Welcome to Picnic & Play, the ultimate guide for families looking for parks with exciting play equipment and space to relax over a picnic during the summer holidays.
This week we’re in ‘The Garden of England’, Kent. Mike Stevens our Area Manager for the South East of England has suggested not one but six (yes 6) family-friendly parks and playgrounds for you to try.
There are of course many more Playdale playgrounds across the whole of the South East and the rest of the UK, so you won’t struggle to find one near you. Click here to view these on our reference map and to find out more about Mike.
Pegwell Bay forms part of the Sandwich and Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve. It has stunning views, a play area, a picnic area, and mobile refreshments making this a great day out for all the family.
Play Area is a fantastic location with views of the national nature reserve and the sea. The nautical-themed equipment, such as play ships in green, blend in with the park and spark children’s imaginations. The play area was designed to include a variety of inclusive elements of play, including a junior multi-play unit, an Inclusive Orbit roundabout, and inclusive picnic tables for families to picnic and play together.
Manor Park, formerly a country estate, offers a diverse range of natural environments from wildflower meadows to forests and a tranquil lake. With a café offering delicious local food, a children’s play area and historical points of interest, Manor Park is a wonderful place to spend a family day out. The green hues of the Junior and toddler playground equipment mix in beautifully with the natural surroundings of the park.
Teston Bridge Country Park is one of the best places to go for a walk along a rural river. The park offers a play area and plenty of idyllic picnic spots, making it the perfect place for a family day out. Here, Playdale installed a Play Ship and a nautical-themed toddler multi-play tower while retaining a natural feel to the playground with timber equipment and natural colours.
Shorne Woods Country Park has everything you need to spend a day enjoying the best of the countryside. With its visitor centre and restaurant, fishing lakes and picnic and play areas, there’s something for everyone! The play area includes a selection of equipment for all ages including a variety of inclusive play elements.
With spectacular views over the North Downs, this 170-acre country park has a café that serves delicious homemade food. The play area mixes in wonderfully with the natural environment to providing a woodland play area which is a perfect place for a great day out.
Brockhill’s lake, woods, meadows, picnic and play areas – along with the Brockhill Café – make it a great spot for a family day out. The playground features both junior and toddler equipment as well as inclusive equipment like Loudspeakers and an Inclusive Orbit roundabout making it a fun and exciting place to play for all ages.
If you’re in Kent or just passing through, pack a picnic and don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the new adventure playgrounds and beautiful country parks for an unforgettable day out!
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