Play Parks, Skate Parks and Cycling In St Ives Cornwall

Play Parks, Skate Parks and Cycling In St Ives Cornwall

Play Parks To Take The Kids To

1. Palemon Best Recreational Park (Penbeagle Park)

CLICK FOR MAP: Penbeagle Lane, St Ives TR26 2FR

Good sized play park for all ages.
Fenced off and gated.
Lots of climbing equipment.
Swings and slides.
Big field for football and running about on.
Zip wire.
Right next to the St Ives Community Orchard and the St Ives Skate Park.

No loos
Small amount of free car parking in the little car park.

2. Ayr Field And Play Park

CLICK FOR MAP: Ayr Terrace, St Ives TR26 1EQ

Small play park
Big climbing structure with slide
Bucket swing
Rocker toys
Not suitable for very young children
Beautiful planting, benches and views across town.
Big field with smooth path running around it - good for scooting.
Lots of dogs are walked in the field.

No loos
Street parking only (restrictions apply).

3. Richmond Way Park

CLICK FOR MAP: Richmond Way, Carbis Bay TR26 2JY

Big slides and climbing equipment
Apparently it is due to be refurbished (but they have been saying that for quite a while!)
Big field, popular with dog walkers
Overlooks St Ives Bay - it is very exposed and can be cold and windy!

No loos
Street parking only (restrictions apply)

4. Hayle Rec

CLICK FOR MAP: Lethlean Lane, Hayle TR27 4ED

Big play park, suitable for all ages
Lots of climbing frames and slides
Big conical climbing structure
Bucket swings
Zip line
Picnic benches
Skate park
Tennis Courts
Football Field
Basketball Hoops

Loos and cafe
A decent amount of parking on the road plus there is a small car park nearby.

5. Marazion Play Park (Folly Field)

CLICK FOR MAP: West End Road, Marazion TR17 0ET

Big play park, suitable for all ages
Lots of climbing structures
Swings and slides
Little train
Zip wire

Loos and cafe
Paid parking on Folly Field
Overlooks the beach and St Michael's Mount

6. Penlee Park, Penzance

CLICK FOR MAP: Penzance, TR18 4HY

Lovely play park inside the gardens of Penlee Park
Big climbing structure
Lots of things for younger children

Loos and cafe in the park
Tennis courts
Big park to run about in
Penlee House and Museum
Penlee Open Air Theatre
Paid parking nearby

7. Wherrytown Play Ground, Penzance (Bolitho)

CLICK FOR MAP: Penzance TR18 4NX

Nice sized park between Penzance and Newyln on the prom.
Lots of climbing towers
Picnic benches

Loos nearby
Skate park nearby
Right on the prom so good for scooting and cycling
Paid car park nearby

8. Coronation Park, Helston

CLICK FOR MAP: Porthleven Rd, Helston TR13 0RA

Really well equipped play park
Lots of climbing equipment
Big slides
Really good for all ages

Loos and cafe nearby
Skate Park
Boating lake (you can hire swan boats)
Paid car park nearby
Lovely place to walk down to Loe Bar and the beach

9. Heartlands, Redruth

CLICK FOR MAP: Dudnance Ln, Pool, Redruth TR15 3QY

Really interesting and different play park
Lots of fabulous structures to interact with and climb
Not a conventional play park with swings and slide
Willow pathways to wander through
Big pirate ship

Loos and cafe nearby
Next door to Wheal Play soft play and Heartlands shops and exhibits
Near to Poole Market and Tesco
Paid parking in Heartlands (or shop and park for free for a few hours at Tesco and walk over)


Skate Parks In West Cornwall

1. St Ives Skate Park

CLICK FOR MAP: Penbeagle Lane, St Ives TR26 2FR

Large, new concrete skate park
Has the UK’s only loop-the-loop

Small free car park
No other facilities (yet! - we believe a cafe and loos are coming soon)

2. Hayle Skate Park

CLICK FOR MAP: Lethlean Lane, Hayle TR27 4ED

Large concrete skate park
2 bowls - one basic, one more complex

Loos and free parking on the road outside the park.

3. Penzance Skating Plaza

CLICK FOR MAP: Western Promenade Rd, Penzance TR18 4NP

Decent sized concrete skate park
The focus is on street style skating

Also known as Wherrytown Skate Park!

Loos nearby
Paid parking nearby

4. Penzance Skate Park Bowl

CLICK FOR MAP: Coombe Road, Penzance TR18 3HU

Medium sized concrete skate park
Large bowl section
Smaller street section

Also known as Coombe Road Skate Park

5. Helston Skate Park

CLICK FOR MAP: Coronation Park, Helston TR13 8EZ

Metal ramps on a tarmac base.

Car parking near the park (paid)

6. Mount Hawke Skate Park

CLICK FOR MAP: Mount Hawke, TR4 8BQ

Indoor and outdoor skating
22,000 sq ft. purpose built warehouse
Something for all ages and abilities
Paid entry
Loos, cafe and skate shop

Prices: under 11s £6, over 11s £7 - some variation in session prices and times.


Where To Go Cycling In West Cornwall

1. St Ives e-Bikes

CLICK FOR MAP: Alexandra Rd, St Ives TR26 1DY

St Ives is a hilly old place and can be tricky to cycle around. Enter e-Bikes! These are powered bikes that even get the tiredest legs up Porthmeor Hill!

You can hire e-bikes from the shop on Alexandra Road for a few hours, a whole day, or even a week.

2. King George V Memorial Walk


For new cyclists and younger children, the King George V Memorial Walk in Hayle is a great place to find your wheels. It is closed to traffic on a Sunday, and you will often find young scooters and cyclists along here. We can often be found scooting down here as it is not only easy and safe for the kids, it is a lovely walk through the beautifully planted gardens, and along the estuary.

3. First and Last Cycle Trail

This is a cycle route that runs for 25 miles from Land's End to Marazion and then Hayle.
The Land's End to Castallack (near Mousehole) is all inland, and then you follow the coast to Marazion. The trail then cuts across country over to Hayle.

There are 5 off road sections and the rest is on normal roads.

We often take our bikes down to the Newlyn - Marazion section and cycle along the prom there. It is a smooth, easy ride but it does get busy on a sunny weekend!

There are lots of places to stop for loos and refreshments along the way.


4. The Mineral Tramways

This is a 37.5 mile long route, starting at Portreath. It is actually 6 trails which loop around, some linking, some not. Most of the trails are traffic free and are fairly flat. We are planning on doing the Coast to Coast section, which says it is pretty flat and mainly offroad. It goes from Portreath to Devoran - I will let you know how it goes!


5. Camel Trail

The Camel Trail is 18 miles long and stretches from Padstow to Wenfordbridge. This is a brilliant trail to do with the family, as most of it is off road. We like to cycle the Wadebridge to Padstow section which is 5.5 miles each way. It is easy to park in Wadebridge and hire the bikes. It is then a really easy cycle on the disused railway line to Padstow and back. Perfect for short little legs!

You can hire bikes at Padstow, Wadebridge, Bodmin and Wenfordbridge. You must use a licenced provider for bike hire on this trail.

There are lots of loos and refreshment places along the way.


6. West Kernow Way

This is a new cycle trail which has only recently opened. It is a 230km (not a typo) route which loops around Cornwall in a figure of 8. It covers a mixture of quiet lanes, cycle paths and bridleways, so it is quite a challenging off road ride.

The route goes through Penzance - Land's End - St Just - St Erth - Carn Brea - Portreath - Scorrier - Stithians - Constantine - Gweek - Coverack - Lizard - Mullion - Porthleven - Marazion.

Apparently it can be completed in 3-4 days!


7. The Track, Portreath

CLICK FOR MAP: New Portreath Road, Redruth, TR16 4HN

The Track is a Family bike park suitable for all ages and abilities from novice to expert. With miles of different trails to choose from there’s something for everyone.

It is a superb facility which helps to really increase your child's confidence in bike riding.

Prices per session:

Over 13s: £10
7-12s: £8
Under 7s: £4


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