Playgrounds in North Tyneside – Whitley Bay Play Park

We visited Whitley Bay Play park a few weeks ago, before the weather turned a bit cooler. This is another of our trips to play in the parks of North Tyneside, although we are quite regular visitors in this park, especially in the summer!

The water park section of this park is very popular when the weather is nice; there’s a little hut selling ice cream and drinks, plenty of space for picnics, and there are public toilets. I was given a tip by the inventor of Lace ‘m Ups – if your children are wearing wet suits they can play for longer!  Here’s a photo from when we visited last July.

whitley bay water park

Today, we were just visiting because we were passing, and had a bit of time to spare. We parked next to the dome in Spanish City – it’s free to park, but there is a short walk over the main road to the playground. Nearby, along the promenade, there are giant sandcastles – definitely worth a little look if you are going to the park!

Whitley bay sand castles
sandcastle whitley bay

There are some distinct sections to this playground. The water park, I’ve talked about already, the area for younger children, and the part for older children.

Additionally there is grass for free play and this slide, which sits outside the fences of the part aimed at younger children.

whitley bay park slide

I was looking back at photos of James when we’ve been to this park. This is the reality of making sure our kids get outside time every day – check out how bundled up he is – it must have been cold!
whitley bay park slide february

My little smiley baby Noah loves swings. His new thing is the bouncers in the park, but he definitely adores being in the swings. Every time we go to get him out he grumbles.

playground in whitley bay north tyneside swings
James spent a long time playing with another boy in the sand. There are two climbing frames in the section of the playground for younger children. This is the smaller of the two.

whitely bay climbing frame playground
The other is built like a ship, has a flag at the top, and has a slightly bigger slide.
bottom of the slide whitley bay playground
We didn’t visit the other part of Whitley Bay park today – there is a section aimed more at taller, older children, with a skateboard-type ride, a bigger climbing frame and slide, and swings.

So no matter the age ranges of children in your family, you can come for the day, really; bring a picnic when the weather is good.

Some of these photos were provided by the lovely Rachel who blogs at tenminutesspare.com If you’ve never read her blog, and you’re a busy parent, get yourself over there pronto! 

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  1. October 18, 2015 / 8:44 pm

    Playgrounds with water and with sand are brilliant for summer, aren’t they?

  2. October 18, 2015 / 10:29 pm

    This is one of my favourite parks!! We do go all the time as its great for my two at their different ages. Thanks for mentioning me and including the photos too!

  3. October 25, 2015 / 1:26 pm

    It’s lovely to find a park you know your kids will enjoy in all weathers and all times of year. A lovely look back at some fun times here and it looks like there is something to cover a good age range too. thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

  4. December 17, 2015 / 2:27 am

    I take a walk by this park once in a week and watching children play makes me feel so happy. Love your photos !

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