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Swanley Park is a great day out for younger kids – there’s a huge amount for them to see and enjoy, especially at high season in the summertime, and all just a short distance from the town centre.
A traditional town park covering 60 acres just to the north of Swanley, the park attracts visitors from many miles around. For kids there’s a 7 ¼” miniature railway with two stops, a bouncy castle, playgrounds, paddling pool and sandpit, while there’s also a café, boating lake, gardens and wide open areas that people of all ages can enjoy.
To celebrate the Millennium, a wildflower meadow was planted by local residents with the support of the town council, to further enhance the natural beauty of the park for the public. Many trees and other flora have since been planted to encourage wildlife in the area. In spring, the park is lit up by the swathes of blooming daffodils planted by local schoolchildren.
Events such as concerts, cross-country runs and model yachting competitions are often held at the park, which is free to visitors at point of entry, although there is a £2 parking charge in the Easter and summer school holidays. Charges apply for the miniature railway and other facilities.
Easy access information
This park and open space has well surfaced routes suitable for visitors with pushchairs and/or wheelchairs, and has no width restricting features, such as stiles or non RADAR kissing gates.