Southwater Country Park
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Important Notice - Temporary Closure of Dinosaur Island Play Area, 1 - 5 March
Please note that Dinosaur Island play area will be closed from Monday 1 - Friday 5 March, while we undertake essential fencing repairs.
To find an alternative local play area, please use our handy interactive map.
To celebrate Southwater's dinosaur history – did you know a real iguanodon 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.