The town’s largest public park is popular with local children and teens with its skate park, graffiti wall and playground equipment.

Swanage skate park ramps

The play equipment caters for very small children to older kids. There are also picnic benches within the playground and a football pitch adjacent to it.

Playground at Swanage skate park

It’s also a great way to let your dogs burn off energy while the kids play as it’s in view of the whole playground and Two small dogs running in fieldyour pooch will always tend to comes across a playmate for themselves here.

The King George playing field is always worth a return visit for a bit more of an explore. Here are some of the highlights:

  • A wetland area with a wooden walkway has been created to diversify habitats
  • The pathway behind the stream by the car park leads to both the serenity of a cemetery and the sooty excitement of the Swanage Railway – the bridge here is a popular spot for spotting the steam trains as they come in but it is a road, so be vigilant to traffic
  • The nearby pitch n’ putt is within walking distance of the park