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Grays Beach Riverside Park

Grays beach is well known to most, especially if you have kids. We feature it here as it's quite a draw for dog walkers and as they will attest it really is the place to go for a Sunday morning stroll.
Its not a day out place or anything like this but as parks and children's facilities go it's hands-down the best in the area. Generally speaking these sorts of things are done very well theses days wherever you go but here its clearly a little more special.
So if you're not familiar, then what's there? Well firstly it's primarily for the kids, its all constructed on a huge sand-pit play area and here you have all the slides and climbing apparatus one would expect to find. They have carefully tailored this to different ages so the two year old and 10 year-old won't be left left out. During the summer time they even install a bouncy castle which might cost a little but its a nice touch for the hotter months. For older kids you'll find a ball games area, skate ramp and aerial zip-line for the skaters out there, this allows the older kids their own space from the really young ones and helps avoid the potential for little accidents.
Gray's Beach cafe gives the location a little sense of the "social" occasion. Offering hot and cold foods, snacks, sweets, drinks and of course ice creams to keep the little ones nicely bribed; and finally the large green spaces on offer makes for a good ball game as well as picnic area; so what's so special about this? Well we noted that this space is impressively well manicured and clean given how much its used.

If you're new to the area or have never found this space before then we recommend it as a welcome diversion for an hour or two. It's also nicely placed next to the river and the yacht club which gives it a slightly affluent flavour as well.

Postcode: RM17 6JP (you can park on Thames Road, pay and display)
Telephone: 01375 386759

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