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The Big Bournemouth Park Hop

Take advantage of the dozens of children’s playgrounds in Bournemouth, how quickly can you visit them all?  We think there’s 25, let us know if you find more!

Alum Chine, Alumhurst Rd, Westbourne, BH4 8ER

Alum Chine enclosed play park with water play, multi-play, see-saw, toddler swings, spinning bowl, large wooden pirate ship and slide.

Other facilities – Beach, restaurants, seasonal cafe.  Pay car park at the beach entrance or free off road parking.

Boscombe Chine Gardens, Christchurch Road, BH1 4AA

Accessable basket swing and see-saw, water play, toddler play, ball court.

Other facili

ties – Squirrel Cafe. Just a short stroll from Boscombe Pier through the picturesque Boscombe Chine Gardens, Squirrel Cafe and Mini Golf is open daily during high season and at weekends throughout the year – please visit the Facebook page to check on the latest opening times.

Beach, gardens, mini golf, wooded walks, picnic areas, recreational grass areas. Access to cliff tops and beach. Street parking or cliff top pay parking.

Central Gardens, Avenue Rd, BH2 6EY

Wooden adventure style play equipment, interactive play sculpture and planting, play house, slide, nest swing, climbing frame with cargo nets and a cableway/zip-line, sand pit.

Other facilities – Cafe, toilets, tennis courts. Access to central garden, beach and town centre. Pay parking.


chill Gardens, Walpole Rd, Boscombe, BH1 4ES

Multi play, swings, roundabouts, climbing frame, ball court and open space play area for ball games.

Other facilities – Free limited street parking.

Fishermans Walk, Southbourne Overcliff, Southbourne, BH5 2EJ

Climbing frame, sand pit and sand digging equipment.


Kings Park Playground, Ashley Road, Boscombe BH7 7AF

‘Timber Tangle’ wooden adventure play.

Climbing frame, swings, roundabout, ball court, slides.

Other facilities – Cafe, sports pitches, orienteering , athletics track, large open areas, indoor bowls . Free off road parking.

Kings Park Play Ground, Clarence Park Rd, Boscombe BH7 6LE

Multi pla

y, swings, see-saw.

Other facilities – Cafe, sports pitches, orienteering , athletics track, large open areas, indoor bowls . Free off road parking

Kinson Common Play, Poole Lane, Kinson, BH11 9DY

Adventure play site, climbing frame, rope bridge, slide, roundabouts, sand pit, picnic tables,  basket swings. Open space play area.

Other facilities – Access to Kinson Nature Reserve and free street parking.

Littledown Park, Castle Lane East, Chaseside, BH7 7DX

Large seasonal outdoor paddling pool, open space play area, multi play, swings, climbing frame, aerial runway, slide, picnic tables.

Other facilities – Lake, food kiosk, toilets, cafe at Littledown Leisure Centre, seasonal model railway rides. Free parking.

Moordown Recreation Ground, Endfield Rd, Moordown, BH9 1TL

Multi play, swings, roundabout, sand pit, ball court.

Other facilities – Bowls club, seasonal cafe and toilets, tennis courts. Free street parking.

Moore Avenue Park, West Howe, BH11 8AY

Multi play, swings, roundabout, ball court, skate board area, open space ball play.

Muscliff Park, Shillingstone Drive, Muscliffe, BH9 3LR

Slides, swings, roundabouts, picnic table, open space play

Pelhams Park, Millhams Rd, Kinson BH10 7LF

Water play, sand pit, swings, picnic tables, open space play.

Other facilities – Pelhams Park Leisure Centre Free parking

Poole L

ane Playground, Poole Lane, West Howe, BH11 9EB

Climbing fr

ame, swings, spinning bowls, log labyrinth maze, open space ball play.

Other facilities

– Free street parking

Queen’s Park, Queen’s Park West Drive

Woodland-themed play area with wooden adventure runs, climbing frame, slides, swings

Other facilities -Woodpecker Cafe is open daily, serving delicious food, drinks and snacks from a refreshed menu using locally-sourced ingredients.

For those who would like to stay, we have indoor and outdoor seating; perfect for golfers, families and park visitors, or for those who are in a hurry we have a variety of tasty treats and hot drinks available to takeaway.


Plus toilets. Free par

king. Playing fields, Woodland trails.

Redhill Park, Redhill Drive, BH10 6AN

Football facilities, baby paddling pool, multi play, climbing frame, swings, see-saw, ball court, small skate zone, open space play.

Other facilities – Fox Cafe, the perfect family venue offering refreshments and party packages.

Toilets, Redhill Common Nature Reserve the other side of Redhill Avenue. Free parking


Gardens, Seafield Rd, Southbourne, BH6 3JF

Multi play, swings, see-saw, tennis, bowls.

Other facilities – Seasonal cafe and toilets. Free street parking.

Setley Gardens Play Area, Holbury Close, Chesildene Drive, BH8 0HQ

Climbing fram

es, swings, aerial runway, log trail, open space play area, slides.

Other facilities – Free street parking.

Slades Farm, Slades Farm Rd, Ensbury Park, BH10 4EW

Swings, slide, large open space play.

Other facilities – Access to woodland walks, sports pitches and changing facilities. Free street parking.

Springbourne   Library Gardens, Holdenhurst Road, BH8 8BX

Toddler multiplay and swings, basket swing, willow tunnel.

Other facilities – Small public gardens with seating, plant borders, trees, story telling area, wooden sculptures, small lawn.

The Rookery, (off Cranleigh Rd), Southbourne BH6 5AZ

Juniors to teens

Log/activity trail, basket swing, aerial runway, wood setting, picnic tables.

Other facilities – Free street parking on Beaufort Road or Iford Lane.

Noyce Gardens,  Jewell Rd, Townsend, BH8 0JZ

Small BMX track and half pipe, multi play, aerial runway, swings, slide, open space play area.

Tuckton Gardens (Riverlands), Wick Lane, Southbourne, BH6 3BN

Multi play, swings, see-saw.

Other facilities – Riverside setting and walks, golf course, cafe and toilets at Tuckton Tea Gardens. Access to Wick Meadows and Hengistbury Head and harbour ferry. Pay parking.

Winton Recreation Ground, Maxwell Rd, Winton, BH9 1DQ

Multi play, roundabouts, see-saw, open space ball play,

Other facilities – Cricket pitch, bowls, tennis, seasonal cafe and toilets. On site and free street parking

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