Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Wits Playspace at Witton Country Park

The Wits Playspace, Witton Country Park
The Wits Playspace, Witton Country Park

Witton Country Park is a large area of open parkland, woods and farmland lying to the west of Blackburn, crossed by the Rivers Darwen and Blakewater.  Witton Park is free to visit, and is popular with walkers, dog owners, cyclists, horse riders, wildlife watchers, athletes (there's an outdoor running track) and families with children.

Kids were already pretty well served for play equipment, with three separate areas by the running track.  It just got better with the opening of The Wits Playspace, an all-new adventure playground with equipment suitable for children from age 3 up to early teens.

We tried it out for the first time today - here are the pictures:

Aerial walkway
Aerial walkway

Giant slide
Giant slide

Balancing beam
Balancing beam

Giant swing
Giant swing

Wooden playframe
Wooden playframe

Tree sculpture
Tree sculpture

Rope swing
Rope swing

Smaller slide - suitable for younger children
Smaller slide - suitable for younger children

Climbing dome
Climbing dome

Tunnel - the toddler playground has been improved too
Tunnel - the toddler playground has been improved too

You can find out more about Witton Country Park, including directions and special events, here.

3 comments:

  1. Glad I found your blog - we're relative newcomers to the area and want to find more places to visit, especially with the children, so I've subscribed to the feed and looking forward to seeing more! Thanks!

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  2. WeLcome to lancs to you and your family,THERE IS ALSO ASTLEY PARK at chorley,

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  3. Pleased to see you enjoyed the facility, and more importantly that the kids did! Great to find this article on the scheme.

    Thanks

    Nick M
    Landscape Architect (Designer)

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