Fondly described as the “playground by the sea” Eirias Park has always been a facility to be enjoyed by all ages. Through the years it has had various attractions intended particularly for children’s enjoyment.
The present day children’s playground is located between the Gorsedd Stone Circle and the Tennis Centre. The early children’s playground was near the bowling greens and included a joy-wheel, swings and a slide.
During the 1960s and 1970s trampolines were a very popular attraction in the park. In 1965 a Parks Committee meeting records that “the trampolines are to be retained permanently – enclosed by a wooden rail fence. The trampolines are counter-sunk”.
“In the 1970s I remember three-wheeler bikes could be hired and a children’s miniature road with stop signs, pedestrian crossings, traffic lights. It was all there to help us learn to ride our bikes safely on the road.”
Golf was a popular pastime for many years. In 1968, for example, the park had an 18-hole miniature and an 18-hole midget golf course at a cost, respectively, of 9d (59p today) and 3d (20p today) a round.