This little park just off the Washway Road in Sale has had a much needed face lift. As well as keeping the old-fashioned but fun play structures, there are now some new features such as wooden climbing posts, spinning discs, a swinging net and a climbing frame.
The best thing though, needed no improvement – the narrow gauge steam train that operates every Sunday come rain or shine. The quarter-mile circular route is run by members of the Sale Area Model Engineering Society, and has been running for more than 30 years!
Another attraction is the narrow boat Brew Boat café that pulls up alongside the tow path on the Bridgewater Canal most Sundays during the warmer months. Serving through the side hatch – bacon butties, organic soup and delicious hot chocolate – it’s a lovely addition to the park.
Train: Sundays 12-4.30pm Adult and Child 30p
Walton Park, Raglan Road, Sale M33 4AN