Nestled in between Ryde and Seaview, Puckpool Park overlooks the sandy beach of Appley and has everything you’ll need for a family day out.
Once upon a time Puckpool Park was a Battery, built in the 1800’s to protect a perceived invasion by the French. Today you can still see the remains of the gun positions and armaments and it is a designated Scheduled Ancient Monument. It also has acres of open green space, woodland, cafes and play areas.
Spend an hour or a day there, take a picnic, play hide and seek, or run around the grassed areas. With a café at each end of the seawall and the Old Barracks Restaurant in the park itself, there are plenty of options when it comes to dining. Tennis anyone? There are courts available alongside crazy golf, mini golf and a large play area.
In the centre of the park Goodleaf Tree Climbing offers you the chance to climb a 70ft oak tree. Booking is essential and it’s a great activity for the whole family.
The park runs the length of the seafront so you can always re-locate to the beach if you fancy a change of scene and then head back into the park if you need some shade from the sun. The promenade provides a nice flat path for pushchairs and mobility scooters with easy access from both Ryde and Seaview.
Access to Puckpool park couldn’t be easier. If you are travelling from Seaview there’s a pay and display car park opposite the Boathouse Inn (there’s also free roadside parking if you are lucky enough to find a spot) or from Ryde, head towards the boating lake and follow the road past Ryde Lifeboat Rescue where you’ll find another large pay and display car park.
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