Kingsbury Water Park

We had a lovely trip to Kingsbury Water Park last weekend.

Similar to Ryton Pools, and managed by the same people, the only charge to enter is the £3.50 car park charge.

We set off at around 11am, having packed up a picnic and the childrens bikes.

We headed first for the brilliant playground that is next to the car park and the children enjoyed running around and testing out all the apparatus. They have 2 large climbing frames, suitable for different ages, a zip-line, a slide, a few swings – including accessible swings for disabled children – and much, much more.

They also have a miniature railway there, – the Echills Wood Railway – but sadly this was not running on the day that we were there.

Then we decided to get the picnic out. Although the sun was shining, it was extremely windy, so although we attempted to sit on the picnic benches, we soon retreated to the car!

After finishing the picnic, we got the children’s bikes out and headed off for a walk around the lake.

They rode very well, and it was a long way to get around the entire lake – I think around a mile and a half.

Every now and then we stopped to have a look at things – some baby ducks, some speedboats and jet-skis on the lake and the pretty views.

They were exhausted by the end, but very happy, and totally uninterested when I dragged them over to the lakeside to show them how far they had cycled!!

In fact, they were only interested in the cute, fluffy baby goslings that were in the lake!

After another play in the playground, we took a quick pit-stop for ice lollies and toilets before we headed home.

Overall, despite the wind, we spent a lovely 3hours at the Water Park and it certainly wore the children out as Jack(who never sleeps in his own bed all night!) slept through that night.