includes waterplay, with small stream and water wheels, a large sand play area, plus a climbing tower and giant slide.
Children have the potential to get wet so a towel and a change of clothes may be useful!
The Hideaway is their indoor play facility, a frankly beautiful nautical themed adventure play zone which will literally delight every child that sees it.
Set along a loop of one of the loveliest parts of Stanwick Lakes is the Adventure Trail. Four different pieces of play equipment provide the incentive for youngsters to explore: 2 climbing rocks (the larger especially appeals to older children and teenagers), a rope bridge over the water, a giant tyre swing and zip wire are all waiting to be discovered.
In the Discovery Zone there are feely boxes, displays, games and many other activities to enjoy. Craft sessions frequently take place, especially on event days.
Plus sculpture trails, birdwatching, boating and more besides.
Having read an article advertising the 'Day Out with the Kids' website we found the above place which was just under an hour away from us. It was marvellous and we will certainly be re-visiting! Our children are 5 and 2 and Stanwick Lakes was perfect for them.
There are various wooden climbing frames with slides, ropes etc which would suit many ages. Waterways that provide many hours of paddling, splashing, and general pottering! Sand pits, tunnels the lot. The lakes are undertaking construction of a visitor centre but is still easy accessible. The car parking is only Â£2 for the day which is marvellous! If reading this review - just remember to take wellies and spare clothes as going in the water made our kids day! Well worth a visit!
- Rebecca Croughton, Northants / Mar 09
It may be worth checking out Stanwick Lakes's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
Off Stanwick roundabout
Telephone: 01933 625522
Entrance to the Hideaway is £1 for children up to 90cm and £1.50 for children up to 140cm.
Boat and cycle hire are offered at various times throughout the year for which there is a charge.
Otherwise the only fees are car parking. Opening Times: 2013 Opening Details:
March to October: 7am to 9pm
November to February: 7am to 5pm
The Visitor Centre is open from 10am to 5pm (and sometimes later in the summer)
Only closed on Christmas Day.
Please note: The toilets are only open when the visitor building is open.
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