One vital concern for families moving to a new area if what is ‘is there a new playground, and what is it like?’ if you are moving to the Highcliffe area of Winchester - you are in for a treat. The local playground just off the top of Gordon Rd has been recently renovated and is an asset to the local community.
By Hampshire Photographer, Evie Winter
Just like property, parks are about location, location, location and North Walls is no exception. It’s location is what makes it our most frequently visited park even though it’s park layout is a bit of a pain.
A few months ago I was at the Good Life Cafe in Kings Worthy, now called Cobbs Farm and was chatting to a couple who were driving from Devon to Northampton. They were stopping off for a bite to eat and some exercise before continuing their journey. In fact since then I have met a few people who were stopping off on their journey. Winchester and it’s parks have a great potential of not only serving locals but people travelling through.
A lot of our park trips we do just to see the park, Alresford was a bit of an unexpected treat when meeting a friends. We met up at a pop up cafe called Arlbury Cafe (with it’s great soft play, it deserves a review all of it’s own really!), the girls and I finished our visit with a walk down the beautiful river.
Since starting to review parks in and around Winchester, I have been asking other Winchester mother’s which their favourite parks are. The one that comes out top is the following - Oliver’s Battery Rec…
“I think access to playgrounds should be a children’s right, there is nothing like them for including all children in society no matter how much money you have. A place when you can exercise, play, meet other children, have fun.”