For younger visitors

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Beacon Park’s junior play area

Beacon Park’s play area is open

If using, please follow the below advice:

  • Keep a safe distance from others
  • If busy return later
  • Sanitise hands before and after
  • do not eat or drink when using these facilities
  • Use a bin or take litter home

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.

The junior play area also has an ability swing for children in wheelchairs. It can be accessed with a radar key which is available from the Ranger Station, which is next to the play area.

Play area

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.


Skaters can practise their tricks at our skatepark in Beacon Park, which was formally opened in 2014.

Beacon Park's skatepark

Beacon Park’s skatepark

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

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.

image of trailSwinfen 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.