Scarborough Beach Park
Not only is this beachside park in a top location, with the Bay’s best playground by a mile but it also features a little grove of cotton trees for children to climb.
The trees’ sturdy textured branches have all intertwined to form a kind of matrix so that children can easily and safely spend ages making their way up, down and around from tree to tree.
The delightful man made playground, which is sand-based, has been divided into two themed sections – Pirate Place and Railway Place. The latter, which features a tot-sized train on rails, has been designed so that children with disabilities can enjoy it and the former features a boat along with the usual little slippery dips, rockers and so forth.
While the playground is more suited to those 6 and under, the cotton trees are ideal for older children and teenagers. Combine this with a cup of coffee across the road at Valori Espresso and benches within the playground for parents and this is one park that is actually fun for all the family.