Picnic & Play…in the South West of England!

Summer is here and so are the school holidays! Children need entertaining once again during the long summer break. When you can find a great park with exciting play equipment to suit all ages and space to relax over a picnic what more do you need? So we’re going to help you find some!

Welcome back to Playdale’s Picnic & Play ‘where to’ series of regular news articles about parks with play areas in the Playdale regions across the UK, which are particularly popular for families during the holiday periods.

This week we’re down in the South West of England which has some of the most breathtaking and diverse scenery. David Whiteside our Area Manager for this region has suggested three family friendly parks and playgrounds for you to try. There are of course many more Playdale playgrounds across the whole of this part of the country, 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 David.

Relax with a tasty picnic while your children enjoy the array of fantastic play equipment & lovely surroundings!

Chew Valley Lake, Chew Stoke, Bristol, BS40 8XH

Chew Valley Lake, Somerset for within news story

Chew Valley Lake is just to the south of Bristol  in the Chew Valley at the northern edge of the Mendip Hills, surrounded by meadows and woods and close to the villages of Chew Stoke, Chew Magna and Bishop Sutton.

It has two landscaped picnic areas. Facilities include a tea shop, with indoor and outdoor seating areas with a view of the lake, and information centre. There are a souvenir shop and small art gallery and two nature trails. Toddler and junior play area beside the lake with views towards the Mendip hills to the south. These play areas feature many items from our Adventure Trail range.

Milton Under Wychwood Village Green Play Area, The Green, Milton-under-Wychwood,Oxfordshire, OX7 6JL


This playground is situated on the Milton-Under-Wychwood village green. Playdale installed a fenced Toddler play area there around three years ago, and we then installed a Junior play area at the start of this year. Milton-Under-Wychwood is a lovely village nestled in the West Oxfordshire hills.  Some featured items at this play area include; Jukebox Plus Boogie Woogie climbing unit, Timber 30m Aerial Runway, Rota Bounce, Timber Junior Swing, Timber Team Swing and items from our Adventure Trail range.

Moretonhampstead Play Area, Sports and Community Centre, North Bovey Road, Moretonhampstead, Devon, TQ13 8NZ


This play area at the Sports and Community Centre offers a varied selection of play and activity equipment, including the following items; Big City Lisbon climbing unit, Burundi Jungle Climber, Rockin Rider, Timber 2 Bay Junior Swing and items from our Adventure Trail and Trim Trail ranges. Moretonhampstead play area overlooks the recreation field, and is near to the Skatepark.

This play area is situated beside the village church and has a great view across Dartmoor.


Wishing you all a happy and fun-filled summer!

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