There are many routes that you are able to walk whilst visiting Barrow Park. On this occasion we parked at Barrow Leisure Centre (free parking, and a lovely cafe inside too!). Below are three Strava maps of the differing routes that we took while exploring the area.
Route 1: this 0.5 mile walk is pram accessible and a lovely walk for those with little legs. The route walks around the boating lake passing a miniature railway, agility course, play area and cafe pavilion. The wide, tarmac paths make this a great surface for bikes and scooters.
Route 2: A 0.8 mile walk around the perimeter of the park taking in the beautiful scenery. There are a few steeper sections throughout this walk but all paths are still accessible for pushchairs. You are able to enjoy the delights of the bandstand, cenotaph and Jubilee gardens. Look out for the hidden Gruffalo!
Route 3: NOT accessible. This 0.7 mile walk is best for those with slightly older children as there are many steps to climb. You are able to enjoy a walk to the cenotaph and bandstand where you can end your walk with a trip to the children’s play area and a stop at the Cafe Pavilion. Here you will find toilets, a cafe, first aid and baby changing. Please note the Pavilion is open Easter – October.
Why not let your little ones take part in Barrow Junior ParkRun on a Sunday morning 9am @ Barrow Park. Alternatively, you could enjoy a play session full of fun and games at ParkPlay @ 9.30am every Saturday in Barrow Park. Fun for the whole family.