Adventure playgrounds

We have four adventure playgrounds across the borough, which are free to use and cater for 8 to 16 year olds (children under 8 are welcome when accompanied by an adult). They are a safe environment for children to meet, play and learn.

They are managed and supervised by a team of qualified staff and provide a secure and stimulating environment for all children, including those with special needs and disabilities. Please remember that the playgrounds are run as open access facilities, which means that children are not restricted and can come and go as they wish (all children attending one of our playgrounds must register beforehand, see below for registration details).

Facilities

Facilities* at our adventure playgrounds include:

  • Football pitch
  • Wooden climbing frames
  • Zip wire
  • Skate ramp
  • Computer
  • Xbox and PlayStations
  • Table football
  • Table tennis
  • Pool table
  • Tuck shop
  • Free craft sessions during holidays

* Facilities vary at each site.

Opening hours

Term time

  • Monday to Friday 3.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday closed (Available for hire)

School holidays

  • Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday closed (Available for hire)

Winter closures

The adventure playgrounds will be closed from autumn half term until spring half term. During this time the playgrounds will not be available for free use, but will be available for hire.

Registration

You must register your child before your next visit using our online form (below).

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Have your own adventure

Our adventure playgrounds are available to hire outside normal opening hours. Ideal for birthday parties (including discos, inflatables and laser tag), family gatherings and school events.

The cabins are equipped with pool and table tennis tables and each adventure playground has its own unique outside sports area and wooden play structures.

Although there will be a member of staff on the premises, parents are responsible for their children and guests at all times with the exception of laser tag and inflatables, when trained staff will be provided.

Make a booking enquiry

Hiring times

The adventure playgrounds are available for hire when not open to the public:

Term time

  • Monday to Friday: 9am to 3pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: All day (please telephone the individual playgrounds for availability)

School holidays

  • Monday to Friday: 5.30pm to 9pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: All day (please telephone the individual playgrounds for availability)

Floodlit sports pitches

Our two multi-purpose floodlit sports pitches (Adeyfield and Chaulden) are available to hire until late at £35 per hour, or for multiple bookings £30 per hour.

More information

For the latest updates, photos and details of events (including holiday programmes), please see our Facebook account.

Healthy snacks and refreshments can be bought at the tuck shops or your children can bring their own food and drink.