This post was originally published in August 2016 on Lancashire Tots here
Yarrow Valley Country Park is located just off Birkacre road in Coppull. It is somewhere I have been on numerous occasions when I used to support adults with learning disabilities. It is a beautiful open space to get away from everyone in town.
D and I took Lucas to explore. He is at that stage now where he doesn’t want to be in his pram, he’s itching to get out and venture. I knew at Yarrow Valley, he could do that without me worrying about people knocking him over or us not feeling safe with him out of arms length
We parked up on the car park and went into the park, Lucas enjoyed discovering a new play area. He watched as older children played and followed Daddy through the play tunnel and played with the sand.
The play area is suitable for younger and older children, it includes a giant rope swing, a natural climbing wall, rock stacks, climbing frames, baby swings and an embankment slide.
Once we had finished playing we walked along the reservoir (big lodge) up to the weir and fish pass. There is a viewing platform and benches to sit and relax whilst watching the water. I could have listened to it for hours. We returned to the big lodge and continued walking around it and fed the ducks before we left.
There are benches throughout the park, making it easy to rest and open grassland and picnic benches to stop for a play or something to eat.
At the side of the car park there is a visitor centre, cafe and toilets. The Treeface Café serves drinks, cakes, ice creams and hot and cold food. The toilets include baby changing facilities, although we didn’t go in to the cafe or toilets so I don’t know what these are like.