Whether you’re on holiday or on staycation in the Cotswolds, when you’re here with children, you’re going to need to take them out where they can have fun and be active… no place better than one of our super playgrounds, and the fact that they’re free is just a great bonus!
We love a good playground… these are some of our favourites.
The Best Playgrounds in the Cotswolds
Broadway Playground / Recreational Ground.
You probably will not have ever seen a playground quite like the one in the Cotswold village of Broadway. It is… well, awesome! It’s huge, has some incredible activities, is for children, teenagers and adults of all ages and, arguably, has the best views of any playground in the Cotswolds. With great, clean restrooms and picnic facilities, you’ll be hard pressed to find more fun for the whole family in Broadway than what’s waiting to be had on the playground by the centre of town.
Chipping Campden Playground.
You’re in one of the most idyllic Cotswold towns, Chipping Campden, where your little ones may struggle to find the appeal for hours on end, but you’re in luck. A 2-minute walk (even on little feet) from the High Street, is the most wonderful playground, built for kids of all ages and with picnic, BBQ and resting facilities, this is the best place to go when you visit Chipping Campden with kids.
Stratford-upon-Avon Playground and paddling pool.
In the land of Shakespeare, you may not think there’s much to do for those visiting with kids… you’d be entirely wrong, of course. Because not only is there plenty of Shakespearean fun to be had for kids of all ages, there’s also one of the most amazing playgrounds around. This playground has a paddling pool, sections with activities for various ages from babies to young teens, a unrivalled sandpit and on sunny days, even a resident ice cream truck – I know, right, you can’t ask for more!
Pittville Park Playground in Cheltenham.
Overlooking the beautiful building of the Pittville Pump Room, this park houses a wonderful children’s play area and lovely aviaries on one side, and on the other a larger park and woodland with another, slightly smaller, children’s play area alongside tennis courts, a golf course and a skater’s park.
Gloucester Park Playground.
Gloucester Park is a large open spaced park, right on the very edge of the city centre. Here you can find a lovely children’s play area, lots of sporting facilities, a café and even toilets with baby changing facilities. It’s a super place to take the little ones when visiting Gloucester.
The Leys in Witney.
In The Leys you will find a super adventure playground for kids as well as a football- and cricket pitches, a skate park and the popular, but seasonal, splash park.
South Oxford Adventure Playground (SOAP).
This is an incredible play park, supervised and with areas both indoors and out, for kids of all ages, built, run and manned entirely by volunteers. The outside play area includes a wooden fort, a super fun zip wire, a climbing tower, a football pitch, a wobbly bridge and tyres, rope swings, slides, a den making area, fire pit, trees for climbing and much more. SOAP aims to provide inclusive, exciting and adventurous play for children aged 7 and over, within a supervised playground. South Oxford Adventure Playground is open only at certain times, so do check the website for further information.
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