Days Out

Parks & Playgrounds

Parks and playgrounds in Cheshire and specifically in Macclesfield, Alderley Edge, Prestbury, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Poynton, Congleton, Sandbach and surrounding areas.


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NB for summer 2020 – given the situation with coronavirus some places listed here may not be open or may be operating with restrictions.  We have a list of places we know have reopened here – please check direct with the place before you travel.


Alderley Park, Alderley Edge

2 play areas; junior area and enclosed toddler area; small car park; bowling green; tennis courts

Ryleys Lane, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, SK9 7UY

Bollington Coronation Gardens

Nice little park but no facilities (toilet/baby changing)

“Good for toddlers”

“Loved it”

79 Palmerston St, Bollington, Macclesfield SK10 5PW

Congleton Park and Paddling Pool

Lovely large green open spaces; small car park (road parking when full); pretty flower displays; cafe; playground equipment largely suitable for toddlers; free neighbouring paddling pool

“Congleton Park is great for kids’

“The children’s playground is excellent”

19 Park Rd, Congleton CW12 1DS

Cop Meadow Park, Sutton

Nice local park; new equipment (installed summer 2017); ground can get very muddy in wet weather (bear in mind if taking a buggy)

“Really lovely park that I wouldn’t have known about had my friend not taken me there”

Cop Meadow, Sutton, Macclesfield SK11 0EA

Gawsworth Park, Gawsworth

Tennis park; mini soccer pitch; 2 play areas (one for ages 1-6; 1 for ages 6-12); fully enclosed toddler area; nice flat paths for scooting, buggies etc; well looked after

“Gawsworth Park is lovely”

“Fantastic place”

Church Ln, Gawsworth, Macclesfield SK11 9RJ

Millenium Green, Henbury

Lovely little park which is usually very quiet; lots of grass for them to run round on; short walk to Flora tea Rooms (but beware – no path)

“Gorgeous park”

“Hidden gem, didn’t know it was there”

Church Ln, Henbury, Macclesfield SK11 9NN

Jasmine Park, Macclesfield

Small park close to Broken Cross Methodist Church; very toddler friendly and small enough for them to run around whilst you keep an eye on them from the bench; surrounded by a grassy area where they can run off some steam; safety aspect makes it a good option if you’re flying solo with baby and toddler; there is a car park but its intended for people using the Pavilion rather than the park and is locked when the Pavilion is not in use in which case walk there if possible or park on nearby roads

“Safe for my toddler”

“Love this park”

Off Whirley Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3GH

Lacey Green Park, Wilmslow

Barlow Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4BS

Poynton Park

Poynton Park is situated just a few minutes walk from the centre of Poynton village with a pool, lots of trees and ample wildlife.  Nice waterside walks, nice spots for a picnic. The Park covers 21 hectares.

4 Park Ln, Poynton, Stockport SK12 1RE

Queens Park, Crewe

Boating now available during the summer months – weekends, bank holidays and school holidays; Toilets, including disabled and baby changing in lakeside pavilion; Children’s play area; Bug Hotel; Outdoor gym; Ornamental lake; Crown green bowling; Boules; Refurbished lodges; Bandstand; hosts lots of events throughout the year; cafe.

“Lovely park”

“Great for children”

“Very tidy park”

Victoria Avenue Crewe Cheshire CW2 7SE

Sandbach Park, Sandbach

Two play areas – 0-8 and 8-14; outdoor gym; concrete table tennis table; picnic area; toilets with baby changing facilities; park at ‘The Commons’ car park in the town centre (park is adjacent to town centre); large open green; tennis courts; bowling green; toilet and baby changing facilities

“Lots of play equipment for all ages”

“Very, very good for kids”

The Commons, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1FJ

South Park, Macclesfield

Large park in Macclesfield with range of facilities including 2 play areas, 2 bowling greens, pitch and putt course, tennis courts, football/basketball courts; no cafe but a lovely vintage van in the car park serving hot and cold drinks and snacks (fabulous crepes!); large free car park; childrens’ tennis lessons; in warmer weather pop round the corner to Granelli’s Cream Ices on Newton Street to cool down with one of their amazing ice creams!

“Great for kids”

“Lovely big park”

Park Vale Rd, Macclesfield SK11 8AD

The Carrs Park, Wilmslow

Two children’s play areas – one with the usual equipment and one made from wood; tennis court; skate park; ice cream van in the warmer months; toilet (20p charge); baby changing facilities; small café; River Bollin runs through the park – shallow enough in places for the kids to paddle (river bed can be spiky so take suitable footwear); lovely walk along river to Styal Mill; plenty of picturesque picnic spots; there isn’t much shade so take your own on sunny days; outdoor gym; pay and display car park

“It has everything”

“Great Park”

18 Cliff Rd, Wilmslow SK9 4AA

The Moor, Knutsford

Pay and display parking opposite, free street parking just outside; toddler and junior play areas; picnic area; promenade seating with views across the pool; ducks; large open grassy area; very close to town centre (2 minute walk); separate toddler and older play areas; nice walk around the water

“Great little park for the kids to play in”

“Fab park for kids and adults”

Knutsford WA16 6JD

The Pavilion Gardens (a little further afield in Buxton)

Two play areas, one specifically for toddlers; very child friendly cafe with small soft play section; miniature railway; stream for paddling; ample parking (need to pay for); baby changing facilities

“Low cost and enjoyable day out”

“Fab and loads to do”

St John’s Rd, Buxton SK17 6BE

01298 23114

Tytherington Links Play Area

Good toddler section; woods to play in

“Lovely Park”

Sandwich Drive, Tytherington

Victoria Park, Macclesfield

Nice play area but small-ish; quiet; roadside parking (Buxton Road)

“Well kept park”

“Nice Play area for the kids”

Norton Street, Nr Buxton Road, Macclesfield, SK10 1GA

Walton Hall and Gardens, Warrington

Beautiful Grounds and manicured lawns.

The park has a children’s play area, children’s zoo, pitch and putt, adventure golf, bowling and a coffee shop (some attractions are seasonal).

Walton Hall, Walton Lea Road, Higher Walton Warrington, England
T: 01925 262908

West Park, Macclesfield

Large park in Macclesfield with playground, bowling green, ornamental gardens and skate park; nice cafe; toilets (but no baby changing facilities); cafe has small soft play room at the back; dedicated toddlers play area with safe climbing structures and sand pit; small car park at the back of the park but plenty of parking at Sainsbury’s next door (2 hours free)

“Great cafe”

“Lovely park with lots to do for all ages”

Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3BJ