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Barking Park

Barking Park is a beautifully maintained park in a busy town. There are great facilities including a cafe, playground and skate park. There are also seasonal attractions including a Splash Pad, the Magical Unicorn Lake (unicorn pedalo boats) and Bounsea (giant inflatable castle).

If you want to see more about Barking Park - you can check out the Barking Park Reel on Instagram - Watch the Barking Park Reel on the Parks of Essex Instagram Page 

 Where is Barking Park

📍 Barking Park


IG11 8TA

🅿️ Parking - Where to park for Barking Park

Long Bridge Road Car Park IG11 8TA - enter through the main Barking Park gates. Two hours free parking - use pay by phone App.

Barking Park Playground
Barking Park Playground

Barking Park Playground

The play area at Barking Park is primarily sand based. The playground has a boat theme. There are several large wooden climbing structures with different climbs - nets, steps etc. There is also a lot of sand play tables with different pulleys.

There is a large slide on a hill.

There are also a few small pieces of play equipment just outside of the sandpit area, on the grass. There is a small baby swing and ride of equipment.

Barking Park Playground
Barking Park Playground

What else is there to do at Barking Park?

There is a skate board park at Barking Park

Barking Park Splash Park

Barking Splash Pad is open from May. They offer 90 minute sessions which start at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. Children over 2 from £8, Adults from £5.

Magical Unicorn Lake

You can hire unicorn pedalo boats too! You can hire for either 20 or 40 minute slots. The Magical Unicorn Lake is open weekends and school holidays from February half term. The Magical Uniform Lake is currently open!

Find out more about Barking Park Splash Pad, Magical Unicorn Lake and Bounsea HERE on the Barking Splash Pad Website.

Where to eat and drink at Barking Park

There is a cafe at Barking Park - The Big Friendly Coffee. It is located next to the playground and lake. The cafe sells hot and cold drinks, ice cream and other sweet treats. They also serve pizza.

Are there toilets at Barking Park

There are toilets are Barking Park. They are located close to the lake and cafe.

Barking Park Playground
Barking Park Playground Sandpit

Other playgrounds close to Barking Park

Check out the Parks of Essex Directory - A-Z of over 100 Essex parks  


🛝 Playground ✅

☕ Cafe ❌

ℹ Visitor Centre/Shop ❌

🚻 Toilets ❌

♿ Accessible ❌

🪑 Picnic Tables ✅

🐶 Dog Friendly ❌

30 minutes - 1 hour

Last Updated May 2024


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