A new find – Pinecliff Play Sculptures

Pinecliff, Dorset

This half term we have been on a mission to find new places to take the kids to play.

I have found that our local council website is an invaluable tool for listing all the local play areas and although we have ticked almost all of them off the list now we still had Pinecliff play sculptures to explore.

Set at the opposite end of Canford Cliffs village to our favourite Treasure Island Play park the Pinecliff Play Sculptures offers a picturesque walk down to the beach at Branksome Chine.  We took the kids on their microscooters and watched them zoom off, stopping to clamber on top of the sculptures along the way.

Pinecliff Play Sculptures

Each Sculpture was of an insect or animal that you would find on the cliffs and there was a plaque by each of them with their name and information about them and their habitat which was a nice touch as Isaac loves finding out all about the nature around him.


There were steps along the way which meant bumping Sebby down a few but there weren’t so many that it was a problem as I had hubby with me to help and it was well worth it when we discovered the Dolphin Sculptures.

Pinecliff Dolphins

We continued along the path which eventually led us down to the beach at Branksome Chine so we doubled back on ourselves and walked / scooted along the promenade back towards Canford Cliffs.

Branksome Chine

We know this stretch of beach well so decided to walk along to the path that leads to the Treasure Island Play Park that the kids adore and their faces when they realised where they were going was priceless.

Treasure Island Park

These two parks have a 5 minute walk between them so from now on we will combine the two when we next visit.

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11 thoughts on “A new find – Pinecliff Play Sculptures

  1. Oh wow, I never knew that was down there! I keep meaning to take Elliot to the Treasure Island Play Park so I will remember that for when I finally make it there, he would love those sculptures 🙂
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  2. What gorgeous sculpture, such a lovely place to play

  3. We did the same thing and found lots of new places. I love those play sculptures x x
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  4. You have been busy over half term!
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  5. Jen Walshaw says:

    You are so lucky to have so many fab places near by you. I am green with envy
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  6. You really have a terrific selection of parks and play areas near you. All so near that fabulous Dorset coastline as well!
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  7. Lori says:

    This looks like a fab place for some outdoor fun, I always forget to check the council websites and what’s on locally so this is a great reminder. x
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  8. aww this looks fantastic! I wish we had something like this near us as my children would love it x
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  9. Wow I love that they have sculptures that teaches! Thats a nice touch. Looks like a long but enjoyable walk. We are always looking for new places thats near to go too here =) #countrykids
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  10. Coombe Mill says:

    This looks like a fab walk, I love the fact that these sculptures are designed to be climbed on by the kids, so often they’re not allowed to touch or climb on things! Your gang look like they’re having a great time exploring all the different sculptures and learning about the animals which inspired them. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.
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  11. Both parks look amazing!! I will have to check out our local council website to see if there is any information on there where we could go. I never think to look there.
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