Playgrounds in North Tyneside – Pearson Park

This was a new park to us, and we visited to try it out as part of our Local Playground Challenge, in which we will visit every playground in North Tyneside in 2015. 

Pearson Park is right next to the Police Station in North Shields, and also therefore, next to the Birth & Baby Cafe in the East End Youth & Community Centre. The Birth & Baby Centre regularly have drop-in sessions with coffee and cake, and lots of toys for babies and toddlers. So, when you’ve been there for a chat with other parents, call in at this park! 

James is a massive Bing Bunny fan, and Bing goes to the playground quite often. His park has a ’roundybout’, and until today James had never seen one in real life. Oh my goodness, did he love it! 

 toddler on roundabout at pearson park

  

toddler laughing on roundabout pearson park orth shields  toddler smiling on roundabout pearson park playground north shields 

Absolutely wonderful. So we spent most of the time in this park on the roundabout. There are also baby/toddler swings as well as normal swings.

toddler on swing in Pearson Park

Why are you taking a photo of me? Just push me!!

This park apparently gets really really busy in summer. I was reliably informed this by a gloomy nine year old who moaned, “you can hardly move. There’s like twenty people inside. No, more. I came once and went straight home”. He was something of a playground connesuier, and told me of some good parks, as well as some bad ones. I should bring him along on our challenge (except he told me he’d not be photographed, so that’s him out!)

The slide here is a lovely toddler friendly one – there’s a big curly ramp up (no stairs) and the slide itself is big and wide, so ideal for a few friends to go down together. 

toddler on slide at pearson park

getting ready to slide!

 

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays CornwallĀ 

Follow:

Leave a comment

  1. March 24, 2015 / 12:46 pm

    A great challenge, good luck completing it. He looks like he is having a fab time

  2. March 24, 2015 / 1:04 pm

    those slides are what my kids love to play on as there is one in washington where their grandad lives in the street, its rare to see parks in streets now all in fields lol

  3. March 25, 2015 / 12:47 am

    We’re in North Tyneside too šŸ™‚ I have no idea where this park is (I’m terrible with places and directions!) but I look forward to reading future posts! Oh and I’ve never thought about it, but you don’t really see roundabouts any more do you?! x

    • March 25, 2015 / 5:02 am

      No, you don’t see proper roundabouts anymore, they’re mostly tub-style or netting, and neither lets you spin with friends!

  4. March 25, 2015 / 4:46 pm

    I’ve never been to this playground either. We do go to the birth and baby cafe sometimes though. Sunflower loves the bikes there! X

    • March 26, 2015 / 11:25 pm

      We go to baby massage there. It’s lovely to have a hot cup of tea, to be honest! I’ll keep my eye out for you next time I go šŸ™‚

  5. March 26, 2015 / 12:18 am

    What a great challenge, I love that idea! We have a firm favourite park that we tend to stick to and we definitely should explore more. I will make it my mission to do so! And what amazing photos, that roundabout looks so much fun!x

    • March 26, 2015 / 11:24 pm

      We had no idea what was right on our doorstep! It’s definitely worth a bit of an explore. I’d love to know how you get on.

  6. March 28, 2015 / 8:35 am

    What a fab idea for a challenge this year, and I’m sure James will always be excited to find a new park to play in. It’s great that there’s still a roundabout at this park, they do seem to be found few and far between recently, James looks like he’s so pleased you found one, I’m sure it will make him even more keen to find more parks and see what treasure lie there too. Thanks for linking up with me on Country Kids.

  7. March 28, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    Love the challenge idea. I’ve never seen a slide/climbing frame like that. Looks like a good playground. (I’m with the gloomy 9yo – playgrounds are a pain when they’re packed out!)

    • March 28, 2015 / 5:42 pm

      I’ve almost forgotten how parks get packed out. We’ve had months and months of being the only ones in there!

  8. March 29, 2015 / 10:05 am

    Lovely playground, gorgeous boy too. #countrykids

    • March 29, 2015 / 9:23 pm

      Thank you, I made him myself šŸ˜‰

Leave a Reply