We visited Whitley Bay Play park a few weeks ago, before the weather turned a bit cooler. This is another of our trips to play in the parks of North Tyneside, although we are quite regular visitors in this park, especially in the summer!
The water park section of this park is very popular when the weather is nice; there’s a little hut selling ice cream and drinks, plenty of space for picnics, and there are public toilets. I was given a tip by the inventor of Lace ‘m Ups – if your children are wearing wet suits they can play for longer! Here’s a photo from when we visited last July.
Today, we were just visiting because we were passing, and had a bit of time to spare. We parked next to the dome in Spanish City – it’s free to park, but there is a short walk over the main road to the playground. Nearby, along the promenade, there are giant sandcastles – definitely worth a little look if you are going to the park!
There are some distinct sections to this playground. The water park, I’ve talked about already, the area for younger children, and the part for older children.
Additionally there is grass for free play and this slide, which sits outside the fences of the part aimed at younger children.
My little smiley baby Noah loves swings. His new thing is the bouncers in the park, but he definitely adores being in the swings. Every time we go to get him out he grumbles.
The other is built like a ship, has a flag at the top, and has a slightly bigger slide.
We didn’t visit the other part of Whitley Bay park today – there is a section aimed more at taller, older children, with a skateboard-type ride, a bigger climbing frame and slide, and swings.
Some of these photos were provided by the lovely Rachel who blogs at tenminutesspare.com If you’ve never read her blog, and you’re a busy parent, get yourself over there pronto!