Junior play area
The junior play area is aimed at children up to 11 years of age. It includes a large wooden play ship, a play train, toddler swings and slide, a standing sea saw, an accessible roundabout, stepping stones, a rocking horse and springy chickens. There is also a spiral maze, a wooden fort and two raised beds for sensory plants and flowers. The junior play area is enclosed with a fence and no dogs are allowed.
Beacon Park’s play area is for children of all ages. It has a basketball court with a raised bank for spectators. There is also a basket swing, tunnel slide, climbing frame, climbing wall, a wooden seesaw, a mini assault course, stepping stones, a tree trunk climbing area, lots of swings, a pendulum swing , a giant sandpit and much more.
Beacon Park’s play area and junior play area are next to the boating pool and golf course. The nearest car park is Greenhough Road Car Park, which is off Beacon Street.
On weekends and school holidays, as the weather gets warmer, you will find donkey rides, an inflatable slide, and mini cars near or in the play area, as well as paddle boats on the pool. There is a small charge for these activities.
Skaters can practise their tricks at our skatepark in Beacon Park, which was formally opened in 2014.
The skatepark is open from dawn till dusk and is suitable for skateboarding, BMX bikes, scooters and skates.
We recommend wearing safety gear.
You’ll find the skatepark between Bunkers Hill Car Park and the woodland.
The skatepark is regularly inspected, but if anyone has any concerns, please contact us on 01543 308867 or email email@example.com
Find out more on our skatepark website (external link)
Beacon Park’s beautiful and tranquil pool offers a great place to feed the ducks (feed available at the Ranger Station) and to mess about in boats, depending on the weather!
Woodland & pond dipping platform
The woodland which is past the football pitches is a great place for a ramble. You can follow the path to a pond dipping platform, wildlife information boards, an outdoor classroom and a bluebell wood.
Swinfen Broun Trail
The Swinfen Broun Trail leads you through Beacon Park and across to Minster Pool, solving missions and completing eight brass rubbings along the way.
You can buy a trail (and crayon) for 50p from the Ranger Station (the kiosk next to the crazy golf course).
You can also download the Swinfen Broun Trail and print it off at home.