Playgrounds in North Tyneside – Pool Park

We haven’t quite got the timing of James’ playgroup right yet, and we keep arriving too early. Once again we managed to leave the house with relative ease and would’ve got to playgroup 20 minutes early. It’s a six minute drive, so honestly, I’m over-estimating the getting-two-boys-out-of-house-trauma just a little!

So we stopped off at a playground on the way, another one ticked off our Local Playground Challenge. We are going to visit all the play sites in North Tyneside in 2015. Last week we visited Holmlands Playsite.

Today was Pool Park.

We had snow this week. James enjoyed stamping in the snow as soon as we got out of the car.

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This is the first snow James has walked in. He hasn’t touched it yet, but he really enjoyed putting footprints in it!

We headed into the playground, and there was more snow. Not a great deal of snow in these parts!

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This playground has a big climbing frame, and when James climbed up he slid around on the compacted ice he’d collected in his shoes. He found that hilarious.

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Personally I found that a bit scary.
So I got him to to stamp out the ice and climb down. He’s got a bit of a thing about slides just now – they are on the ‘avoid’ list. I don’t know why!

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On to the swings! There are two swings; one of the chair kind, the other a normal swing. The chair was wet so James wanted to “hold on really tight” to the normal swing.

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After giggling and giggling on the swing, we dashed back to the car and on to playgroup.

James’ uniform is on its way; I can’t wait, I think he’ll look so cute!

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  1. January 31, 2015 / 11:19 pm

    we haven’t had any snow yet. Looks like it was a sunny day despite being cold and lots of fun at the park. #countrykids

    • February 1, 2015 / 9:47 pm

      Do you want any snow, Rebecca? I’m quite happy that we’ve not really had much!

  2. February 1, 2015 / 8:33 am

    I love the fact that you are doing a local playground challenge its a great idea! great photos.

    • February 1, 2015 / 9:47 pm

      Thanks, it’s been nice to try different parks because it means I get a walk out and James gets to try new things, like the rope bridge last week.

  3. February 1, 2015 / 11:59 am

    That looks a really chilly playground visit but a lovely little time to enjoy before the indoors of playgroup. Times like this are important to children, you can see it in his face, thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

    • February 1, 2015 / 9:46 pm

      I don’t know whether or not to improve my timekeeping or incorporate a park trip before every playgroup. Though, on Friday he spent most of playgroup time outside playing What’s The Time, Mr Wolf? Maybe to learn to help me!

  4. February 3, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    Where abouts is Pool Park? What a great idea to visit all the parks in your county. Thanks for linking to #LoveNorthEast

    • February 4, 2015 / 8:59 pm

      Pool Park is next to Tynemouth Pool. I think I’m going to get a map so we can mark off the playgrounds we’ve visited. Thanks for the idea!

  5. February 5, 2015 / 4:31 am

    I find that the playground is always a safe bet if I have trouble motivating my girls to go outside during the cold months, so we actually spend more time at the park in the winter than in the summer! Thanks for linking up to the #outdoorplayparty!

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