Playgrounds in North Tyneside – Alexander Scott Park

Playgrounds in North Tyneside – Alexander Scott Park

Today we continued our Local Playground Challenge, in which we are aiming to visit all the parks with playgrounds in North Tyneside in 2015.

We visited Alexander Scott Park in North Shields today, after our visit to the library this morning, we needed a run around to get rid of the cobwebs. It’s very windy here, and fortunately the playground is quite sheltered.

This is a park we have visited from time to time since James was around 9 months old. It is quite handy if we have walked into the town centre as it is on our way in or out.


Getting ready to slide!

James has become quite adventurous recently and loves to climb, testing his strength by swinging from his arms.  He’s enjoying slides again after taking a little break from them, and he whizzed up the stairs to swoop down this slide.


Slide at Alexander Scott Park

A bird landed nearby and James just had to dash to chase it!  Poor bird.  Well, I suppose, not really.  There’s no danger of it being caught by a shrieking lumbering toddler, really, is there?!


Running outside of Alexander Scott Park

We had been to Costa before heading to the park, and James had found a button in the sink while I changed Noah.  “Look, Mammy! A present from the fishies!” he exclaimed, and cuddled the button.  So at the park he held the button and took it on the slide, saying, “oh thank you, fishies, lets go on the slide!”.  He is a funny’un!


On the climbing frame


Spider web round-about

Now this park’s absolute best item is this spinning spider web.  James went on this over and over, and he stuck out his arms (wings) so he could be a bird flying around.  “I’m a spider bird, Mammy!” he shouted.  Then he got off, staggering a little, “I’m a bit dizzy!” he giggled.  So he got back on, and flew around again.


Flying around on the round-about

A little go on the bouncing sheep before running over to the gate, so he could go on the swings.


Climbing on the bouncy sheep

There are baby/toddler wings inside the gated area, but there’s a chair swing in the outer area of the playground.

There’s a normal swing next to the chair swing, and normally I might’ve had a little go myself, but the seat looked a bit, erm, melted, so I just busied myself pushing James launching the rocket-ship.


Laughing on the chair swing


Climbing frame in Alexander Scott Park.


Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall 



  1. March 7, 2015 / 5:50 pm

    That sounds like a lovely and fun challenge, especially since you also have a little one! 🙂 Great excuse too, to visit as much playgrounds as you can 🙂 #CountryKids.

    • March 7, 2015 / 7:33 pm

      Thanks, it’s a nice challenge because we have found some nice playgrounds through doing this, some we wouldn’t otherwise have tried.

  2. March 7, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    what a great challenge to conduct! They are few and far between in cornwall so it wouldn’t be much of a challenge. Looks like you have a great one here and James seems like the perfect tester! Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids

  3. March 7, 2015 / 10:12 pm

    We have been to the park today too but your little one is definitely more adventurous than mine!

    • March 7, 2015 / 11:02 pm

      Ah, I think he’s a little older, looking at your photos. Your time will come!!

  4. March 8, 2015 / 5:19 pm

    This looks like a really exciting playground, looks like you had loads of fun too!
    Thanks for linking up with the #WeekendBlogHop!

  5. March 8, 2015 / 8:39 pm

    What a fun little adventure for the year – I bet your children will love that! Also, that park looks a lot more fun than our local one!

    • March 8, 2015 / 8:46 pm

      One of the things our council seems to do well comparatively to other local councils is playgrounds. Hurrah! But there are many more playgrounds around here than I knew of before starting this challenge 🙂

  6. Samantha Rickelton
    March 9, 2015 / 10:44 am

    This looks like a lovely little park to spend half an hour x

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