We really like this park and not just because it has a nice pub next to it, although that does help! In the centre of the village of Kelsall (near Delamere Forest), this ticks all the boxes of what a good playground should have.
The (free) car parking area is divided between the pub ‘The Morris Dancer’ and users of the park so just be aware you park in the right section.
There’s a large field with a cycle trail all the way around it so you often see little ones on scooters and bicycles. There are goalposts on the field should a game of footie take your fancy and a basketball court, although this is looking a bit tired now but still playable on.
The thing I like best about this park is that the playground is fenced off so little ones can’t escape onto the playing fields easily, always high up on my priority list with my youngest! Inside there’s a fantastic mix of play equipment and all ages will be happy which is not something you could say for lots of playgrounds.
My bigger ones absolutely loved this wooden swing contraption (anyone know what this is called?!), it’s meant to over 8’s only, but that didn’t stop my son, I just looked away everytime Mr AOTG pushed them faster and harder!
We liked the climbing wall on the side of the play frame and the spinning wheel (again no idea what the proper name for this is…I really need to acquaint myself with play equipment terminology). Thinking I had the core muscles of a 21 year old I nearly twisted my ankle falling off this!
Even the row of conifer trees bordering the area by the swings proved a fun hiding place from Mummy as they hid in there whilst waiting for my panicked call of their name.
There’s a zip wire and some balancing logs outside the playground so be sure not to miss these as they were a hit as well.
If you’re in need of a snack there’s a co-op across the road from the park which sells all the usual wares, including ice creams, a fact which my children never fail to forget!
Finally the pub….well, it would be rude not to visit when it’s next door right?! I haven’t eaten there yet, but its part of the Brunning & Price pub chain of which I’ve frequented many so I’d expect the food will be good here.