My children’s favourite feature of a playground is the zip wire – and I enjoy a go too! If you are on the hunt for one, check out the map below which shows 15 Devon playgrounds with zip wires!
1) Lynmouth – Lynmouth Manor Green
Lynmouth Manor Green has a playground with zip wire, multiplay unit, swings, climbing frame and more. Recreation/playing field and tennis court. Snack kiosk.
2) Ilfracombe – Slade Valley Play Area
Multiunit, Junior Swings, Toddler Swings, Duo Discs, Turnstile, Pendulum Swing, Zigzag, Cableway, Soccer/Basketball Area, Musical Theme Panels, Toddler Multi Unit, Youth Shelter
3) Barnstaple – Rock Park
Rock Park is in central Barnstaple and has a large playground, gardens to enjoy, a skatepark and separate bmx jump track, basketball area and an outdoor gym. There is also a large recreation field with football goals. The playground has alot of equipment including a sandpit, toddler play house, swings, multiplay units and zipwire. Outdoor gym equipment includes a sit up bench, ski machine, rowing machine and seated cycle. There are public toilets and a snack kiosk.
4) Bideford – Devonshire Park
Aeriel Runway, Balance Beam, Senior slide, Junior Slide, Springers, Cradle Swings, Flat Swings, Seesaw, Goal Posts, Skateboard Bowl
5) Bideford – Pollyfield Play Area
Activity Unit, Aerial Runway, Climbing Wall, Multiplay Unit, Parallel Bars, Springer, Stepping Stones, Swing Cradle, Picnic Bench. BMX track.
6) Tiverton – People’s Park
Large play area within parkland. Items include a cable rider, basket swing, agility trail, multiplay units, slide, springers, seesaw, cradle swings and flat swings. Teen shelter and picnic bench.
7) Exeter – Harrington Lane Play Area
Large play area with a good variety of equipment including aerial runway, stepping logs, balance challenge, monkey bars, 4 seat springer, stand on swing, bay swings and nest swings. One ended MUGA (multi use games area) for sports such as basketball and netball.
8) Newton Poppleford – Newton Poppleford Play Area
Newton Poppleford playground has zip-wire, swings, seesaw, roundabout, climbing net and toddler multiplay unit. Open green space and tennis courts adjacent.
9) Sidmouth – The Ham Play Area
The Ham playground has a range of play equipment including a zip wire, climbing wall, climbing net, multiplay unit with slide and cradle, flat and basket swings.
10) Buckfast – Furlong Close Playground
Enclosed playground with cable runway, junior and infant swings and play train.
11) Torquay – Geoplay Park
Paignton’s Geoplay Park is an adventure playground based on the geological history of the local coast, located on Paignton seafront. The playground is split into 4 zones with lots of exciting things to do for all ages, including sand and water play, a zip wire, six-way swings and a sabre tooth tiger!
12) Down Thomas – Down Thomas Playground
40 metre aeriel ropeway, timber adventure trail, multiactivity unit and more. Basketball goal. Open green sapce with football goals.
13) Kingston – Kingston Recreation Ground
Kingston Recreation Ground is a large playground with exciting range of equipment including aeriel runway, agility trail, swings, tunnel and multiactivity unit. Skatepark with grind rail, wedge box and quarter pipe.
14) Kingsbridge – Duncombe Park
Duncombe Park has a large green open space and childrens playground, with equipment including cableway, swings, slides and multiactivity unit. 5 a-side football goals.
15) Salcombe – The Berry Playground
The Berry Playground in Salcombe has an aerial ropeway, adventure trail multiactivity unit, swings and more.
If you are after even more thrills, try Go Ape at Haldon Forest – with a 235 metre zip wire you can fly through the forest! Use code AFLTAPL and save 10% on a Tree Top Adventure. Valid until April 30th 2015 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays!