Temporary Play Area Closure
From 23/03/20, Bath and North East Somerset Council has had to take the difficult decision to temporarily close its play areas due to the Covid19 outbreak.
This measure is being taken to help prevent the spread of infection that is linked to people being in close proximity.
This is a very serious health risk and we are asking the public to stay out of locked play areas. We hope to be in a position to re-open the spaces as soon as we can.
Play Areas within B&NES
2019 Play Area Review
Click here to find out more about what's happening at Burnt House Road, Calton Road, Chalfield Play Area, Hillside Crescent, Kilmersdon Road, Loxton Drive, Manor Copse, Parry Close and St Saviours Play Areas
Play is Important
Bath and North East Somerset Council believes that play is an important part of a child's development, as explained in our Play Policy.
We are committed to helping children and young people develop into healthy independent adults by offering the space, facilities and support for them to play. It is in play that children test their beliefs of how the world is made up and how they fit and function within it.We recognise that Children use their landscapes to play in a wide range of different ways and we're beginning to learn more about how natural spaces can be just as important to children as formal play areas.
Open spaces have to provide exciting and stimulating opportunities for children of all ages to play. Although they are designed to be as safe as possible while still offer good play value they can never be 100% safe.
The risks are carefully and professionally managed and all is done to keep them as low as possible while still maintaining optimum play value for the children.
If you would like further detail on Bath and North East Somerset Council’s approach to carefully managing risk in children’s play please see Playful Risk: Risk Benefit.
Additional Play Areas
Inspection and Maintenance
All Bath and North East Somerset Council play areas are inspected and maintained at RPii weekly, quarterly and annual levels.
Very well used play areas are inspected daily, others 2 or 3 times a week.
Extra Play Space Information
For other ideas and information on about where to play please have a look at our leaflet Places to Play to get some inspiration.
To find the nearest parks to you, simply go our homepage – type your postcode into the ‘Services in Your Area’ box on the right, then click ‘Search’:
After a few moments it will show you information in your area.
Click on the ‘My Nearest’ tab.
Then click on Parks and Open Spaces to see which parks are near to you.