Located just a hop, skip and a jump from The Village at Wellard is a new adventure park for kids of all ages, and it has some very unique qualities.
The new adventure park at Wellard.
The first thing you will notice is the four-storey, seven metre high climbing tower, which has a series of rope ladders for kids to get to the top. There is a slide located on the second storey and the most adventurous kids will no doubt head straight to the top of the tower.
The climbing tower will be a challenge for adventurous kids.
The big slide.
Below the tower is an area for rope play, which is one of the best that I’ve seen, with a series of rope climbing structures, tightropes and a couple of hammock for weary parents (I did say it was one of the best.)
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There’s a great little climbing structure that also has musical play on the outside, including a very noisy xylophone and a drum. Inside the frame there is a small platform for the kids to wobble around on.
The climbing structure and musical play.
The park has three swings but unfortunately they weren’t really appropriate for younger kids as they didn’t have the support needed for young toddlers, but older kids will love them all the same. There is a small slide for younger kids, so they shouldn’t feel too left out of the action.
Behind the small slide you will find a set of three in-ground, mini trampolines – I was not the only parent to bounce to and from the trampolines, so clearly they are not just for the kids to enjoy.
The little slide.
Skateboarders and BMXers alike will love the purpose-built skate and BMX track – surrounded by the natural bush, this area has been built with experienced and beginners in mind, so it’s the perfect spot for kids to practice their skills.
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The park has limited shaded areas, but has a couple of picnic tables and barbeque facilities.
The easiest way to get to the playground is via Lambeth Circle and turn right onto Bellington Way, as a lot of the streets don’t yet turn up on Google Maps. The park is close to the Wellard Square Shopping Centre, which has a supermarket, coffee shops and toilets. Parking is limited close to the park but there is street parking around Lambeth Circle.
If you’re looking for a playground with a difference, this is one to check out – and don’t forget the try the hammocks.
Address Yateley Way, Wellard
Accessible via Bellington Way, right off Lambeth Circle, Wellard
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