Parks, Playgrounds and Open Spaces

Manydown Family Fun

Manydown Family Fun is an activity farm based in Worting Road,Basingstoke, Hampshire. Great family day out Adventure play, animal handling, tractor & trailer rides, etc.

Activities in the farm:  Sheep Racing Track, Tractor Trailer rides, Animal handling, Woodland walk, Farmyard Animals, Inflatable fun, Adventure play, Trampolines, Bale Mountain, Human Rabbit warren, Jumping Pillow, Farmers Retreat CafeDown

You can find more on the farm and passes here – http://www.manydownfamilyfun.co.uk/
Contact: Manydown Family Fun, Scrapps Hill Farm, Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG23 8PU

Have a look at this review about Manydown Family Fun on NorthHantsMum.

Wellington Country Park

Set in 350 acres of beautiful park lands, Wellington Country Park offers a safe, open air, fun filled venue for all the family! They hold events throughout the year, from Summer adventure weekends to Hallo’welly’ween and Christmas!
Activities includes :

  • Adventure play areas
  • Animal farm and petting barn
  • Sandpits, water play and diggers
  • Toddler soft play
  • Miniature railway (£1.50 extra)

Location: Odiham Road, Riseley, Berkshire, RG7 1SP
Find more about the park and annual passes here – https://wellington-country-park.co.uk/

Have a look at this review about Wellington Country Park on NorthHantsMum.

Chineham Park – Splash Pad- FREE

Read our review on this Park : http://www.northhantsmum.co.uk/2016/08/09/review-2016-chineham-splash-park/
It provides locals with a children’s play area, a half pipe skate facility and an outdoor gym trail. It has a free Splash Pad facility provided by the council and opened during the summer months..

The Splash Pad will be open 10am to 7pm every day from April to September. Although opening times may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Please note:  After extended periods of high use, the splash pad may temporarily shut down to top up its water supply. This can take up to 30 minutes.

Eastrop Park – FREE

You can find a boating lake, tree trail, trim trail, children’s play area and a paddling pool in Eastrop Park. The River Loddon runs through the park.

The park is accessible by a short walk from Festival Place and the bus station.  Free parking is available at two car parks on site. There is a disabled toilet and pathways throughout the park are suitable for buggies and wheelchair users.
Find more reviews on Trip Advisor : https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g187054-d8141332-Reviews-Eastrop_Park-Basingstoke_Hampshire_England.html

War memorial Park – FREE

This historic Georgian park, has an attractive parkland landscape of mature trees and garden features, to walk and relax in.

The park is a short walk from the town area or from a bus stop in Hackwood Road. There are subways to the park from Cranbourne and Black Dam, with pathways from Riverdene and Eastrop estates.

Free parking is available at Crossborough Hill. There is a disabled toilet on site at the John Arlott Pavilion and pathways throughout the park are suitable for buggies and wheelchair users.
Find more : https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/rte.aspx?id=336

4 kingdoms farm adventure park

4 Kingdoms is a family run farm and is ideal for your day out with the kids aged between 2 & 12. Set in 28 acres on the Hampshire/Berkshire borders with two large lakes, surrounded by the river Embourne.
Read more : https://www.4-kingdoms.co.uk/

Basingstoke Canal Visit Centre

The facilities overlook the picturesque canal and include an information point and gift shop, tearoom, picnic area, childrens trailblazer play area, function room, and a campsite.

Official Website: https://www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/countryparks/basingstokecanal/canalcentre
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/basingstokecanal/

Beggarwood park – FREE

Is situated to the south west of Basingstoke, and mainly serves the communities of Hatch Warren and Beggarwood. Facilities include a play area, an outdoor gym, a maze and amphitheatre, all linked by a good footpath network.

Have a look at this review about Beggarpark on NorthHantsMum.

Hatchwarren Park – FREE

An informal park with a children’s play area and is ideal for walking, informal exercise and play.

Black Dam ponds – FREE

Black Dam Ponds are close to the town centre and have accessible pathways for a short walk around the pond. Ideal for children on bikes, there is also a play area. The site offers picnic facilities and links via an underpass to Crabtree Open Space and Black Dam Ponds Nature Reserve. There is free parking.

Fleet Pond Nature Reserve – FREE

The Pond is to the north of Fleet, just south of the railway line (SU 820 550, OS Landranger 186). It’s accessed from various roads in the Pondtail area of Fleet, the station car park and off Cove Road.

Official Website : http://fleetpond.org.uk/visit-fleet-pond/directions-parking/

Glebe Gardens – FREE

Close to the town, opposite the Anvil. The gardens have many old trees and in the spring snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils grow amongst the grass around the trees. The River Loddon (almost a stream now) winds through the willow trees.

The Walled Garden – FREE

Location : Down Grange Sports Complex, Pack Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire. RG22 4ET

The Walled Garden is open from 9am to sunset.

They may occasionally have to close the Garden to the public for private functions, so please check before your journey.

Source : NHM team and Basingstoke City Council website