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Accessible Play Areas

Two children on swings.  One on a wheelchair swing.

Our local playgrounds are terrific community assets allowing space for fun and exercise.

Best of all they're free and as they're outside it's safe place to meet other children and parents at a distance.

Accessible play areas have increased as councils adapt existing playgrounds and add new equipment.

Paths and gates have been improved to allow wheelchair access and hard surfaces replaced with impact absorbing surfaces.

Barriers have been installed around play areas to protect children who are in danger of running away.

As playgrounds have to cater for children with a wide variety of abilities no one playground is likely to provide for everyones needs.

And accessible play equipment will also vary. A small village might have only one harness swing while a large town may have a choice of swinging equipment and rockers.

Carousel for with wheelchair access in an inclusive playground

Let's Play Fair: Inclusive Playgrounds

SCOPE are calling on the Government to invest in a multi-million pound inclusive playgrounds fund. Inclusive playgrounds are places where all children, can be themselves and form memories that last a lifetime.

Support their campaign by emailing your local councillor to ask them to prioritise playgrounds.

So, what available in your local area? 

Let us know about any accessible play areas and what's available for children with additional needs.

Send us the details with photos if possible and we'll add the play area to our map that's easy to access from phones, tablets and computers.

With your help we will be able to create a useful resource for all parents of disabled children to use whether they're at home or on holiday.

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What Other Visitors Have Said

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Orchard Trust, Lydney, Glouecstershire Not rated yet
A wonderful accessible activity park with wheelchair accessible swings, roundabout and floor trampoline. Situated in a 7 acre rural setting with accessible …

Coronation Recreation Ground. Devonshire Rd. Chorley . PR7 2DJ.  Not rated yet
Great play area for children of all abilities located just outside the town centre. Lots of adapted swings, flat ground level trampoline so no climbing, …

Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire Not rated yet
Big Lane, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST. This is the address for the Visitor Centre and the main car park. ANSWER: Thank you for letting us …

Alexandra Park, Bath Not rated yet
A small park with beautiful views and stunning views over the city. Wheelchair platform swing, wheelchair roundabout, small wheelchair trampoline …

Heaton Park, Manchester  Not rated yet
Heaton Park is huge! It's open from 8am to dusk every day. It has two play areas - one close to the hall and the other by the boating lake. The …

Queens Drive Space, Exmouth Not rated yet
The play area is on Exmouth seafront. It has a basket swing and wheelchair accessible ground-level roundabout. Parking available nearby - chargeable …

The Play Park, Exeter Not rated yet
Fantastic play park,fully enclosed with secure gate, designed with disabled children and adults in mind. Two roundabouts (one ground level for wheelchairs, …

Cydweli Community Sensory Garden  Not rated yet
How did the Garden happen? An application was made by our Coop Member Pioneer Anne Gilley when Boom Cymru advertised for community project to spend …

Codsall Park, Wolverhampton Road, Codsall, Wolverhampton Not rated yet
Wheelchair accessible roundabout on village hall playground. Good parking, no toilets or other facilities. ANSWER Thank you Sam for sending us …

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Find Accessible Play Areas

The map below shows the location of accessible play areas in the UK that we are know about.

If you are aware of any others please let us know so we can add them to the map.  Thank you.

Click on the individual markers to find out about the play area. The link provided will take you to more information.

NB: The map is work in progress and will be added to as and when we find more information.

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