A small playground in Byford with plenty of adventure on offer!
From the front, Percy’s Adventure Playground in Byford doesn’t look like there’s too much ‘adventure’ to be found, but when you delve a little deeper, there are some exciting things for the kids to do and explore.
We stumbled across this playground by chance and stopped to have a look. The playground is set in a large parkland and there are two separate areas – one of which has play equipment for toddlers, a rope-based play structure and swings.
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Over the other side of the playground is where most of the adventure lies – there are rope structures to climb, wobbly beams to balance on and even a flying fox!
My daughter is not yet three but LOVES the flying fox. Whereas a lot of playgrounds now incorporate the new, accessible seats into the flying fox, this one has the traditional, circular seat with no support except for the rope attached, so naturally I had to run down the track with her so she didn’t fall off. We did this lots of time. It’s certainly good for the legs!
Aside from the flying fox, the playground also has a number of other bits of play equipment in this area, although to me the rope wall looked like some sort of army training equipment. There are balance beams and a suspended beam.
To the right, there is a small basketball area with a hoop. When we visited it was the school holidays, so a family of five were playing a game of basketball and it was great to see the public facilities in use.
There are barbecues to use at the park, along with two undercover picnic tables. There is a water fountain and bins. This area also houses the other play equipment – the small play structure for pre-schoolers, a see-saw, rope climbing structure and swings.
When we visited the little toilet building was still under construction so should be due for completion soon and will be a handy edition for families!
The surrounding parkland has an excellent network of walking and cycle tracks, which are also great for scooters and skateboards.
There is a bus stop right outside the front of the park on Mead Avenue, and there is plenty of parking in the surrounding streets. Although there are no cafes in the direct vicinity, there are plenty of places around Byford for food and drink.
If you are new to Byford or it’s surrounding areas, Percy’s Adventure Park is worth checking out. Any child who loves the thrill of a flying fox will simply love this little park!
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Essential Information Percy's Adventure Playground
Mead Street, Byford (opposite Dagostino Way, parking available in surrounding streets)