About Us


South Park cafe is located within a Grade II listed park with historic England and the park was the first Victorian Park in North East England.
South Park has something for everyone and the cafe can help with the overall experience of the park. We provide a supportive and safe environment, creating a friendly atmosphere is an important and integral part of our staff at South Park cafe.
Richmondshire Leisure Trust took over the running of the South Park Cafe from Darlington Borough Council in July 2017. This was to add to the facilities of Richmond Swimming Pool, Colburn Leisure Centre and Liberty Health Club.

We are dog friendly!

When we say everyone is welcome, we really mean it and we even welcome those that come in with four legs!

Opening Times

The cafe is open Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 4.00pm and on Saturdays and Sundays, 8.30am to 4.00pm, with longer opening hours during the Summer months.

Why Choose Us?

At South Park Cafe we have an extensive menu of food and drinks which are served in a site with a full range of activities for all the family and you are served during each visit by our friendly team.

Good Food 95%
Nice Drinks 90%
Great Company 95%
Activities for all the Family 90%