During the Christmas break, Jack and I headed out for a drive to find this new playspace, in a relatively new estate of Melton South, Atherstone. After noticing that the roads literally come to an end as you turn into the estate, you start to marvel at the beautifully maintained (and green) grass in comparison to the paddocks around you. To find this playspace, you need to continue down the main road (Bridge Rd), and past the first playground right at the entrance to the estate. This playground is fully fenced (yay), sits across the road from the athletics track, and it even has toilets, and covered seating (lots of yays)!
- fully fenced
- water play – pump, channels
- nest swing
- 1 toddler swing, 2 swings, disability swing set (with handles)
- expansive bridge, with fireman poles
- different climbing options under the bridge (rockwalls)
- natural stepping path
- rotating carousel with handles, at ground level
- flying fox (no harness though)
- small metal slides, into sand
- 3 in-ground trampolines
He loved running over that bridge! He’s obsessed with bridges – and this one just kept going on and on and on! As per usual, he had a go on the swing, and had a few bounces on the in-ground trampolines. The trampolines were fairly popular the morning we visited. He would’ve loved a go on the flying fox, but he’s too little to hold on by himself, without one of the fully harnessed seats. We didn’t have a play in the water play/river bed sections as someone forgot to bring a spare change of clothes! It’s a great space for those that love to have an adventure, those that love climbing and for those mums with little runners as the fully fenced playground brings a sense of relief about avoiding parks built on main roads. Would love to visit this playground when it’s slightly cooler, and can’t wait to see how this playground gets better when the trees grow and provide some extra shade.