Himmel Park is a great place to go with kids. It has an outdoor swimming pool and two very friendly children's play areas. Especially recommended for under 5s. Older kids might get more excitement from Reid park, which has fancier play areas. With younger kids it is great to sit and chat while they play in the sand pit, climb on the climbing frame, slide and swings, etc. It has just had a new sprinkler system installed, so is getting greener.  There is also a library in one corner and sports pitches, which get used for a variety of sports over the weekends.