Favorite thing: I personally do not know any playground with a better view! It is a joy to go here with your child and look at the fells and dales views all around you, talk to the cattle in the field beside you and listen to the sheep. Bliss :) It is just along the footpath towards Gunnerside, next to the doctor's surgery which is probably a genial idea.
Favorite thing: The Green is vast as far as English village greens go, and despite being spoilt by cars, it is a lovely place to stop in just to be somewhere completely surrounded by hills and yet feeling so spacious. An odd combination for the senses to tackle. Whilst you're doing it, there are lots of places for you to sit down in and enjoy a snack or something refreshing - be it beer or ice cream.