Tackley playground is not far from me so I’m surprised it took me so long to hear about this lovely little gem of a play park. It ticks two big boxes for me. Most importantly my kids love it, with lots of good quality and interesting equipment. The second big tick is purely selfish and it’s that they have a lovely café so I can grab myself a cup of tea or snack.
Tackley playground is probably such a winner with the kids, because it was designed by kids. Opened in the summer of 2014, it still feels fresh and new. It’s a good size to be able to keep an eye on your children but still with plenty for them to explore. I also like the variety of equipment which will keep both younger and older kids happy.
My boys both loved the bespoke wooden combine harvester which is great for imaginative play. There’s also tunnels to hide in, a zip wire to fly down, lots of things to climb on and a low level trampoline. The swings are at the far end next to the roundabout with some shade which is always good in the summer.
The entrance to the café opens into the fenced play park and I would recommend it. Unlike many places where it’s a weak cup of tea and unappealing packaged sandwich, Tackley café is a lovely treat. I’ve had a great sandwich here and really enjoyed having my tea from a proper mug instead of a paper cup. Their seasonal dishes also look good.
Monday to Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Tackley Playground Parking & Facilities
There’s a good sized car park right next to Tackley playground with disabled spaces and it has level access to the park. Toilets are available in the café (including a disabled toilet with ceiling hoist) which are open only when the café is. See café opening times above.