Faye Elizabeth Park, Benson

Faye Elizabeth Park, Benson

Date of Adventure: 7 Jun, 2023

Colourful, and busily packed with equipment to challenge little bodies and welcome big imaginations. And that’s what I loved about it most: not all kids have the physical dexterity (or desire) to clamber, swing and jump, some prefer to delve deep into imaginative and sensory play – and this is catered for wonderfully.

I won’t list all the equipment, there’s the usual suspects such as trampolines and swings, and also loads that I hadn’t seen before including a pedal powered roundabout, swing seat, helicopter seesaw and tons of other dynamic equipment. The impressive 7-metre high main structure reflects features from St Helens Church in Benson, a lovely local touch, the slide down from that height? Whooooosh!

The price tag of the project was a whopping £240k!! With play opportunities suitable for every age, as well as a fitness area with bleep test just outside the play area, I’d say it was worth every penny. Because I’m super nosy and a bit obsessed with play equipment, I went searching on the play manufacturers’ website, Hags, to see if there was any other info about the project. There’s a case study, and it’s super interesting.

 

AT A GLANCE

Free
Always open
No booking required
No cafe
Accessible with accessible equipment
20 minutes from Headington roundabout
X40 bus
Free parking by Parish Hall
The details

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The Parish Hall, Sunnyside, Benson, Wallingford OX10 6LZ

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