Ebbsfleet Garden City is a new residential area in Kent home to numerous new build developments. In what will eventually include up to 15,000 new homes, the busy area has plenty of green space for the new residents, including play parks for children. This Children’s Outdoor Play Park in Ebbsfleet Green is a little hidden gem of a play park to explore.
The Children’s Outdoor Play Park in Ebbsfleet Green is a small children’s playground with wooden equipment. Aimed at toddlers and young children, it’s fully enclosed (which is always well appreciated from a safety perspective!) and is perfectly placed for little one’s to stretch their legs and run free after school, on a stroll to the Spring River pub or an errand run to the local Co-Op.
At this children’s park in Ebbsfleet, expect to find:
Ebbsfleet Green (locally often referred to as ‘Redrow’ due to Redrow being the predominant house builder), is part of Ebbsfleet Garden City, which is made up of numerous smaller villages and neighbourhoods.
The playground is conveniently located along Valley St, the pedestrian pathway running through Ackers Drive. If you are using Google Maps, head towards the end of Glover Close, Ebbsfleet Green.
It’s in a convenient location, being walkable for both residents living in Ebbsfleet Green and nearby Castle Hill. In case you didn’t know, you can access Castle Hill from Ebbsfleet Green by using the pedestrian footpath by The Observatory, connecting Castle Hill Drive to Ackers Drive and Candy Dene. You can also follow the Valley St path down to the Spring River restaurant and Co-op.
I recommend walking to this park wherever possible, however if you’re driving to visit this park, you’ll want to head towards Glover Close. There is some street parking, however not much, so be prepared to have to search nearby roads for a free parking space – please be mindful of local residents and parking restrictions and only park in designated, marked spaces. Keep an eye out for signs next to the spaces informing of any parking restrictions.
First things first, let’s be honest: this park is extremely small, with only a few pieces of equipment. That being said, it is one I absolutely love to visit, as it’s always either completely or nearly empty. We normally spend between half an hour to an hour here, but my son does absolutely love a park and will happily role play with his beloved dinosaurs on the play park equipment.
One of the standout features of the park for me is the fact that it is fully enclosed – whilst the gates are easy for a child to open and shut themselves, it means they’re safe from local roads and at least means they can only run in one of two directions.
The equipment is well sized for younger children, meaning you tend not to get any older children hanging around.
Overall, whilst I wouldn’t recommend travelling especially to visit this park, if you live locally or are visiting the Spring River or friends and family nearby then it’s worth a little pit stop.
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Are you looking for recommendations of other parks to visit or full days out? Why not try visiting the Bluewater Nature Trail which is a great outdoor area at the local shopping centre – don’t forget to visit Dinotropolis whilst you’re there, too!