Parks and Green SpacesVisit the following websites to find out more about some of the lovely green spaces, parks and play areas around Stroud
Parks and play areas recommended by Tiddlywinks families:
Stratford Park - Good play equipment, lake where you can feed the ducks, great for picnics and playing amongst the trees.
In the summer, on Sunday afternoons, there are bands playing at the bandstand and on some Sundays there is a ride-on miniature railway (for a small charge).
Daisy Bank - Horns Rd., near the cemetery in Stroud. A popular park and play area.
Chalford Bottom - lovely stream for paddling.
Chalford Hill/France Lynch - good little jungle gym
Summer Crescent, Summer Street,Stroud - recently refurbished with lovely wooden play equipment
The Commons - Minchinhampton, Rodborough and Selsley Commons are great spaces for walking, kite-flying, picnics, ball games and of course, eating ice-cream! (Winstones Ice-cream factory) Also try Painswick Beacon and Haresfield Beacon for walking - though probably not for pushchairs!
Coaley Peak (4 mile SW of Stroud on B4066) 12 acres of grassland with panoramic views of Severn Vale. Car Park and Toilets
Other Free FunMuseum in the Park www.museuminthepark.org.uk
Blooms Garden Centre has a free soft play area by their cafe.
Local Libraries - see also groups and activities http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries/story-time
Soft Play CentresGreat for a rainy day and also for birthday parties
Go Bananas, Ebley www.gobananas.org.uk
Magicland, Cirencester www.magicland.co.uk
Days OutVisit the local tourist information office at the Subscription Rooms, George Street, Stroud or go to http://www.visitthecotswolds.org.uk/
for lots of ideas of places to vist both local and further afield.
A few local ideas:
Cattle Country, Berkeley - Indoor play barns, outdoor fun, tractor rides animals, picnic areas http://www.cattlecountry.co.uk/
Prinknash Bird and Deer Park. - http://thebirdpark.com
Slimbridge Wlidfowl and Wetlands Centre Wellyland is very popular! Family membership can be good value if you are likely to visit regularly. - www.wwt.org.uk/visit/slimbridge
St Augustines Farm., Arlingham - Everything you need for a family fun day in the country. Room to run and play, friendly animals, toddler play area. http://www.staugustinesfarm.co.uk
Woodchester Park - now has a play trail. - www.nationaltrust.org.uk/woodchester-park/visitor-information/
Westonbirt Arboretum - Beautiful woodland walks and play trails. Fun for all the family. - http://www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt-families