Playgrounds in North Tyneside – John Willie Sams Centre Playsite

We picked up our challenge to visit all the playgrounds in North Tyneside this year by visiting John Willie Sams Centre playsite in Dudley. This playground has a skate park, lots of open space, and a large area with play equipment.

The play equipment is varied for a wide age range. For example there are four baby swings and four normal swings, though the two types of swings are not next to each other or close by. Noah loves the swings these days. The other day he just giggled and giggled the whole time he was in there, which was just the cutest! 

 swings playground john willie sams playground north tyneside 
Meanwhile James set about climbing up the little frame, and drove the boat with the steering wheel at the top. Then he headed over to the other side at the top for a bit of posing!

 skeleton fun john willie sams park north tyneside 
The star of this park are the two spinning bowls! James loved spinning around in them, and asked for Noah to sit in one so he could be pushed. I didn’t fancy that so James contented himself by pushing another boy round until he got super dizzy! 

 spinning around  john willie sams playground north tyneside 

Such a lot of fun, spinning around: “faster!” “No! Not too fast!” “Faster!”

 bridge dudley park north tyneside playground 
I really like the design of the equipment here. It’s really bright and colourful. Fun! 

We left this park when Noah needed feeding, and unfortunately leaving was a bit of a horrible time: I’d managed to park the car in a cloud of corn flies. Ugh! They were everywhere. My red car looked black as they were crawling all over the car, so climbing in was horrific! We got home and jumped straight in the bath to wash the flies out of our hair. The next day I woke up with a fly in the corner of my eye. Bluergh! 

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  1. August 9, 2015 / 2:23 pm

    What a lovely colourful looking park that was. The equipment meant looks modern and easy for youngsters to manage. So sorry to hear about the corn flies at the end, an unpleasant end to a lovely playtime. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

    • August 9, 2015 / 2:28 pm

      Ah it was gruesome Fiona! They just get everywhere! Such a great playground though. It felt like they’d thought of all ages 🙂

  2. August 17, 2015 / 8:22 am

    Ha ha, that skeleton photo is so cute! And Noah is so happy on that swing, very sweet!
    It is a lovely park, lots of things to do. The spinning bowls look cool too, there are some big ones a a park near us, but O is scared of them as they make you go upside down.
    Thanks for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

    • August 17, 2015 / 8:40 am

      Urgh! Upside down?! That sounds scary!

  3. chloelifeunexpected
    August 17, 2015 / 9:09 pm

    Its so bright!!! How lovely. It’s great when you find a park that’s suitable for both ages too. But how horrendous were those flies! I would have freaked out. Still, flies aside, this sounds like such a great day. I love inexpensive days out to the park. 😀 Thank you so much for linking to #whatevertheweather x

    • August 17, 2015 / 9:32 pm

      I think if it was just at me I probably would’ve freaked out and also *may* have abandoned the car. But with kids you have to be the calm, unruffled leader, so just jump in the car, internal screams only 🙂

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