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The Best Kids Play Area Near Me

Published on 27th June 2023 by Tessa Robinson

EAre you looking for kids play area near me? Take a look at these fantastic kids play areas across the UK who are offering lots of amazing outdoor activities for your day out with the kids.

Adventure Play Hub – Kids Play Area in London

Adventure Play Hub

Adventure Play Hub is a small Adventure Playground, based at the end of St John’s Wood terrace. We believe in giving all children the opportunity to learn and develop key social & physical skills through play, which our fantastic team help to create. We run different types of activities, always with an educational twist including arts & crafts, sports, construction and much more, which are specially designed for children of all ages & abilities to partake in.

Our playground is an open, bright natural space with a variety of trees, plants & thriving wildlife. Nature & sustainable living play a big role in everything we do; from our activities to recycling and providing nutritious food for our children.

  • We’re open during Term – time from Monday to Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.
  • Most Saturdays from 11:00am to 4:00pm (contact APH for detailed information).
  • All Holidays from 9:00am to 5:00pm (contact APH for detailed information).
  • £25 Yearly Membership fee (unless attending on a one – off basis)
  • £5 for attending from 3:00pm to 6:00pm + £2 for walking bus from either Robinsfield or Barrow Hill schools.
  • Holiday & Saturday prices vary. Subsidies are available for low income families, please contact APH for more information about this.

Contact information:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 02075861884

Instagram – @theadventureplayhub

Twitter – @helloadventure1

Facebook – facebook.com/adventureplayhub 

Avon Heath Country Park – Kids Play Area in St Leonard’s, Dorset

Avon Heath Country Park - Kids Play Areas in St Leonard’s, Dorset

Avon Heath Country Park is a great place to visit for an adventurous family day out in a natural, outdoors setting.

With our wide range of facilities there is something for children of all ages to enjoy.

We have a large Adventure Playground; a large Playing Field for running around on; Activity Trails; a Visitor Centre with interactive displays plus a Gift Shop.

Explore a little further and discover our Sand Lizard Enclosure and Bird Hide (see if you can spot the residents); woodlands with Den-Building areas and extensive Heathland Trails, many of which are push-chair and buggy-friendly.

There is a large car park (charges apply); Café and Toilet facilities; plenty of Picnic Tables; two BBQ areas, Table Tennis, a Petanque Court and an Activity Room for hire by arrangement.

We are open seven days a week with access to the Country Park from 8am to 7.30pm. The Visitor Centre is open from 10am to 4pm and the Café from 9am to 5pm.

Address: Avon Heath Country Park, Brocks Pine, St Leonard’s, BH24 2DH

Tel no: 01425 478082

Email: [email protected]

Website: Avon Heath Country Park – Dorset Council

California Country Park – Wokingham

California Country Park - Wokingham

The new play area contains two distinct spaces – the Sensory Garden and the Wild Wood – as well as swings, hammocks and a large trampoline.

The Sensory Garden is designed with younger children in mind, although most of the equipment is suitable for a range of ages and abilities, including a variety of imaginative water play equipment. It provides a space where children can investigate and discover their world through creative play or test their physical abilities in more active play.

The Wild Wood is designed to physically challenge older children and teenagers. It includes three different tree houses of varying heights and level of challenge wrapped around existing pine trees. There’s a rope and pole agility course climbing pyramid and a zip wire, as well as sound cushions and carved woodland animals at ground level to add interest for younger children.

Throughout the play area, natural elements such as logs, boulders, water, timber and the trees help create a space that connects children to nature and provide a sense of wellbeing.

California Country Park – Dinton Pastures Country Park (wokinghamcountryside.co.uk)

Hornimans Adventure Playground – Kids Play Area in London

Hornimans Adventure Playground - Kids Play Areas in London

Hornimans has been around since the 1960’s, the playground was set up unofficially by local parents in 1969.

We are a charity [number 1198333] and we rely on donations, funding from trusts and foundations and are commissioned by RBK&C. This is how we keep Hornimans a free, safe play space for children and young people aged 5 – 16 years. The playground is run by a trained staff team of playworkers led by the Senior playworker Weezy..

Free play resource for children & young people who live or attend school in RBKC. All children are welcome. We have a planned programme of creative and physical activities during term times and holiday periods. Activities vary and include sport, arts & crafts, Goat care, cooking club, music, outdoor/indoor games, adventure play structures and a daily tuck shop. Children must be registered to come here. This is a child centered environment, and unless you’re supporting your child who has additional needs or visiting with your child to meet staff and fill out the registration form you cannot stay onsite.

Term time; 3.30-645pm Tuesday to Friday Saturday 11-4.45pm Holidays 12 [staff meeting ] -5.45pm Monday, Tuesday-Friday 11-5.45pm. This is open access play, we are not a childcare facility.

Read more about us – hornimansadventure.com/

Markfield Adventure Playground – Kids Play Area in London

Markfield Adventure Playground - Kids Play Areas in London

Photo by Magpie-Eye Kids Photography

Markfield is an inclusive community hub where people can play, socialise and get information and support.

We have big play structures with slides, swings, climbing frames, zip wire, and bonfire pit. Our building and adventure playground are wheelchair accessible.

We offer several Family Play sessions throughout the year:

Saturday Open Access:  Drop in to play in our Adventure Playground on Saturdays between 11am and 3pm. Open to families with children up to 16 years. Under 8s need to come with an adult parent/carer. Children over 8 years who can play without support are welcome to come on their own. Cost: £3 suggested donation

Under Fives Stay and Play: Children, mums, dads & carers have fun and make friends in our fully inclusive play session – for both disabled and non-disabled children. Indoor and outdoor, creative, educational and fun play, including: messy play, music and a soft play room. On Thursdays 12 to 2.30pm, during term time. Cost: £3 suggested donation per family

Monday After School Play Session – for 8 to 16 year olds: Join in the fun at our drop-in Adventure Playground. Children over 8 who can play without support are welcome to come on their own. On Mondays 3.30 to 6pm Cost: free

Family Club: On the second Saturday of each month during term time, Markfield hosts our ever popular Family Club. Families can access indoor activities and Adventure Playground. A shared lunch is provided and an Advice Worker is on hand to offer information and advice on SEND issues. On the second Saturday of each month, during term time, from 11.30am to 2.30pm. Cost: £3 suggested donation per family (includes lunch).

Head to our website to find out more about Markfield, or check out our ‘Welcome Pack’.

Nene Park – Kids Play Area in Peterborough

Nene Park - Kids Play Area in Peterborough 

Nene Park in Peterborough is a great place to play in a beautiful country park setting. Games on the meadows, adventures in the woodlands, walks and trails and three great play areas within Ferry Meadows catering for children of all ages:

Otter Play: An award winning play area for younger children near the Visitor Centre including natural play with sand, water, rocks and trees as well as a slide, cradle swings and a log tunnel.

Badger Play: Bird nest turrets, climbing trunks, tube slide, swings and a trampoline as well as a wooded area for den building and exploration. This adventurous play area is located just a few minutes’ walk from the Visitor Centre.

Fox Play: Located next to the Lakeside car park, Fox Play is the newest and largest of the play areas in Ferry Meadows. There is so much to explore, from zip wires, tunnels and pump-operated forest fountains to a climbing tower, swings, bouncing buoys and more! Fox Play also includes an accessible upright swing and a wheelchair accessible wobbly bridge.

At Ferry Meadows there is plenty of parking (charges apply); cafés and toilet facilities (including baby change and accessible facilities); picnic benches and BBQ areas; and a miniature railway. A busy calendar of family events run throughout the year. The Visitor Centre, Gift & Farm Shop is full of all the essentials needed for the perfect family day out and the Nene Outdoors Watersports & Activity Centre is ideally located for family adventures, including watersports, boat trips, cycle hire and more!

Entry times for vehicle access at Ferry Meadows are:

  • Summer opening times: 31 March to 25 October: 06:30 – 21:00
  • Winter opening times: 26 October to 30 March: 06:30 – 18:30
  • Address: Ferry Meadows, Nene Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU

Website: www.nenepark.org.uk

Rowheath Pavilion – Kids Play Area in Birmingham

Rowheath Pavilion - Kids Play Areas in Birmingham

Designed and built by Flights of Fantasy (In 2020) with funds provided by The Veolia Environmental Trust and EH Smith Builders Merchants Rowheath Pavilion’s play area is ideal for helping children play outdoors and in woodland safely.

Working with Flights of Fantasy using sustainable British FSC natural materials, the design has incorporated existing woodland, whilst ensuring the trees stay protected and maintained.  It also includes a disabled access roundabout.

Recommended for children aged 7 – 11.

Rowheath Pavilion also has another play area adjacent to the woodland trail which is suitable for younger children which now features toddler swings.

Find Out More: rowheathpavilion.co.uk/woodland-trail/

The Parks Trust – Kids Play Area in Milton Keynes

The Parks Trust - Kids Play Areas in Milton Keynes

Established as a charity in 1992, The Parks Trust expertly cares for over 6,000 acres of green space in Milton Keynes including river valleys, ancient woodlands, lakes, parks and landscaped areas along the city’s grid roads.  They also maintain over 25 play areas across the city which cater for various ages and abilities.

Having these facilities right on your doorstep is hugely beneficial as play areas provide children with the opportunity to develop their physical strength, social interactions and build their confidence.

Find out more about the play areas The Parks Trust manages on their website www.theparkstrust.com/playarea

Weavers Adventure Playground – Kids Play Area in London

Weavers Adventure Playground aims to provide a welcoming safe and friendly environment for all 8 – 16 year olds, five days a week, where children come first.

We aim to provide a range of play opportunities to suit individual needs.  Play workers work to the play principles, where children lead their own play and where they are encouraged to be involved in making choices on how they would like the playground.

We aim to be all inclusive and meet the developmental needs of all our users.  We intend to support inclusion by meeting the specific requirements of each individual child to enable them to build on their talents, interests, abilities and extend their experiences.

Our members of staff are committed to building professional and supportive relationships with our users in order to enable play to happen.

Children under 8 are welcome if accompanied by a parent / carer at all times.


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