Many of the Country Parks have safe areas for children to play.
Adventure Play Area – a safe area for children to play.
The new Lake View play area is open now – come and experience the multi-play Tower, Dragonfly SeeSaw, Outdoor Gym and much, much more!
The Adventure Playground at Far Leys, suitable for older children, is completely fenced round, and is a safe area for children to play.
The adventure play area is suitable for children between the ages of 2 and 14. Children must be supervised at all times. Colouring and worksheets for children are available in the Visitor Centre (during opening hours).
There are two play areas at Ryton Pools Country Park.
The play area by the Visitor Centre is suitable for 5-12 years old, while the exciting Foothills adventure play area is situated by Ryton Pool is suitable for older children.
The Foothills play area was opened in October 2012 thanks to a grant from WREN includes huge timber climbing structures which fits in well with its woodland surroundings. Scarily high, chunky and quirky in design – with all the uprights, access and egress points deliberately angled, this exciting range offers tricky challenges and conjures up a true sense of adventure and high spiritedness.
Children love building shelters! Children’s Wood is an area of woodland within the park set aside for them to do exactly that. A wealth of building materials in the form of cut branches are put there by the rangers to allow our younger visitors to enjoy taking part in this exciting activity. The wood is used for birthday parties, school groups and holiday events, but the rest of the time it is free for anyone to use. Come in and test your den building skills!