If you are itching to get outside and get some fresh air this weekend, the weather looks like it’s going to be glorious. So I’m republishing a post which has details about walks in Basingstoke, including walks which are suitable for pushchairs. I always find the heat is easier when I’m moving, it’s sitting still which makes it worse! Don’t forget those hats and sunscreen!
This is a brilliant website with details of local parks in the area, including many of the ones mentioned below.
Basing lime pits
- Has the coolest train climbing frame ever!
- Massive slides
- BBQ facilities
- Ampitheatre for rounders, baseball, etc.
- Olivers fish and chips over the road
- Lovely (!!) view of Basingstoke
- Great for flying kites
- Has a fantastic new play area for children aged 8-14 years at the bottom, including a low zip wire and wooden climbing frame
- A couple of park benches dotted around
- Has toilets on site
- Boating Lake
- Fishing lake
- Swimming pool in summer for little people
- Assault Course
- The perfect bridge for pooh sticks!
War Memorial Park
- Parking is a bit of a nightmare so recommend parking for free at Eastrop or in a town centre carpark
- Bird Aviary is quite interesting for little people
- Parking is next to Popley Spotlight Centre
- Used to be National Trust Land
- Big Hill to Climb to get into most walks
- Excellent Blackberry picking
- See my review of Basing Wood from 2013
Otherside of Crabtree
- Has a play area for children
- Nice pond to feed the ducks and swans
- Has a short walk around the park but connects through to Crabtree