Ultimately, we need to raise awareness and fight for accessible parks for ALL children where EVERY child can feel included, develop their independence and play alongside their peers. However, for now, I am afraid a list of recommendations compiled by a range of parents, carers and professionals may have to suffice.
The below sites may be useful for further information and for you to review your own experiences.
Dinton Pastures, Hurst, Wokingham, RG10 0TH
Sol Joel, 8 Church Road, Earley, Reading, RG6 7DG
Thames Valley Adventure Playground, Maidenhead SL6 0PR - So many positive posts about this setting.
'It’s incredible!! Fully accessible made for all with SEN!'
'Thames Valley is super, I had loads of families that used it.'
'A really fantastic place !'
Cherry Hinton Hall Park, Cherry Hinton Rd, Cambridge CB1 8DW
Queens Park, Crewe, CW2 7SJ
Rosliston Forestry Centre, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX - swing, roundabout and trampoline as well as disabled facilities including a shower, changing bed and hoist.
Royal Victoria Country Park, SO31 5GA
Aldenham SEND Family Pavilion and Playground, Elstree, WD6 3BA
Radnor Park, Folkestone CT19 5AU - Accessible swing and wheelchair accessibility.
Reculver Park, CT6 6SU
Swanley Park, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7PW
Tonbridge Race Course - a great park, accessible swings, sensory boards, table tennis (hire charge to all) sand pit and low climbing frames. It is also is a 2 minute walk to the local swimming pool which is great in the summer as there is an outside pool with walk in ramp.
Next to the park are also tennis courts and an adult free gym.
Around the whole race course is a wheelchair friendly path.
Stanley Park, Blackpool, FY3 9HQ
Towneley Hall Park, Burnley BB11 3RQ - accessible swing and roundabout and some lovely wheelchair friendly walks
Bilborough Park - Flat ground accessible roundabout, variety of swings, wide slide, no steps and a ramped climbing frame.
Highfields, University Blvd, Lenton, Nottingham NG7 2RD - wide slide, roundabout and a larger swing
Kings park, Retford, DE22 6EU
Pye Green Park, Cannock, WS11 5RW - Slide on a mound, nest swing and next door to SNAP (an indoor Special Needs Adventure Playground)
Gnoll Park Neath - fully accessible park.
Bryngarw Country Park, Bridgend - has a few accessible pieces of playground equipment
East park, Hull, HU8 8JU
Thames Valley Adventure Park - image from website.