Great for: a family day out a bit further afield, all ages, water enthusiasts, duck lovers, sunny days.
Today felt like the first really nice day for a while so to mark the occasion we took a bit of a gamble and following a recommendation from a friend (thanks, Vicky!) we drove over an hour to check out Pitsville Park in Cheltenham. I have to say, I was hugely impressed.
We went straight to the main playground on arrival which was pretty amazing, if a little overwhelming. It had tons of well maintained equipment for all levels, including sand, double zip wires, swings, trampolines, monkey bars, water play for the summer (not working in February) – almost anything you could think of. It also had a lovely little cafe kiosk as well as an aviary with rabbits, chipmunks and, of course, birds.
Awesome, if a little manic and, it turns out, quite hard to capture!
Kiosk selling drinks and ice creams
The aviary which also included rabbits and chipmunks
I love these seesaws!
Water play for the summer looked awesome
Even my 9 year old approved of the equipment
Awesome climbing frame
To be honest it was probably awesome enough to make the trip worthwhile by itself but then we wandered down to the pond nearby which was really beautiful and peaceful and not far beyond we found another lovely little kiosk serving really nice paninis. We then found our way to the other side of the road (via a tunnel – could this park be any more fun?) where there was yet another pond/lake complete with pooh sticks bridge, boating lake (with another cafe), golf, more play areas and a lovely obstacle course. We didn’t take out a boat as it was too cold but it would be a lovely thing to do.
It really is a lovely park and well worth the trip though I would say it would be worth going on a sunny day as none of the 3 fab cafes have indoor space. I love that it’s got the manic playground bit to please the kids and then the calmer lakeside bit so everyone is happy!
Such a cute machine for getting bird feed. Shame it was empty!
The Boathouse cafe where you can hire rowing boats and get drinks, snacks and more ice cream
Beautiful obstacle course
One of our favourites!
Another fave – so much fun!