Average time spent – 2-3 hours.
Things to do at Black Park review
Black Park is a giant woodland full of of pine trees – black pine which gives the park it’s name and explains the name of the nearby Pinewood Studios. It is great for going for long walks, and it’s absolutely beautiful by the lake. It’s sometimes muddy so bring your wellies depending on the weather.
There are usually lots of dog-walkers, and lots of adventurers as Go Ape is situated here. With young children, the best walk is from the car park entrance nearest the front and then around the lake where there are ducks and sometimes swans. Cafe San Remo is on the other side of the lake, perfect for stopping for a hot drink or even lunch as they do hot food. Loos and baby change are here too.
Next to the cafe is the Emma Sallis Adventure Playground which is brilliant, a playground in the trees. It feels so enchanted, such a world away from the usual playgrounds. The equipment is all wooden themed so that they blend in with nature. One side is toddler-friendly, the other side more suitable for primary school-age children.
Lots of community activities take place regularly at Black Park, like ParkRun at the weekends and Tots Go Wild on Fridays, and there are seasonal trails too. What’s great about Black Park is that it’s open all year round.
Eating – San Remo Cafe around the lake, by the playground. And the small outdoor cafe by the car park and Go Ape. Both cafes have toilets and baby change.. Picnics are welcome.
Facilities in brief – Woods with walks, GoApe, adventure playground and community activities. There are toilets on-site and a cafe.
Entry price – *FREE
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Free – Some activities such as GoApe are charged. Parking charges are – Up to 2 hours: £3.70 peak/£2.70 off-peak, Up to 4 hours: £4.50 peak/£3.50 off-peak, Over 4 hours: £5.50 peak/£4.50 off-peak (peak March – September, off-peak October – February) £1 extra on each charge at peak times.
Opening: Black park is open all year round but some facilities may shut in the winter. Please check this website for up to date opening times.
Address: Black Park Road, Slough SL3 6DS, Berkshire, England. Phone: 01753 511060
Category – Great outdoors – suitable for all ages.
Read a full review here Written by Sabrina, writer at www.themummystylist.com
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