9 Northumberland Coast Playgrounds to Visit

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8 Northumberland Coast Playgrounds to Visit


You can access most of these playgrounds (I feel like Druridge Bay is the only one that would be tricky) by bus. Check out the Arriva X18 service timetable and you can read my blog about Visiting the Northumberland Coast by Bus. 

If you'd like to see a map with the locations of these playgrounds, I have added one at the bottom of this post. 

Blyth Beach Playgrounds 



I will be honest and say that these playgrounds could do with being updated. They've not changed in the past 17+ years that I've been taking my children. 

However when you take the whole area into consideration, it's worth a stop off. There's a bus stop nearby, a free car park, two enclosed playgrounds (one for younger and one for older children), an ice cream parlour, fish and chip shop, Greggs, coffee shop and restaurant, Blyth Battery and sometimes inflatables in the summer months. 

You can walk along the path to Seaton Sluice where you'll find a better playground or along the harbour to Ridley Park which is also fab and includes a splash pad/water play area in the warmer months. Or why not make a day of it and visit all four? 

  • Free car park. Use postcode NE24 3PL (the smaller new car parks have restrictions so read the signs on arrival)

  • Bus stop nearby (X8/X10/X11 - see Arriva for current timetables) 

  • Dog restrictions in place on part of the beach May-Sept



Blyth Beach Playground




Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Playgrounds 

There are two playgrounds overlooking the beach at Newbiggin - one pirate themed one by the Maritime centre and a Lighthouse themed one at the Needles Point end of the prom.

It's easy to walk between the two and I've shared more about doing just that (including parking postcode) here: Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Walk with Playgrounds 

I also believe there is a playground in the town centre which has recently been updated - I haven't visited that one yet but as soon as I do, I'll add some photos. 





Newbiggin Pirate Playground



Newbiggin Lighthouse Playground




Druridge Bay Country Park 

Druridge Bay Country Park is the kind of place you can spend a full day out.

On one side of the car park you have an extensive unspoilt beach that goes on for miles and on the other you have Ladyburn Lake which is a nice circular walk with steppy stones (can be avoided if needed), an enclosed playground and cafe/visitor centre with beautiful views. 

Read my guide to visiting Druridge Bay Country Park inc postcode here: Druridge Bay Country Park Guide 


Druridge Bay Playground





























Paddlers Park, Amble 


Whenever I share Paddlers Park in Amble, people mention to me that they had no idea it was there! Use postcode NE65 0AZ. There is street parking nearby (park with care) or car parks in the town which are a short walk away. It's a lovely spot overlooking the sea and Coquet Island. 

We usually walk around the pier and then rather than turning back into the village, keep walking along the coastline and you will see it. 


This park is lovely with an enclosed playground and then some equipment including a basketball hoop, water play area and outdoor gym equipment in the un-enclosed section. 

Read more: 30 things to do in Amble 





Paddlers Park Amble Playground



















Alnmouth Playground 

Alnmouth Playground overlooks the estuary and is in a picturesque spot with lots of space to run around. 

There are swings, slides, climbing frames and more (no SEN equipment in this one). We'd recommend for ages 10 and under. There are picnic tables and a communal BBQ area too. 

Use postcode NE66 2SD 

There is limited parking on the road nearby or use one of the designated car parks in Alnmouth (just follow the signs). 

See more photos and info in this weekend break in Alnmouth post. 







Craster Village Playground 

This playground was one of my favourites when the kids were little. It overlooks the coastline and I've spotted dolphins here before! Perfect to visit after a walk to Dunstanburgh Castle. The playground is enclosed with a sports court and picnic tables too. 

Please note, there is no parking in Craster Village and you need to park in the main car park just before the village entrance. 

Find out more and get the postcode here: Craster Village Playground Guide 


Craster Village Playground










Beadnell Meadow Lane Playground 

This is a cute hidden playground in the heart of Beadnell Village and just a short walk from the coast. Postcode: NE67 5AQ. There is limited street parking outside but I feel like you'd be better off parking in the main Beadnell Car Park (NE67 5EE) and walking along (around a 20 minute walk). 

The play equipment is all in excellent condition! 

Read more: 20 things to do in Bamburgh, Seahouses and Beadnell 

Beadnell Playground
















Bamburgh Playground 



This is a lovely newly refurbished playground with the majestic Bamburgh Castle and coastline as it's backdrop. 

I'd recommend for ages 8 and under - there's a pirate ship, tractor, see-saw and nets/slides. 

It's fairly accessible with an accessible swing, space on the roundabout for a wheelchair and ramped access to the pirate ship. 

Park in Bamburgh Village/ Links and use postcode NE69 7DB. 

You can see some photos and read more here: Bamburgh Playground : All You Need to Know 

Spittal Playground & Splash Park 

This is a beautiful playground with a splashpad in the summer months. It overlooks the beach and has it's very own pirate ship! 

Read our guide to visiting including parking here: Spittal Playground Guide 


Spittal Playground













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