Tandle Hill Country Park

While the weather is nice, I want to try and get outside more often. Longer walks with the dog and a chance to wear the kids out a bit more would be lovely.

This week we went to Tandle Hill Country Park in Royton, which is about a 25 minute drive from our house. We’ve got some lovely parks nearer to us but a change is always nice so my friend and I headed over there with the kids.

PicMonkey Collage

There are two play parks at Tandle Hill, and this one was deemed by the kids to be the most fun, although I’m not sure my friend’s daughter thought so, judging by the look on her face! This one seems to be designed with older children in mind, whilst the other has a sand pit, a huge slide down a hill and a little house to sit in, amongst other things. Both were very well kept and great fun for the children.

As the name suggests, this park is a little on the hilly side and definitely not suitable for those with mobility issues. They can of course access the park, but wouldn’t be able to appreciate the entire park in my opinion. Once you do climb up ย few steps though you are rewarded with little scenes like this one:

Tandle Hill 8

There were a few squirrels scurrying around (avoiding the dogs) but we forgot our squirrel nuts so didn’t manage to get up close to them.

We walked for around an hour in the park, using the marked path way and also venturing a little off-course. The children did a little bit of hill climbing and some stream jumping – and nobody fell in, which was a result ๐Ÿ˜‰

stream jumping

ย Little Stream: Big Deal

There is some kind of visitor’s centre at Tandle Hill Country Park, though it was closed when we went so I can’t comment on it. There were toilets which were open, and they were clean and fairly tidy. Next to the centre and the park there are picnic tables for visitors to sit and enjoy their lunch amongstย some lovely scenery.

This park seems very popular with dog walkers and dogs are often off the lead, so if you are wary of dogs at all, please keep that in mind.

The highlight of the children’s day was actually nothing to do with the park itself. It was an unfortunate turn of events for some poor soul but for the children there was much excitement when this appeared …

Tandle Hill 11

When all the excitement was over, we headed back to the car. I’d certainly take the children to Tandle Hill Country park again, even though it is a fair drive in comparison to other parks in the area. If you want to find your nearest country park, there’s a handy website called Natural England, which will help you to find your nearest country park.

I’ll be linking up to Coombe Mill’s Country Kids linky with this post – click below to find more tales of the outdoors from across the country.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

 

25 Comments

  1. Nickie

    Looks brilliant – I love it when kids enjoy being out and about.

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    1. admin (Post author)

      I love the way it wears them out ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Reply
  2. Notmyyearoff

    That looks like a nice day out and then my eyes completely widened at that helicopter! My z would go bonkers over that!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. admin (Post author)

      They did love that more than anything else!

      Reply
  3. Colette B

    Tandle Hill isn’t that far from me but we’ve not got round to visiting yet – must keep it in mind x

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    1. admin (Post author)

      Maybe we could meet there Colette!

      Reply
  4. Oh So Gawjess

    I went there fr the first time as an adult the other day and loved it – until I stood in dog poo =(

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    1. admin (Post author)

      Oh nooooo! It is very popular with dog walkers, though there’s no excuse for mess!

      Reply
  5. Jen Dixon

    Looks like a fab day out Karen, we’ll have to pay it a visit soon!

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    1. admin (Post author)

      It’s worth a visit Jen, definitely, though it is quite a drive.

      Reply
  6. Becky Willoughby (@LakesSingleMum)

    love that woodland pic, looks perfect

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    1. admin (Post author)

      It’s lovely isn’t it? Worth walking up the steps to be able to take the photo.

      Reply
  7. Jenny

    looks like you had a great time all together. Love all the photos. What an adventure outdoors. #sharefriday

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    1. admin (Post author)

      We do love to get out and about Jenny!

      Reply
  8. Erin

    Looks like a really lovely day out and I also really like the photo of the trees! I’m so happy it’s spring and time again for walks!

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    1. admin (Post author)

      Oh me too! I hate winter, I shiver just thinking about it!

      Reply
  9. Lorraine

    Sand pit! My daughter already wants to go..!

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    1. admin (Post author)

      It was a big attraction for my two, that’s for sure!

      Reply
  10. ghostwritermummy

    Oh it sounds- and looks- fab! I’ve never heard of Royton before so am off to google ๐Ÿ™‚
    x x

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    1. admin (Post author)

      It’s near Oldham, and it’s where Emma Murphy (not such a yummy mummy blog) is from ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  11. sam@happyhomebird

    Looks a gorgeous place and what a photo opportunity!

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    1. admin (Post author)

      It’s really a bit of a hidden gem I think Sam. We’ll definitely return ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  12. Merlinda Little

    YOur photos are awesome. IS THAT A HELICOPTER? What a highlight of the day thingy! #countrykids

    Reply
  13. Angela

    Tandle Hill Country Park looks like a fabulous place to visit, especially if there are views like that one at the top of the hill ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. Coombe Mill - Fiona

    What a lovely Country Park with some beautiful views and plenty for the children to do of all ages – and it didn’t cost a penny! Thanks for linking up and sharing your outdoor adventure with Country Kids.

    Reply

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