Need some fresh air but can’t face a trip to the same old swings? How about a super playground with a brilliant café next door? Perfect for a takeaway coffee or sit in and enjoy lunch and a cake after your little ones have burnt off some energy. This guest blog comes from Rebecca @chilterns_recipe_book who’s been finding all the best outdoor playgrounds with cafes around Bucks for us.
We recently visited Leeds Castle in Kent and had a brilliant day out. Not only is it a beautiful place to visit but it’s incredibly fun and packed full of playgrounds and fun things for the kids.
If you’re little one loves their scooter or bike then you have to take them to Oxhey Activity Park! The skatepark has been designed so that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy it. As well as the skate areas there’s also a fantastic play area with loads of great playframes and equipment, ping pong tables and a lovely café.
Now that summer has finally arrived and we’re enjoying the sunshine here’s my guide to the best family friendly pubs with play areas. All of the pubs featured in this guide with images next to them I have visited personally and the others have been recommended.
This amazing playground is located within Swinley Forest in Bracknell and is part of the Look Out Discovery Centre. Currently you have to reserve a space to play there, which guarantees that it won’t be busy. You also get a reserved picnic bench as part of your booking so have somewhere to sit and enjoy your coffee!
The village playground in Wigginton is a really lovely playground and brilliant for younger kids. It’s not huge, but so well thought out and really well looked after. Parents are well catered for too as The Village Shop next to it sells an amazing selection of freshly baked cakes, which I of course tried and they were delicious!
Today we were invited to the incredible new adventure playground Tumblestone Hollow at Stonor Park and we LOVED it! Stonor Park was the first place we visited our of lockdown last year and the grounds are so beautiful. The addition of Tumblestone Hollow makes it the perfect family day out.
Langley Park in Iver is one of the Buckinghamshire’s Country Parks and a beautiful place to go for a walk. From late March/April through to June the Temple Gardens are filled with colourful rhododendrons. Walking through the gardens at this time is stunning and you can see all the way down to Windsor Castle.
On our way back from the Monster Zoo we visited the playground at Hazlemere Recreation Ground. This is a great little playground, most of it is enclosed with a zip line and trampoline outside the fence. It’s a particularly good park for little ones.