Southwater Country Park
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COVID-19 status update for facilities at Southwater Country Park (5.11.2020):
- Car parks: Open
- Toilets: Open
- Café: Takeaway service
- Dinosaur Island play area: Open (please follow our play area guidelines)
- Beach area: Closed
Find information about national lockdown restrictions on our Coronavirus: Parks, leisure and venues page
To celebrate Southwater's dinosaur history – did you know a real iguanadon skeleton was found in the lake? – the Country Park’s adventure play area is dedicated to dinosaurs.
Follow the big dinosaur footprints from the Visitor Centre lake up to Dinosaur Island. Discover dinosaur bones in the sand, reach new heights on aerial walkways, swoop on jungle swings and climb all the way to the top of our bubbling volcano.
Musical instruments, dinosaur sculptures, a wheelchair-accessible roundabout and accessible ramps make Dinosaur Island fun for children with a wide range of abilities. There’s play equipment for bigger kids, too – head for the more challenging trails and climbing frames.