The delightful Winnie-the-Pooh park opened up in Browns wood, Milton Keynes in the Spring of 2019. It’s a park in a sports field in a residential area of MK so is free to visit. It’s a good sized park with a pump / bike track and lots of space to run around.
Where is the Winnie-the-Pooh park?
The Winnie-the-Pooh park is in the Browns Wood area of Milton Keynes. The best postcode is MK7 8DX. This is not a country park or a big themed destination – it’s a play area in MK. There is a small car park which is next to the field. You then need to walk across the field and to the left to the play equipment. It is not fenced – although it isn’t near any roads. You can take dogs, but do be aware it can get busy in the play area.
What’s the Winnie-the-Pooh park like?
The Winnie-the-Pooh park is great fun. My sons were aged five and three when we visited and they loved it. There are a number of themed small sculptures including Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet and Eeyore which younger children will love. There is a large wooden climbing frame. My eldest son was fine climbing it and this was one of his favourite things to do. My youngest struggled and so stuck to the lower levels. There are baby swings as well as big swings, a roundabout and a smaller climbing frame. What’s clear is that a lot of thought has gone into the choice of play equipment – there’s really nothing that the boys didn’t want to play on. To the side of the play area itself is a gap in which you can walk through and discover Winnie-the-Pooh’s house as well as a fairy door and Trespassers Will sign. Children can’t go in the house but it makes for some nice pictures and is great to discover.
What else can you do at the Winnie-the-Pooh park in Milton Keynes?
It’s not only a park but there’s also a ‘pump track’ there which children can scoot and cycle on. It’s great fun. My three year old was able to go around it on his balance bike easily enough. He was confident in doing so, and I have seen younger children using it. But as it’s a great facility it can get popular and so will attract children of a range of ages which is great – but if you’ve got really young children then it may be worth taking them in school time if you they prefer to cycle when it’s less busy. Most of the sides aren’t too high and the hills aren’t too steep so most young children should be fine going around it.
Any tips for visiting the Winnie-the-Pooh park?
If you’re from outside of Milton Keynes then I’d say at the time of writing (April 2019) this is now one of the best parks in MK – if I were you combine it with a few others for a full day out – all be it if you take bikes and a picnic you could easily spend a couple of hours here. I’ve taken my two sons a number of times since it opened and they never want to leave. Bear in mind the car park is small – there’s space for only about eight cars I think. On busy summer days, please please please do not park on grass verges if you can’t get a space and please park considerately – the road is a bus lane. There are NO TOILETS as it’s a residential park so bear that in mind too, nor are there any kind of food / drink facilities on site.
Where else can we go once we’ve finished at the Winnie-the-Pooh park?
Couple of good options – either take a walk or a cycle through Caldecotte Brook – you’ll see a sign for it at the edge of the play area. It’s a path which takes you through a Park’s Trust owned area of land. In the Spring / summer months you’ll come to a stream. If you keep going following the path (keep an eye on google maps) you’ll eventually pop out in Wavendon. Or you may want to get back in the car and do a park tour – there are a number of fab ones within a few minute drive away including a very pretty one in Wavendon, the snail park in Walnut Tree, a castle one in Wavendon Gate, as well as Caldecotte Lake which has two play areas. You’ll find all the postcodes for them on my Milton Keynes park section.
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