We always have to visit Trent County Park whenever we are visiting London! I love the country feel, the natural walkways and my daughter loves the playgrounds! This park has over 400 acres of land. We hike the area (at a very, very, very slow pace) in about an hour, and I love the views of rolling meadows, hay fields, small ponds, open fields for football (soccer) and large woodlands.
There are 2 playgrounds, the one for kids under 8 is right by the Cafe. I love this playground and it is clearly well thought out! It is built with natural materials that blend into the wooded area around it. It offers some great “ropes course” type challenges that are just right for younger kids. It also has a climbing area perfect for toddlers and tiny tots.
The younger playground is right next to the cafe! This is one of the best things about parks in the UK! You are almost always guaranteed a cup of tea at least! The Cafe at Trent County Park did not let us down! We got burgers and sandwiches that were fabulous! The staff was great and there was even indoor seating that was very comfortable!
There is also a really neat ropes & zip line course on the property. We didn’t get to try it because the minimum age is too old for my child yet. It is called Go Ape and it looked really fun! I can’t wait to try it on our next trip when my daughter is old enough. The views of Trent Park from the ground are stunning, so I can only imagine that from the tree tops they will be spectacular! I chatted with one Dad and his son who had just completed the course and he said that it was “challenging, but doable”.