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Fun for the family

Swanley New Barn Railway

Train 1

Everyone can enjoy a ride on Swanley Parks very own Miniature Railway. Visitors can join from either the New Barn Station (located at the Parks central hub) or the platform Swanley Parkway (located by the New Barn Road Car Park). The track circles the lower section of the Park allowing users to arrive and leave the Park in style.

Cost: £1.50

Family of Four (Maximum Two Adults): £4 Round Trip

Duration: One Way or Round Trip

Year Opened: 1986

The railway is run by the Swanley New Barn Society, with everyone you see on your day out at the railway a volunteer.

The railway accepts volunteers from the ages of 13 upwards.

All training for driving, guarding, signalling and other activities is given on-site by experienced members. We are actively seeking people over the age of 18 who would like to drive and / or signal on the SNBR.

With a minimum of 3 days driving and a few days help in the winter months is all we ask for. Most of our Adult members pass out for driving diesels and signalling, while steam engine driving takes a little longer to learn.

Scale the heights at Swanley Park on our low ropes activity course and discover the best views of the Park. Navigate the challenges safely twice around the course. All users wear a body harness and safety helmet. Great fun for adventuress children.

Tree Trek

Tree Trek Rope

Can you master the Tree Trek?

Height Restrictions: (Min Height 1 Metre & Max Height 1.6 Metres)

Costs: £3

Duration: 3 Laps of the course

Bouncy Castles

Bouncy Castles 7

Year Opened: 2016 Bounce, slide and climb your way through our selection of inflatables here at Swanley Park. In 2018 we purchased two new inflatables. Our first consist of a large bouncy area and long exit slide.
Whereas, our second is a challenging assault course, over large steps, through inflatable poles and up and down a huge slide!
Bounce away, during any stay at Swanley Park!

Height Restrictions: (Min Height 1 Metre & Max Height 1.4 Metres)

Costs: £2.50

Duration: 10 Minutes

Year Opened: 2018

The Great Outdoors

GO Sand Pit 1

An amazing outdoor stay and play based at Swanley Park

Costs: £5 (£1 Per Additional Sibling) (External Provider Prices May Change Without Prior Notice Or Warning)

JCB The Ride

This is a fun themed sit on attraction where riders have full immersive control over the scoop. Dig, push and carry materials within a fully enclosed cage.

A thrill for both the young and adults where all can ride. Younger children may need guardian assistants.

Costs: £1

Duration: 3 Minutes

Year Opened: 2018

Battery Cars

Battery cars 5

A fun purpose built race track is in store for all riders on our battery powered racing cars. Go Go Go as you accelerate pass your opponents and then defend your position around the corners.

Cars are designed for impacts with safety bumpers installed on all cars and the track. Do you have what it takes to become the next motorsport world champion?

A thrill for both the young and adults where all can ride. Younger children may need guardian assistants.

Costs: £1

Duration: 3 Minutes

Year Opened: 2018 (Expanded and Redesigned 2019)

Dino Go-Karts

Dino Karts

Whizz around Swanley Park in these single-seater pedal cars. A faster and funnier way to get around.

Only a limited number of cars are available for hire, so be quick and grab one while you can!

Costs: £4 (Deposit Required)

Duration: 20 Minutes

Year Opened: 2016

Play Area

Play Park Slide 3

Spin, slide, swing and zip your way around our Play Park here at Swanley Park.

You can expect to enjoy a number of activities including; Zip Wire, Roundabouts, Swings, Climbing Wall, Slides, Disabled Friendly Swing, Seesaw, Basket Swing and much more.

Open 365 days a year, our Park has been enjoyed every day since it was opened in 2013.

Even when all our other facilities are shut you can always come down for a play at Swanley Play Park.

Costs: FREE

Duration: Unlimited

Year Opened: 2013

Other Attractions

Reptiles, Birds Of Prey, Petting Zoo, Punch & Judy

All trading on selected days throughout the year.

Swanley Park Wildlife Area


Swanley Town Council wanted to mark the Millennium year in a permanent way, and it was decided to create an Environmental Area for the local community to enjoy. Therefore, a parcel of land at the top of Swanley Park next to the car park was set aside in the year 2000.

Advice was sought from The Community Volunteers (TCV) and North West Kent Countryside Project about suitable wildflower plants, trees and shrubs to attract wildlife to the area.

In spring 2001 the scheme started with over 40 volunteers helping to plant 1400 wild flower plug plants and 25 trees and shrubs. Following this initial planting, volunteers formed the Swanley and District Environment Group and have continued work in the environmental area since 2001, adding new hedge areas, planting approximately 1000 trees, creating habitats including hedgerows and wildflower meadows for the area.

The group was renamed “Swanley Wildlife And Nature Group – (SWAN)” in January 2010.

Creating habitats for wildlife and for people to enjoy –

The group have a yearly itinerary and holds regular working parties through the year to further its work that encourages community engagement. Children from local schools, Cubs, Brownie and Scout groups have fun identifying trees, birds and flowers in the area and helping out.

The 3 wildflower areas in the Environment Area of Swanley Park have been particularly successful and are now well established.

The group has benefited from small community and environmental grants, and is always seeking funding to further its work to engage with the local resident population, and improve biodiversity in the in area.

Swanley Town Council supports the work of the group, and supplies labour for manual tasks that are beyond the capability of the group.

SWAN have achieved awards for its work in the community, including Swanley In Bloom and has contributed to Swanley Park securing the Green Flag and Swanley’s South & South East In Bloom awards.

The year’s itinerary is available through SWAN’s web site or Facebook page, and new members are welcome.

The group and helpers will be planting over 400 small trees in another area of Swanley Park in November 2018, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of WW1. It is hoped that a woodland will be established over the acre of land within 10 years, for wildlife and for people to enjoy.

SWAN group manages habitats in the Environment Areas in Swanley Park on Saturdays between 10am – 12 noon, and usually meets up at the top car park.

*Activities and dates subject to change – see our web site or Facebook for details.

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