- Parks and Playgrounds
Ages: all ages
Venue type: Outdoor
Allensford Country Park ticks all the boxes for a simple family day out: children's adventure playground with a range of cool equipment? Check. Picnic areas and sheltering? Check. Good access, good parking, modern loos? Check!
We've also had reliable intel that there's a cafe open daily in the grounds near the play area which does sit in and takeaway snacks and drinks. So if the cat's sleeping in the picnic hamper then leave him be and treat yourselves instead!
There are beautiful riverside woodland walks and magnificent views of the Derwent Valley, plus you're only only minutes away from the North Pennines themselves. If you fancy really putting your boots to the test then there's the gorgeous but admittedly 12 mile long Derwent Walk which you can pick up right outside the park! If you're not quite up to that then the 9 mile Waskerley Way is equally beautiful and can also be joined nearby. There are also an Art and Glass Gallery and a children's farm nearby to help extend your day out a little further, so long as they're behaving of course!
- Restaurant Onsite
- Picnics Allowed
Getting There and Contact Information
Allensford, Castleside, Consett, County Durham, DH8 9BA, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Year round access
Written by Rainbow89 . 18.11.18
My family and I really enjoy this park, lots to play on, our favourites include the pirate ship, roundabouts, slides and swings. Plus a forest walk, river and there is a licence café too.
Written by Mrs A . 08.10.17
This was probably the worst experience I’ve ever had in regards to a day out with the kids! We were here all of an hour and in that time my 2 year old son was absolutely covered in dog mess- so bad we tried to clean his (brand new) shoes and still ended up putting them in the bin. My husband’s pants were covered in dog mess- I’m guessing from helping pick up my son to help him on play areas in the park, and to top it off my 3 month old daughters pram wheels were also covered in dog poo! Now I only walked from the car park to the play area which is a few metres of grass so it suggests to me the whole area must be covered. It is absolutely disgusting, never mind the fact it is supposed to be a picnic area! So many dogs here. The park leaves little to the imagination, and the toilet facilities are revolting. Has the cheek to be called a country park. Disgusting. I’ve never wrote a review in my life but feel so strongly about the experience I’ve had today. Strongly recommended you avoid!!