Having a walk to the local park is a great way to get some fresh air, spend some time together and have fun. Best of all, it’s free! Here are the local parks in Bingley that you might want to visit with your little one:-
Situated on Warren Lane opposite Gilstead Post Office this park is next to a large field that is also great for having a game of football or a picnic in the Summer. The park itself has a toddler climbing frame with slide that is probably best for under threes. There are some swings and climbing frames for older children but not much for those between the ages of about 5 and 8. The park is enclosed with two gates at either end and easily accessed with a pushchair or pram. There are no toilet facilities nearby and if you need to park, you can park in a sort of layby opposite the post office.
There are usually some parking spaces left just outside the park which is situated just next to Bingley Swimming Pool. We like to take the scooters and use the flat pathways for zooming along. There is also a bandstand and large areas of grass that are great for group picnics, and plenty of flowers to look at and chat about. There are a couple of bowling greens and a nice cafe which serves hot drinks and food. You can get ice cream and even a cold beer if you want one! There are two park areas, one for toddlers and the other for older children. The toddler park is near the cafe and consists of a climbing frame with slide, two swings and a roundabout. There are also some tennis courts just behind this park. The other park is on the edge of the park next to a skate park, this is more suited for older children though it does have some baby/toddler swings. There is a large climbing frame that goes quite high with a slide to come down on. There is also a roundabout and a couple of other bits and bobs. There are some toilets if you leave the park and walk back into Bingley.
Eldwick Park is just off Otley Road behind St Lawrences Church, there is parking next to the Church if you need it. This is a nice park though can be bitterly cold on a windy day! There are plenty of climbing frames and swings as well as an assault course and hammock! This is one of my favourite parks in Bingley as there is something for all ages.