Spanning 535 acres of wood and heathland, Black Park Country Park is the perfect place to while away a day or two.
Located in the heart of Wexham, Buckinghamshire, it’s one of the UK’s largest local country parks, complete with a glorious lake and over 10 miles of flat surfaced pathways, making it accessible for all ages and abilities.
When visiting Black Park for the first time, you might get that “I’ve been here before” feeling. That’s because Pinewood Film Studios, situated just down the road, has used the park as a setting for many films, from Goldfinger, Bugsy Malone and Robin Hood to Batman and the Harry Potter series.
Black Park really does have it all. There’s so much to see and do, you’ll be better off spending the weekend here. Here’s what’s on offer…
As we’ve already mentioned, a beautiful lake lies in the middle of Black Park. It’s the ideal spot to kick back, relax and enjoy a picnic surrounded by flora and fauna. If you’ve got an electric, sail or steam model boat, you’re welcome to set sail at the bottom of the lake.
Children’s play area
If you’ve got toddlers and younger kids to entertain, they’ll have heaps of fun over at the children’s woodland play area.
Café San Remo is perched on the edge of the lake and serves-up a range of hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks. Sit outside on the picnic benches or move inside if it gets a little chilly.
If you’re after a quick bite, there’s a kiosk near the dog-free picnic area that’s open during the day (10am-5pm daily during school holidays and 10am – 5pm Thursday to Tuesday during term time). On the menu is jacket potatoes, paninis, rolls, sandwiches, cakes and snacks.
Go Ape – Tree Top Adventure
Yep, you guessed it! Nestled amidst Black Park’s woodland you’ll find one of our award-winning Tree Top Adventure courses! Clamber up rope ladders, tackle tricky crossings, leap off our Tarzan Swing and whizz down zip-wires – all in the name of fun!
Now, it would be extremely cruel to let the adults have all the fun, wouldn’t it? If you’ve got any little monkeys in your family, what better way to spend the afternoon than by watching them swing through the trees?
If heights really aren’t your thing, or you’re looking for another activity to add to your Tree Top Adventure, how about testing out Go Ape’s Forest Segway experience? After a quick safety briefing you’ll get a full hour of off-road fun, whizzing around Black Park’s forest floor on two wheels. You’ll enjoy yourself so much you won’t want to get off!
Instead of walking, why not cruise around Black Park instead? If you’re in need of a few bikes, you can hire them through Go Ape Forest Biking. You don’t need to book online – just head over to our cabin and we’ll sort you out with what you need.
For a fantastic fun family day out visit Black Park Country Park.