Things to do at Black Park review
Black Park is a giant woodland full of of pine trees – black pine which gives the park it’s name and explains the name of the nearby Pinewood Studios. It is great for going for long walks, and it’s absolutely beautiful by the lake. It’s sometimes muddy so bring your wellies depending on the weather.
There are usually lots of dog-walkers, and lots of adventurers as Go Ape is situated here. With young children, the best walk is from the car park entrance nearest the front and then around the lake where there are ducks and sometimes swans. Cafe San Remo is on the other side of the lake, perfect for stopping for a hot drink or even lunch as they do hot food. Loos and baby change are here too.
Next to the cafe is the Emma Sallis Adventure Playground which is brilliant, a playground in the trees. It feels so enchanted, such a world away from the usual playgrounds. The equipment is all wooden themed so that they blend in with nature. One side is toddler-friendly, the other side more suitable for primary school-age children.
Lots of community activities take place regularly at Black Park, like ParkRun at the weekends and Tots Go Wild on Fridays, and there are seasonal trails too. What’s great about Black Park is that it’s open all year round.
Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.
FAQ and Further Information Black Park
Is there food and drink available?
San Remo Cafe around the lake, by the playground. And the small outdoor cafe by the car park and Go Ape. Both cafes have toilets and baby change.. Picnics are welcome.
What are the main things to do?
Woods with walks, GoApe, adventure playground and community activities. There are toilets on-site and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Free – Some activities such as GoApe are charged.
Is there parking?
There is parking, charges apply.
When are they open?
Black park is open all year round but some facilities may shut in the winter. Please check this website for up to date opening times.
Dogs are welcome
Are they accessible?
Read a full review here Written by Sabrina, writer at www.themummystylist.com
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