Nestled among the trees in Taylor Park, is Barnsley’s new playground complex. The first thing you’ll notice is the abundance of space surrounding a shiny multi-sectioned play zone. As soon as they caught sight of the playground inclusions, my kids couldn’t wait to get out of the car. This complex has something for kids of all ages, so pack up the parent taxi and head out to Barnsley this weekend.
Barnsley is very close to Cameron Park, so whether you’re coming from George Booth Drive or Main Road, you just need to look out for the round-a-bout with the exit to Barnsley, and take the turn-off on Northville Drive.
Follow Northville Drive all the way through to the round-a-bout at the end. Turn right on Appletree Road and you’ll find the playground on your righthand side.
There’s a few scattered shelters with tables and seats, and plenty of grass to throw out a picnic rug. Pack the mozzie spray if it’s been raining, and make sure the kids go to the loo before you leave as the closest toilets are up at the sporting complex.
For the young climbers
One end of the playground is built for the smaller kids who love to climb. With two lower monkey bars, a slide, a climbing wall, and a rope climber, the kids can play for hours. They haven’t forgotten the toddlers either, with spinning noughts and crosses, low stepping stones, and a slide just for them.
The swingers, spinners, and diggers
Towards the middle of the playground, kids can enjoy solo play with individual spinners, a stand-up digger, and a swing set. There’s one toddler swing, an older swing, and a nest swing which is perfect for up to two kids.
The rocket ship fort
The rocket ship multi-play structure has so many elements to explore, the kids won’t know where to start. From the tunnel slide to the ultimate climbing square, adventure play surrounds them. Underneath is a mini-shop window with a built-in calculator for the budding accountant.
Kids who are born to fly
A new playground isn’t complete without a flying fox and this one’s a ripper! Kids can access the starting platform easily via the ramp, then enjoy a long, smooth ride down the wire. We loved the space and length of this flying fox. A really awesome design!
If you’re looking for a new adventure for you and the kids, Taylor Park Barnsley is a perfect spot to explore. It’s another part of Lake Mac to experience. Grab the drink bottles, hats, and sunscreen, plus don’t forget the mozzie spray and head out to Barnsley this weekend.
Oh and don’t forget to remind the kids to go to the toilet before they leave as there are no toilets located at this playground.