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Hi folks, heres a guide to the things you can play at your Local park , with friends and family. We hope you have a great time – Take care !



Games to play and things to do:

Rounders           Football                Cricket                 Frisbee     

                                     Bat and ball

                  Tiggy bob down or tiggy lamposts 

Teddy Bears picnic                                      Hide and Seek




What Time Is It Mr Wolf? :      Cartoon Clock       

Pick 1 child to be it !-  “ Mr Wolf”. Mr. Wolf stands at one end of the field with his/her back turned to the other children. The other kids stand an agreed good distance away from Mr Wolf, and they chant, loudly together- "What time is it, Mr Wolf?"

Mr. Wolf answers with different times, eg, "It's one o'clock!"

The other children take a step forward for every hour that Mr. Wolf says that it is. So, for 1 o'clock, they take 1 step towards Mr. Wolf's back. For 7 o'clock, they take 7 steps. And they count out loud  together as they take the steps. It is up to them if to take take large or small steps.

Eventually, Mr. Wolf will announce, "Lunch time!!" She/he will then turn around and chase the children who have been approaching her/him from behind. Any that she/he tags, become Wolves themselves. Any that run back to the beginning without being tagged get to ask what time is it, and play the game again.

Any new wolves, do the chasing with the original wolf in following lunch times, and any children who weren't tagged before who are tagged by either the original wolf, or new wolves become wolves themselves.
This is a fast paced, fun game.

Grandmother's footsteps







This game is also called Sly fox, Peep behind the curtain or Black pudding.

One player is IT and stands at base (a wall or line). IT must have their back to the other players who stand in a line facing IT about 10 metres away.

The players try to sneak up on IT and touch their back without IT turning around and seeing them move.

Before IT can ever turn round, they must count to 10 or say a rhyme such as “L-O-N-D-O-N spells London” or “One, two, three, four, five jam tarts”.

They can say this quietly, under their breath, so the other players can’t hear and don’t know when IT is about to turn round.

When IT turns round, the other players must “freeze”. If IT spots any player moving, they have to go back to the start again.




Simon sayssimon says

The rules for playing Simon Says are as follows:

  1. Decide who is to be Simon, and the other children all stand in front of Simon where they can easily see and hear.
  2. Simon says or makes a suggestion for an action that the children can follow e.g. Simon says sit down, Simon says stand on one leg, Simon says pat your head and rub your tummy at the same time, etc. The difficulty of the action should be suitable for the ages of the children playing.
  3. All of the children playing Simon Says should follow the instructions given unless " Simon" forgets to say 'Simon Says' first. So for example, you could give five instructions with Simon Says at the beginning and then follow it with a simple 'sit down' or 'jump up and down' suggestion. Because the youngsters who play Simon Says are Keen to perform the activities as quickly as possible, the missing out of  'Simon Says' is often ignored - and any youngster that makes the mistake and still performs the action is out i.e. they can no longer take part in that round of Simon Says.




Opening hours:

  • cartoon book at libraryMonday - 10am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-6pm
  • Tuesday - Closed Wed
  • Wednesday - 9.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-6pm
  • Thursday - Closed
  • Friday - 9.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-6pm
  • Saturday - 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Sunday – Closed



Website links - Always ask for permission from an adult !!



Nature treasure hunts:


Make a Kite and Fly a kite visit:


Make/Blow bubbles:


Cloud spotting :


This is a good winter link:


Had fun with those games? Well there are hundreds more games about so why not do some research or even make up your own? Then teach your friends how to play them!





Any suggestions regarding children’s play on this website are just ideas for ways to entertain themselves at the park.


The supervision of children in relation to safe play and the health and wellbeing of their children remain the responsibility of the parent/ guardian. Friends of Charnock will not accept any responsibilty for any injury/ harm caused by playing the above activities .