minibeast hunts, pond dipping, team building and sensory awareness activities.

West Boldon Lodge is an excellent venue within an ideal environment for those wishing to hire facilities for a meeting, event or larger function. We are also able to offer corporate volunteering and team building days to the business community.

Click here to view our room hire price list.

West Boldon Lodge delivers a range of activities and events throughout the year for the local community, from free family learning open days and birthday parties to work experience and volunteering sessions. 

To view and book all upcoming family events at West Boldon Lodge, click here!

Download our Education Programme for Schools & Young People here 

For more information or to book a session or room please contact the team on 0191 536 4873 or email

West Boldon Lodge

Newcastle Road

Tyne & Wear

NE36 0BG

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