Parks & Play Areas

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Bristol boasts some great parks and play areas! Here are some that my children have enjoyed visiting. All parks and play areas in this list are free.

Blaise Castle Estate, nr Henbury

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Blaise Castle Estate has oodles of green space, woods to explore and fabulous large play areas with modern, interesting play equipment for both older and younger children. You could easily spend a day here, there is so much to see and do. While you are there, pop into Blaise House, a free museum on the Blaise estate.

Oldbury Court Play Park

IMG_0873Surrounded by woodland and green space of the Oldbury Court estate in the BS16 area of Bristol, this play park is fantastic for children 0 – 13 years of age.

For older, more adventurous children there is challenging and exciting play equipment such as a zip wire, castle, dish spinner and rope bridge. For younger toddling children, there is also great play equipment for their age group, including a toddler spinner, swings, springies and more.

 Lime Kiln Field Play Area, Alveston

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A quiet and safe enclosed play area for younger children which includes a roundabout, swings, a climbing frame and slides. Outside the enclosed play park there is lots of green space, plus play equipment for older children including a zip wire, tunnel, basket swing and skate park.

Old Quarry Park, Henleaze

DSC04779A small recently updated play park which includes apparatus for children of all ages, including climbing frames, bridge, slide and zip wire. This park is surrounded by trees and green space and has a quiet, peaceful atmosphere and nearby is the beautiful Badocks Wood if you fancy a nice woodland walk, also.

Canford Park, Westbury-on-Trym

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A beautifully kept Victorian park which includes a large, enclosed play area for children of all ages with recently updated fantastic, exciting equipment for older children and a large sand pit too. There are also ponds and gardens to explore, Tennis courts and a café within the park.

Horfield Common Play Area

Horfield play area

A new enclosed play area (constructed in 2014) for children which includes a climbing frame, small climbing wall, slide plus swings for littles and older children. This play area is ideal for younger children. Surrounding the children’s play area there is lots of green space, a cafe on site and tennis courts.

Stoke Bishop Play Park

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A brilliant play park which is large and green, with interesting and exciting play equipment for toddlers, pre-schoolers and older children. Includes a long zip wire, bucket and rope swings, a variety of climbing frames for different ages, slides, turfed ramps and much more. Definitely worth a visit.

The Old School Field, Abbots Leigh

a-7A play park which offers some good modern play equipment and fantastic green space to enjoy – perfect for a run-around or a game of football. There are swings for both older kids and little ones, too, plus a climbing frame, gazebo and a little activity course. There are also picnic benches and seating, making it a perfect spot for a picnic in the warmer months!