Kingsbury water park is a fairly new discovery of ours, but its quickly becoming one of our favourite budget friendly days out. Kingsbury Water Park is situated in north Warwickshire, not far from Birmingham and lying on the River Tame. Its free entry sort of, you just pay £4.50 (peak times) to park so make sure you have the correct change, the parking charge is for all day too so no need to rush back. There is a little cafe and shop on site however I like to take a picnic to keep the costs down, watch out for the geese though I’ve seen them lynch people for a sandwich!
It’s such a beautiful place to wander around the multiple pools, plus there is an abundance of play equipment dotted around as well as a large playground to keep the little ones happy. This was the first time we had visited in summer, and we were pleased to find the miniature railway working, it was £2 each (Ava was free) for a return ticket, it’s a longer ride than most mini trains I’ve been on so it’s so worth the money, plus you do have the option to get off at the other end of the line to visit the other playground too, Ava loved the train ride, check out her face going through the tunnel at the end of the video, it’s amazing!
For the first time we visited Broomey Croft children’s farm whilst we were there, which is right next to Kingsbury water park. It did say it was £3 to park but when we arrived parking was free, I would account for this though and have enough change if you plan to visit both. There is the option of walking between the two but we got lost! Entrance to the farm costs £4.90 per adult, £4.40 per child and under twos are free, you can also pay 50p for a bag of animal feed if you wish. The farm is a lovely little place, Ava absolutely loves animals so she was in her element running around looking at all of them. As well as an array of farm animals there are 2 outdoor play areas, a small soft play and a barn with ride on mini tractors in, plus a picnic area complete with little children’s picnic tables, Ava loved these. There is also an onsite cafe serving hot and cold food,drinks and ice creams.
All in all we spent £25 for the whole day for a family of 4 (2 adults,13 yr old and a 1 yr old) and had a great time. And for the Pokémon hunters among us, there are usually quite a few dotted around the park!
I’d love to hear your favourite places to visit in the West Midlands/Staffordshire area
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