New Scotsbridge play area

Kevin Snow11th September 2012

Scotsbridge Play AreaScotsbridge play area, skate park, basketball and goal area are open and ready for play. The apparatus is set in a beautifully landscaped area with grassy knolls, picnic tables and scattered stones which are perfect for a quiet chat with friends.

The huge range of equipment housed in this pioneering playground contains a zip wire, spinning sea-saw, embankment slide, crawling tunnel, space net and lots more. There are tall, individually shaped, climbing trees for the more adventurous and lovely soft sand for younger children.

In addition, there are three tennis courts located within the area which are completely free to use, just turn up and play.

It’s the perfect place to spend the day, said local resident Emma Keane: "I have three children of 4, 9 and 11 and when we visit Scotsbridge we bring a picnic and make a day of it, there is something to entertain everyone.

"My eldest son usually meets up with friends there and they can skate or play tennis whilst we watch on. The River Chess is just a two minute walk from the play area and is just the right setting to have lunch and river dip after they’ve had their play."

Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Councillor Williams, said: "I am delighted that the community has a further state-of-the-art play space which is the seventh play area to benefit from a makeover and re-enforces our vision for play in the district."


Extensive consultation was undertaken with local schools, community groups and residents to identify their wish list for their new play area.  Following this, Davies White Ltd was appointed to produce designs based on the consultation results and is now in the process of creating the chosen layout.

The play area consists of the following: Trampoline, climbing trees, pendulum basket swing, large net climbing unit, zip wire, sand play area (including a sand play unit), spinning disc, spinning see-saw, toddler swings, crawling tunnel, embankment slide, natural play space and seating areas.