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!
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.
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.