Since lockdown we have been trying to spend more time close to home, exploring local areas around Surrey and really just appreciating the area we live a little bit more. One place we drove to a couple of weeks ago was Woking Park, somewhere I had always heard good things about.
Play areas vary so much don’t they? Our closest one, within walking distance, is pretty rubbish. It’s run down, covered in graffiti and the swing frame doesn’t even have swings on. Thankfully it’s being redeveloped next year but until then we really appreciate fantastic play areas when we find them – and Woking Park was a real ‘wow’ playground.
Is there parking at Woking Park?
Woking Park is right next to Woking Leisure Centre, managed by Freedom Leisure, and has a car park beside it too. The Woking Park car park has three hours free parking which is a great length of time to be able to enjoy the Woking Park play area without any cost.
I took a thermos of tea and a book and settled down on a bench which the children played. They could have stayed there for hours!
The park has a really wide range of play equipment for all ages with a zip line, huge adventure play structures, so much to climb on and features being made from the hills and greenery in the park too.
The children loved the swings, the seesaw and the slides – simple playground pleasures. But, they also loved climbing, exploring and playing hide and seek!
Woking Park playground is vast and one of the nicest parks in Woking. Every time we turned a corner we found something new for the children to play on and they really got excited when the grass floor turned to sand!
There’s a big ship climbing frame that they enjoyed using to act out their own adventures and it’s in the middle of a big sandy play area. The children could have spent all day in the sand – especially as there was a water play area too. It was great fun and definitely a highlight of our day out.
Woking Park is a great size, with so many different activities and pieces of play equipment. The children absolutely loved it and we only headed home as it started to get busy.
As with any really great park, it’s popular. So, if you go, expect there to be a lot of people. Adults were able to easily socially distance but when it became impossible for the children to do the same we went home but the children still had a couple of hours of great fun in the park and I’m sure we’ll go again before too long.
You can find out more about Woking Park over on the Woking Borough Council website and for reference the postcode is GU22 9BA.