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 cafÃ©. 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 facilities - Squirrel CafÃ©. 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 - CafÃ©, toilets, tennis courts. Access to central garden, beach and town centre. Pay parking.
Churchill 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 - CafÃ©, 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 play, swings, see-saw.
Other facilities - CafÃ©, 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, cafÃ© 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 cafÃ© 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 Lane Playground, Poole Lane, West Howe, BH11 9EB
Climbing frame, 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 CafÃ© 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 parking. 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 CafÃ©, the perfect family venue offering refreshments and party packages.
Toilets, Redhill Common Nature Reserve the other side of Redhill Avenue. Free parking
Seafield Gardens, Seafield Rd, Southbourne, BH6 3JF
Multi play, swings, see-saw, tennis, bowls.
Other facilities - Seasonal cafÃ© and toilets. Free street parking.
Setley Gardens Play Area, Holbury Close, Chesildene Drive, BH8 0HQ
Climbing frames, 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, cafÃ© 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 cafÃ© and toilets. On site and free street parking
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