PARKS AND GREEN SPACES
We're lucky to have so many lovely parks and green spaces surrounding us in Barnet. Here are some of our favourite places to go, and we'll be adding to the list in future!
Parkside Pick Your Own Farm
Parkside Farm has been growing strawberries as a Pick Your Own crop since 1979. Currently, you can choose from around 20 different crops to harvest from around 50 acres of land. Plenty of free parking available.
Find out the latest opening times and view the crop calendar on their website: http://www.parksidefarmpyo.co.uk/
Address: Hadley Road, Enfield EN2 8LA
Telephone: 020 8367 2035 (message line only)
We’ve only been to Oakmere a handful of times and haven’t been around the whole site, but the toddler play area is good – spacious, secure and with a variety of equipment. The lake is pretty too and there are plenty of places to sit and watch wildlife. Lots of parking (Pay and Display) just off the High Street with easy access to the park. There are toilets here, but we haven’t used them so I can’t say if they are child-friendly or not!
Address: 82 Highview Gardens, Potters Bar
Trent Country Park
Trent Park is always one of our go-to places to visit, and it has lots to offer all year round.
The Water Garden (best accessed from the Hadley Road car parks, around a 15 minute walk with young children) is at its best in spring, when there is so much colour from daffodils, crocuses and rhododendrons.
The meadow that is left to grow wild in summer is a great place to spot butterflies.
There are two playgrounds. The playground behind the cafe has two baby swings and a small slide/bridge/climbing frame suitable for younger children. There’s also some climbing equipment for older children. This entire area is securely fenced, so a good place to go if you need to keep your eyes on more than one toddler!
The other play area is just by Go Ape and is generally suited to older kids.
There is a cafe and toilets in the main car park.
Address: Cockfosters Rd, Enfield, Barnet EN4 0PS
Lewis of London
A great place to while away a few hours in summer. Bring a picnic and enjoy a delicious ice cream for afters!
Address: Galley Lane, Barnet EN5 4AL
Admission: Free entry to farm, Maize Maze extra
Parking: On site (free)
Opening times: 10am-5pm daily
Toilets and baby change area available